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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (490) - - AUG 14, 2013
At brewery tasting. Light orange color. Some burnt sugar and yeast on the nose. Taste of brown sugar and honey, very syrupy. Couldn't imagine drinking a whole bottle, but enjoyable in this small quantity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
chinchill (4941) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2017
750 ml bottle. Pours with a hazy light copper body. Fine textured white head with good retention and excellent lacing. A lot of effort and trouble went into making this beer which I was eager to try out of curiosity. To my surprise, it’s a pleasant beer in every respect, with a particularly good mouthfeel. Lively, medium-high but soft carbonation. Refreshing, lightly spicy and fruity. .

3.4
PhillyCraft (7117) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
vtg blackberry log, Bottle with Annie baby in 2010, Pours orange with small to medium top. Aroma of banana bread, sugar, apples, dark grape and toasty hops. Body is medium to fuller. Pretty warming in the stomach/chest. Alright for what it is but they need to make sessionable hoppy beers instead of dumb, weird shit all the time.

3.6
TEJA (3027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2016
Short white head. Clear golden color. Initial fruity aroma from hawthorn and grapes. A bit honey and wiener malt taste. Warming alcohol.

3
tfontana (955) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Cigarette City. Appearance is cloudy orange with huge amounts of sediment in suspension; 1/2 finger-width white fizzy head with poor retention, decent sparkle, minimal lacing. Aroma is sort of like a wine cooler--a cross between champagne and grape juice. Taste is similar to aroma--not as sweet as a full on Welch’s grape juice but strong grape--some light spiciness, yeast, late grains. Palate is medium bodied with foamy texture, soft carbonation and dry grape finish. Overall, I always give kudos to Dogfish Head for pushing boundaries and I’m sure I would have reached for this in a second 9,000 years ago, but today I have other options I’d prefer.

3.9
AwaKe (296) - Laval, CANADA - JUL 3, 2016
En bouteille. Belle blonde virant sur le ambrée avec très légère mousse blanche. Un nez dominé par le miel et les raisins, un peu de fruits rouges en finale. Au goût encore une fois beaucoup de miel et un petit goût qui s’apparente à un vin frouge ruité et rond, très doux en bouche. Belle chaleur d’alcool qui enrombe bien le palais. Malgré la présence de riz le corps est assez rond. La finale n’est pas amère, plutôt maltée, caramel. Overall c’est délicieux... À la fois gouteux, complexe et rafraichissant.

3.6
alobar (3759) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2016
Pours a pale yellow color with a white frothy head. Aroma of white grape, honey, and grain. White grape with honey flavor with some grain. Alcohol is well hidden. Very nice.

4.4
tsd08460 (1139) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2016
Aroma: honey, grape, and something I take to be hawthorn, hay Appearance: clear golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.6
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pours a medium orangish amber color. Aromas of fruit, honey like qualities, citrus, and a hint of alcohol. Flavors of sweet fruit, honey, and some malt. Dry grape like finish.

3.6
Brentv (672) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2016
On the Brick Store Pub cellared sampler. Interesting combination of grape and honey. Sweet. Medium full body. Not sure I want it again, but fun to sample.

3.2
BeerdedDave (1685) - Beckley, USA - MAR 31, 2016
golden to light amber color; fruity aroma; fruity, spicy flavor; spicy up front with a grape aftertaste; a bit like a saison with grape notes; I might prefer it a bit less fruity


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