GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 13, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
NorCal tasting Apr 07 - Wow, this stuff is bad. Just an awful mess of a beer. An aroma of oxidized berries, wet paper and pepper. Flavors were peppery, mushy overripe grapes, and some sweet malts. Iíve said before that the beers DFH makes is a step into experimentation. But perhaps next time they should consider wether or not if the can make the beer, but rather if they should. This just simply isnít very good.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - Pours a clear mahogany color with a one finger thick off white head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is tart esters (citrus) and very light yeast. Flavor is full of esters (apple) and light alcohol. Slight bitter after taste. Medium body. Nice beer. Thanks Jason.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours light red with a wonderful big white head. orange spices come out big in the aroma. smooth and light at first. fizzy and refreshing with the belgian white but soon moves down your tounge warming with a tart taste and alcohol. whiskey flavor comes out as it warms as does a light grape scent. different but enjoyable.
Duellist17 (34) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep red hue. I must say Iíve liked everything Dogfish has put out thus far, but Iím not too sure I like this. It is really hard to place as a witbier, and I think the flavors all get muddled together and dont compliment each other well. Medium Bodied. Alcohol very evident. I REALLY wanted to like this beer. I might buy another bottle and age it for a while. Definite points for the method of fermentation, though!
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a deeper mauve with a nice off-white head. Nose is clean with notes of fruit. Flavors are citrus mixed with a vinous quality from the red wine. A little sweet and a little tart, this was a nice combination of flavors although it took some time to get used to. Not a full bodied brew, but a light refreshing quencher.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby/pink fleshy amber pour with a small, creamy, pinkish/tan head. Light malty aroma, with notes of sweet and sour fruit, and yeast. Flavor is full of fruity candy sugar, and soft lush vinous fruit, with a very slight bit of alcohol in the finish. Palate is medium/full with a light sweetness.
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear red except for the fine particulate. The spicing comes through first almost like a maltier witbier, but upon closer notice the winey aspects of the pinot noir comes out especially in a light tartness. Interesting in concept but not really all that bizarre in taste.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a difficult brew to pin down. Hazy ruby red pour with large off-white head has a muted nose of dried fruit and earthy funk. The body is heavy and palate is smooth. Flavor is dominated by the pinot qualities of heavy fruitiness with some spiciness from the wit sneaking through. A nice earthy dryness finishes it off. The wit character is almost nonexistant and the overall brew is much less than the sum of its parts (oak, oranges, coriander?). That being said it is very drinkable and unique. It also manages to hide the alcohol very well. Worth taking a look.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is bland, slightly chewy grape and old, odd oak, kind of wheaty but really not very appealing. Pour is nice though, a gentle ruby akin to a framboise lambic. Flavor is really not better than the aroma at all, kind of licoricy dark oak, a slight touch sour but mostly odd and uneven. Really I think the pinot flavors just clash with whatever else is going on. This beer had a ton of potential and I was really excited for it but itís just come across as a total dud. The rich white chocolate wit flavors and strong yeast of a big belgian wit (think allagash 10th) are nowhere to be found, nor is the subtle, oaky, funky grape of the pinot barrels. And tangelos? Well, the bottle mentions orange peel, but still, where the hell is that?
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Banana,wheat, a touch of corianader, and a distinct touch from the wine barrels, taste is huge fruit, big body,initially sweet, with the pinot noir coming through in the aftertaste,and drying it out with a touch of astringency, no one in our party could taste any orange or tangelo,wonderful new taste experience, but cost makes it a one time shot