jcwattsrugger (11612) - 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.
Ratman197 (11508) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear copper with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of coriander, orange peel, wheat and hints of grape and oak. Palaye was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coriander, orange peel, wheat, light grape and light oiak with a smooth lingering bitttersweet finish.
Lubiere (11373) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazed orange amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a complex mix of vinous malt, like a barley wine and fragrant spices, orange peels, herbal notes, quite nice. In mouth, a complex mix of candy sugar, coconut lotion, orange peels, coriander, vanilla and maple. Beautiful! Bottle shared with GRM and ProbstK. July 24 2011. Merci Sylvain!
jtclockwork (11245) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber. White head. Nose of grape, orange peel, malt and hops. Taste of orange rind, malt, grape and coriander spices. Medium body.
BeerandBlues2 (10908) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours deep amber with a small, fizzy, off-white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, bread), average hops (flowers), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of banana, cherry, wine, oak, and vanilla. Full bodied, alcoholic and sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness; spicy alcohol, red wine, plum, and oak flavors with a subtle hint of orange.
kp (10884) - 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
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My review from cvillebeerkgeek.blogspot.com...
Appearance: Absolutely beautiful. This beer definitely lives up to its name, sporting a garnet red body with suspended tiny white yeast particles, and a large, white head, that shows good retention and moderate lacing. Doesnít exactly look like a witbier, but thatís OK. 5.0/5.0
Aroma: Belgian yeast comes through strongly on the aroma, as well as the coriander and orange. The Pinot Noir makes a subtle contribution and there are caramel, bubblegum and banana notes as well. 4.0/5.0
Taste: The flavor breaks down into two distinct stages. First, there are the typical Belgian ale flavors... banana, yeast, caramel. That is followed by the Pinot Noir, which comes across assertively yet subtly, if thatís even possible. Coriander, citrus, berry and oak notes throughout, and a nice tannic sourness. 4.0/5.0
Mouthfeel: Very light, but not too light for a wit. Effervescence is a little too weak. The mouthfeel has a fairly strong chewiness to it, despite the light nature of the beer, probably as a result of the oak. Regardless, this could benefit from being a little bit more full-bodied. 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: This goes down easy, but with 10% alcohol by volume and a deep complexity, itís definitely a sipping beer. At 750mL per bottle, this is a big commitment, but definitely a pleasant one. 4.0/5.0
Overall: 4.15/5.00. Dogfish Head is known for its experimental brews, and while this one is highly experimental, it hits the mark. Definitely pick up a bottle if you can.
KimJohansen (10396) - 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.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brother Tuckers. Pours a cloudy orangish color with small whtie head. Aroma is very sweet with a lot of caramel, orange peel, and some yeast. Flavor has a strong alcohol component, but not in a bad way so much. I get caramel, fruit, syrup and some slight wine notes...but not a whole lot. Yeast and spices are present as well. good beer. but I couldnt drink a lot of this one.
hopscotch (10198) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Growler... Murky, yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fruity, woodsy nose with notes of citrus, bread and boiled grain. Tart íní tangy flavor. Good balance. The high ABV is very well hidden, but gently makes itself known on the palate (completely hiding 12% is about as possible as hiding an elephant behind a sumac tree). Full-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Tangy, dry finish. A shout goes out to kmweaver and Mike at DFH for sharing!