Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice accent to the amber - a little blush if you will. Aroma has some dry woody notes with cherryish overtones. Alcohol kicks things off, adding vinous and cherry nuances. Finishes with a real flat sort of woodiness and very late alcohol heat. Wish there was as much subtlety in the beer as there is in that colour.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy ruby body with a medium white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of orange peel, frozen strawberries, and oak. Flavor of coriander (too much), orange peel, pinot sweetness, spicy yeast, and alcohol.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 (3/18/07, 750ml bottle, bottled 2/9/07) Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed pink-amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, alcohol, light pepper, wood. Taste is medium sweet, orange, grape, some alcohol/vinous. Creamy full body. (5/3/6/4/12)
(8/20/06, growler, thanks kmweaver) White head atop cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange rind, alcohol, some vinous. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some alcohol, light clove. Full body with low carbonation. Too hot.
The growler was filled the same day I tried it, so I donít know why I think so little of this one when others enjoy it so. (6/3/4/3/9)
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25.6oz bottle-pours a rich off white head and amber/brown color. Aroma is musty, light/medium malt, herbal, secondary spices-coriander?, barnyard/wood, some yeast. Taste is medium malt-caramel, wood, herbal/spice-coriander/pepper, secondary citrus/fruit, alcohol. OK carbonation. The spices are a bit dominant. No pinot noir. Sipping. Occasional. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 Date: 06/12/2007
Appearance: clear dark red, wispy pink head, lots of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma with a nice fruity character,
Body: big creamy body,
Flavor: lots of fruity flavor, well balanced with a earthy quality, a touch of alcohol shows upon warming, lots of spicyness for balance,
Source: summits woodstock
Score: 3.5 to 3.7
Appearance: hazy red, wispy white head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with lots of winey character and a light tartness,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, spicy wood comes on strong at first and fades, touch of winey sweetness, plenty of fruity esters emerge as it warms, light balancing bitterness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep amber with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with ripe fruits, caramel and malty notes. Same goes for the flavor.
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Slightly vinous aroma with citrus peel, wheat and yeast. Dark amber color with a decent beige head. A touch of vanilla as the glass approaches the lips. Medium to full body with smooth creamy carbonation. Heat in the throat, vanilla, spice, citrus and wheat. As things move on thereís a touch of banana(!), and oaky wood creeps in. Something of a taste treat.
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Dilly deli. Poured clear reddish amber with an average frothy white head that was mostly diminished with an fair lacing. Moderate spicy citrus aroma. Medium body with sticky texture. Medium balanced citrus flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating number 748! Yay! What a milestone.... I didnít get much oak in this one, it seemed more like a middle of the road amber ale. Oh well..
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is an orange-amber color with a fairly fluffy off-white head on top.
S: The nose features some coriander, which is one of the few things that might tell you that this is a witbier. Maybe a bit of citrus in there along with plenty of fruity sweetness.
T: A bit of fruit and heavy on the sweetness without much of the base witbier coming through. Again, maybe just a hint of coriander and orange peel.
M: The carbonation is maybe a bit on the heavy side with a fairly full body, especially for the style.
D: Definitely a nice idea from DFH, but another one of their beers that did not quite hit the mark (for me, anyway). The 10% abv doesnít really do much for me either, but at least itís fairly well hidden.