pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aromatic spices in this beer are likely at first to remind you of "feet." Then, bread and middle eastern cuisine. If you read the reviews no one really knew what this was supposed to taste like so I recommend trying it anyway. Pours a golden straw color and a nice thick head that doesn’t last very long. Mouthfeel is "syrupy." The more you drink the more you will notice the spices in the beer. No real hops taste in this and it has has low carbonation as well which makes it sweet in a weird way. The fruit ( whatever kind of fruit that was) is noticeable because the flavor of it seems to go very well with those spices. It’s the strangest beer I have had but I’m not sorry I bought it. The bottle is freaky cool.
bennetporter (313) - 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 (416) - 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 (22) - 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 (231) - - 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 (1175) - 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 (6920) - 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 (1963) - 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 (3810) - 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 (460) - 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.
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review from 6-28-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a straw-yellow color with a billowy white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The smell was heaviest of wheat with a mix of mainly light fruit aromas (peach, apple but maybe even a little bit of plum as well). With this smell was some spice and a light sugary sweetness.
Taste – The taste begins of a bready taste with nice hints of some sweeter cane sugar and a wheaty flavor. As the taste advances some spicy flavors of cinnamon and other spice come to the tongue. These flavors meld well with the more malty flavors and take the flavor to the end where a nice crisp taste is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a medium level of carbonation. The crisp taste is complemented well by the lower body thickness and makes this one very easy to drink brew.
Overall – This beer is crisp, easy drinking and has some wonderful flavors. It is a very good brew, although I am not sure it is quite worth the price you will pay for it.