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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Similar to a beer brewed in China some 9,000 years ago, Chateau Jiahu used a recipe that included rice, honey, and grape and hawthorn fruits. The formula was obtained from archaeologists who derived it from the residues of pottery jars found in the late Stone Age village of Jiahu in northern China. The residues are the earliest direct evidence of brewed beverages in ancient China.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1742) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Mild Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Floral, Tropical Fruit, Grainy, Mild Green Grape T: Tropical Fruit, Cinnamon, Hybiscus M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Spicey, Dry Overall, I have never had this beer on draft (or rated), a very spicey but mildly fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4290) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
Draft at Hop Leaf, Chicago. Pours hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma of honey, sweet fruits and a light herbal quality. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1577) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2009 bottle with Jay, Ray, Chris and Pat. Pours a murky amber with average off-white head. Nose of caramel, honey, banana. Medium body. Sweet and easy drinking for 9%. Better than I remember this being.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Good traditional ale on tap at library alehouse, very strong, rich, honey, grape, rice, yum.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (797) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Golden amber pour with a small white head. Aromas of fruit and honey. Big sweet flavor with the grape shining through predominantly and the honey sweetness present as well. Very interesting beverage and pretty tasty too.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1022) - Iowa, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Clear,medium gold,stronger than average carb,short foamy head. Aroma has a little bit of fruit,sweetness,a hint bready,light caramel.Pretty mild. Taste is sweet,fruit-grape mainly,butter/caramel.Some mild citrus in finish.Lingering grape essence. Orange tones. Overall on the sweet side. Different,not into it though.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Clear gold with a delicate white bubbly head, decent retention and moderate lace. Berry aromas blended with white grape with hints of strawberry, honey and peach. Honey sweetness, white grape vinousness and light fruits. Light to medium body, generous carbonation and a medium sweet finish. Aftertaste of berries, honey and a touch of peach. M: A medium-full bodied beer with moderate carbonation that has some of that weight that honey brings. O: A fruity and slightly spice sort of a braggot with a good amount of honey character.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
agent_511 (157) - - AUG 14, 2013
Smells of honey, cherries, and white raisins. Pours golden with a large, white, billowy head. Tastes of honey, grapes, white raisins, cherries, and raspberries. Some alcohol warmth, medium carbonation. Truly delicious beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (239) - - AUG 14, 2013
At brewery tasting. Light orange color. Some burnt sugar and yeast on the nose. Taste of brown sugar and honey, very syrupy. Couldn't imagine drinking a whole bottle, but enjoyable in this small quantity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours a clear orange gold with a bit of white head that dissipates slowly and a bit of fine visible carbonation. Smell is somewhat sweet with brown sugar and a slight flowery note, essentially it smells like good honey. Palate is medium bodied with good carbonation. Taste is quite sweet, you get a whole lot of honey, and not much else, though there is a slight rice hint in the aftertaste. It’s ok, not great, not bad.


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