BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: Okay...I stole a few sips of this from my friend...the head had dissipated by the time I sampled it but the beer was deep golden and fairly clear.
The nose really took me by surprise. At first I was overwhelmed a bit by the malty-yeastiness but as I took it in...lots of honey and clover. Interesting spicy notes I can’t quite describe. Would love to try again (and not after a Bitches Brew and Olde School)
Medium body and light carbonation. Felt smooth. One of the most unique beer tasting experiences I have had in awhile.
aracauna (3083) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m getting a lot of my mom’s fig preserves in this one. Dark fruit. Caramel sugars. Nice aroma. Less interesting flavor.
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft: Poured a light amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of hazelnut and unrefined grain is more or less interesting. Taste is also dominated by unrefined grain with some strong notes of hazelnut with some residual sugars which is probably derived of the honey that was added to this beer. Body is light with medium carbonation and with no apparent alcohol. I appreciate all the historical research that went into this beer but not sure I really enjoy the final product enough to try this one again.
Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, floral, fruit, some clove, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, fruit (notably grapes), honey, caramel, and spice; Decent one.
Koskela (287) - Marysville, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey clover rasins and somethin come from this slightly hazy amberish purpleish brew with no head The taste is pomegranate kinda some crazy honey and spice. Its weird but not super horrible. But very different. The taste lingers like none other and i wish it had some more hops. Its a medium body with good carb. Worth a try if ur daring.
pras (441) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewery. Earthy aroma. Flavor was slightly sweet and very earthy. Sweetness I think is from the honey. Enjoyable will drink again.
bnokk (16) - Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dogfish Head, Etrusca, bomber.
APPEARANCE- great light brown color. Nice head, but it dissipates quickly. Very carbonated as there’s a lot of bubbles originating from the bottom of the glass.
NOSE - Distinct, but unlike most other beers I’ve tried. Very earthy, but difficult to distinguish.
FLAVOR - very unique flavor. Slightly sweet but not malty, and certainly no pronounced hop flavors at all. It evolves as it warms up to reveal the sweetness has honey notes.
NOTES - this is a very exciting beer in the ancient series. It’s not an everyday drinker, but I enjoy thinking about what a beer may have been like almost 3000 years ago. I was able to taste this alongside the Birra del Borgo (one of the other collaborators on this experiment), and it was a lot of fun.
60minuteman (721) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good brew cold and poured into a glass. Dark brown, opaque, not much head or anything. Aroma is dusty; mildew. It has lots of dark fruit, raisins, plums, grapes, coconut milk, roasted malts, mild spice, chocolate and funk. Taste is more robust and fruity than the aroma. The flavors are dominated by raisin, chocolate and malt. Less of that funkiness comes out.
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of honey, caramel, herbs, nuts and spice. Flavor was sweet with honey, herbs, pomegranate, earth, light caramel, hazelnut and spices. Medium body, sticky texture, dry sweet finish.
Europa326 (13) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dungeons and Dragons is nothing without a weird new beer to go with it (or so my friends and I have always believed.) The story behind this one was pretty interesting, but then again they always are, aren’t they? Head was short lived and white, while the beer was brownish amber. Aroma was fruity and herbal with just a hint of spiciness. Flavor was tart, with notes of pomegranate, rhubarb, and honey. It was a little on the dry side and very complex, making it a perfect candidate to enjoy over the course of a nice long evening. Quite enjoyable!
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle while hanging with the lagunitas crew in chicago, from notes. Sweet, with caramel, moscato wine and dark grapes. Good.