TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another interesting beer from Dogfish Head. It’s as advertised, a tart beer with sweet backbone. You would not be able to pick out cranberry tartness in a blind taste test, but it’s there. Also for an ALE that is 10% abv, it is very well hidden. Definitely not a must try, but if you’re looking for something different and not offensive you might want to try this.
olr1984 (1058) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy red with an off white head. Slight raspberry honey caramel and malt taste.
pras (436) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at the brewery. Surprised at the low ratings. This has a fruity aroma. Pours a nice red color. Flavor is tart and fruity was an herbal character. Don’t know what a full bottle will taste like but it was nice in the sample I had.
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Here we go again, Dogfish Head. Let’s hope this isn’t a big fat DP. Clear bright reddish-copper color with lively bubbles and a white head. Big fruity and herbal aroma with cranberry most evident. Berry flavor, nice at first but then the heavy-handed herbs get you. Some weird menthol note or something. Fairly sweet and honeyish, a tiny bit tart. Body is rather full and this does not exactly feel like a beer that finished at 1.005. But hey, at DFH anything below 1.020 is blasphemy. Overall decent, but I’m not likely to buy this again.
geologyguy (675) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
smells very good...taste is a bit bitter but unique...malty...almost like modern beer but slightly off. I guess slightly more fruit based...wish it was slightly sweeter...nothing special at all :(
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with cherry, berries, light porto. In mouth, sweet fruity tartness, berries, alcohol warmth, light tobacco, very nice. Bottle at OttBottleShare July 2014.
Chalsk (1053) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours and amber color with red and orange hues. Aroma of berry, caramel, and herbs. Sweet berry taste with a nice caramel and tart layer. Well balanced. Not enough hops for me, but I could see how some would really enjoy this beer. Especially if you enjoy berry and sour beers.
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a thick creamy white head. Aroma of cranberry, caramel, honey and earth. Flavor was sweet and mildly tart with cranberry juice, honey, earth, tart berries and herbs. Medium body, light carbonation dry finish.
adrian910ss (2347) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep copper color with a medium light cream colored head. Aroma of cranberries, birch and herbs. Taste of cranberries, birch and herbs. Sweet and sour finish. Mildly tart.
mattman522 (26) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours bright and amber. Taste is very tart forward rounded off by honey sweetness. Very unique and different while maintaining approachability. Great beer for a special occasion.
Braudog (5623) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. DFH has got to be THE pioneer for crazy stuff like this, wild, quasi-historic styles made with interesting different things. Here’s another great example. Rosy red, amply carbonated, thin head. The aroma is deeply caramel and fir, almost like a Christmas tree. This drinks with a viscous syrupy swirl up front, then brings about a big-time attack of sweetness ... sugary sweet and candied. Pow. This is a sipper, and only for dessert. (#5525, 5/24/2014)