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Hay Is For Horses | Cambridge Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"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.

Added by Rifugium on 08-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
32
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
23.73%
 
 
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3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can't find a bottling date but this just hit the shelves a month or two ago.

A: Pours a clear red with a mid-sized and very fizzy tan head. Head dissipates quickly with no lacing.

S: Well, it smells like grass/hay for sure. Sweet grains and bread. Lots of floral characteristics.

T: Very floral up front with some grassy aspects. Sweet grains in the middle and finish. Sweet honey backs it all up. Lingering flowers and grass in the aftertaste.

M: Lighter bodied, smooth.

O: Not bad, unique and light brew. Floral characteristics are pretty high considering it appears this brew is supposed to highlight the hay and oats. Definitely on the sweeter side with the graininess and honey. It kinda reminds me of a floral cream ale basically.

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3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
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.
Cheers

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hay Is For Horses from Cambridge Brewing Company
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