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Chateau Jiahu - Dogfish Head Brewery

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560 Reviews
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Reviews: 560
Hads: 1,401
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 21.58%
Wants: 100
Gots: 213 | 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.

10 IBU
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Story Tavern in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, fruit, and slight herbal and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting back story but the flavor is quite sweet.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with excellent thick lacing on a golden amber murky body. Aroma of orange juice, candied fruits, honey and caramel. As Is the case with so many dogfish head brews the initial taste is strong, complex. A few more sips one can pick out orange blossom, honey, candied fruits up front finishing very sweet and floral. Oily, medium body and light to moderate carbonation. This one is pretty boozy and too sweet for me. Complex and worth trying. I would share the bottle with a friend or three.

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Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: It pours clear golden yellow in color with a nice frothy head. A moderate level of carbonation is visible.
S: There is a moderate smell of grapes in the nose.
T: The taste is relatively sweet, complex and has a good balance; the grapes and honey flavors really stand out but are nicely balanced by the underlying malts and the other flavors.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather smooth on the palate.
D: This is a good beer to sip as the interesting flavors will continue to hold your palate's attention. The alcohol is relatively well masked, so I think I would try this again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as an orange color, expected red for some reason. The head fizzled away pretty quickly just leaving a white ring. The smell is sweet and has a good herbal aroma to it. The taste gives off a wine like flavor, along with some floral and fruity flavors. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side here and it's pretty smooth also. I'd like to try this one again sometime because it's been a while. This deserves another taste for sure.

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Photo of brentk56
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a modest head that quickly declines to a film but leaves some splotches of lace around the chalice

Smell: Bananas and honey with subtle undertones of one of the more expensive sakes I have tried; fortified grape aromatics as well

Taste: Starts with a rice pudding flavor that is quickly joined by the banana and honey aspects; all of those flavors blend nicely by mid-palate; after the swallow, the grape flavors kick in and are joined by a subtle herbaciousness that creeps in that I cannot identify but must be the hawthorn and chrysanthemum

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: I approached this with some trepidation as Dogfish Head has been hit or miss with me; but this one knocks it out of the park; well-blended with tremendous complexity

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Newly distributed to Central Kentucky, this is a warm welcome. The orange / straw, murky look promises honey sweetness, fruity flavors and a firm body. The beer doesn't disapoint. Tremendous honey sweetnees without cloying. Very fruity with pears, peaches, and ripe apples. Very wine-like with a satisfying malt base. Spices of giner, clove, nutmeg and corriander give the beer an added complexity and compliment the beer well. An earthy, herbal quality persists. The beer, though viscous in the start, finishes with a drinkable tartness and dryness. Quite clean for such a sweet and varying beer; sorta Midas Touch-like, just better. Dogfish just won me over again.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate golden color into might tulip. A slight amount of haze and a light head and some lacing that falls a bit too quickly. The nose is spice with some green apple, grapes, and honey. The taste is fairly sweet with a tad bit of spicing and some mild fruit flavors. Zesty feel with a nice body. Drinks pretty well; a nice and interesting brew.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a golden yellow color ale with a nice white head with average retention and not much lacing. Aroma of malt is weak with some sweetness probably coming from honey. Taste is quit sweet with honey dominating and some light spices also noticeable. Body is about average with some good carbonation and no alcohol was noticeable. Overall, I thought this lack complexity and was slightly too sweet for my palate. Definitely not the best from this great brewery.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I just saw the Dogfish Head Variety Show, uh, I mean Brew Masters, episode where they had to dump a batch of this, which makes me wonder how on Earth I'm able to procure a bottle of this locally. Oh well - count my blessings...and nice Chinese tramp stamp imagery on the label...

This beer pours a hazy pale golden hue, with one finger of soapy white head, which settles quickly, leaving very little in the way of lace around the glass. It smells of honey and sweet white grape juice, very much of the fragrant Concord or Muscat type. The taste is very sweet musky young white wine, a bit of citrus, sake, more wild honey, and, oh, what the hell, I'll say there's some kind of grain in there too. The carbonation is moderate, the body smooth and weighty in that sugary grape juice manner - read: on the low end of cloying. It finishes still sweet and somewhat musky, the honey and white grape juice still front and center.

I know this has barley in it - it's just that I can't really tell by drinking it. If you told me this was a mead/late harvest white wine blend, then I'd be sold. The 8 points of booze are well obfuscated by the strong sweetness, and thoughts of beer are generally subsumed. It's cool that DFH is trying to revive lost beer styles - but they are also blurring the border between actual beer and other alcoholic beverages.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Radiant tangerine-amber that looks like a perfect mixture of orange juice and pineapple juice. The head is no slouch either. It's either dark ivory or pale ecru, with a firm look rather than a creamy one. Only a semi-quick descent, a complete lack of rockiness and a near-complete lack of lace keep the appearance from a higher score.

The nose is fantastic. I can definitely appreciate the Muscat grape juice and I'm pretty sure I can pick out the wildflower honey, but beyond that I'm lost. Of course, it's difficult when you have no idea what hawthorn fruit or chrysanthemums smell (or taste) like. There's also a mild funkiness, complemented by a light spiciness, that reminds me of a Belgian saison.

I'm glad the flavor profile takes after the aroma, more or less. With a richer, creamier, more expansive mouthfeel (think world-class tripel), Chateau Jiahu would be a much better beer. It's still damn good, just not *as* good as the outstanding beer lurking just beneath the surface.

White grape juice and honey continue to co-star on the taste buds. It's no surprise, then, that the beer is on the sweet side. That means that I need take it slowly, but then I have the rest of the night to finish the '750'. Something is giving the beer an earthy fruitiness, so I might as well attribute it to the hawthorn fruit. Still no floweriness, though. I wonder if I'm imagining fresh pineapple.

The mouthfeel has a fruit pulp lush stickiness that I love. Again, more carbonation, properly used, would have sent it into the stratosphere. This beer cries out for a Belgian brewer's touch. The silver lining is that fewer bubbles will help me get through the bottle with relative ease.

I never know what to expect from one of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery's experimental ales. Midas Touch, to use but one example, was less than compelling. Chateau Jihau is another matter entirely. It has an interesting back story and is, much more importantly, delicious beer. It probably doesn't much resemble what the Chinese were drinking 9000 years ago, but it's fun to pretend. I have no regrets about spending $8.99 for the bottle.

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Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml capped bottled poured into several Goblets

A – Poured a very hazy and extremely sediment filled golden yellow, almost a honey color with no real head to speak of. No visible carbonation, nor was there any side glass lace. There were more suspended particles in this then I have ever seen before. Everything was floating and swimming throughout it.

S – The aroma was very sweet. Lots of honey and sweet grain like smells. There was a touch of some light grass and a touch of some kind of light grape or other light fruit as well. This smelled a lot like mead or a honey braggott. Very sweet and very light.

T – The flavor was surprisingly very good. I thought for sure this was going to be like a honey overload or another bland novelty but this was quite tasty actually. The initial flavor was full of honey with a touch of grain melded into the back. This gave way to a more light grape mixed in with honey sort of taste. Hard to describe other then very sweet with absolutely no hop profile at all, but this was to be expected. Very light profile not too heavy at all and not overboard on the sweetness. A good amount of rice flavor mixed in as well, and this gave it a lighter profile on top and helped balance out the sweetness a good deal.

M – Very syrup like feel, albeit much thinner. But with very little in the way of carbonation in here it took on a definite slick like feel and it made it a little difficult to enjoy the finish. Very flat and very mead like, which is fitting with the style I suppose.

D – Now here it is interesting. At first I was not so taken by it and was wondering how this bottle was going to go down, but surprisingly it actually was very drinkable and I was easily able to complete it. No hint of ABV at all and really an effortless drink.

Overall this was quite unique. Something that was very much different then most other things I had tried. There was a certain amount of oldness to it. Kind of weird having something that has been consumed in one form for thousands of years but it works very well. Lots of honey and rice and a good deal of sediment. This was something I would try again with no issue. It was definitely interesting and was worth the price.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.43/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale gold body with a teeny, tiny white head.

Smell: Faint aroma of pears, white grapes, and honey.

Taste: Weak, meandering flavors of thin strawberry juice, dusty grapes, subtle spices, and sweet grains. Finishes with a tangy-sweet zip.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Low carbonation.

Drinkability: Thanks, but no thanks. So far, I haven't been a big fan of these "residue beers".

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a glass akin to a flute, but not quite one...

Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber, with a very small head and appropriately minimal lacing. The nose is honey, peach, white grapes, lemon, and coriander. The taste is similar, with notes of honey, white grapes, citrus, blood orange, and lemon zest. The body is on the heavier side of medium (or the lightest side of heavy...whichever), with relatively low carbonation and a somewhat syrupy feel, leading to a high but hindered drinkability (it would be a bit higher if the body were slightly thinner and the ABV a tad lower). Those ancient Chinese had a winner here...

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Photo of kojevergas
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
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-

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a thin white head, that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains honey, fruit, light caramelized malts, some spices and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of honey, spices and some caramel. Then the tart grape flavor asserts itself and a hearty but not too heavy malt character comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, well-disguised kick, decent representation of style, it’s another different beer from DFH but it’s not anything I would want to drink very often.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up when on a trip to State Line Liquours in Elkton MD. Share w/ octopus87, poured chilled into a flute and siedel.

A - A beautiful gold + amber like peach nectar w/ haze and visible effervessence. A frothy white head appears after a vigorous pour and leaves smatterings of lace

S - A fragrant mix of berry, honey and subtle creamy malt odors. The scent has tinges of grape juice and a dash of spice

M - A brisk juicy sweet note followed bby a honey texture that is light and dampens the carbonated tingle of the first sip. The malt is brisk and it has a nice complemenary note to the grape's earthy sweetness. There is a slight warming from 8% abv as it goes down

T - A pleasant fruity flavor which is like currants -sweet and earthy/slightly juicy in flavor. There is a light rice flavor which marries well and makes a tasty sake/mead hybrid of flavor. A berry taste w/ light tartness and creamy floral honey notes roll over the taste buds. The rice lightens and gives the texture a lift w/ gentle grainy malt flavor and slightly champagne like w/ a sour-sweet finish.

D - A great ale w/ very unique flavors--refreshing, yet strong crisp and malty w/ sweet and spicy elements. A definite A beer inspired from ancient times w/ sake aspects. An intriguing work by a pioneering brewery w/ an off-center 'tude. The drinkability is very good w/ flavor that is bold, yet graceful and blends almost seemlessly.

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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

First had: bottle at Ginger Man, Dallas, TX

Had this in a 750ml bottle. Kind of similar to a tripel in some ways, I'd say, but with it's own flair. Poured honey-golden with some haziness, and a very thin head; some carbonation. Aroma is honey sweet with light fruits coming through. Taste is similar, honey, sweet wine, yeast, breadiness, light fruits...very complex. Mouthfeel is pretty light with a bit of syrupy film left behind, and an alcohol bite. Enjoyable and quaffable, but definitely an every-once-in-a-while beer. As with many DFH beers, it was one of many gateway brews for me that has just lost its luster over the years. Still, extra points overall for innovation.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thickly clouded gold that gives a small amount of white head off a very aggressive pour. Nose is like sugar, fruit, mild honey, and grapes. Flavor is really odd and unique. Sweet. Tangy. Definite muscat grapes there. Heavily influence a lot of the flavor and feel. Speaking of feel. It is thick with a syrupy attribute. Falls off on the edge and leaves a watery ending feel but with a somewhat lasting syrup edge on the tongue. Definitely drinkable. Might be a bit too unique for a few, but overall definitely worth taking a shot at.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2012. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a foamy 1-2 finger white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Good foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of honey, pear, grape, clove, herbal, apricot, bread, earth, bubblegum, pepper, light banana, and yeast spices. Damn nice and unique aromas; great balance and complexity. Taste of honey, grape, pepper, herbal, pear, apricot, floral, clove, earth, bread, banana, orange, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of light fruits, herbal, floral, clove, earth, and light yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; with zero cloying sweetness for a 9% beer at 10 IBU. Fairly clean finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is yet another damn nice experimental ancient ale from Dogfish Head. Tons of flavor complexity and balance; very smooth to sip on for a 9% beer. There are also a lot of interesting flavors and aromas I cannot describe, but they work well. Very impressive.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
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...

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Photo of smcolw
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Slight cloudiness with a darkened golden color. Very little head and no lace whatsoever.

Refreshing smell of wildflower honey--similar to a dry mead.

There's strong flavor of honey with a powerful sourness (like an under-ripe apple) to counterbalance the sweetness. Very similar to a light melomel. No hop. Full bodied and highly carbonated.

This is not a drinking man's beer. There is a lot unusual flavor to this offering. With an open mind, this can be a great beer to test. That said, it isn't my style as I prefer more hoppy beers, but I'm glad I have had a chance to try it.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden color, opaque, slight carbonation, nil head.

Gorgeous aroma, abundant with fruit and flower, light and delicate, yet succulent. Sweetness surrounds the senses, but is well-grounded, and doesn't spoil anything.

Brisk sourness at the front, smack of grapefruit mingled with honey, drizzle of lemon with ...with the squeeze of a rainbow's nutsack.
A brew like this leads you to embrace absurdities, as it contains more than the mind can emcompass.

Light bodied, but so sui generis...

Delicious. An ephemeral blend, quite out-of-this-world, or too much into it, perhaps...lovely, lovely...gorgeous...

what more can I say? Beautiful.

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3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 08/26/06:

Pours clouded honey golden with a thin white head. Some trailing lace slides down the glass.

The smell is of honey with fruity and herbal notes. Some grapey/vinuous notes enter in as well. Interesting, unique and pleasant.

The taste is of honey - and plenty of it. Yet, there are subtle complexities. Hawthorn fruit adds more sweetness to honey and malt, but also some sour. Tartness/dryness of grapes lends balance and a deeper complexity. Sweetness in the forefront enough to make it taste like liquid candy. Grape dryness is just enough to lend balance to the sweetish finish.

Light-bodied, in a good way. The sweetness lingers without being sticky.

An "experimental" brew that is unique and tasty. This is one to have if in the mood for "something different" and candyish.

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Chateau Jiahu from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.