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Hay Is For Horses - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 7.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 08-20-2013)
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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
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.