Slubgob (168) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into tulip glass. Red-orange color, kind of a tarnished brass. Very wine-like nose, reminiscent of a sour. In the mouth, there’s a bit of high alcohol sweetness (not unusual for Dogfish, I find) but not too out of whack. The grape juice comes through as, well, grape or dry red wine flavor. Finishes slightly sweet and sticky..
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I loved this beer, very very smooth with a full mouth feel. A little bit like a red wine but with a nice hop undertone, delicious
Handypaul (135) - - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml. Bottle. Pours clear orange with a two finger white head that thins slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is coriander, orange, fruit, spices and basement aromas. Medium body, lightly sweet, orange peel, spice, yeast, average carbonation, creamy texture. Ending with a yeasty sweet orange finish. Quite nice and balanced.
MrHangover (2072) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of Kermis. Pours a hazy orange color with a small, quickly disappearing white head on top. Aroma is very vineous, yeasty, barrel characters, slight booze in there as well. Flavour is medium sweet, alcoholic and very big on the wine characters. I’m betting this would go well with wine snobs as well. Medium long, sweet sour finish. Quite nice for sure.
jmgreenuk (3255) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy rich amber with a thin white head. The aroma is dry yeasty with acid citrus. The flavour is weak sweet with a fruity yeast slightly acid sour palate and a weak citrus finish. Nice to taste of course but Dogfish Head have produced much better beers than this.
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared post GABF courtesy of Kermis. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Bubblegum nose. Flavors of white pepper, coriander, banana and some Belgian yeast. Slight bitter finish.
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared from Dogfish Head, Fairfax. Pours hazy amber orange with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, malt, caramel, orange peel, alcohol and coriander. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
chris__hartley (266) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours hazy copper with ruby highlights, there are lots of milky floaties! The head is off-white and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: toffee, orange-peel, orange-marmalade, vinous scents, and lemon-juice. The taste is medium sweet that finishes as such with a light sourness; there are notes of: all aforementioned aroma notes. The palate is full bodied, with low carbonation, it is slick, with a long finish. Overall, it’s like a fruity and vinous barley wine - interesting.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours very well with a really nice hazy orange, reddish color. The beer has a very nice frouthy head and good lacing on the glass. The smell is a mild orange scent with a bitter follow up. The taste comes off mildly sweet with the orange, wheat flavors early but then turns bitter and mildly dry from the pino juice. The mouthfeel is somewhat dry and has a lingering bitterness from the pino juice. This is a great change to your typical orange wheat or belgian wit beers, it offers a nice variation of orange, wheat and pino noir juice. It blends well and is appealing to those that don’t like sweet beers (like myself).
ajnepple (1452) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared. Orange and hazy. Wine, grapes, citrus, coriander, spice, wheat, malt, orange peel. Nice and smooth balance, hides the alcohol.