corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a two finger frothy, pillowy white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy, musty aroma with a strong floral presence. Some grassy, barnyard funk with straw and hay along with flower petal, caraway seed and sweet caramel malt. I’m not familiar with most of the ingredients but the wild yeast and floral chamomile and farro notes stand out. Not much of a hop presence but there’s some faint light fruit. Sweet pale malts underneath as well with some caramel, biscuit and apricot.
On the lighter end of medium body with a slightly tart,funky yeast presence that dominates the flavor. This was really strong in the nose and stands out here as well. Grassy and herbal with resinous hops, straw, damp hay and wild bugs followed by floral rose water, sweet malts, light fruit and booze. Somewhat dry, chalky and earthy with sunflower seed oil, caramel malt, toffee and biscuit toward the end of the palate. Some dark and light fruit esters and boozy sweetness as well but there’s not much heat. I would have guessed higher than 4.5% but it’s still pretty easy to drink. Decent complexity but some of the flavors clash with each other. Not the most flavorful beer but its an interesting experiment and they successfully captured the wild Egyptian yeast. I don’t think that I would buy this beer again but I enjoyed drinking it.
Quick3Beers (624) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber from a bottle. Aroma is a floral sweetness, and a sort of musky spiciness. Flavor is sweet like honey with some bitter almond. Good beer.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dogfish head rocks another one. Taking the brewing style back to the ancients for another interesting take on a brewing style. Love it.
perpetuitas (29) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Score another one for Dogfish Head! A 2011 bottling I decided to crack open. Drinking at about 49 degrees.
Super lively upon opening with a near foam over. Pours a dehydrated piss dark yellow/gold with a light head that lasts for a few minutes before retreating with heavy lacing. It’s the hardest beer I’ve ever had to pour -- as slow as possible to avoid a 6 inch head.
The nose stung once like a spice but mellowed into a malty, bready, herbal with a slight fruit element treat. The zatar really comes through. The chamomile is clearly a factory and maybe that is why the finish and palate is a tiny bit cloying for me at first (I don’t enjoy chamomile).
As it is opening up I really love this brew, the palm fruit is apparent and it’s completely refreshing.
I suspect some of the ratings are due to drinking this way too early, let is sit a few years!
grass, hay, bread, citrus, herbs, herbs, herbs, leaves,
Eberndt (235) - - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden-yellow with some sediment and a head that disappears very quickly. Coulf have been a little more carbonated but an interesting beer. Tasted very bready and spicey, didn’t taste much fruit or camomile though. Glad I tried it but probably won’t drink again.
closey22 (1379) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold with thin rimming white head; slight malt earthy aroma; Flava is of herbs/flowers lavender or chamomile and a slight tartness ; feels light semi flat; finishes dry tangy with a tart twinge
slowrunner77 (8345) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"the base of this beer seems to share some similarities to another DFH 25 ouncer, Pangea...light yellow, fizzy, spiced. I was drawn to this because I like chamomile in beer and while it was present here, it was overshadowed by the fruit. A refreshing, interesting beer, but it was fairly simple, and had the flaw of being too prickly in the mouthfeel for my taste. For far less, DFH has better beers."
NikkTwist (2235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks Cafe. Hazy amber pour with a large white head. Some wet lace. Very unusual taste. First impression was it tastes strongly of garlic shoots and spring onions. Chamomile. Nutmeg. Cardamom. Golden raisins. Tea leaves. Heart of palm. Oregano. Chanterelles. Coriander. Honeycomb. Tastes like an Egyptian Bizarre.
zach8270 (4000) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle - 750 ml - 2011 vintage) Copper pour with an over abundance of foam. Odd dusty and slightly fruity aroma. Flavor is earthy and lightly fruity and bitter. Not unpleasant but not good either. So many flavors that I couldn’t identify. Too carbonated.
N3lson1 (701) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from a pint glass from a large bottle. I can smell the herbs and spices, very nice mellow notes. Pours a yellowish gold, with good carbonation and white head. The beer is delicious, great complexity, well,balanced, tastes of peppercorns, herbs, and chamomile.