AROMA: Strong spicy/herbal aroma. Additives probably a bit too strong per guidelines. Citrusy hops. No malt character. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Amber/pale orange hue. Cloudy but translucent; Co2 visible. Large, white, frothy head; very good lacing. 3/3
Dry spicy bitterness immediately. Akin to rye. Soft malt character at
palette’s base. Orange-tasting hops come through at apex. Finish is a
melange of spices: parsley, sage, rosemary and lemon thyme. Spices are
probably a bit too strong per guidelines, but still quite enjoyable.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium+ body; crisp and consistently
effervescent. Finish is mostly dry with some spicy/citrusy aftertaste.
No alcohol presence. Not refreshing but easy to drink. 4/5
IMPRESSION: A delectable, unique and fun beer. May be a bit too
unconventional for the style (would score even higher in 30A). 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 40/50
The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet
is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and
protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to
prepare for examination.