tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Bottle: thanks, Matt! Deep copper with shades of amber & ruby-red. Foamy, white head lasts for a few minutes then retains well as a collar outlining the glass. Aroma is... unique & interesting. Fruity, somewhat tart berries, wheat, grains, crispy & musky hops, ginger, coriander, pepper, & a collage of other spices I can’t identify at all. Taste contains honey-coated cherries, strawberry, pomegranate, raspberry... sounds great, but there is a HUGE medicinal twang that’s killing the vibe. Weird, residual, chalky taste & feel on the palate, think of the aftertaste of chewing a vitamin. Ashy, musty, dry hops. Big wheat. Not getting any hazelnut. What a damn weird beer... Wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for those horrid, medicinal off-flavors. Hard to finish this one.
bth122 (1453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bottle. Fizzy head ended abruptly and disappeared. Mahogany color. Aroma is ripe fruits, pomegranate, cranberry, honey, coriander, grapes. Medium light sweetness. Slight tartness. Light carbonation. Taste is about the same as aroma. Interesting.
tgncc (3085) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is earthy, yeasty, pepper, nuts. The appearance is clear amber, white head. The flavor is pepper, yeast, nuts, honey. Spicy and sweet. The finish is pepper, spicy. Medium in body. God overall. Why is thee Belgian yeast in a traditional ale?
Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great aroma almost mead like. Pickup caramel, honey and pine. Taste has all those plus a hint of nuttiness. Oily on the palate with soft carbonation and sweet finish, we’ll made beer but not my cup of tea.
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampled at Dogfish Head brewery. Pours hazy brown with a cream tan head. Aroma of malt, wort, caramel, brown sugar, honey. Not sure I’m getting the pomegranate in this. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Kathemenos (2) - Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
medium body, slick feel,average carbonation, long finish, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, amber, ginger, citrus,
HonkeyBra (4018) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Fizzy, gluggy pour. It’s a reddish color with a fizzy head. Aroma of flour, nuts, some caramel and pomegranate. I think it’s pomegranate. I’ve never had a pomegranate. Some earth and clay notes, basement aromas. Flavor has a mild fruity sweetness balances by some woody bitterness and umami flavors. Medium bodied, somewhat thin textured, with lively carbonation. I like this. It’s interesting.
dwcash159 (8) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Copper color with white head. Didn’t have very much head or lacing.
S - Very aromatic with hits of spices and citrus and wood chips. Very pleasant. Was not very hoppy
T - Had a slight sweet taste. You could pick up the honey and spice notes. It did have a strange after taste. Maybe because of the blend of spices and honey.
M - Very low carbonation. But very drinkable.
O - Overall, very unique and good beer. DFH continues to expand what beer is and what good beers are. This strange combination of spices and honey is another fine creation.
Concealer (1116) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
rap. Clear orange-amber with little to no head. Smells of caramel and toasted malt and fruit. Flavor us caramel, sweet fruit, and gain. Medium bodied.
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden amber, moderate froth, quickly gone. Scent brings big floral notes, flowery honey, light herbal quality, some bready yeastyness and spice, sugar and fruit. Taste has a lot going on as well... strong floral, honey, grape notes, moderate sugar, herbal, spice notes, rounded out with a grainy and bready profile. Medium bodied, some prickly carbonation. Overall, impressed with the uniqueness and drinkability of this one, only thing to question is value.