jefcon (1363) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty, wheaty, nutty and full. The pomegranate is actually nice against all of these elements, and the beer is spiced like a cider. Better than many of the other ancient DFH recipes.
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber to a fluted glass. Pours a rich amber, with an effervescent head that rapidly dissipates. Lots of fine carbonation. Really an appealing look. The aroma is crisp with a hint of honey. Taste is also crisp, and reminds me a lot of a witbier. I really like the Ancient Ales, but overall this isn't my favorite of the bunch.
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hfmejias (683) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark amber (brown) color, poured out the pint bottle slightly bubbly with little white head... Mostly a malt flavor with fruit tones, not too bitter.
yankeepride (10) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
First impression was that it had a bit of a bitter smell to it, which didn’t seem to match up with my expectations of the description and the pour. It came out light and slightly bubbly, like a refreshing cider. You definitely could taste the fruit, but as a long-time pomegranate fan, I didn’t get as much of a tartness that I was looking for. I guess the honey really cut into that. Wasn’t too bad overall, but it’s not one I’d actively pursue in the future.
AxlLives (286) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle - pours clear copper crimson, with fizzy white head, medium, diminishing. Big sweet fruit aromas on the nose, honey and darker malt, little bit of cookie notes. Herbal and floral notes. Lively palate. Predominantly pomegranate fruitiness, touch of dried cherries, and honey. Finishes dry and some dough notes. Good, not out of this world.
jeremytoni (2951) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Spicy malty flavor with a lingering finish.
ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma is fruity with a sweeter honey note...smells like juicyfruit gum. Flavor has honey and raisins with a bit of bitterness creeping in. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with a fruity/dry finish.
DrSilverworm (6035) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a 750ml bottle, shared by Jay. Clear orange amber color. Good thin retaining white head. Good lace. Nice citrus peel, estery, and floral nose. Wow, really nice honey and floral flavor. Pomegranate, hint of hazelnut. Some nice complex earthy notes to this. Medium / lighter body, smooth carbonation, very easy to drink. Alcohol is very well hidden. Awesome complex floral and nutty aftertaste. Light sweet, light savory, very little bitter. Just very approachable taste, yet at the same time very fascinating. Good yeastiness to it. Well worth experiencing.
daknole (8949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, very small head. Spice up front, tart fruits, very yeasty, bready, nuts, wheat crackers. Flavor is nice and spice laden, some tart dark fruits, toasted nuts, dark wheat bread. Neat beer.
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CK for the official release. Drank this with Sam Calagione for a hot minute. Fortunately I didn’t have to BS because I liked this one. A completely still, amber pour. Looks like Scotch. Nose is sweet, estery, perfumey, white grapes. Taste is not boozy, cloying but rather spicy, perfumey, some rose, ginger, and lavender. Acid in the backed with orange, lemon, tartartic/citric acid. Very interesting. Easier to drink I would guess than Midas Touch.