jrodooo5 (492) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruit or wheat beer? Iím not sure about that - itís more like a Belgian Triple to me. Aroma is a complex blend of fruit and spice. The pour is a clear orange with a thick white head that slowly diminishes into lacing. The taste is very complex and extraordinarily smooth. This reminds me of a very nice Belgium with a flavor explosion going on. Itís fruity up front and leaves just a touch of dry spice at the finish. Very well done - I was pleasantly surprised based on the description!
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- apples, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, astringency
Appearance- hazy golden yellow, huge, fluffy white head
Taste- ripe apples, cinnamon, chilies, white wine qualities
Palate- medium body, refreshing
Overall- Not overly blown away by this but itís solid nonetheless. Definitely out there, definitely DFH. Iím glad they are continuing to try new things.
sailracer (301) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very spicy flavor with hints of orange, and reminiscent of a Belgian Wit. Fairly smooth and easy drinking.
WanderinCelt87 (17) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tastes a little more like a triple in the bottle but more like a hybrid on draft. Love drinking it. Basement aromas
GreatLibations (1831) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden yellow with a head that wont quit. Smells a bit sweet. Full nectar with soft effers. Pretty basic beer with nothing admirable to mention. I donít get any hints of the ingredients they put in here. A poor example. Seems like theyíre reaching a bit here.
seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared from 750 bottle into snifters at the Royale gathering last night, thanks Peter! It poured a mostly clear orange color with a weak white head. I didnít discern all the crazy ingredients listed. I just got a vaguely apple-ish heavier-bodied Belgian wheat beer mish-mash. Donít get me wrong: I love a good, imaginative recipe story, and Iím not saying this is much ado about nothing, but itís something like. For centuries, cider characteristics were considered flaws in beer, and Iíll go ahead and say it, Iím still in that camp. Give me cider or give me beer--either is alright--but I donít think they blend.
phaleslu (4430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from a Box Set sent by TheCPJ- thanks again! Pours a mostly clear gold color with a small white head. Aroma of sweet, doughy, bready malts, wheat, coriander, apples, and faint herbs. Flavor of wheat, pepper, apples, sweet malts, candi sugar, and pears. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel that becomes a little peppery late. To me, this smells and drinks like a somewhat big Belgian witbier.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours gold with a lingering white head. Smells of apples, some tarte undertones, some perry hints, floral. Tastes appley and dry with some spicy hints, complex blended fruit, some chamomile like undertones. Very layered and deep. I was not expecting to like this. DFH hit this one out of the ballpark.
tpb3jd (46) - University Place, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bottle from Tacoma Boys: tasting this led me to discover Deltron 3030, just like I hope Elysianís 12 Beers of the Apocalypse is doing to someone with Charles Burnsí Black Hole.
Warm honey tone and mild odors of pear and yeast give way to a warm mouth full of wheat reminiscent of Russian Riverís Damnation. Crisp clean finish. One I will return to, if possible.
TOSG55 (197) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couldnít resist picking up a bottle of this one - Deltron 3030 is one of my favorite albums. I had low expectations (Dogfishís more experimental brews are a definite mixed bag), but was rather impressed. Pours a slightly hazy straw color, with a thick head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, and the spices typical of a Belgian wit. The flavor has more of the notes from the odd ingredients. Apple definitely comes through, although itís far from a cider, or even a fruit beer. A tiny bit of cayenne burn on the finish. The end result isnít all too far from a nice Belgian wit, but more interesting.