Chateau Jiahu – a 9000 year old Beer

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13 Responses

  1. John says:

    Lisa and I had this beer a few years ago and enjoyed it. We also had it with Chinese food, so there may be somthing to that – a beer to have with food, rather than just on its own.

  2. Lucas says:

    I resisted the urge to buy this one last week, though I would still like to try it. By your review it sounds like another completely unique brew from Dogfish.

  3. Don says:

    With its sweetness, something with high spice would make a good food pairing, something like szechuan beef or Kung Pao Chicken. YUM! Those guys at Dogfish Head…Always thinking outside the box that is already outside the main box!

    • Simply Beer says:

      Lucas – It is a very unique beer. Go ahead and try, but as John (above) Suggested, have it with some food.

      Don – I would probably go to the other end of the spectrum of Chinese food. It is a very sweet, desert wine like beer. I think it would work better as a complimentary beer then an opposite.

  4. I seem to see that the ancient brews for DFH I have had (Theobroma and Mida Touch) both were very big on the grape taste. They had this almost white wine like taste to them. Would you say that’s kind what you got on this Pete?

  5. Jim says:

    I love the Theobroma, this not so much. I think I have one of these hanging around in the beer fridge. Perhaps I’ll mail it to my brother Don in Idaho who is DFH deprived.

  6. It’s been a long time that I’ve had this one. Nate wrote a review a few months back.
    I agree, Mike & Eirk, many of these types of beer do end up seeming grapish…not a huge surprise when they are added. However, I think Muscat is a good grape to describe these types of brews. Personally, I think they come of like a Malbec, too. That big raison-like sweetness.
    @Jim, I’ll drink that beer.

  7. Don says:

    Mike, don’t be trying to get my beer! I’ll drink it too Jim, and we have that whold blood relative thing between us too. What is the saying…Blood is thicker than Beer?

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