EvanFriend (364) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour pomegranate and honey are the dominant flavors here, a little nuttiness is definitely there as well. Certainly interesting. Too fizzy for my taste.
GoForShlomo (47) - - OCT 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Floral malt aroma; amber color with frothy off-white head; sweet raspberry taste; sharp fizz on the palate with a bitter finish; overall, a fruity beer that is interesting for it's representation of an Etruscan beer, but only stands up on it's own if you're looking for a fruity beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tectactoe (2993) - 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 (1325) - 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 (2998) - 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 (279) - 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 (6422) - 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 (3655) - 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.