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Hay Is For Horses - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 28
Avg: 3.73
pDev: 27.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 08-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"Nordic pale ale," brewed with heather, yarrow, heather honey, pale and Munich malts, flaked oats, alfalfa hay, and English yeast. A collaboration between Cambridge Brewing Co., Kissmeyer Beer and Brewing Project, and Brasserie de la Senne. Hay provided by local farmer, Andy Carbone.
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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 28
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3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a recent bottle into the modified tulip glass.
A - A light orange, honey in color. Very gentle carbonation supports a wispy thin cap. No lacing but a sweet
oils clings to the glass.
S - Herbal, floral, a hint of bitter, wonderful aromatics. Some notes of honey, heather, ripe citrus, and
a touch of funkiness.
T - A little orange, a lot of pale malt, but in a good way, some of the adjunct comes through with a fine
thread of heather, and sweet grass notes.
M - Medium in body a bit of oil coats the palate, a nice citrus dry finish.
O - A wonderful offering, showcasing the talents of great brewers.

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3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Hay Is For Horses from Cambridge Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.