Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pink/orange cloudy effervescent. Yeasty and sweet aroma. Not so malty or overtly hoppy. You get the oak and a little coriander. The alcohol is not really detectable. Nice but I have nothing to compare it to.
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: pours a strawberry red ale with near excellent clarity. Transient head formation. Collar of white foam. Bo lacing.
S: not much going on. Some coriander sticks around. Mostly plasticized.
T: nicely subdued wit flavors and the Pinot nuances come thru well.
M: thin. Low carb.
O: tasty, not worth aging twice.
Serving type: bottle
koleminer20 (203) - 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 (1635) - 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 (953) - 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 (146) - 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