Westchesterco (236) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance light amber with no head aroma is faint with overtones of sweetness. Taste. Surprisingly sweet with reminders of the honey. Palate very sweet and remains with an alcohol finish
Iphonephan (1193) - Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Gaithersburg ale house. Pours amber with a thin white head. Fruity nose. Rich and intriguing melange of tropical fruits and honey. Sweet and smooth but not cloying.
sloshgator (168) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu is not your typical beer as is the case with most traditional styles. Faint aroma of honey. Light in color with a thin head. Fermented honey is the predominate flavor with some notes of raisins. Very sweet followed by an alcohol bite. Chateau Jiahu is an interesting novelty but probably not something I would want to drink all the time.
StoeckleJason (20) - - MAY 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells sweet. Beautifully clear and golden. Nicely carbonated, very low head retention. First sip is interesting, a big mess of flavors. Lots of unfermented sweetness, which reminds me too much of home-brewed beer made with old malt extract. I could have enjoyed a small glass of this one, the sweetness makes it difficult to come back to.
maxwelldeux (2209) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark golden color with very little head on it. Nose has some rice elements and the characteristics of a lager. Taste is actually slightly sweet and with just a bit of grape. Interesting, though I probably wouldn’t want to drink it again.
ellolovey (263) - Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours hazy golden color with a white bubbly head. Aroma of grapes, wine, fruity esters, and flower petals. Taste super sweet. Very fruity. Flower petals, honey, and perfume. Very sweet. A little too sweet for me. A bit winey. Good carbonation. Dry perfume finish.
Beerenberger (783) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of honey and a herbal/floral character. There are also hints of white fruit and a bit of barnyard. A clear golden pour with a rapidly dissipating white head and no lacing. The taste is pleasingly sweet. Floral, fruit, and honey, with a smattering of grape and barnyard funk. Very complex. Medium body and soft carbonation. Coats the tongue mouthfeel. Overall, a very interesting beer. While not overly sweet, I still wouldn’t want to drink more than one at a time. I also think this beer might pair well with a number of dishes.
BigHoss (102) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 1 Pint 9.6 oz Bottle, it pours a golden color with a med white head. I smell honey, malt and citrus fruits. I taste honey, green apple, a little brown sugar and some spice. Complex and good, I’m enjoying it. It’s different and that’s not a bad thing.
CallMeSizzle (6) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours as golden as the honey that is used in the brewing of it. It has a sweet taste...too sweet for me. The grape juice and honey are just a bit to strong for me and make this beer almost syrupy. I don't even know what Hawthorn fruit is but I guess I'm tasting that too. Ancient Chinese secret? I'll leave the low mein and moo shu pork to those guys and the beer to the American craft brewers. A one timer for me.
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Wordsworth (81) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour into a snifter. Can't get an aroma here. Pour is yellow amber with a thin white head that dissipates. Taste is sweet fruits, fig, apple and a light booziness that is just delicious. Great summer beer. Dogfish rocks