RATINGS: 750   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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fonefan (53060) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ chriso [ oh6gdx birthday bash tasting ].

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, riped fruit, mint, grapes - wine, bubble gum, wood, light caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, mint, riped fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111203]

Ungstrup (39109) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
An unclear orange beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of spices - corinander being the strongest. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of spices - I pick up coriander. I find it lacking a bit of character - but 9000 years ago I probably would have loved it.

joergen (29804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle. Hazy golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, fruits and caramel with notes of spices. Flavour of fruits, caramel and spices.

anders37 (27907) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish spicy aroma. Sweetish fruity malty spicy flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy finish with weak hints of honey.

Travlr (26948) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Draft. Cloudy pale yellow orange color, small white head. Aroma of lemon peel, orange peel, light spice. Taste is very bready with moderate citrus and a touch of spice. Decent stuff.

cgarvieuk (26621) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2009 Bottle at home with Tom ... Bit thanks to RIS101 for this... Very hazy yellow ... light malt nose ... Sweet fruity little tartness ... some lemon tones juicy and complex ... some sweet fruit tones in end ... little honeyish ... definitly some raisins ... alcohol dont show ...This is superb...

Tk2 at home ... thanks to Ken for this one...almost day glow orange ... sweet tart orange and brandy ... sweet fruityness ... lots of orange ... again a little brandy spirit... some honey ... juicy ... some grape ... this works so much better for me than the Golden Elixir... big honey as this breathes ... maybe not the 4.3 or the original rating buy a solid 4 at least.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
[email protected] [email protected] Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, mild maize and ricelike sweetness, some yeast as well as quite herbal notes. Flavour is rather similar ending in a rather fruity and honeylike sweetness. Not overly sweet though. Interesting and pleasant.

omhper (26061) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
Bottled at oh6gdx’s birthday bash at chriso’s. Clear golden, small head. Fruity glue aroma. Super sweet with loads of sugar and not all that much else, perhaps some honey and artificial sweetener. I am glad to report that brewing has progressed since the stone age...

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a very unclear golden with a small, off-white head. Spicy, pop-like aroma. Medium body with sweetish, fruity, lightly floral accents - reminds me of some fancy designer pop. Very subdued bitterness. Well.... 011206

Leighton (23125) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2010
2006 bottle, drank in June 2010. Pours hazy amber with a moderate, white head. Sweet, malty aroma with notes of spices. More sweetness in the flavor, with honey, grapes and melon. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a light tartness. Finishes sweet with only the faintest hints of bitterness. Not bad.

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