Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very wine-like, similar to an un-oaked chardonnay, grapey with earthy undertones, subtle sweet malt aroma, pleasant floral notes. Hazy golden-yellow color, small white head, fair head retention. Grainy malt flavor, moderately sweet, mild honey and vinous notes linger in the aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation, very drinkable. If I lived in China 9000 years ago I’d be happy to drink this.
yourilevesque (474) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bière d’une couleur dorée et profonde surmontée d’une mousse riche et blanche comme neige. Le liquide est imposant. On sent une présence autoritaire et affirmée. Au nez, la bière révèle de puissants arômes d’alcool et de raisin appuyés sur une douce base maltée et mielleuse. En bouche, ces ingrédients se présentent à moi de la même façon accompagnés de citron. Bière très lourde et pesante en bouche, à l’effervescence et durée moyennes. Difficile à boire pour moi.
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jflopsu (838) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark gold with heavy white sediment. A sweet citrus, light malt, pine, and honey. A very sweet taste of honey, pine, citrus, and alcohol. A lingering sweet taste.
DrSilverworm (8685) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle, from Dutch’s. Bottled 1/12/15. Clear orange golden color. Thin white head, kind of bubbly. Lots of fine particles suspended in the body. Some ropes of lace. Fades to a minimal ring, then virtually nothing. Honey comes through first, up front, some grape sweetness and bigger other earthy fruit (hawthorn fruit?). Definite rice type malt. Bready. Some orange citrus, strange yeast note. Bigger sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Significant sweet bite to it. Bigger body. Somewhat sharp, kind of soft, lighter kind of crisp carbonation. Sort of interesting up front, but honestly 1/4 of the way in it just ends up drinking like a malt liquor. A tasty, interesting malt liquor, that hides the 9% alcohol just as good as the Beer Thousand malt liquor did. Reminds me quite a lot of that beer actually. The eh part of all this, though is $12 for a 25oz’r? of (decent, but still) malt liquor? Started at 3.4.. dropped as I progressed. Definitely the most unimpressive Ancient Ale I’ve tried so far.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, alcohol, grapes and vinous. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long vinous, fruity and slightly warm finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
sinfull (1114) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep , golden color with decent, white head. Aroma of malt , honey , spices , grape and other fruits. Taste follows the aroma . Dry finish with the vine character. Unusual and interesting.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Almost completely clear, light amber in color and with a minimal sized head. Sweet, fruity aroma with some herbs, honey and malts. Alcohol too. It’s dry and full bodied, warming and nicely carbonated, with flavors of honey, sweet fruits, plums, some herbs and a nice bitterness. Lasting finish. A bit too warming this one, else it’s both tasteful and interesting. 150621
emusche (65) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a little foamy white head. Aroma of grape, honey and alcohol, reminiscent of white wine. Decently carbonated with a spicy, crisp taste, finishes full but dry. Interesting, but not my favorite Dogfish Head offering.
doubelknv3 (1051) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, creamy white head, nice head retention, and nice lacing. Spice, ginger, candy, Apple, mild alcohol, caramel, and lemon notes. Full bodied, silky, malt dominated, and lite bitterness.
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snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Dogfish Head Fairfax. Pours clear amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like dried fruits, grapes, honey, smooth alcohol, bready malt light herb, and floral hops. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like grapes, booze, light herb, and floral hops.
rumproasts (4182) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tap. Golden honey colored with small head. Sweet and fruity with a near bourbon flavor. Light alcohol. Definitely in the category of more interesting than good.