iworkatinitech (17) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really surprised how much I liked this! The aroma is very yeasty/breast with lots of clove but the lack of sweetness helps this quite a bit. Highly drinkable and delicious!
Naka (684) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oops. This has been in my basement a long time. The first pour was mostly head. Aroma is sweet alcohol and grassy spice. Don’t really get the juniper berry. Flavor is smooth with vanilla. A little too sweet. I think most of the carbonation disappeared when I poured it. It was probably decent when it was newer.
ttoadee (357) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow, creamy head. Nose is honey & juniper. Sweet. Middleis creamy citrus, juniper, and spice. The tea comes present in the finish as a mellowing agent. Try this one.
RogertheKid (56) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great beer from DFH... Berries, spices, dough and tea cover very well the alcohol content. A very interesting beer that one must enjoy once.
Fritz123 (235) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft in a snifter at Sybarite Pig. Pour us hazy orange with a thin off white head. The aroma is powerful with coriander, wild spices, alcohol, juniper berries, and breads. The taste really has the Chai tea flavor (without the cayenne pepper). Coriander, sweet bread, lemongrass, juniper, cinnamon are most dominant. Mouth is smooth. Aftertaste consists mostly of the spices. This beer is amazing. Pure and simply amazing.
DiarmaidBHK (2270) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Total Wine Sterling from 2011. Pours orange with a thin khaki head. Aroma is massive black tea and berry. Fantastic! Kind of light on the tongue. Hides it’s alcohol well. Lots of berry on the tongue. Finishes clean. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.
b3shine (2230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to snifter. Looks good; a semi-transparent orangish-brown with off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; black tea and juniper berries with notes of coriander and lemongrass. Tastes like it smells with some weizen yeast notes too. Good on the palate. An easy-drinking 9% beer!
Hopswagger (22) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
P: A vivacious apricot body housing a multitude of floaters. A nice off white bubbly thin head that has decent retention. Wet bubbly lacing that sloshes the sides but doesn’t stick.
S: Cinnamon, chai, vanilla, toasted rye bread, spicy booze and juniper berries. Aroma is a cross between pumpkin pie and a chai latte.
T/M: Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, juniper berries and rye bread create a cornucopia of lavish flavors. Toasted grains, chai, musty wood, dank yeast and boozy fruit follow. The aggressive effervesce leaves a tingly peppered palate. Saison like.
O: This reminds me of gulab jamun but with more natural earthy essence and a dialed down syrupy sweetness. Super complex brew that has layers upon layers building an ever evolving flavor profile.
RobertDale (1882) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours a golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, spice, and tea. Taste is lemon, tea, ginger, coriander, berries, and malt. Very interesting in a good way.
unclemattie (3705) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Bottled in 2009. Orange pour. Aroma of Christmas spices, nutmeg, clove, some cardimom, and juniper. Tastes of caramel malts, chai spice, and spruce tips. A bit of oxidation, but its an old bottle. Very fun indeed! (3678)
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. This is another wonder from DH. Really different - but not so far out you regret it.