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5 Grass - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
5 Rabbit Cerveceria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
5 Grass is a refreshing yet substantial beer that is pale in color and nicely hoppy. With this beer, we wanted to invoke the brisk, clean aroma of the desert. The recipe makes use of three unique hop varieties as well as some carefully chosen herbs and spices - juniper, sage, and Tasmanian pepperberry, among others - to give a beautiful outdoorsy scent. With it’s smooth clean malt flavors and a unique, complex nose, 5 Grass is like a refreshing walk in the wide open spaces.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-15-2012)
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3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a stemmed strange)
A- The reddish-brown body has a slightly dense hazy and a lumpy bubbly beige head.

S- A patchouli hint turns to medicinal sage as it opens up.

T- The sage and rosemary flavors are strong with a band-aid hint and some herbal medicinal flavor lingers with a slight salty quality and some peppercorn spice.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer reminds me of a ricola cough drop without the menthol. There is no malt flavor or hops to help cut all the sage and rosemary.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown in color with a half finger slightly off white head that disappears quickly.

Nose has lots of spice characteristics to it, some herbs,notibally sage, coriander and allspice notes over a rich Carmel malt backbone and some slight piney spicy hops.

Alot of the spices also pull trough into the taste and give it a slight sweet almost smokey meat flavor overlaying the grainy Carmel malt backbone. Not a whole lot of hop pulls into the taste and the bitterness is rather mild for being a "hoppy ale"

The body has lots of stickiness moderate to high carbonation an moderate to mild bitterness.

This is an all around decent brew.

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3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Will say beforehand that I drank this right from the bottle as there were no readily available glasses.

A- Didn't get to really appreciate this aspect much, though the labeling is always very good looking on 5 Rabbit bottles.

S- Smells of citrus fruits, summer air, grass, hints of an almost ginger aroma, mixed with fresh herbs.

T- Right off the bat I got that same ginger brew esque flavoring as with the smell. Slight grassiness with pings of citrus and herbs.

M- A light effervesence to my palate, again similar to a ginger brew. Very light and pleasant from the tip of the tongue onwards.

O- Overall, with this being my first foray into an APA as of yet. A very nice light pleasant and drinkable beer. Hints of nice complexity that will keep me coming back for sure.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pour is light brown, orange hue. Light, almost white head. Nice lacing develops.

Nose is rather sharp - sage jumps right out. Reading on the label there was sage surprised me, the nose confirms it's presence. Decent entry gives way to a grassy flavor that quickly becomes dominated by the spices. Yes it is floral, but the sage takes over way too much. I'm struggling with this beer - I remember a pizza beer from several years ago contract brewed at Sprecher. I found that more appealing because I like oregano and basil. Sage in a lighter beer - just too much. Somewhere, a german brewer is rolling over in his grave.

I got a hint of the juniper - would prefer more of that and tone down the sage.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet (as recommended on the bottle). Appearance is dark straw with plenty of foamy head. The aroma is pretty standard hoppy ale--floral and slightly bitter. The flavor has overtones of malt with strong sage in the background. The sharp sage gives way to a booziness (odd at a little over 6% ABV) and then hop bitterness--the overall effect is really refreshing. The hops come out almost like lime zest, not the grapefruit element that has been trending lately. The flavor is also interesting in that it reveals much more than one would expect from the aroma.

An unusual but drinkable beer that is well worth trying.

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5 Grass from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
78 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.