DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of breweries make good beer worth trying, but unlike most breweries, I don’t buy every one of their new releases like I do DFH. In a world where just about every beer tastes like a couple dozen others, DFH brings something fresh nearly every time and nearly every time, it’s pretty damn good.
4.0 A: Faintly hazed dark yellow color. Not quite two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good given the ABV and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Apples and cilantro stick out right off the first whiff. Cayenne is right underneath. I’m not sure exactly what farro is or what it smells or tastes like, so no comment there. Otherwise, this is quite funky, like a saison, with a hefty spicy peppery yeastiness and some clove underneath. Funk is of the woodzy, grassy variety with apple orchard (duh) being most prevalent. Really pleasant and super complex. Well done.
4.0 T: The taste is like the nose, but is lacking the power. Apple cider and cilantro are out in front again. The cayenne plays a bigger role this time and even offers a bit of heat. The taste trades in much of its funk for an herbalness, which seems to work about as well. Again pepper and clove from the yeast. Neutral wheat and a light apple orchard and wet grass funk. The alcohol is so well hidden in this that I almost completely forgot to mention it, despite its healthy 9%.
4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Could be a touch creamier, but it’s super smooth and easy to drink.
4.0 D: Another winner from DFH, though like most of their offerings, this is too expensive to justify another purchase. Definitely worth a try though.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-05-2012 04:52:52
legion242 (2342) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice hazy yellow with a pure white head. Nose of soft apples, flavours of apple and spice. Very nicely done.
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a strange brew. Part cider, part wit bier, but altogether quite drinkable and enjoyable.
Pours slightly hazy bright gold with a creamy white head. First smell is tart green apple, baked apple and cinnamon, lactose, wheat. The head begins fading, leaving spotty lacing on my Delirium Tremens tulip. Taste is tart and sweet at once. Very herbal, almost new age medicinal flavors. Apple lends sweet and bright tart notes. Wheat gives creamy texture. While the sweet and tart flavors battle, the cayenne sneaks to the back of the tongue and leaves a faint hint of burn. I also taste citrus, sage, and cilantro as the beer warms. Somewhat pricey for a wit(ish) beer, but good nonetheless.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with white fizzy head. Aroma has hint of citrus, fruity esters, hints of alcohol, musty. Flavor is much the same, no sign of cayenne and fresh cilantro. Medium body with high, fizzy carbonation. Overall, not bad!
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really unusual combination of flavors that works surprisingly well. Excellent balance allows the fruit and spice notes to come through while very much remaining a beer and not a fruit drink. Belgian yeast, citrus, pepper... really not much apple but it is cider crisp. A successful experiment.
kidmartinek (3985) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Light.yellow. white head. Belgian yeasty aroma with some white oak tones. Apple peel and Belgian yeasty flavor. Spritzy with a medium light body. It has a lot of Mr. Clean- like qualities
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden colored pour with a creamy white head. Notes of peanuts, clove, banana candy, honey. Creamy mouthfeel.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of shortbread cookies, apples, belgian yeast, wheat, spice. Flavor is nice but a bit watered down. I get apples, lots of yeast, a hint of "beer" flavor, spice, cookies.
dmac (4858) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Nice looking deep gold clear pour with an average sized full off white head. Aroma is lots of yeast, banana esters, cloves, wet grains, old citrus meat, grapes and hint of alcohol. Fuller bodied that has a syrupy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Flavor of wet grains, yeast, grapes, banana ester, hint of bubblegum, straw and lemons. Wow way better then I thouht it would be.
brokensail (13779) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy golden straw color with a white head. Aroma has a nice Belgian character to it of banana, mild coriander spiciness, and yeast. Fruity apple character with a touch of grass and white pepper. The coriander and yeast are more pronounced on the palate. Light apple flavor, decently fruity. Banana, a bit of grass, bread, and a light herbaceous quality. Not bad, but kind of watery.