GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL thanks to Travlr. Pours tepid light orange to gold with a weaker, white head. Nose is very weird: odd honey, lemon detergent, lime, old grape jelly. Headache inducing. Big sugar. Taste is super weird. Oatmeal with butter and pumpkin pie. Big pumpkin pie really. Weaker palate considering the dessert flavor profile. In a way, I would not be surprised if someone told me this was a pumpkin beer. Probably the doum fruit used is quite squashy and the zaatar spice medley coupled with that produces a pumpkin pie profile. Mild huskiness and diacetyl create a heavier dessert profile. Palate is a bit too suddy and weak to be taken seriously as a dessert beer. Not that bad.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma- vegetable soup, fresh bread, hay
Appearance- straw yellow, big carbonation, minimal head
Taste- vegetables, wheat, strawberries, cereal
Palate- crisp but thin, mostly watery
Overall- Not understanding the recent path that DFH is taking with this and Faithfull. This is a macro lager with some interesting qualities that has been stamped with the craft beer logo. Hope they break out of this funk soon.
deyholla (9835) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has lots of earthy grains with some toast and a good amount cereal. Flavor is full of nuttiness with a bit of cereal and earthy grains.
Travlr (20350) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Bright yellow, small white head. Aroma of weeds and farts. Taste is seaweed soup, salt, sugar. Very strange.
MrChopin (4303) - 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 (1539) - 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 (1985) - 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 (11861) - Escondido, California, 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 (4358) - 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.