Willfall (2) - - AUG 2, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Incredibly impressed with this beer. It completely crushed all other offerings at the Portland brewers festival in my mind. Truly amazing.
krittenhouse (22) - Shelby, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a flavor packed glass of amazement. From the first sip through the final gulp, in a word, delicious. I've never experienced liquid enjoyment quite like this!
Cletus (6355) - 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.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cider aroma. Pours with a lovely velvety head. Definitely tastes like a cider/wheat beer mix. I love this beer and I hate cider. Coriander taste is very noticable as well. Very good special release from DFH. A bit cloudy appearance.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The most notable thing here is the spicy finish. It's warm and complements the lighter flavor of the rest of the beer very well. It's flavorful, but doesn't go out of it's way to be an experience outside of the transition from the light fruit hints to the spice at the finish. All in all a good one trick beer that I would drink again any time. Good for all occassions.
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Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic. Seems like a Belgian trippel to me. Made just for the OBF. Hints of a farmhouse ale as well. 9% ABV but doesn't drink like it.
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davey101 (747) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle into a DFH signature glass. Bottled in 2012A.
A - Very clear golden amber body. Frothy three finger high soapy white head. Settles down a thin cap with massive amounts of lacing and retention.
S - Smells pretty wit like (bready and spicy Belgian yeast, banana esters, bubble gum) with some creative edges. There is a nice note of sweet and slightly tart Fuji apple juice. Can’t say I pick up any cayenne pepper, but the slightly vegetal and herby finish points to cilantro. Very balanced and inviting.
T - Again, the usual witbier notes of bananas, cloves, yeast, and wheat. Apple juice sweetness with just the faintest hint of pepper which is present mostly in some warmth. Finishes with a bit of an herbal vegetal quality but still remains quite sweet.
M - The mouth feel is actually pretty damned amazing. Perhaps its from the addition of apple cider, but it works really well with the flavors. Medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel. Its not slick or coating, just silky smooth. Finishes dry with some spritzy carbonation.
O - I was really impressed by this beer. I do get the Fuji apple cider, but the cayenne and cilantro are really hidden. Still makes for a crazy delicious and refreshing beer. Call me crazy, but a six pack of these along with some awesome music sounds perfect.
SPDickerman (1080) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours clear yellow gold with a fair sized white head. Smells of apples and cilantro. Taste is fruity, crisp cilantro, and a touch of cayenne heat. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Dogfish Head Positive Contact finishes fruity and a little funky.
Cybercat (4290) - 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.
WanderinCelt87 (195) - 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