Gorbalev (2917) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, served in a frosted Barbar mug at Ciro’s - great job guys on the presentation! Wonderful appearance (glass considered) - light yellow, big thick white head, active and bubbly. Sweet honey aroma. Odd sweet taste. Some citrus and hops and alcohol all mixed in there. Medium mouthfeel. Unbalanced but tasty. Became very strong as it warmed. An interesting, not entirely successful, but flavourful beer!
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 330ml served in the strange Barbăr mug.
Hm, it’s hard to judge the appearance since it was served in the proper frosted glass at Duvel Café.
Fluffy head, distinct honey-spicyness.
Honey, honey, honey. It is a Duvel-tasting mead.
Too much honey in aroma and flavour. But as I get closer to finishing it I discover the beer behind it that actually is really nice, a bit like Duvel and Hoegaarden Grand Cru.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours clear gold with a lovely long lasting white head. Aroma is quite fruity, spicy and yeasty. Suprisingly honey does not dominate. Flavour is quite balanced, honey, fruits and spice all there. Theres some nice caramel tones present too. Body is a little thin though, and the finish a little alcoholic. Still quite enjoyable though.
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was expecting something with a bit more of a honey flavor but this was a powerful blonde and I wasn’t really in the mood for it. I don’t mean to say it was bad but nothing really exciting.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) If you expect something sticky and sweet from a honey beer, this proves you wrong. Pale golden (honey golden?) with an average white head. Some fruity, spicy notes in the rather full body. Slight bitter finish. Decent although not overly exciting. 161296
madsberg (10144) - Sřborg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Cph: Golden coloured. Unclear. Small white head. Honeydense and sweet aroma. A bit too much for my likings. Flavour is malty and sweet with a strange and light sour undertone, I have problems naming. Is light watery and light spiced. Ends on some fruity notes. This beer just don’t do it for me. Sorry.
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot of funny "things" float around in my glass and that doesn´t look very appealing. Otherwise the beer has a very nice fruity taste with the honey nicely undertoned. The flavor could be fuller.
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 On a second look, this was a bit sweet but certainly drinkable... The honey is only a wee bit noticeable.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If this really was an average beer, I would be a happy girl.Oh well.. It pours dark blondish in a mug made of frosted glass. Nice touch. It tastes sweet with some bitterness. Honey is certainly detectable. Not a lot of aftertaste though.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a yellow body topped by medium thick head with some lacing. The aroma and flavor are sweet and fruity (banana) with a slight candy sugar note. Light to medium bodied and smooth with a touch of dryness.