Chateau Jiahu - Dogfish Head Brewery
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British Columbia (Canada)
5/5 rDev +32.3%
A: A creamy yellow/orange color with a beautiful thumb of frothy white head that lingers.
S: It smells like a really nice German sack mead. Absolutely enticing with a rich grape back note making me want to drink deep. There is a faint spicy note in the background that reminds me of saffron.
T: The taste is incredible, it is such a smooth crisp beverage. The honey is really what stands up front, with is rich sweet slightly spicy character and the fruitiness that the hawthorn fruit adds mingles with the musky tartness of the grape. As it warms a slightly more malty flavor becomes present as well as a more earthy fruitiness. The alcohol in the beer is present as it warms, but does not take away from anything, instead adds a warmth and a richness to this delicate complex brew.
M: It is a medium bodied beer, but the smoothness and richness of it makes me want to take deep sips. It coats the mouth nicely and leaves a beautiful sweet dark spicy flavor on the tongue.
D: The most drinkable beer I have ever had, my absolute favorite and probably similar to what God would drink, if not the same heavenly brew.
01-17-2011 04:12:50 | More by Kakaraht
5/5 rDev +32.3%
750 ml capped bottle poured into a tulip.
This has got to be one of my new favorites. I loved absolutely everything about this brew. The color, smell, taste. Absolutely perfect.
A beautiful golden color with a fluffy head.
Smelled rich and complex. Very earthy.
Very complex taste, but not overwhelming. Perfect herby, bready, rich, warm flavors.
Very easy to drink. Not overly strong so the bottle went very quickly.
Overall, an absolute treat. Delicious. I will be keeping a regular stock of this brew.
12-28-2010 19:44:23 | More by velvetimagery
Chateau Jiahu from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,240 ratings.