Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Iron Monkey, Jersey City, NJ
Pours hazy orange with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, apricot and spices. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet malty, caramel, tea, and juniper aroma and taste with a strong chai tea finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 Bottle 750ml pours a golden body with an off white head. Sweet clove and tea with a spicy pepper body with more tea and lighter fruit character. Wow this got me bent and i loved every bit of it. Highly underrated.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@Julians, Providence, RI. Estery and spicey like a sahti should be, some banana, clove, with soft lemon and some subtle coriander notes. Sahti is not my favourite style, but they do a good job with this, pretty decent.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a thin head. Spicy aroma, with tea, anise, pumpkin spice, and some fruityness. The flavor has a honey sweet/fruity base, with a spice rack or two thrown in. A touch of anise, nutmeg, tea, and way more it seems. Quite pleasant and easy to drink.
TaktikMTL (5396) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Odeur de coriandre et de clou de Girofle avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est orangée avec une faible densité de bulle. Saveur: Goût de canelle, de coriandre avec une pointe de gingembre et d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de miel en arrière goût. (Rating #2577)
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a light orange-golden color with just a fizzle.
The aroma is wrought with a gaggle of spices -- coriander for sure, but also a hint of green leafiness. This drinks with a hint of gin, mingled with a definite kitchen-drawer-full of earthy spices. Different, for sure, but not my cup of tea (pun intended). (#3758, 11/29/2009)
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours cloudy yellow with some bubbles. Nose of corn, juniper, chai, anise, and allspice. Taste is honey, sweet, and spices.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Sam’s in Downers Grove, IL: This poured a hazy dark straw body with a small fizzy head that vanished almost instantly. The aroma was strong with juniper berries, ginger, and talcum powder. It was full bodied and highly carbonated - gassy. It had a honey malt sweetness with loads of the berries, ginger, clove, and a floral bitterness. Another drinkable DFH gimmick that I will probably only be having this one time.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 7/19/2010. This traditional ale pours a cloudy orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, spicy, ginger, tea, juniper berries and lemongrass. A medium to full bodied traditional ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, lots of tea. The hops are herbal and spicy. There is a lot of flavors going on here, tea, ginger, cardamom, coriander and juniper berries. A very different beer, even if it is not entirely like beer. Good carbonation. Another one of those strange, weird and totally different beers that Dogfish head seems to come up with on a regular basis. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet and spicy.