TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 7, 2015 DrnkMcDermott (3104) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from cask and sent from DFH, 12/03 Maybe I should have tried this sooner; let’s see: Pours with a very thin head, and there seems to be a very small bit yeast dregs left in the bottle. Nice color, of a bright copper penny, a little hazy. Smell is rather subdued, a bit like a port wine. Taste is a pleasant blend of caramel malts and raisiny sweetness. And I’d be remiss in not mentioning a nice alcohol buzz. Hop bitterness really only appears as an aftertaste. A pretty good American stab at a Belgian.
The brewpub brought this one out of retirement in Feb 2015. This time around the beer is 6.5% and brewed with two Belgian yeast strains. Pours a cloudy amber orange with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of spicy and fruity belgian yeast, sugary notes and some dark fruits. Flavor of spicy/fruity belgian yeast character, citrus, dark fruits and light toasted malt. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Growler courtesy of mday. Served in a tulip.
Pours a moderate brownish color with a white head that sticks around for a bit with a decent amount of retention. The nose brings forward a moderate amount of sweetness and yeasty esters as well as a light spiciness throughout. The flavor is moderately sweet without too much going on. There’s a bit of yeast and fruit, but nothing standing out too much on its own. The mouthfeel is decent enough with moderate carbonation and a good body. Drinkability is pretty decent but there’s nothing really pulling me back for more.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 01-20-2011 ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 12 oz draft at dogfish head served in a snifter; retention is not great on this one, but it leaves an attractive show of lacing. Pour is murky gold with two fingers of thick White head. Nose is cantaloupe, pears, Belgian yeast, and various spices. Taste is on par, but the fruit is actually a dominant factor. This is a much appreciated turn, especially outside of the world of lambics. Although not my style of choice, this is one tasty brew! dfox670 (75) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
On tap at the dogfish head new years eve event served in snifter pour was cloudy orange with one finger of off whit head.nose was light fruits and belgian yeast. Taste was Yeast,spices and nice fruity Finnish.
Tejas (1006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Don’t know how else to describe this one except to say "weird and weak". I wasn’t impressed. Might try it again but I doubt it.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
On tap at the Gaithersburg location on 1/19/07: Pours a transparent copper orange with a wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet crystal malt along with a hint of piny hops. Body starts fairly full and malty with a good flavor hop balance and earthy caramel notes. A good brew, but I didn’t get much Belgian ale character out of it. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2007
Wow. What a huge dissapointment. I expect so much more from DFH and this was just so pedestrian, that it was embarassing, No identifying characterstics what so ever from this one. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2007
Pours orange fading to tan with a decent sized head of fairly large bubbles. Very mellow aroma, but interesting cheese notes, some grass, and dark fruits. Taste of light O-fest style malts, white grapes and a light sugar sweetness. Mellow flavor. There’s a light spicy finish where the yeast makes itself known (without overdoing it), and a surprising earthy hop bitterness. Fairly light body and a medium to high carbonation. This is a pretty mellow beer, but it certainly doesn’t offend and it’s probably intended to be drank fast and in large quantities. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2007
DFH tasting in Houston at Flying Saucer with KAggie97. Looks more like a filter Belgian Ale. Light cherry nose. Taste is sweetness that reminds me of Muscat Canelli , but not that viscous. Honey notes as well. Not sure what this beer is, but it’s not a Belgian. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2007
Dogfish Head tasting, Flying Saucer, Houston. Pours thin for a Belgian, with an aroma of sweet berry and muscat wine. Dull grapefruit and orange flavors. I’m having trouble identifying this beer as a "Belgian;" it seems to have more in common with an IPA. Average mouthfeel. This is about as Belgian as a Guinness.