b3shine (8179) - Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good for a cider hybrid; a foggy orange with white head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes yeasty and spicy with an average mouthfeel. Meh.
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a large pillowy white head. Smell si witbier yeast but it is extremely clean, not alot of phenols or esters. There is a bit of breadcrust and citrus hop aroma. It isn’t overly cidery, the apple is an underlying tone to the strong yeast adding some banana and rich malt profile. Its a bit too sweet but good. Cut this t 4 or 5% and it would be fantastic. This is actually really tasty though.
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. pours a bright golden color with a medium white head. Aroma of apple cider, cilantro, some dust and mustiness. Flavor is a bit duller than I hoped, the apple and dusty beer notes are muddled. Some spices, some coriander. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, nice carbonation. I like the idea here but . . it didn’t quite work out.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought the box set with the record a while back, drinking the last bottle now. Pours lightly caramel or a toasted straw color. This beer never really hit the spot I was hoping it would. not a bad flavor, maybe something seemed a little too spiced for me. Worth it for the bottle to try, the set was surely more than I needed.
Ed5388 (3222) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle and on tap. Pours a cloudy light orange color with a huge cream colored head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruity, and some spices. Taste is sweet Belgian yeast and spices, with some citrus tartness.
Cybercat (5165) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a hazy, barely translucent honey golden with a thick and fine-bubbled ivory head. Robust aroma has strong yeasty and fruity notes, the latter mainly apple with some banana, and an undertone of malt. Fruit dominates the hearty flavor - apple, banana, orange, a hint of lemon. Yeast, malt, and a touch of coriander make themselves known. Firm texture has plenty of fizz, leaving a fruity, tingly finish. This will make positive contact with your palate.
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 (1225) - 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 (904) - Grand Rapids, 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 (3466) - 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.