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RATINGS: 724   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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4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
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, Iím enjoying it. Itís different and thatís not a bad thing.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
honey based, which dominates the flavor and aroma like the other two, but with different caveats...like the other two. None of us seemed to know what hawthorne fruit was, but we all liked it. Subtly spiced, sweet honey and grape greets your nose and palate. another one where if you donít care for the main ingredient (honey) donít bother, but if you do, itís definitely worth a look. I must say between the 3 beers, though, Midas Touch is as good or better than the rest and 4 x 12 oz. is the same price as 1 750..."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
The body has a brilliant clear and deep golden color with tons of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. The head is light and fades to just a ring of creamy lacing. Glass lacing is very slick and slides right down the glass as I drink. Right from the pop of the cap I notice some wine like notes. I get some white wine and Concord grape like notes with a very light malt presence with hints of apples, wild flower honey and floral melon like notes. The flavor has a sweet white wine and mead like taste up front with some hints of cantaloupe like melon and mellow alcohol creeping in. This is quickly followed up by a short flash of bitterness and then a short semi-dry finish. The body has an easy medium fell with a light sticky sweet feeling and mellow carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - SEP 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-7-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance Ė Pours a golden amber color with a big two finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only the tracest level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell Ė The aroma is sweet and fruity with lots of honey and white grape juice. Mixed with these smells are some lighter aromas of floral notes and grains. Taste Ė The taste begins very sweet with lots of white grape juice and honey along with some flavors of apple and pear. The sweeter flavors persist largely throughout the taste with some flavors of a very light herbal bitterness coming to the tongue more at the end of the taste. While at 10 % abv, the alcohol is very well hidden with it, in the end, leaving a very sweet mead flavor to be left on the tongue. Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer is very thin with a carbonation level that is average to light but consisting of tiny little carbonation bubbles. Fairly fitting for the sweet flavors of the brew and it makes it quite a quick drinker. Overall- A little too meady taste and on the sweet side for me. Not horrible, but nothing too great for the price.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (761) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2014
On tap @ Stogies N Hops. Pours bright golden copper with thin lacy white head. Aroma is sweet sugary malt with slightly dry earthy musty notes. Taste is hugely sweet pale malt, so sharply sweet itís not even syrupy. Sorta vinous, quite dry on the back, and the super sweet malt finishes clean. The rice likely contributes to the thin light malt; and the honey and fruit load sugar in. Not one of their best, but always interesting with Dogfish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (776) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
tastes like beer and grape juice mixed together....I love how they came up with their recipe(s)...I canít speak enough about how great that is... however, that doesnít mean it will actually taste very good and this one is a bit off the mark for me....quite sweet...malty...slightly better as you sip....but too sweet for me...the palate is where it loses most....sweet then slight sour beer...poor combo

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2014
A light sweetness in the aroma but the sweet juicyness is prevalent in the taste. A bit of wine notes in the finish, and although it feels like it was blended with juice, it?s fun to taste.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AKORN (201) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Honey raisin aroma. Hazy golden color with a good head. Wow, sweet! Honey taste right off the bat, malt and grapes. OK, not my style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2011 vintage 750ml bottle poured into my Dogfish Head Snifter. Pours a clear orange color with a medium off white head that leaves decent lacing. Smells of honey, caramel, fruit, and a wine like vine like quality. Tastes of the same things. Mouthfeel is slick and thin with light lacing and a semi dry finish. Unique but sort of weird. The ingredients donít work that great together. One of my least favorite Dogfish Head beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bright orange pour from draft at Eataly. Massive flavor. Honey and Carmel. Fruits earth and grass. A big beer and enjoyed mostly

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (1060) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2014
Unique but not enough to save it. Mild honey and malt aroma. The color was also golden honey with a fizzy white head. There was a lot of sediment with this beer. Thick but not overly weighty palate. Carbonation was average. There are really no style characteristics to compare this to so I donít know if they got it right or not. The flavor took some getting used to and I donít think I ever acclimated. Strong honey sweetness hits you up front and lingers. Some grassy malts and citrus follow with some spice. One try is enough.


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