Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, from an IP trade, 28/06/14.
Hazed light golden orange with a good sized off white covering that dissipates to spotting in time.
Nose is bitter orange, spice, apricot, tangy citrics, caramel.
Taste comprises orange pith, apricot, candyfloss, light herbals, yeast esters, pinch of spice, green berry fruit notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Refreshing drop - decent for style.
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Manny G’s - thanks to Colin. Pours hazy yellow-gold with a creamy white head. Quite a bit of lemon on the nose, faint ginger. Medium sweet flavor, ripe lemon, sugary pale bread. Medium bodied with fine tk average carbonation. Sweet finish, some doughy wheat bread, lemon meringue, general ripe fruits, white grapes. Tasty enough.
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours hazy golden with a small, fizzy white head. The nose is toasty, grainy, light alcohol, sake and a touch of cream cheese. The taste is crisp, spicy, light alcohol, citrus peel, kumquat and earth with a dry, lightly spiced finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Interesting and fairly decent all round.
djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is sesame, rice, and oak sap. Medium mouthfeel with light spice and sake flavor with light citrus. Decent.
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange/golden with a large fizzy head that settles after a minute or so. Aroma is a bit subdued but includes notes of spice, oak, and sour funk. Flavor is bolder than the aroma with notes of tropical fruits and tartness.
Beergeek23322 (2262) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/11/2011. 750 ml. bottle. Pours cloudy light amber with a white head. Malty aromas with various spices. Citrus flavors with caramel and spice. Starts out a little sweet, but turns bitter towards the end.
merc7186 (2090) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Hazy Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
S: Corriander, White Pepper, Peaches
T: Oranges, Corriander, White Pepper
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Spicy, Mildly Drying
Overall, an okay collaberation beer...I guess I would have expected more from two great brewers. I see a lot of DFh in this beer and not enough Bruery.
weark (302) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - hazy orange color, small white head, foam disappear really fast - aroma is citrusy, orange, mandarine, ginger, spices, hints of malt - taste is citrusy, malty and spicy - medium body, medium carbonation, sweet leading to a dry finish - complex and refreshing ale, really good attempt
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle
Digging this out of the cellar I discovered a beer that was respectable. Even so I wish I had learned my lesson and passed. Neither the Bruery or Dogfish Head are high on my purchase list. Somehow though this found its way into my shopping basket. Hopefully it is the last I find.
Aroma / Appearance - A golden rosy base sparkles with carbonation over a bright white head. Spices and oranges blend with pepers, lemons, and cheap reisling. It does not feel as big or bold as expected.
Flavor / Palate - Spiced rum, apple sauce, and sweet oranges tickle the palate. There does not seem to be as much depth as anticipated. It is easy to drink but that just makes the bottle go away faster. Overall I would recommend opening any bottles you have then being glad to have the free space in your cellar.
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a two finger, frothy white head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Spicy aroma that’s slightly earthy with lots of estery fruit and sweet citrus notes. Flavor begins with a real zesty, citrusy buzz. Mildly and flavorfully bitter through the middle. Finishes quite dry with a little bit of an alcohol kick. The finish is subtly like a sake. Medium-light body with medium-high, lively carbonation.