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Brewed by Yates (Isle of Wight)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Sandown, England

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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An Island brewed artisan amber ale, crafted to perfection to give a bittersweet malt and hop taste. Infused with an unlikely but majestic garlic note, using our extraordinary heat-aged Black Garlic. With the simplest ingredients you have a complex but compelling and unique flavour.

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3.2
dogbomb (1215) - ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017
Bottle at the Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight. Toffee coloured beer with a thinnish white yead. Lots of carbonation. Nose is a lemon and soft tangerine. Maybe a hint of the garlic? Taste is... Interesting. A Herby taste, then some lemon. A hint of fresh garlic permeating throughout. Very intriguing. Surprisingly decent.

2.9
bartlebier (3946) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 5, 2017
500ml bb2018 - ta BeardedAvenger! - Pours a surprising hayblonde - had expected a dark beer, stout or the like, given the black garlic... - Blandish barleygold pour with some oiliness to it. Odd earthy, dusty aroma with a current of wild strawberry, honey, ash and incense slowly wafting up from it... Flavour is an oily puddly of quite delicate UK floormalted barley &its honey, only gently spiced towards the finish, in the back of the throat, with a dusty white pepperiness which must be the toasted, i.e. "heat-aged" black garlic... Not all bad, but not really sparkling with that odd allegiance of minor subtleties. At least it’s not overdone, cf. Pizza Beer...

1.5
Swaroga (2213) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
50cl bottle. Copper with small head. Aroma is lightly toasted bread, metal, minerals, cold water from cooking vegetables, mostly corn. Bad. Low carbonation and watery mouthfeel. The beer has a simple, dry, bread like flavour. Earthy and slightly bitter finish with notes of herbs. Last time I buy it. They should at least drop some more garlic there for curiosity since this beer has no other interest.

1.9
Sparf (276) - SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2016
En söt, jordig doft med inslag av såväl svamp/tryffel som dieselolja. Skulle inte detektera vitlök om jag inte visste vad det var för öl. En ganska tråkig brun färg och ett läskartat skum som försvinner snabbt. Smaken är fadd och kort, utan någon större vitlökskaraktär. En lätt beska framträder i eftersmaken tillsammans med svag vitlök. Tunn kropp och på det hela taget en trist och tämligen tråkig typ.

2.8
madmitch76 (24355) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
7th September 2016
T42 tasting on me Birfaday. Thanks to Daniel. Clear gold beer, no head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Light malts, sweetish. Some soapy floralness. Light garlic. Trace of citrus in the light dry finish. Fun to try but I hope this isn’t a trend like chilli beers.

3.2
The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
September 2016 - Bottle share at One Canada Square, as ’The Garlic Farm Black Garlic beer’, 4.1%, brewed at Yates’. Amber orange, still, clear, small white head, dotted lacing. Aroma is earthy mushroom, black garlic, some bourbon biscuit but mostly mushroom and black garlic. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is light papery malt, sugars, touch of garlic blending in, lightly spicy finish. The garlic shows up in the aroma but not so much in the taste. Overall, quite enjoyable and an interesting experiment. (3.2)
Earlier Rating: 3/21/2013 Total Score: 2.2
Nov 2012 - bottle. Garlic smell. Definite garlic taste followed by mild malty beer. A bit like drinking the water from broth or a thin stock. Not terrible, but not in any way enjoyable either. I’m a fan of garlic and so I could drink a fair bit, but gave up due to boredom.

2.5
Theydon_Bois (19189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle split at Level 42, thanks to Dirty Danny, 07/09/16. Amber pour with a moderate off white head. Nose is roast garlic, spice, straw, faint fruit rinds. Taste comprises herbal notes, chlorine, sweating garlic, onion, spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Why ?

2.6
mR_fr0g (11891) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle shared at the level 42 tasting 7/9/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A clear golden orange coloured with a loose white head. Aroma is smoked garlic, veg, smoke, dung, rough. Flavour is composed of light nutty malts, smoked garlic, veg, stale grains, nutty. Stale malts. Palate is dirt, lowish carbonation, grainy, Not a fan.

2.8
Leighton (21074) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Dan boy. Pours totally clear gold with a creamy, off-white head. Muted aroma, some pale bread, maybe a little white grape and citrus. Light sweet flavour with restrained dry garlic, crusty pale bread, light plastic. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Drying finish, a little woody, with some citrus rind, more bread crust. Neither here nor there, really. So so.

3.2
Scopey (14498) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Dan. It pours clear amber with a medium off- white head. The aroma is earthy, musty, green, grassy, herbal, big garlic character and mild sweetness. The taste is sot, sweet, big garlic character, garlic butter, grassy, straw, toasted grain, cereal and cracker with a dry, garlicky finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Actually I like this, also I love garlic.


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