aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is dominated by apple and cilantro. Color is clear and golden with quickly fading head. Not any noticeable cayenne presence in the taste. Taste is all apple and cilantro with a hint of Belgian yeast spiciness. Thin bodied with a dry finish the alcohol content is well hidden.
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, served in a stem glass at a tasting at Greg’s. Pours clear golden with a tall, frothy off-white head that remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose are notes of tart apple, spice, flowers and a touch of yeast. The flavour starts with big malty caramel-honey sweetness up front, balanced with big spicy notes and a subtle hint of apple cider. The finish is long and spicy with hops and apple sweetness. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, watery texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a nice, refreshing ale with slightly tart apple notes. It is a nice and tasty but interesting summer ale. 2012-09-15
bwa5879 (708) - Portage, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: sour lager scent and strong clove
Appearance: muddled but still partially translucent golden pour. 3 inches white head, decent, moderate bubbles rising at an average pace from carbonation.
Taste: buttery and doughy mouth feel. Peppery yeast, average carbonation. Lots of robust clove flavor, a little vanilla taste and yeasty apple too.
Finish: influence from the cayenne is evident but not overbearing, tingly mouth but by no means hot and spicy. Complex grassy herb flavors are left too. A bit dry.
Overall: most dogfish head is out of this park and only a few are average. This is certainly the former: a complex, easy drinking wheat beer, especially for 9%
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear yellow with a fleeting white head.
The aroma is fresh apples with a peppery tingle.
The flavor is apple on the front and then it changes to ?????
Not my thing.
UDBeernut (1856) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottlevpickedbout by my wife months ago, she wanted to try this after the arrival of wee baby child. Pours golden capped by a white head. Nose is abundant with notes of pepper and cilantro. This continues in the mouth to a quick and slight drying finish. Not much evidence of cider, but perhaps the best beer I’ve had from DFH.
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Flying Saucer Beerfeast. Pours a cloudy orange with no head. The aroma is a fruity malt and clove. Medium mouthfeel with sweet malt and light spice in the finish. Easy to drink a good fruit beer from Dogfish Head.
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on 12/21/2012. This fruit beer pours a medium to dark yellow gold color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet and apples, with some pepper and spices. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity, apple cider and sweet. The hops are fruity and herbal. Decent carbonation. Hints of spices and some pepper. The spiciness increases as it warms. Kind of a cross between a saison, a wit and a cider. A nice beer, There is a good balance between the fruit sweetness and the spices. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look at that list of flavors and it tastes like a wit with apples. This loses points for pretending. If youre going to out on a limb with all these crazy flavors at least use enough to provide some type of character....
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light and malty, I guess there’s some spices in there, tastes like a crosss between a triple and a wit. Kinda bad, damn
markwise (4546) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle shared by PaulUnwin. Cheers, Paul! Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is sweet apple cider, some sweet malts, some mild spices, and some fruity yeast. Flavor follows with lots of apple cider qualities, some fruity yeast, some mild pepper bite. Interesting beer- light to medium in body with lingering sweet apples in the finish.