RATINGS: 762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Similar to a beer brewed in China some 9,000 years ago, Chateau Jiahu used a recipe that included rice, honey, and grape and hawthorn fruits. The formula was obtained from archaeologists who derived it from the residues of pottery jars found in the late Stone Age village of Jiahu in northern China. The residues are the earliest direct evidence of brewed beverages in ancient China.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11761) - Sborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
Bottled. Golden coloured. Very unclear. Off white dense small head. Spiced and sweet bubblegummish aroma. Flavour is quite artificial and stearinlike. Earthnotes. Lime and fruitish. Is like drinking sodapop. Light bodied. Dry mouthfeel. Is light sour in the end. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Smells fruity and faintly similiar to the raison detre. Pours a cloudy gold. To me this be was a big let down considering the brewery and the cool lable art. It reminded me of Hitachino nest wheat ale, except it was fruittier. I dont know what it is, but both beers constricted my throat in a wierd way. This is a sticky beer, and man! what a buzzz. Excuse me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2006
750 ml bottle. Thanks Trooper 11. Hazy golden color small white head. Aroma and taste of wheat and fruit. Not my cup of tea

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 2, 2006
750 at Kyles "This Is Not A Beer Tasting" beer tasting. Murky dirty gold with a ring of white for a head. Nose is grape, ginger, cinnamon and a bit dusty. Somewhat sweet, grape, pear, more ginger and rice. DFH always seems to leave me scratching my head, and making comments like "its good, I think..."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hildigltur (5105) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2006
Bottled. Cloudy very pale coloured. Almost rotten fruits in the aroma. Strange and unpleasant sweet flavour of foie gras. Light bodied. Bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle - very sweet aroma. Definitely that of honey and grape. Cloudy gold with a hint of orange. Very grapey flavor and highly sweet. In the words of my friend Roger (potable) ... "a chick beer".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy, very pale yellow with a small whitish head. Not an appetizing looking beer. Aroma is mild, with honey and vanilla. Flavor is rather nice, though mild. I tasted honey primarily with some vanilla and citrus fruit. A decent beer, but not worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Tasted at DFH/Avery dinner. Cloudy golden with big head. Smells like a chardonay. Tastes like sweet wine with a really wheaty finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nijuro (63) - USA - NOV 24, 2006
sweet, without being cloying. clover honey, tropical fruits and spice. sticky mouthfeel. yeasty-dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Pours a hazy pumpkin colored body and a small white burble of head. There are some odd foreign objects hovering around in the glass; they kind of look like small grains of rice. The aroma is wonderful! Apricots, honey, papaya, plums, peach, juicy red applesThe flavor presents all the above mentionables but with a very different yeast profile than I am use to from DFH. Maybe it is the dynamic of the beer itself that is throwing me off Nevertheless, I am finding Chateau a much needed surprise from one of Americas most adventurous breweries!

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