Vbj_21 (2) - - JAN 20, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pour the pint/open the bottle and taste it. Five or ten mind later it tastes even better.
An amazing beer full of flavour and ridiculously nom. It’s the type of beer that keeps on giving and you never get bored of it. No need to be condescending - its just delicious.
Quevillon (2213) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Légé goût de noisette, un petit peu sucré et une douce arrière goût. Une bonne bière à boire à n’importe quelle temps.
Bendrixian (677) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this beer for its ’grain’ like character. nice malt, butterscotch and hops richness on the nose with a ton of cereal and slight roast. It is a nice rich beer with good body some roasted notes and a somewhat bitter bite at the end. good brew. a nice session beer for sure!
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish amber. Roasted, smokey, nutty, malty. Slightly bitter/burnt finish.
3fourths (6943) - Straßgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper colored body with a festive vienna-like nose and flavor. Corn, husky grains and rusty-red ale malts, with a sweet and toasty, gritty flavor. Some biscuit and toast flavors to finish it off.
DerWeg (1393) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly unclear medium dark red with a persistent dense white head that has a brown-yellow tinge. Red-gold highlights. Fruit and cherry and berry alefruit aroma recalls ESB. Nose has zingy citrus and I like it. Taste those cherries and fruits, the lemon tang, plus a centering note of excellent yet subtle british style hop. Some caramel on the finish leaks in as well. The feel is enveloping, the fruit flavors are engaging, but it is the aroma that keeps me re-examining this glass of DDC excellence.
lushawn (2645) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2009 Bottle from glouglouburp. Thanks again!!#@! this is a beautiful beer. nice amber hue with some orange and red shining through. Aroma is interesting. notes of candy, rope, caramel, earth. Not sure what’s up with the relatively low ratings on this one. I’m diggin it. some medicine, nuts, toffee flavor. smooth. medium body. worth trying for sure. interesting and good. Liked it better a little cold, actually. seemed to get more medicine-y as it warmed.
Damico (1914) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet sharp malt aromas hit the nose from this brew. The appearance is deep amber red with a small head. The flavor is unique from the hemp seeds, and there are clear malt flavors, not really sweet though. Picked it up in quebec city at the best bottle shop in the country - Depanneur La Rive.
RichardGretton (4017) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Quebec City. Thick bronze beer with a strongish head. The aroma is sweetly smoked, and the flavour is gently smoked. Overall a nice gently smoked beer with a malty and bitter finish.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewery, March 2005. Having never cared for hemp ales (or more accurately, having never had a hemp ale for which I’ve cared), I didn’t go in to this with much expectation. Warm-toned, clear amber colored beer, with a little bit of vibrant orange and a small white head. Smells of dry fruits (peach and apricot) with a clean ale yeast presence and some lightly sweet, nutty malt. Flavor is nowhere near the horribly astringent, bland hemp ales I’ve had prior to this. Far from it, in fact, as this one was quite tastey. I don’t know about all of this talk of hemp, smoke and hazelnut, but it seemed like a lightly chewy, crystal malted amber ale, with some fresh, mildly citric hops to finish and a wonderful lightly creamy body that I really enjoy about this brewery. It’s difficult to rate these beers highly, as they seem to be more about execution and subtlety, but this is fantastically well-brewed, I feel, and I have no problem giving it high marks.