MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
tepid tan, transparent. Odd spice: wood, stale, grassy. Flavor is flat, spice and sugar, bit of wood. Thin, oppressive body.
lamas (1392) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. A clear amber pour with a smallish beige head. A fresh & crisp aroma of peaches, wheat, light cream, caramel, and lemons. Goes down thin and crisp. Sweet and fruity upfront taste-wise with some peaches and apricots. A little crackery and lightly bready in the middle. A yeasty tanginess at the end with some lemon. Herbal tea qualities here and there. A unique wheaty/graininess throughout. Light, crisp, and refreshing.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of bread, chamomile, and slight yeast. Pours pilsner blonde with a sizable head. Taste is sweet and herbal. Nice yeasty notes in there. Drinkable but weird.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Honey and apple spice nose. Taste is moderately sweet with no noticeable bitterness, lots of honey and golden fruit.
BeerandBlues2 (10243) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Aroma is biscuit malt with heavy spice notes and fruity esters. Flavor is malt, spices, hops and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
unclemattie (4283) - Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1st Batch, Vintage 2011. 750mL capped bottle. Clear, pour, bright orange color, thin white head. Aroma of a can of tuna (in spring water, of course). Some scent of herbal tea (chamomile), and an off-wheat grainy smell. Tastes of stale chamomile flowers, some of the odd-wheat grain that is in the nose. Then it all finishes up with a odd spiciness on the palate. Overly sessionable body, very light, low ABV; makes this welcoming. Love the herbal tea character with the stale bread notes. Love it. Some of the other ratings I’ve read on this beer have been against the beer. Overall, this is one of the best "unique" off-center ingredient beers from DFH that I’ve truly enjoyed.
This beer was my way of celebrating Epiphany Day.
pineypower (2587) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Porch Key West into a snifter. Pours a moderate golden color with a well carbonated body and a small white head. Aroma is of some odd meaty notes, spice coriander, light citrus, bread and odd herbal notes. Taste is clean, wheat malts, coriander, light lemon peel, odd spicy notes, some herbs and an underlying earthy taste. Definitely an interesting beer.
vandemonian (32) - USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange colour and crappy head. Roasty smell.
Grainy and slightly sour with some earthy muddy flavours in the finish. Foamy.
davey101 (707) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2011 vintage. 750ml into an over sized wine glass.
A - Dark amber hue. Small bit of lacing and edging. Very clear with tons of bubbling.
S - Pizza flavored goldfish. That is all I can think of. Bread and spices. Very peculiar and not very inviting. I don’t want to smell this anymore.
T - More of those weird spices. They seem almost synthetic. This is followed by some sweetness and herbs. Bready and grainy. Light mouthfeel with decent carbomation.
O - Did not enjoy this. I’m usually a big fan of these crazy dogfish head beers including the ancient ales. This was pretty terrible though. I respect the history and work that went into it, but its just awful. Waste of money...
TheBeerGod (5366) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Amber pour with a short foamy white head. Aroma is very grainy with strong, dusty yeast. Faint fruits notes in the background as well. Taste is different. The grains have an odd flavor not unlike a multigrain bread. The yeast if upfront here as well with subtle fruit notes and soft herbal notes. Body is light-medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more bread and grains with strong yeast notes, light fruit and mild herbs. Unique but still tasty. It will grow on you.