odinstyr (521) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber red with a minimal and short lived fizzy head. Smells of grape, clove, honey, fruit, wheat. Taste is sweet, sour and mildly bitter - wheat, spices, grape, sour apple.
mwmanvt (13) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to ben4321,
Aroma is super sweet..smells of raisins. Nice copper color, and a bit of head. Nice and foamy on the palate. Overall quite an interesting beer, but I a word it’s sweet.
DocLock (7437) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large bottle, I think 750, from Capone’s. Poured hazy dark straw toward ruddy brown with minimal head. Nose was caramel malt, tart old esters. Tasted tart. fruity, with a curious mid-palate hop and spice pop. Overall stayed tart and on the bitter side, hoppier late, and reminded me a lot of some of thee Italian beers I have quaffed over the years. This odd grew on me, but not to the point where I craved it.
ben4321 (3472) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 1/6/13
Aroma: It is extremely sweet with a ton going on: fruits, spices, bread, and nuts to name a few
Appearance: Pours a clear darker orange color with a beige head and without much lace
Flavor: The flavor is highly complex and super sweet much like the nose, it’s quite interesting
Palate: This one is has a clean feel, is quite a bit cloying, and has a long, sticky finish
This one is more interesting then good, but it is quite interesting. I guess you could say that about most of the Ancient Ale, but this one in particular is more interesting then good.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at The Daily Growler. The beer pours a clear orange-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of herbs, fruit and malt. Medium-bodied with a vinous character and flavors of herbs, earthy malt and fruit. The finish is floral and earthy with a bit of fruit left behind. A little disjointed but decent overall.
docsteigs (499) - Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unique brew with imaginative ingredients and interesting story. Very cool to try like all the ancient ales. Like the majority of the DFH ancient ales, settles out on the sweet-side and very difficult to detect the actual ingredients. Perhaps the bitterness of hazelnuts and with some tart notes from pomegranates.
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. As you pour this, at first you think it’ll be golden. But it settles into a red, almost juice-looking thing. Whatever head it started with disappears almost immediately, finalizing the kool aid visuals. The aroma is similarly fruity, but also hints at some alcohol, not unlike some fruit wines or the strawberry syrup at IHOP. This drinks with the ease of something that comes in a box with children’s meals ... sweet, fruity and plain yummy. There’s no way I’d predict there was 8% alcohol in this. Where’s my happy meal? (#4885, 1/2/2013)
letsgetstoked (15) - Hyattsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a truly unique beer. Tastes like nothing else. Smell is peppery, almost reminds me of a salty, sandy beach. Appearance out of a 750ml is cherry colored with a fine, but quickly disappearing head. Taste is initially sweet, raisins, maybe pomegranate, but not too much tartness from it. Nice mouthfeel, good carbonation. Can be a bit cloying, wouldn't want more than a glass. Finish leaves sugar on your tongue, that's mostly tart fruit with a slight peppery tart. It's worth a try, probably won't be a goto but very interesting like most of the ancient ales.
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ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Amber-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. Fades medium.
S - Caramel malts, honey, nuttiness, dark fruits, raisins, pomegranates, Belgian yeast esters, spices, and floral notes.
T - Caramel, honey, dark fruits, raisins, pomegranates, floral notes, Belgian yeast, spices, some resiny flavors, nuttiness, some lemon zest.
M - Medium-plus bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a sweet, lightly spicy, and lightly floral finish.
D - Very bold and complex but well balanced. Lots of different and interesting flavors.
tricyclist (521) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample pour of hazed, light raspberry. Nose is lightly spiced with Belgian yeast and sweet red fruits... Flavor is lightly spiced as well, less than the nose, with a smooth fruitiness that lingers. Light to medium body with light lacing. Not bad, not spectacular.