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Chateau Jiahu - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

1,170 Ratings
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Ratings: 1170
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%


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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Let's travel back in time again for another Dogfish Head Ancient Ale (Midas Touch was our first foray and Theobroma our most recent). Our destination is 9,000 years ago, in Northern China! Preserved pottery jars found in the Neolithic villiage of Jiahu, in Henan province, have revealed that a mixed fermented beverage of rice, honey and fruit was being produced that long ago, right around the same time that barley beer and grape wine were beginning to be made in the Middle East!

Fast forward to 2005. Molecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology calls on Dogfish Head to re-create another ancient beverage, and Chateau Jiahu is born.

In keeping with historic evidence, Dogfish brewers use brown rice syrup, orange blossom honey, muscat grape, barley malt and hawthorn berry. The wort is fermented for about a month with sake yeast until the beer is ready for packaging.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: marburg on 06-15-2005)
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DaveSchultz

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden yellow. A bit of lingering head.
S - Mmm... honey.
T - Mmm... honey. Some grape there too.
M - Syrupy... like... honey.
O - If you like honey, you will love this beer. I like honey and this is my favorite beer right now. Sweet, sweet God nectar. It's good to know that I could take the DeLorean back 9,000 years and still enjoy magnificent beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 03:58:40 | More by DaveSchultz
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BeerandWhiskeyHQ

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: beautiful clear, golden honey color, moderate head

S: I smell grapes, spices, light bready/malty scents, sweet and lightly floral

T: a strong initial sweetness, grapes and grain come through nicely, light and dances on the palate. Pears, grape and fruit are very prominent, slightly malty too which makes for a very nice overall blend and balance of flavors

O: I really like ALL of Dogfish’s ancient ale beers and this one is no different. It is properly balanced, has a muscular alcohol content that isn’t over aggressive, but rather blends in nice. That being said, I wont run out as fast as possible to go get more but I DO look forward to picking this up again. A wonderful beer that should at least be tried once.

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ


Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 18:19:58 | More by BeerandWhiskeyHQ
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shared this with BPK59, 2009 Vintage, reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a tulip a nice crystal clear honey hue with a thin white head that fades to leave a thin blanket.

S - Tons of sweet honey and malty sweetness. Really nice grapes as well. Pretty solid.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with tons of sticky sweet honey and malts. Lots of slightly musty grapes. Tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, though it works.

O - Overall, this was a tasty beer. Definitely aged well.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 19:58:58 | More by rudzud
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isunktheship

California

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - 4.50 Deep yellow almost orange, very low to no head
S - 4.50 Incredibly sweet, not sure what to pin it on, pineapple/apple/grape
T - 3.50 Taste is close to smell, no bitterness (IBU of 10). Thick and syrupy.
M - 4.25 Smooth, without much carbonation, fruity and sweet.
O - 3.75 Enjoyable, but due to the level of sugar I couldn't have more than a pint at a time.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 17:41:54 | More by isunktheship
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First, it must be noted that this bottle has been aged for nearly a year.

Pours a murky golden amber, with almost no carbonation or lace.

Aroma is strong on the fruit and sweet malts. So malty, in fact, it seems almost a barleywine.

Taste is definitely thick, with fruit and honey being key. There's a distinctly strong and heavy honey finish here -- more so than with any other beer I've had. The grapes are also notable in the tasting, as well as a sturdy alcohol presence.

Overall, a unique and tasty brew, but not one I'd return to. Would definitely be curious to try a fresh bottle, though.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 15:38:53 | More by secondtooth
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

The pour , a nice golden tan was perfect. Nice creamy frothy head, ahhh, the start of a super beginning.

Now, the bouquet., all right not the best, but it still held my nose somewhat captive.
The first taste.... Somewhat overwhelming, a big nose with so many different flavors. To me, the fruit was over the top in relationship to the body and maltiness of the brew.

I still tip my hat to DogFish Head brewmaster for coming up with so many different and interesting beers

10/20/13

I really enjoyed the sweetness in this beer combined with the relatively high alcohol and tartness

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 01:46:35 | More by rdilauro
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Dark yellow leaning almost towards light orange, a fizzy head more like a can of pop that disappears as soon as the pouring stops
S: I'm getting bits of everything mentioned on the label each balanced nicely on the nose. Not so much the malt/hop mix of most beers, but it's nice
T: Almost like a moscato wine initially in terms of a bit grape-like and a bit sweet, but with the added orange-blossom honey & what I can only assume is the hawthorn fruit though I've never had that on its own
M: Fairly viscous though from the sugar not the alcohol which is actually quite balanced, would be a touch thin if not for the sugar. Fair carbonation
O: Interesting & surprisingly good for a reproduction of an ancient fermented beverage though I would open another when I'm more in the mood for a desert wine than a beer

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 19:25:08 | More by ONUMello
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle into a tulip
no born on date

A: Pours a crystal clear honey color with 2 fingers width of light tan head. Head dissipates down fairly slowly and leaves a moderate amount of lacing.

S: Fruity, spicy, white grape, vinous, yeasty, raw honey. It has that unique yeast-like sake aroma. Its almost like a Tripel crossed with sake. Im very intrigued by this.

T: Very sweet, much sweeter than the nose implies. Fruity as well as sugary sweetness. There is also a significant spice component that balances out the sweetness nicely, but I cant really place what spice it is. Next I get hawthorn fruit...just kidding I have no idea what the fuck hawthorn fruit is. I do, however, get honey and a sweet, almost artificial grape flavor (somewhere between a muscat grape and grape laffy taffy). It has this huge sweetness, but its not at all cloying to me. Its strange, I hate sweet white wines, but I really enjoy "beers" like this, even though in many ways they are sweet white wine-ish. I think its the balancing spice component.

M/D: Full bodied, but still somewhat light if thats possible. Carbonation on the heavier side. ABV is completely masked. Drinkability is good.

O: Overall, I really dig this beer. Not sure its something Id made a habit of drinking, but Id definitely drink it again in the future if I were looking for a unique change of pace. I could see this being a love it or hate it sort of thing, but its certainly worth a try in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 00:51:19 | More by zac16125
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Auraan

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice clear amber orange with almost no head. It looks nice, but is also different, quite unique in character. Scents of sweet fruit, sweet sake and aromatic flowers. It's an almost perfume like nose. Extremely appealing, easily the finest part of the beer. Flavors were very sweet. Sweet fruit, sweet moscato wine, a hint of sweet sake and a slight hint of honey on the aftertaste. The beer is extremely sweet and reminded me quite a bit of a moscato sangria or something of that nature. At 10% ABV the alcohol was not noticeable at all. Not horrible, but I couldn't drink a lot of it. Mouthfeel was light bodied with low carbonation, hiding the alcohol quite well. It was very easy to drink because of this. Overall this is a very unique beer. It is quite sweet, and in many ways has more in common with a moscato wine than a beer in it's flavor profile. However it does have an appeal and I would drink it again if the opportunity presented itself.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2013 07:56:39 | More by Auraan
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured it from a 22 oz bottle, it has a light yellow color body with a fizzy white head that dissapers quickly. The aroma is sweet and grapey. The taste is sweet of honey, some grape flavor. The mouthfeel is smooth and very wine liked. Overall this is a good beer, i couldn't drink it everyday but once and a while would be good.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 02:08:58 | More by chefhatt
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transcribing my girlfriend's review.

Poured into DFH signature glass; thick fluffy white head that dissipates quickly, very fizzy, with a honey-amber color.
Smell is vinous, metallic, fermented sweetness.
Taste is very sweet, almost cloying, with a honey-sweet aftertaste. Grape/vinous, almost sugary it's so sweet. It still manages to keep the sweetness from being sticky though. Alcohol is only noticeable as a slight warmth. Some floral-seeming herbal notes. Seems more akin to mead or mulled wine than beer.
Mouthfeel is fizzy and medium-full.
Overall, it's a VERY sweet beer, and not for everyone, but if you like mead and history, this one is a good one to pick up. We had it a lot more fresh in a sample at the DFH brewery, and a glass at the brewpub; it's definitely a lot better fresh than in a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 22:45:39 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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gabedivision

New York

3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

from the bottle to a snifter glass

A- pours a clear light golden, tons of visible carbonation a 1 finger head that thins to a lace

S- grain up front, touches of sweet malt, smells very macro-lagery

T- honey fills the tongue, lots of spices, effervesent carbonation middle of the mouth. sweet candy brittle, herbal tea, some crisp green apple/ reisling wine, with a touch of alcohol, finishes with a funky dry wine tannin finish

M- medium bodied (for a 10%abv), sweet, dry, alot of sweet white wine characters, and lots of fizz

O- interesting brew again from DFH, lots of herbs and spices mixed with sweet honey and zesty grapes makes for pretty good "ancient ale". cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 00:20:10 | More by gabedivision
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MadScientist

New York

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A golden beer with good clarity. The head is made of fine white bubble with a decent retention time and leaves a light lacing on the glass.

S: A medium-strong berry aroma that is a mostly grape blended with something that is part way between a strawberry and a peach. There is a moderate honey aroma and a light malt sweetness along with a light alcohol sweetness.

T: Flavors of honey, grapes both fresh and vinous, along with another fruity flavor. No perceived hops flavor and very little bitterness, most of the balance is coming from a fruity tartness and the alcohol. There is a light bit of spice from the yeast and some fruity esters.The balance is somewhat sweet with a medium sweet finish. The aftertaste is of berries, honey and a touch of peach.

M: A medium-full bodied beer with moderate carbonation that has some of that weight that honey brings.

O: A fruity and slightly spice sort of a braggot with a good amount of honey character.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 23:39:13 | More by MadScientist
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dar482

New York

3.01/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The color is a clear golden color.

The aroma is very sweet with tons of honey, flowers, spice, and surely some sake notes a clean aroma.

The flavor is really absurdly sweet. It’s literally like drinking honey/sugar water. You get some spice and fruit in there, but it’s overwhelmed by the sweetness. There’s booze in the back of it too.

For me, this was just overly sweet and the booze didn’t help it either. There’s just tons of honey that just sites on the tongue, which could use some more spice to clean it up.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2013 17:50:04 | More by dar482
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mevett89

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance:crystal clear, light gold. Not much of a head, it dissipates quickly.

Aroma: fruity, but that's about it. Maybe my nose is just defective tonight.

Taste: complex. Way more so than the appearance and smell indicate. Fruitiness from the grape and hawthorn fruit up front followed by a wave of rich sweetness. The caramel from the malt, the fruitiness from the grapes and the ever so slighty sticky sweetness from the honey make for an interesting combination. You can taste some of the alcohol, but it's not overbearing. Quite sweet. I'm loving the use of rice and sake yeast. It adds a certain caracteristic dryness to balance out the sweet floral notes of the other ingredients and takes an already stellar drink to an entirely new level.

Mouth Feel: some light bubbles on the tongue. Silky and smooth, yet surprisingly light given the rich flavor.

Overall: now this is one fascinating brew. The 9000 year old story told on the bottle does not disappoint. This is one exotic tasting brew, not quite like anything I've had before. I am reminded of other beers brewed with grapes that I have had before, and yet the other ingredients set this one far apart from the crowd. The flavor is just that much more complex and beguiling given the relative lack of aroma. It's damned delicious, though not a beer for the faint of heart - the alcohol definitely sneaks up on you! I am absolutely loving this beer (if you want to take the risk of indeed calling it a beer)!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 17:54:16 | More by mevett89
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats in Rehoboth, DE. One of the infamous ancient ale recipes.

Pours a clear golden orange/yellow, with not much head or lacing.

Smells quite fruity- grapes, apples, pears, with some honey.

The taste is similar. Tastes more like a sweet wine than beer, but still tastes pretty good. The mixed fruit flavor is here again, strongly like grapes, and reminiscent of apples and pears. A lot of honey sweetness, some earthy/herbal flavors that might come from hops, with some spicing (ginger and cloves dominate.)

Medium bodied, starts sweet, finishes dry. Very drinkable.

A really interesting combination of flavors- and one of DFH's ancient ale recipes that actually works.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2013 02:48:27 | More by GreesyFizeek
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is a golden straw color with hardly any head. Grapes are distinct in the nose. The flavor is dominated by grapes and honey, The body is light and wine-like. The finish is sickly sweet with grapes way upfront.

By the way, did I mention the grapes?...

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 11:37:37 | More by 57md
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13DegN

Texas

3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a reviewer at all but why not. I like trying most DH brews.
Of the ones that I've tried that have some grape influence like Noble Rot, 61 IPA both quite good to me. Jiahu is SWEET. For my taste, too sweet. Tiny little carbonation bubbles as expected. Color, head etc everyone already covered by others.
Loved the idea but was not expecting the sweetness to blur my mind. Alcohol is well hidden, and overall I think I would like this one if it was just not so sweet.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 01:17:39 | More by 13DegN
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ElCommodoro

Texas

4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was an intensely alcoholic, but thin beer, but very well done except for the sweetness. It was TOO sweet for ME! I am well known for being in favour of sweet beers, but this was just over the top. Amazing fruity notes, though, all over the spectrum. It had a very lagery tone to it, too. Very intense, but very light in feel. I know they used sake yeast, but I wonder what temperature it was fermented at and for how long, because it was definitely far more like a really great lager than like an ale. Thanks, Dogfish head for another great beer, but if you could lay off the sugary sweetness, that would be great.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2013 03:55:00 | More by ElCommodoro
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I love this series, and I was stoked to see this on tap at the new renegade tap house on university. it pours a hazy orange tinted thicker color, with a colossal three inch white fizzy head on top with fine retention. the nose is very unique, and I think I smell sake yeast, although im not a big sake guy generally. lots of interesting fruits as well, and a grain blend only dogfish head could come up with. the first sip I notice the feel more than the flavor, its denser than it looks, not very carbonated despite the head, and has a bit of honey type sugars on the back end, a funny feel that I don't totally love. the flavor I do love though, floral and sweet, bright, and decidedly eastern in vibe. there are ingredients here that I am entirely unfamiliar with, but much like etrusca, midas touch, and some of the others, I like the way it all comes together in an approachable but challenging way. overall a very impressive beer, especially now that I have learned this is 10% abv, a strength one would never detect from drinking this beer. I hope these archeological brews continue, they are always a lot of fun to sit down with.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2013 19:02:41 | More by StonedTrippin
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden amber color with a big two finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only the tracest level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is sweet and fruity with lots of honey and white grape juice. Mixed with these smells are some lighter aromas of floral notes and grains.

Taste – The taste begins very sweet with lots of white grape juice and honey along with some flavors of apple and pear. The sweeter flavors persist largely throughout the taste with some flavors of a very light herbal bitterness coming to the tongue more at the end of the taste. While at 10 % abv, the alcohol is very well hidden with it, in the end, leaving a very sweet mead flavor to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thin with a carbonation level that is average to light but consisting of tiny little carbonation bubbles. Fairly fitting for the sweet flavors of the brew and it makes it quite a quick drinker.

Overall- A little too meady taste and on the sweet side for me. Not horrible, but nothing too great for the price.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 00:58:16 | More by Darkmagus82
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kojevergas

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Begrudgingly picked up at the Cap N Cork in Los Feliz. Cost was $14.29. Reviewed live. I've never been a big Dogfish Head fan, and this one seems as gimmicky as any of their offerings, so expectations are about average. 1 pint 9.6 fl oz brown glass bottle with tired label art and standard branded copper pressure cap served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of beige colour. Horridly thin. No cream at all. Retention is poor (~45 seconds). Head is kind of pathetic overall. No bubble show. No lacing.

Body colour is a dull murky yellow-copper. No yeast particles are visible.

This beer isn't much to look at. I imagine the aroma and taste will be far better than the appearance.

Sm: Pale malts. Pilsner malts. Honey. Clove. White grapeskin. Fresh orange. Flowers. Vague hints of buried pear. A mild strength aroma. Clean. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Sweet honey is surprisingly nectary and good. Love the honey here. Clove. Sweet orange. A biteen of grapeskin. Neutral spices complement the dominant honey. No alcohol is coming through, which shocks me considering the high ABV and the light overall flavour of the beer. Surprisingly well balanced. Nicely built. It's not complex or subtle, but it's nice for what it is. I like it. On the sweeter end. No idea what in fuck hawthorn fruit is, but I do get a pleasant fruitiness which seems well executed. Well put together. I'm pleasantly surprised. Shallow depth of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Light and refreshing. Lightly quenching. Suits the flavour profile well. Pretty good presence on the palate. Slightly overcarbonated. Good body. Fizzy.

Dr: A surprisingly tasty brew from Dogfish Head. I wouldn't buy it again at this price point, but I expected it to be far worse. It's not incredible, but it's very approachable and likable, and the 10% ABV will likely get me in a good place. Extremely drinkable for the ABV; this is its best feature. For this reason, it'd be a good starter beer for beer novices. The whole backstory is all well and good, but I can't believe this tastes anything like what was brewed in Jiahu.

Gimmicky marketing, surprisingly drinkable beer.

Wouldn't recommend it to friends. Might get it on-draught at a good price.

Low B-

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 05:41:33 | More by kojevergas
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy, semi transparent amber with a tiny almost non existent white head.

The smell is yeasty, with corriand and pepper like a Belgian ale with some orange.

The taste is sweet, the honey and then the orange really powers through. There is some spices like pepper but its mostly sweet.

The mouthful is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This was actually pretty good, sweet with the honey, a good desert beer. The abv is non existent in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 01:47:01 | More by Dave1999
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I really enjoy these historic and cultural beer recreations. This beer is a golden straw color with a hazy complexion. The smell is flowery....garden-like, with honey and plenty of fruit...peach and berries. The beer is extremely sweet. Sugary, honey, fruit juice,a nod a spice that lingers. Full in body and very smooth. This is a very interesting, engaging, and enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 00:54:40 | More by Suds
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottled in 2013. Served in a teku glass

Appearance: Pours a honey yellow color with a finger and a half of a white soapy head. Body is slightly hazy with some moderate carbonation streaming throughout the glass.

Smell: Honey, white grape, somewhat floral, pear, light cereal grain and maybe a hint of clove.

Taste: Moderately strong sweetness upfront that carries through to the finish. Flavor is lots of light, sweet fruits. Grape, pear, honey, and apple. I'm getting some general spice notes but can't pinpoint one in particular. There's a slight graininess as well that detracts a bit from the overall flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium, bordering on high, carbonation. Finish is sweet.

Overall: Overall a pretty decent beer and worth trying for the history/story behind it, but given the price, I probably wouldn't get it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 02:52:35 | More by Jonada
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Chateau Jiahu from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,170 ratings.