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Chateau Jiahu - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 1,340
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 91
Gots: 186 | FT: 0
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marburg on 06-15-2005

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.

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Ratings: 1,340 | Reviews: 549
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Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Mellow in Greensboro.Poured into a goblet a medium to darker golden with a thin quick to fade white head,white grap juice aromas along with sweet honey,a little leafy heb in there as well.Sweet white grape skins and honey flavors dominate,there is enough of herbal dryness in the finish to keep it from being overly sweet.Its pretty good,its not nearly as complex as I would have thought,nice to try it but one and done is good enough for me.

Photo of stewfnrocker
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

it came out an unfiltered light tan orangeish color. a slight head. The nose I caught a very sweet smell of honey, lighter fruits like grapes, apples, and pears. The taste was pretty much spot on, very sweet to the palette. Lots of honey and fruits, a slight alcohol flavor underneath which was expected with a beer that has 10% abv. The mouth feel is a bit full to medium body. I guess having such a sweet taste, but sort of balanced out by the carbonation. Overall, I like what Dogfish Head does, but this wasn't one for me. A bit to sweet for me, almost like a mead. To say the least it wasn't a bad beer, If you like sweeter beers in the style of a mead you will like this, no you probably will love this.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy to the point of not being transparent even through a small glass. Light amber, honey color. Thin white film clings to the head and small white bubbles skip on the surface.

Aroma: Sweet honey and light malts. Very braggot like. Just faint touches of sweet, purple grapes.

Taste: Very mead like. The honey has a large impact on this beer. Grape flavors are much more pronounced than their aromas. The chrysanthemum stands out too and reminds me strongly of the wine that is so ubiquitous in Guilin, Yangshoa, and the surrounding Karst region of China. One also gets a vinous tropical fruit sensation from this beer.

Mouthfeel: Mellow and low carbonated. Faintly sweet with a light back palate bite. Honey sweetness lingers for sometime after each sip on the tongue with touches of grape skin tartness revolving around the entire mouth for quite some time. Very pleasurable.

Drinkability: Very good. This is certainly quaffable in mass.

A wonderful beer. Many thanks to DFH for making this.

Photo of MadScientist
3.69/5  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.

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another strange Dogfish offering with Chateau Jiahu a spiced beer brewed with honey and hawthorn fruit and fermented with grape concentrate. 750 ml bottle poured into pint glass.

A- Pours a golden fluid with perfect clarity and some haze when looked at in light. Beautiful is the word. Has a nice frothy head that leaves rings of thick lacing on glass.

S- Very sweet and pungent scent of over-ripe sweet white grapes come to mind on first thought. Second is honeysuckle flowers.

T-M- Taste is one of a kind with heavy doses of a white grape infused flower/fruit... must be hawthorn. Definite honey sweetness is obvious. Nice overall taste and a spicy and astringent feel make this a good choice in the fruit and spiced beer slection.

D- Its suprisingly drinkable with all the strange flavors it packs... Cheers!

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle pours into my glass a hazy orange color with lots of particulate floating around as well. A half inch of light bubbly foam sits on top. Aroma is an interesting mix of sweet honey notes, floral qualities and a light fruit aroma. Somewhat spicy with quite an evident vinous grape aroma to it as well. Quite enjoyable overall.

First sip brings a crisp honey sweetness upfront, almost has a mellow mead like quality to it. It flows into light fruity, juicy accents (I can't say I have ever had hawthorn fruit, but that might be it). Grape concentrate makes itself known with spicy accents throughout. Floral notes weave in and out of each sip and the brew finishes with a lingering sweetness and spice.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a nice mellow carbonation. The beer goes down easily and is refreshing. Overall, apart from being a tad too sweet, this is a tasty brew and the fact that it is recreated from an ancient recipe is pretty cool as well. This one is worth checking out.

Photo of chOAKbarrell
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Currently on tap at the Dogfish Head alehouse in Gaithersburg, Maryland. $9 per snifter. The best way I could describe this is a cross between a whitbier and Dogfish Head's own Midas Touch ale. It's a shade lighter than Midas, but it has head (unlike Midas). The spices and slight fruitiness remind me of a whit, but the flavor and feel of the beer is complex and hard to describe, much like Midas Touch. The waiter rattled off a long list of spices that are used in making the beer, none of which I remember. At the finish of the beer is a pleasant little kiss of hops. Very interesting and quite outstanding. Much more drinkable than the aforementioned DFH beer, and possibly the next-best-thing to DFH's red-and-white whitbier, which I never got to try.

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.96/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Single bottle for $7.99 at Tully's. It was a hazy yellow color with a medium head. It had a sweet aroma, with a noticeable alcohol presence. The taste was pretty much all honey. I thought this beer was a little too sweet. Plus, it needs to be drunk cold; it loses flavor when it warms.

Photo of marvin213
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

It looks like an IPA. It's a dirty brown color with a thin yet solid layer of foam. Considering the unique ingredients that comprise this production, it looks oddly normal.

The smell is like a bouquet. It smells as it's designed--a Dogfish Head Flower Beer. It's cool and alluring...mysterious, even. I guess chrysanthemums are indigenous to this area because I see them everywhere--this is like an IPA filtered thru a Randall in which a prom queen left her corsage. I smell a little of the grapes and muscadine-type qualities I expected, but the smell is profoundly flowers. Everybody likes flowers, right?

It tastes ancient as it is less a blend of ingredients, and more a heterogenous mixture of pot-pourri. It's like a beer made from mom's basket of leaves by the front door...a feng-shui beer. I look back at the label and see no mention of chrysanthemums. I don't know how/where (or even if) I came up with that, but it's definitely what I taste. As the beer warms, I taste more of the grape and wine qualities. Still, I'm surprised by the reviews I've read about how much this beer's like a wine--I disagree with that assertion. Maybe it's the honey or the rice components, but I detect a nice balance between sweet and sour. Hops play less a role, but it's interesting that so many distinct flavors evidence themselves in this concoction. In my humble opinion, it's another well-done experiment by Dogfish Head.

The sweet hawthorne fruit provides a post-swallow pucker. As I've already mentioned, many individual flavors manifest to the surface of the whole beer. Honey, grapes, fruit, rice.... Interestingly, the flowers so much a part of the smell seem to diminish as I sip thru the session. I feel like no matter what you make of each individual characteristic, the feel of this beer is incredibly neat and unique.

I really don't think these DFH brews are meant to be drinkable in the usual sense of the word; for example, I don't think any group freely sharing beers would need to open two of these. You get a sample and it's complex enough for you to appreciate it sip by sip. Still, this is the only one I've ever had...and I'm eager to get another.

Photo of generallee
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pint 9.6oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a nice description but no abv or freshness date.

Appearance: The body has a brilliant clear and deep golden color with tons of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. The head is light and fades to just a ring of creamy lacing. Glass lacing is very slick and slides right down the glass as I drink.

Smell: Right from the pop of the cap I notice some wine like notes. I get some white wine and Concord grape like notes with a very light malt presence with hints of apples, wild flower honey and floral melon like notes.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has a sweet white wine and mead like taste up front with some hints of cantaloupe like melon and mellow alcohol creeping in. This is quickly followed up by a short flash of bitterness and then a short semi-dry finish. The body has an easy medium fell with a light sticky sweet feeling and mellow carbonation.

Notes: Overall a very interesting beer and a good pairing to Chinese spring rolls with duck sauce.

Photo of ScottieByNature
4.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a champagne bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Beautiful light golden color, plenty of effervescence. The light head left a bit of lacing and made almost a marbled pattern on the surface.

S - Hints at a Belgian, with aromatic notes that reminded me of a Chardonnay or a Pinot Grigio. Also thought I caught some strawberry and banana notes in there, made me think of a tropical Starburst!

T - Beautifully clean and crisp with the honey and fruit flavors contributing nicely. I half expected this one to be cloying and have a strong alcoholic heat to it, but quite the opposite. It was just the right amount of sweet, and the 10% abv is hardly detectable in the taste. Very tasty!

M - Medium to light body.

D - Surprisingly drinkable for the abv, goes down very easy.

Overall, an excellent bottle of beer! Was sad when the bottle was empty. It's no wonder this was the last bottle left at the store! Would probably go well with some spicy stir fry.

Photo of merlin48
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a sparkling golden amber body that is slightly hazed. Skimpy white head lasts several minutes and leaves some delicate patch lacing.

Aroma is floral and spicy, very exotic. White grapes, apple skins, lilacs, and a cabinet full of exotic spices that I can't identify with any certainty. Very pleasant.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Soft and caressing, with a solid carbonation.

Taste is complex to the max. Notes of sake, lilacs, rose water, fresh white grapes, honey, green apples, earthiness, all driven by the myriad spice profile. Very tasty.

Definitely a winner, but somewhat of an enigma. This reminds me of the excellent Baladin Nora in its unique floral and spice profile. Very complex and a pleasant challenge to identify what's in the recipe. I look forward to my next adventure with this excellent replication of a 9,000 year old Chinese recipe.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden orange color with white head. The aroma is very complex and I am sure I am missing some aspects of it. I get some flowers, orange citrus, bready malt and alcohol. The flavor is also complex. I get a lot of toffee, but I also get some nuttyness, flowers, perfume, orange citrus, maple, sugar and apples. I also get a nice dose of alcohol in the flavor, but the beer is still very easy to drink, although it does get a little bit cloying at the end due to the high sugar content. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very interesting beer with a very interesting back story. Of all the ancient ales brewed by Dogfish Head, this is one of my favorites.

Photo of magictrokini
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A very different beer from anything else I've had. Pours cloudy gold with almost no head and no carbonation. Honey, muscat grapes, and earthiness in the nose. Drinks like a liquer/port. Lots of honey and grapes, solid malt back, anmd a dirty/vegetable/fruit flavor throughout. Interesting break from normal beers, but not a regular in the rotation.

Photo of jcdiflorio
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Split a 750ml bottle capped opened with a loud hiss,poured into a Chimay glass,a mirky,golden color with a 1' fizzy head, turned quickly into a silky coating.

Clean,very fruity nose,vinious with a grape leaf/currant aroma,remisent of a white wine. Pleasing aromas faint to moderate.

Malty feel to the taste,very sweet,honey-like with apricot,white grapes with a candy-like sugary taste leaving a sugared coating.

Full mouthfeel with a creamy lightness. Interesting taste,more of a sipper,goes down easy,not something i would want to drink a lot of. Seems like a good beer to age with the wine-like feel throughout.

Photo of jondeelee
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle: "Malt beverage brewed with honey & hawthorn fruit & fermented with grape concentrate." The brew smells light and, in fact, slightly weedy. The honey definitely comes across in the nose, but the hawthorn fruit brings strange aromas that more reminded me of a greenhouse in summer: flowery, but also loamy.

On the tongue, this reminded me far more of a sparkling champagne or a sweet chardonnay than a beer, having huge and effervescent sparkly fruit notes, with hints of apple, white grape, and even berry. There is little to no bitterness to the brew (due to the lack of hops), and what is there seems due to the Sake yeast that was used to ferment the sugars, which has left slight rice-wine hints of that beverage.

Personally, I think this is a great brew, though obviously so far off from being a beer that I'm not sure it qualifies in any meaningful sense of the word. Still, it will probably appeal to any wine drinker, and even to the more adventurous beer lover. Well worth a try, even if not for the novelty of drinking from a 9,000-year-old recipe.

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear gold, slight haze, 2” rocky head, dissipates to a thick film, leaves delicate, artistic lace.
S: Grape, malt, honey, bitter, sour apple, woody, earthy.
T: Sweet, slight bitter in the back but predominantly like a sweet light wine. Grape, honey, malt and bitter, funky bitter sour apple flavors.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation to just under medium. A little alcoholic but not 10% abv alcoholic.
O: Read Patrick McGovern’s book that discusses how this was made and it is an inceredible story. A person who like sweet wines will probably like this one.

Photo of Osiris9588
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I stumbled upon this bottle at the Kenny Road Market, and once espying the cool Asian label featuring an intriguing topless Asian woman with a character tattooed on her lower back, on it, I bought it without even reading the label. I've learning that this is a" 9000 year old chemically-arrested alcoholic beverage, I went to the DFH website to discover a little more: "the most ancient, chemically-attested alcoholic beverage in the world, dating back to about 7000 B.C. It is a mixed fermented beverage of malted rice, wild-flower honey, and white grapes, fermented on a sake yeast with hawthorn berries."

It pours a cloudy peach color with tangerine overtones, out of a 750ml bottle. The white head stands at about 1.5 inches, and dissipates quickly. Dots of residual sugar cling to the inside of the glass.

The aroma is exceedingly floral, with strong strains of yeast and pollen, along with honey, some slight citrus, and berry notes fluttering around the edges.

The flavor is a blend of yeasts, honey, various berries, strong whtie grapes, some orange, a pinch of spice, and notes of fermented malts and rice: part-mead, part-sake, part-plum wine, part-hefe-weissen: all good. The alcohol is just a warm fuzzy note in the background.

The mouth is light, and despite all the complex sugars interacting here, the moderate carbonation is just enough to prevent it from becoming syrupy. Definitely sweet, yet balanced enough to be highly drinkable, even to my palate, which seems to prefer tastes on the drier end of the spectrum.

I hope they keep on making this.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

had this on tap at coles. served in an 8oz goblet.

served with absolutly no head or lace. golden red body. decent clarity.

not a huge aroma. fruity wine like with some kind of a vomity apricot like smell. not super appealling.

very sweet wine/ mead like grape, honey, vomity apricot, tropical fruit, light alcohol with a semi dry finish.

the heavier side of medium in body. medium to light carbonation. surprisingly alcohol is not too noticable, but you feel it when your done with the glass.

not super drinkable. a goblet is no problem, but i definatly wouldnt want a whole bottle. it didnt go well with my black and blue burger, i didnt really think it would. i wouldnt recommend this nor would i buy it again.

Photo of MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a chalice. Bottled in January of 2015.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A sweet and somewhat sour aroma with big hints of fruits and yeast. Barley malt with hints of straw, grains, cracker, yeast, and biscuit. Sweet hints of honey and sugar. Fruit hints of grape juice, orange, apple, hawthorn fruit, and lemon. Kind of funky and dry smelling. A pretty interesting and good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a sweet yet drying taste of fruits and funky yeast. Barley malt with bready notes of straw, cracker, grains, biscuit, and yeast. Sweet taste of honey and sugar. Lots of dried fruit with white wine like notes of grape juice, apple, orange, lemon, and hawthorn fruit. Fairly musty, earthy, and drying. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, drying, and pretty smooth with minimal alcohol heat.

Overall: A very solid take on an old style. Nice dry wine like fruit flavors.

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears a cloudy golden orange apricot tone with a large effervescent cream head leaves specks of even lacing Bocktown's house Unibroue chalice. Aromatics come straight up with deep honey and mild herbal grassy qualities, rice grains for the creamy edge, a touch of orange blossom slash rose petal slash lavender defnitely perfumish what a great smelling brewsky. Flavors blend well with the honey not becoming overbearing at any point in the drinking session, mild soft rice sweetness tart profile also comes with an earthy grape seed vinous character and evident alcohol peeking through and once again finishes with a wild herbal lavender kinda overall fruity apricotish tang. Mouthfeel is heavenly on the palate flows nicely, easily medium bodied with some sticky textured honey traces not quite syrupy. Drinkability a rare treat that should be sampled with friends this big bottle could become a chore but definitely a beer I would like to revisit...

Photo of OStrungT
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a slightly pale golden yellow color, with a decent sized off white colored head. The head fades sort of quickle, leaving very little lacing.

This beer has a strong flowery aroma. It smells of earthy yeasty muskness. It has a sweet honey aroma as well. It has a slight clovey aroma. Some citrus aroma is also present.

This beer tastes very complex. It has a flowery flavor. It tastes very sweet. It also has a slightly grainey taste that reminds me of a saison. I think that there are a lot of flavors, and they are all strong, and that makes this beer a little hard to drink.

This complex beer leaves a very sweet, flowery aftertaste. It is highly carbonated.

I doubt this beer would make a great session beer. It has a very aggressive flavor that would become very hard to drink after a few. The alcohol content is a little high also.

Overall: Thanks go out to ggaughan for hooking me up with this beer. Thanks again for a great trade.

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta.

Pours a clear golden color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of sweet light malts with good amounts of candi sugar. Also present are moderate amounts of honey and lighter hints of indistinct light fruits.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Crisp light malt flavors kick things off and are joined almost immediately by smooth and subtle honey flavors. Midway through the sip the malt flavors sweeten even further with the addition of medium fruit flavors and carry through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall this was an interesting beer but the flavors weren't quite distinct or smooth enough to make it anything more. Still, worth a shot, especially if you're a fan of DFH's other experimental beers.

Photo of monoXcide
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is my first DFH beer and like the guy below me my first review here. At 8% abv and already having most of the bottle you may have to bare with me :)

Appearance - A cloudy orange with bubbles that just kinda linger there like soap bubbles. No real head or lacing and if there is then it disappears really quickly.

Smell - slightly honey like but nothing really obvious.

Taste - Very interesting....fruit, honey, and spice with the honey dominating but not getting annoying. You can taste the alcohol in there, but it too is also tolerable and is good that it is there because it reminds you that you are drinking a beer. Think honey flavored apple juice that gets you smashed quickly.

Mouthfeel - A little too fizzy but goes down easy. Perhaps it makes it feel like a sparkling cider?

Drinkability- 8% abv is a little high for me where as my favorites, the Belgiums (spaten, augustiner etc...) are around 5-6% abv. At 1 pint 9.6 oz it should be enough to get you into a nice buzz but not to even think about drinking another. If I really wanted to have another and end up having to go to bed for the night then I could if I wanted to. These are good and will gladly have another.

Other thoughts - The label on the bottle would make for a cool and classy poster.

Very much worth the 18 dollar price I paid for it at the Cork & Keg in Salem, VA and will go there again and get this.

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Chateau Jiahu from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,340 ratings.