TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bottleworks. Clear, medium amber pour with a brief white head leaving no lace. Nose is spices, honey, wildflowers and fruits. Medium body with light carbonation. Pomegranate, honey, green and red apple and spices. Finish is shortish, tart and sweet, with an ending spiciness - lavender and...something. Very much an Italian amber, but more interesting than most. Fun, but I doubt I’ll be going back to the well here.
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at craft ale house. Pours clear copper with no head. The aroma reminds me of a hard water euro lager with a sweet trail.. Maybe a fruit of sort (pom mentioned on bottle.). The taste is very honey forward.. Actually reminds me of a light mead I had from Lithuania. A fun brew but a bit sweet for a big serving.
olr1984 (1206) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Golden orange pour with slight tan head. Strong fruit aromas. Very easy sipping beer, a lot of carbonation, with lots of tart fruit and honey taste.
odinstyr (573) - Howell, 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 (8241) - 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 (4362) - 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 (8950) - 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 (542) - 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 (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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)