Category 103: Herb and Spice Beer

Varies depending on underlying style
Clear to hazy is acceptable
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Varies depending on the intention of brewer
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Not essential, but may be evident and may be more aggressive than herb-spice character.
Fermentation Characteristics:
Aromas and flavors of individual spices may not always be identifible.
Varies with underlying style
Additional Notes:
Herb and Spice beers are any beers using herbs or spices derived from roots, seeds, fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc. Herb and/or spice characters can range from subtle to intense. Classifying these beers can be complex. Beers that exhibit herbal and/or spicy character are considered Herb and Spice Beers. Beers brewed with chili peppers are categorized as Chili Pepper Beers. When using these guidelines as the basis for evaluating entries at competitions, brewers may be asked to provide supplemental information about entries in this category to allow for an accurate evaluation of diverse entries. Such information might include the underlying beer style upon which the entry is based, or other information unique to the entry such as the type or form of herb(s) or spice(s) used or other factors which influence perceived sensory outcomes.
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