ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Another weird beer from DFH. Hazy gold pour with fluffy off white head. Tea on the nose. Complex and unique flavor. Cardamon, coriander, lemongrass, and tea. Tmoney99 (14860) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Bottle from Dilly Deli.
Poured a clear golden color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Good aroma of dough, juniper and banana. Medium to full body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy complex bittersweet finish of medium to long duration.
Interesting complex brew. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle purchased from Rozi’s in Lakewood. Holy Christmas smell batman! This smells spicy just like so many wintery beer, yet this has an odd twist to it. It doesn’t come off cheaply spiced, this comes off much like a mulled wine, which I guess isn’t too far from what it is. The flavor really gets me. It has this amazingly buttery flavor, as well as being sweet and spicy, like clove, ginger, coriander, nutmeg... All of those favourite winter flavors coming up in summer. How wonderful. Also, I love this because it is pretty flat, letting the flavor do the walking and making it super smoooooth. BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2009
First off, I wanna say congrats again to my best beer buddiy, MereLikesBeer for choosing this wonderful brew as her 100th beer rating!! YAY!! And as for this, as different as it is, it truly is an epic brew. It smells exactly like starbucks chai tea, cinnamon, and cardamom, which, while reading I wasn’t so sure about, but now after sipping for a while, hss really grown on me. It’s spicy, and herbal, yet malty and has a slight hop profile. Quite honestly, it’s liquid gold. Cheers! MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2009
So, I’ve finally gotten to my 100th beer! I decided to go with something a little special, something a little out of the ordinary, so I went with this tasty beverage. I am sharing a bottle of this with BeerBaron617, my bestest drinking buddy, and let’s just say we aren’t disappointed! It poured a really pretty light amber color with virtually no head, but the ring of bubbles around the top of the liquid is definitely white. Aroma, well, the brewer suggests that the spice is quite subtle and it’s quite the opposite - very spicy, especially cardamom. It reminds me a little of some cookies my mom makes a Christmas time (spicy cardamom triangles). It also has quite a refreshing quality to the aroma. Taste, is also quite spicy, especially as the beer warms. It’s malty, but not overly so...has a bit of a hop background, but really the tea and spice characteristics of this beer are overwhelmingly prominent. Cheers to Dogfish Head for brewing yet another wonderful beverage. They really know what they’re doing over there :)
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Tap a ways back. Really nice aroma with all sorts of spices that I can never identify, but still loved in this one. Flavor has a tea element, but a particularly spicy tea element such that I wouldn’t necessarily have thought, "oh, tea." There is a good dose of the sweet malt, but with all the spice notes, including probably from the rye, it remained quite balanced and drinkable for me throughout. Also felt nothing like 9%. Quite enjoyed it. radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2009
On tap at Falls Church Dogfish Alehouse. Very interesting brew. Very cloudy light orange color, small head. Aroma is spice (ginger came to mind), tea, juniper, yeast. Flavor is spicy, tea, sweet. Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2009
750 mL bottle shared by Allstar and Immy’s Backyard Throwdown. Thanks! Pours a light hazy orange color with a small head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, tea, juniper. Taste is bread, cinnamon, tea, caramel and other spice notes. Medium-full bodied. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2009
bottle poured a caramel color with a white foamy head. aroma has sweet spices, yeast, lemongrass, and rye. light mouth feel with flavors of yeasts, wheat, honey sweetness, ginger, white sage, and bitter dark tea. interesting how the tea and rye come together with the sweetness. this one has some unique flavors but is not there best. Allstar (33) - , Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Aroma is exactly like a chai tea or pumpkin roll. Taste is also comparable to both, with a slight bitter taste in the middle. It isn’t to overwhelming. I enjoy it and would have it again.