I have to apologize for not posting this sooner. I just came across my tasting notes while cleaning up my desk at home, and I realized that I hadn't blogged about it because we hated these beers... but then I realized that I NEEDED TO WARN YOU ABOUT THESE MONSTROSITIES, so here I am. I even took the time to search my computer for this photo so that you could burn the image to memory and not accidentally purchase one of these on a whim.
I hesitate to give you individual tasting notes on these, because they were horrible failures in brewing. But I can tell you what I thought going into this experience, and what little I got out of it.
7% ABV. I expected a pleasant, floral, citrusy hop profile from a beer spiced exclusively with a hop called Citra. But it was full of bitter, stale, dank orange peel. Yuck.
7% ABV. This one had an astringent, metallic flavor that was just nasty. It tasted like dirty-gym-sock tea. I'd rather drink cough syrup.
7% ABV. Sour, raw bitterness, not pleasantly so. Chewing on pine needles soaked in brine would be less disgusting.
This was my first and last experience with Hermitage. I won't be wasting my hard earned money on this brewery again. That is hard for me to say because I adore and fully support craft breweries... but these beers were way too far from the bulls-eye for my taste... or anyone's taste, who has good taste. So don't taste these.