AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 Brilliant, orange-red color with a thin, bone colored head and fat CO2 bubbles rising underneath. Aroma is predominantly red fruit at first with sweetness and a spicy, clove-like wit bier yeastiness asserting itself more as it warms. The entire aroma is enveloped by a soft, orange blanket that is as comforting and warm as a nap at Grandma’s house during Christmas. Some sweetness, dried apricot, a big and spicy but complementary alcohol, wood tannins barely show themselves but come underneath to show some nice underpalate astringency and balance the sweetness from the mid palate into the finish. But where is the wit yeast in the flavor.
koleminer20 (189) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle. Part of a tasting 11/24/2013 at Fraser’s Pub in Ann Arbor. Darker gold pour with minimal filmy head , and essentially no lace. There’s an immediate dominating aroma of coriander in the nose. There is also a nice zest that comes along with it. I believe it’s orange zest. There is a little hint of sour in the tail end of the nose as well. The flavor holds a little bit of spiciness to it. There is a very yeasty taste, pretty common to the Belgian style. The mouth feel is somewhat thin, and the flavors don’t linger much at all
Vandet (4) - Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An underrated DFH offering. Complex and refreshing, despite its size. Ages well.
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Rollinstone12 (4) - - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a delicious beer with just enough sweetness. One of my faves from Dogfish Heads limited editions.
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a really interesting brew with strong vinious qualities. Worth trying.
vandint (25) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at Easy Tiger. Pours nice dark gold with little. Taste is sweet, but not overpowering. Very nice
toml219 (198) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a trapist glass a orange with red tint pour with white head. Smell of wheat and fruite. A hint of grape. The more and more I drank it the more I liked it. Does not feel like a 10% ALE.
GTAEgeek (940) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the Decatur Beer Fest. Pours a clear copper color, with a small, off-white head. The aroma is very vinous (notes of moscato and zinfandel, perhaps?), with a backbone of white bread. The flavor is very sweet. Light to medium body, sharp, crisp, and lightly acidic, with a good, clean finish. Overall, this is a lovely, fruity, and easy-drinking beer.
Slubgob (140) - 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 (95) - - 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.