My Antonia - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by Birdmarg741:
4.08/5 rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a frosted dimpled mug
A: cloudy light yellow. Nothing particularly special
S: smells of olives and unsalted bread. Lightly of ascorbic acid and melon.
T: sweet and spicy upfront, but bitter oily tastes if olive creep in quickly with swallow. Spiciness hits the roof of the mouth hard- while sweetness of fruit - melon or peach- distracts the top and tip of the tongue at the same time. With swallow, the taste of yeast and bread comes first, followed by an aftertaste of olives with red pepper spice. After abut 60 seconds, the taste of yeast gently returns. - gently. Though with a bitterness that is slightly annoying.
M: quite spicy- a characteristic that builds with each second in the mouth. Fuller bodied than its appearance would lead one to expect, with a punch of carbonation that adds to the spiciness.
O: I am not generally much of a pilsner drinker, so I don't fully trust my ability to compare this to others of its type. However, as an ipa lover, this beer is very nice. Aggressive upfront with hops, but balanced and smooth in its finish and aftertaste. Unless my prior knowledge of the beer's origins has taken over my ability to ignore this fact- this brew smells and tastes incredibly Italian, and seems as though it would pair beautifully with this food- and playful enough to fully play the part.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2013 00:55:47 | More by Birdmarg741
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3.61/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Got this at MOM's organic market in Herndon. Opened in my hotel room in the Crowne Plaza a few blocks away. Surprisingly, gushed on me, messed up the carpet a bit. Now to the review.
Very Murky yellow body with quite stable little yellowish white head. Head is creamy but looks a bit coarse. No bubbles visible
Nose is some pilsner malt, there is a whole lot hop aromas going on. There is some resin, noble spiciness and some fruitiness too, maybe pineapple
Taste starts a little sweet and is followed by resiny hops and bitterness, sweet pineapple again.
Drinks very smooth with little carbonation and the suspended yeast. Alcohol warms a bit.
I do not really know what to make of this. I expected a Pilsener but it is way too sweet for that. I think it is overly hopped but the hops are nice. It does not have the refreshing sharpness of a lager but it is smooth. The suspended yeast would make it a Zwickl still it is more an IPA than a lager. Do I like it? I am not even sure about that.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 02:50:49 | More by safaricook
My Antonia from Dogfish Head Brewery
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