timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a local shop. Aroma and flavor of Belgian ale with heavy banana ester, honey, cider, and select allspice. Looks fair unassuming, but the palate is also fairly crisp on both ends with a wide range of flavors in the middle. Very good beer.
Stamm (1) - - OCT 13, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bread, cereal, floral, citrus, alcohol, golden, orange, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, light body, lively. This is a good beer. Very Belgian like and a welcome change from Dogfish’s mostly hoppy other stuff. I’m a big fan of Dan the Automator, but I don’t understand what he has to do with the beer. Did he make up the ingredients? Does Dan the Automator also brew beer when he’s not making music? Anyways, it’s a nice beer and I would buy it again.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this up in the bottle at Total Wine in Henderson, NV. Fresh fruity aroma from the Fuji apples. Taste is similar to a Belgian blonde. A good hybrid of a cider and a Belgian wit. Fantastic flavor profile and drinkability, another home run from one of my favorite breweries!
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vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks a bunch to phaleslu for getting this one for me. Pours clear golden with a white head. The aroma has some apple cider aspects, Belgian blonde earthiness and sweetness along with some peppery spice and a bit of dirtiness. Medium body that is fairly slick then has some micro sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with earthy Belgian blonde traits that shows some spice, light toast to malt, some sweetness and has no apple traits noticeable. The finish has some earthiness and a bit of the pepper showing through. I can notice the apple if I’m really looking for it, but its not jumping out.
Slipstream (1994) - USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 Brewed with fuji apple cider, which comes thru in the fresh and fruity aroma. It is a bit like a cider and wit mix. This does not appear to be one of their historical beers but it certainly has the DFH/Calagione signature touches - fruity notes, drying hops, and a warm, spicy tingle. Btw I saw Calagione and his beer history researcher give a talk and share some beer a couple of weeks ago, and that was very interesting - I’m glad they did that. Positive Contact is brewed with farro (whatever that is), cayenne (which is noticeable on the palate), and cilantro. The Belgian yeast is noticeable as well, and makes it seem a little like a tripel or a golden ale. The ABV is well masked. Another fine DFH original.
Scopey (6311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craft Beer Co Tasting, thanks to Mike. It pours clear light yellow, with a thin white head. The nose is icing sugar, sweet apple, pear drops, straw and some smoke. The taste is sweet malt, sugar, light chilli/cayenne pepper, dough, straw, over-ripe apple and hay, with a sweet finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Too sweet. Rather odd….
Plovmand (6318) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Kingcecils Birthday Tasting. Pours hazy golden with a medium creamy white head. The aroma is spicy yeast, caramel and fruit. The flavour is wheat, fruity hops, sweet caramel and fruity hops.
KingCecil (2042) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ my birthday 12 ... it pours clear golden with a large white head..... the aroma is so nice fresh, fruits, herbs and sweet candy...... The flavor is fruity and light hops! ...... nice brew
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, deep golden in color with bubbly foam head, sweet dense fruit flavor like cantalope
Leighton (10534) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Craft Beer Co. - Clerkenwell, London, many thanks to Mike! Pours clear, yellow-gold with a good and sturdy white foam head. Lots going on in the nose, herbs and spices, coriander, doughy wheat, yeast. Medium to big sweet flavor with heavy wheat and yeast, faint lemon, white sugar. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly warming, with lots of sugary dough, yeast, white bread. It’s tasty stuff, if a bit sweet.