pman (26) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had no idea it was supposed to be a cream ale. I drank a pint after I’d drank 8 ounces of Dogfish’s barley wine, since I needed something to wash down my burger without putting me over the limit. I’ve never tasted a beer so flavorful with such a low alcohol content. However, that may be like being called the world’s tallest midget.
DCLawyer (1412) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Review from memory. Summer 2011. My first DFH beer, and first visit to DFH Alehouse. Light in every way. Not unpleasant, and serves its purpose, but nowhere the bold and interesting ales we come to expect from DFH.
Ed5388 (2042) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours a pale yellow color with a small amount of white head. Aroma is light malt with a touch of corn. Flavor is pale malts with some earthy hops.
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is def. a starter beer, little flavor and pretty watery, not as bad as mass produced but nothing like any other dogfish brew.
AdamJackson (2524) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"My girlfriend ordered this at the Ale house in Fairfax VA. I had to try a bit and she loves making fun of me as I jot down notes of beers.
A - No head, very light pilsner colored beers. It’s just a wattery looking beer like a Coors or Miller High Life with far less carbonation.
S - Lots of wheat with some lemon and fresh cut grass. Very summery smell.
T - Tastes like a weak hefeweizen but there’s still flavor here..but it’s very hard to find.
M - Very light beer, no carbonation when swishing it around.
O - This isn’t a bad beer. DFH took a style of beer that isn’t too represented in craft (with good reason) and made it tasty. I’d drink this over a Budweiser for sure and pick it easily in a blind taste test but it’s just not a beer I’d drink day to day.
This beer would go GREAT with burgers and bacon!"
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at DFH. Yep, a light beer to please the masses. Was at the brewpub, never had it, so had to try it at least once!
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely one of the lightest beers I’ve had from Dogfish Head. Light color, aroma and flavor. A great beer for the summer and very sessionable. A really good anytime beer.
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty much what you’d expect. Actually remind me of a sweaty betty. Grassy flavor, clean and crisp. Good for what it is.
mike67 (779) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap at the DFH brew pub. Pours pale straw hue with a thin white head. Very fruity, malty aroma has a hint of hops. Light-medium, crisp body. Light, pleasant hops are balanced on the palate by biscuit malt and lemon fruit. Very pleasant, light session beer.
Blairgus (2588) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11 Aug 2011, tap at the brewpub. yellow, clear some steady bubbles. smells a bit like a slightly sweet, faintly crisp, hoppy lager. thin/med body, a bit fizzy. slightly heavy if it was meant to be a lager (which it’s not). faint toast notes, w/ main flavor of lemon pith, but not much citrus. a sessionable light ale but a bit heavy for a thirst quencher in the summer sun.
JDBaker11058 (1242) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: clear buttery gold, a one-finger white head, minimal lacing. Aroma: sweet cereal grains, hint of grassy, lemony hops. Taste: crisply sweet, very strong notes of cracker and biscuit, with some lightly floral and citrus hops. Finish: short, crisp, clean, with strong malty notes and subtly floral burps for a minute or two. Notes: Doesn’t seem like a cream ale at all; much more like a very good premium lager. Whatever it is, it’s good. Darn good. On tap at DFH Aleworks in Gaithersburg.