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Chateau Jiahu - Dogfish Head Brewery

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85
very good

1,227 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,227
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 78
Gots: 142 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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bisonkron

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3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Carbonation was a little weak. Color was clear and an attractive amber. Head retention was very short.

Smell - The beer smells extremely sweet, and has the smell of grape juice. Was hard to pick out any other smells over the grape/sweetness.

Taste - Tastes like juice, you would not even know it was 10% ABV. Not a bad taste, just not what I'm looking for in a beer.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is light and smooth. A pleasant aftertaste.

Drinkability - Very easy to drink, but again tastes just like juice.

Glass: Snifter.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 18:32:34 | More by bisonkron
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Chateau Jiahu from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.