Hay Is For Horses - Cambridge Brewing Company
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
3.56/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
First had: on tap at CBC
Collaboration between CBC, Kissmeyer, and de la Senne.
Labeled as a "Nordic pale ale," brewed with a variety of interesting adjuncts and herbs, with the hops kept to a minimum, borrowing elements from pale ale, herbed ale, gruit, and saison.
I guess the thing that intrigued me most about this beer was the use of actual hay in the brewing process. Cloudy straw-tan color with a thin layer of off-white head that receded to a ringlet; minimal lacing. Aroma was quite herbal, notes of heather and honey quite distinct, toasted grains, and subtle overripe fruits. The taste ended up reminding me more of a gruit than anything, though it clearly didn't completely conform to that style. Herbal flavors up front, heather, peat, potpourri, wet hay, overripe melon, background honey sweetness, toasted grains; any hops were pretty subdued, as the herbal quality of the beer was in the foreground. Body was medium, mouthfeel was on the chewy side. An interesting beer overall, and I think they did a good job with it, even if it wasn't totally my bag.
Serving type: on-tap
08-20-2013 15:25:38 | More by Rifugium
Hay Is For Horses from Cambridge Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.