elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served in Dogfish Head signature glass. Pours a beautiful, deep gold with a pillowy white head that dissipates quickly. Moderate amount of lacing remains. Aroma of white grapes predominates, accompanied by some apple but not much else. Flavor profiles are quite subtle, delicate even. Chamomile (tea) is the leading flavor, followed by lemongrass and biscuit. There is a faint taste of white pepper in the background, with causes a slight numbing sensation on the tongue. Mouthfeel is watery, even a bit thin, but with lively carbonation. In sum, this is a worthy addition to Dogfish Headís series of "archaeological" beers. In fact, I canít help but wonder if this one might be the most authentic of the lot, on several grounds: 1) the alcohol level in this beer is low, practically nil, which would have been in line with many ancient beers, and 2) there is a particular breadiness to the beer, rather than maltiness. Despite the rather mixed reviews that Iíve seen on both BA and RB, I do think this beer is worthy of respect considering what was attempted here.
wildbeercat (265) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cool.
Aroma: Thereís an odd, almost coffee aroma up front. Itís either coffee or well-toasted bread.
Appearance: Bright gold/copper body. Quickly dissipating head.
Taste: Pretty malty at first. But there is a splendid herbal flavor that is reminiscent of oregano and balsamic vinaigrette. Pretty tasty!!
Palate: Medium body; with a moderate-long herbal finish.
Overall: Excellent stuff! I just canít get enough of that herbal taste. I will definitely be having this pleanty more times in the future. Outstanding!
dfearnley (562) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint glass
Aroma of wheat, toast, lemon, flowers, and sweat. Translucent amber with loads of dark sediment and a somewhat creamy and bubbly white head with a dark brown patch. The taste is a touch sour with grain and cereal and nutmeg and horse blanket. I would have preferred more body as this is quite thin and light.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine warehouse for $12.99 - pours straw, with some nice bubbles. Bready with a nice light fruity taste. Nice!
merc7186 (1472) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Lightly Hazy Golden Straw, Mild White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Wheat, Bready, Light Citrus, Floral
T: Wheat, Corn, Bread
M: Well Carbonated, Light Bodied, Dry, Clean
Overall, an interesting Wheat Pale Ale that was very drinkable but a little pricey for 14.99.
musinj6 (358) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden color with one finger head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, yeast, pepper, spice, chamomile. Hint of herbal hop with moderate carbonation, medium to full body. Not sweet, mildly bitter, a mildly sour perhaps a little salty. Medium finish. This is enjoyable and drinkable.
firstsip (171) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tastes a bit like a craft store smells. Prominent pepper nose and frontal taste. Tastes of spices (again... craft store). A slight corn undertone. Decent head on pour, a dark yellow color.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with av an off white head . Aroma of spices, yeast, cinnamon, some malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet add and spiced with soon be cinnamon , apple, some floral notes and fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 75cl. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a white head. Spiced aroma with some cellar notes and dried fruits. Berry hints, Medium to full body, very soft on the palate. Some tea hints. The flavor has pale malt notes, dried fruits and tea. Herbs. Well, itís interesting, thatís for sure, but itís definitely not my kind of beer, sort of blending good and bad beer. 130804
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, tea, chamomile, cinnamon, floral and spices. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a floral and spicey tea finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
nealblind (374) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark clear orange pour some head. Aroma of dough, sesame, grapes, date sugar. Tastes very wheaty, cinnamon raisin bread. Bold flavors that Iíd usually expect to find in a dubbel or quad are present, but lightly applied in this very refined brew. Palate is full and smooth and quickly recedes like oatmeal, but the effervescence and regular abv make it quite refreshing. Aftertaste of honey, date sugar, and savory spice. Underrated.