mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good stuff, but you canít call it "subtle and balanced." Turns out, I like not subtle and unbalanced. You get a big dose of spiced tea, then hints of lemon, spicy rye, and finally banana esters. Very unbeerlike. The alcohol content, 9%, is definitely subtle. Happy I canít taste the ramps.
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent golden, frothy appearance with good carbonation and full body. Tastes much like hoegaarden but more refined with subtle notes of chai spices and a little acidic/tinny lemon sting at the end. Overall, a great beer with a lot of character, but much closer to a traditional beer than I expected. As with most DFH beers, the high abv is well concealed.
Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great brew. Pours a dark burnt umber with a thin whitish head. Earthy, spicy and berries in the nose. The mouth is also a bity spicy balanced againt some fresh citrus and a bit of juniper. Decetn brew.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely can taste cinnamon and chai tea flavors. Taste almost like some winter warmers. One is enough for me though. Itís a unique and interesting brew, but too much spice to enjoy a lot of.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at DFHB. Poured a cloudy golden orange color with small head. Aroma was honey, orange, lemon, and citrus. Taste is similar with a nice smooth finish. Another good brew by Dogfish
grimreaperguru (258) - santee, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy light orange with a big but short lived white head.The aroma is of sweet tea with notes of fruit.The taste was of tea, fruit, with a tinge of alcohol and spices.The body was full with slight sweet aftertaste.Overall a complex and tasty brew.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was really tasty with the chia tea. Light and very balanced. Good beer.
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hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. pours a nice hazy golden color with a little red. aroma is citrus and sweet notes of sweet tea, spices. taste: taste the tea right off the bat, then some spice and sweetness making taste like an apple cider, great carbonation, and then a nice dry finish. cool beer.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When I was tasting this beer, several people at the table were drawn in by the aroma. All of them sampled it with me and enjoyed it - which was shocking because I was drinking it at around 60F and every one of these people have said time and time again that they will only drink Michelob Ultra or Corona Light and similar beers and have turned down other beers that I have offered - especially if the beer is above 35F or so. Theyíre not looking for character or flavor, just something cold and refreshing. And they loved this beer. The consensus was that it was flavorful and different and reminded them of something familiar (chai and pumpkin pie). I intend to get a few more bottles and test it on other friends and family who are generally not interested in experimenting with craft beers.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma- cinnamon, chai tea, spices
Appearance- flat hazy yellow, no real head
Taste- unlike anything that Iíve ever had, spiciness, many herbs, berries, citrus, tea
Palate- medium-bodied, crisp and clean
Overall- I loved it the first time I had it a few years ago. Nowadays, while itís still pretty good, it doesnít blow me away. Very unique and always welcomed, but not incredible.