seymour (1258) - Maplewood, 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 (5174) - 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 (6250) - 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 (215) - 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.
Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color, little head. This had all the character of an imperial hefe. Voices and wheatlike flavor. Thick mouthfeel, maybe a little cloying. I didnít get any weird spices at all...which I guess should be a negative, but I sort of prefer it this way.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has a banana and clove like scent with some apple notes in the background. Pours a nice light golden apple juice like color. Taste is rather weird and not in a good way. Get some spicy notes and some cardamom like flavors similar to Poppaskull, not much cilantro and has an after taste burn from the cayenne. Glad I got to try it but won't seek it out again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Liquor Loft. Yellow pour with an inch or so white head and spotty stick. Aroma is grain, banana and spice. Tastes are pepper, coriander, pear, citrus, honey, candy sugar, belgian yeast, pear and herbal. Medium palate that finishes slightly dry and floral bitter. Itís ok - definitely not worth the $$.
caseynswan (46) - - JUL 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured from the bottle with a thick frothy white head. Golden, much like the apple cider on which it is based. Fruity aroma, as expected, but thereís a lot going on taste-wise. The brew hs a cidery appeal with some dryness & it finishes with a little bit of heat, although not overpowering. I was drawn to this due to the fact that it was brewed with farro & included cilantro, which is probably my favorite flavor ever. However, I neither smell nor taste the cilantro. My guess is they used coriander seeds because there is a slight hint of that. Nothing green & fresh here. Would be decent in the fall.
ontbeermaker (2152) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a nice cloudy yellow, aroma is tangy and orange and or peel like, taste is citrusy with a spice back tone and the flavour is pretty tasty. Nice offering