L.S.D. - Indeed Brewing Company
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Reviews by jjanega08:
4.28/5 rDev +25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
No freshness dating
A= Pours a totally translucent dark honey color with little head that rises and falls fast into a ring around the glass with some weird looking lacing.
S= The smell is very perfumey. Lots of lavender for sure. It smells a lot like a perfume. There's also a somewhat piney character to it. I don't think it's from hops but maybe coming from the lavender plant itself.
T= The taste is no different. It's very flowery. Tons of lavender but it's not over the top. It's more of a general flower flavor then lavender specifically. This is one of the most unique beers I've had as far as flavor goes. Again there is a sort of planty pine kinda taste but it's not like a hop pine. The dates sort of hide a little bit because the over powering flower.
M= The mouth is nice and bubbly.
O= This is a beer that reminds me of spring and early summer. This is unique in flavor and I could see where some people wouldn't like it. I personally am not a big fan of lavender but this beer somehow tastes great to me. A Town Hall recreation that works very very well. Don't write it off if you don't like lavender. I almost didn't buy it because that but figured I may as well Indeed has been killing it and this beer definitely delivered.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2013 03:42:42 | More by jjanega08
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3.29/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A- Pours a medium golden color with a touch of amber. Medium to larger head forms, at about 2.5 fingers, and is slightly tan in color. Retention is good and lacing is above average. Body has just a touch of haze.
S- Lots of lavender and just a touch of honey sweetness. Like a handful of lavender with just a small amount of underlying fruitiness. Honey is a little bit detectable as a small amount of sweetness.
T- Starts off with the same lavender taste as the scent. The lavender is very floral and somewhat bitter in a dull way. Just a hint of random fruitiness from the dates that is a touch on the darker fruit side. Honey is largely unnoticeable for most of the drink except for a lingering touch of sweetness at the very end.
M- Much heavier and thicker in the mouth than the appearance of the beer would suggest. Medium to low in carbonation and rather smooth, the lavender flavor makes it a little slower to drink.
Overall, I still don't know why putting any flower (except hops) in a beer seems like a good idea. I think the honey component to this beer could stand up on its own, but the lavender and dates make this a unique beer if nothing else.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2013 01:59:20 | More by boilermakerbrew
2.31/5 rDev -32.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75
Everything I've had from Indeed has impressed me, though this one strikes me as more adventurous than most of their offerings. Tasted 9 November 2013.
Pours medium orange amber, clear, with about 2 fingers of yellow-orange off-white head. Decent retention and lacing.
Smell is an assault of lavender. Smells like my lavender bath soap. I'll take their word that there's honey and dates in there, because I can't get more than the faintest hint of either.
Taste is similar, but worse. There is just way way way too much lavender in this beer. Everything else is dancing around the main point. And to be clear, I like lavender, like the smell, like the taste in the appropriate quantities. But here it's a barrage, and its taste in the latter part is overpoweringly herbal. The honey does come through to provide what would be balance, except that there's no balancing this, it's off the rails.
Feel is fine. Medium-bodied, lasting (though I wish it weren't). Carbonation on the right level.
This is by far the worst of Indeed's beers that I've had. And I wonder if they brewed a test batch of this, because if they had, I think they'd have dropped the lavender by about 75%. I'm trying to mentally do that, and it seems like it'd be an interesting beer. As it is, it's a serious lavender bomb, and I do not like it.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2013 04:07:37 | More by zeledonia
4.03/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Here's one that we tapped a few days ago, and I'm just getting to a pint of it today. I bought a bottle some time ago, but am holding on to it. And I've had this beer in a previous version, when Josh created it for Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery. MTHB owner Pete Rifakes was kind enough to allow Josh to brew it at Indeed, and keep the name and recipe. The L stands for Lavender, the S for Sunflower honey, and the D for dates. LSD from Indeed. It's very innocent, nothing any stoner would be interested in. We swear.
Time to get into this pint....
Gorgeous amber coloring, nearing on orange, reaching towards crimson, with a lasting, creamy, off-white head. Looks great.
Aroma is heavenly, honestly. Absurdly floral and perfumey. Ridiculously lovely. Some of the other ingredients, the dates and honey, lurk below. Devastatingly pretty nose.
Taste: Spices hang hardest over a medium bodied ale. There's sweetness aplenty, and not much in the way of bitter. Hops have a small role to play here, and malts stand their ground, and keep it all solid. The extra ingredients take care of the flavor, and it's a taste that nearly can't be described. Dark fruits, honey, and beautiful botanicals make something terrifically tasty, utterly unheard of, has to be tasted to be believed. Not too strong, either, just the slightest buzz going on.
Serving type: on-tap
09-10-2013 01:26:49 | More by feloniousmonk
2.79/5 rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
Thanks to Cyclone8 for sending this one down! Reviewed from notes. Poured from waxed 750 mL bottle into a Westbrook pint glass.
A: Hazy, deep amber with a big off-white head and medium levels of visible carbonation.
S: Wow!! A punch in the nostrils of lavender - it's like hand soap or candles. Digging deeper, there is some dark fruit/dates, and some sweetness I suppose might be honey. No malt or hop presence to speak of on the nose.
T: Lavender and honey. Honestly, it seems like someone took the essence of a Yankee candle and melted it into the beer. While there were dates in the aroma, I'm not finding then in the flavor - perhaps they're present in mild amounts when the beer warms up a bit. No hop flavors, and while I suppose this beer has malt in it, I can't find it under the mountain of perfumed additions.
M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, and the alcohol is well-hidden.
O: Not so good. The reasons I don't like it would be similar to the reason I don't enjoy a heavily spiced Christmas beer - just a lot of very strong flavors covering up the beer itself. Obviously, this has different dominant flavors than any Christmas beer, but the sensation is similar. I couldn't finish my half of the bottle...drain-pour, unfortunately. This beer was what it said it was going to be, I just didn't find that to be enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2013 17:39:00 | More by macrosmatic
L.S.D. from Indeed Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.