Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very wine-like, similar to an un-oaked chardonnay, grapey with earthy undertones, subtle sweet malt aroma, pleasant floral notes. Hazy golden-yellow color, small white head, fair head retention. Grainy malt flavor, moderately sweet, mild honey and vinous notes linger in the aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation, very drinkable. If I lived in China 9000 years ago I’d be happy to drink this.
firstsip (171) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting beer! Remiscent of a riesling or sparkling wine. Light, bright body with notes of honey and brown sugar. Not cloyingly sweet.
Petkus331 (88) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel nose, quite pleasant. The flavor is of brown sugar; this is sweet, but not overly sweet. The texture is smooth, and not syrupy, which is very nice. Not much bittering to balance sweetness, as far as I can tell, but as I said earlier, the sweetness is still not over the top. Minimal carbonation. This honestly reminds me a lot of a late harvest reisling wine; one of my favorite wine styles. This is actually a lot like the "Grand Traverse Late Harvest Reisling." Very enjoyable. The history of this brew makes it very interesting, I really appreciate this brew. Thank you Dogfish head. ?
MadRobin (1396) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 5 oz. flight at Dogfish Head in Gaithersburg, MD.
Clear, gold-yellow with off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of sweet apple juice, pineapple, green table grapes and honey.
Taste of Muscato dessert wine, honey, orange, apple juice. Very sweet.
Full body and medium/high carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beergeek23322 (1685) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/28/2011. From bottle. Poured light orange with a white head. Fruity aromas with hints of caramel. Spicy and fruity flavors. Honey to make it sweet. Another example of DFH pushing the envelope and don’t mind going off the beaten path.
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the gaithersburg brewpub. Very interesting flavors--lots of spices, fruit and coriander. I found it overpoweringly sweet, though. An unbalanced body that I only wanted a bit of.
arminjewell (5145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, slightly hazy yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of tropical fruits, hints of raisin, touch of biscuit, bread, slight grassy notes, hints of banana, clove in there as well, pretty odd. Taste is a mix of caramel, biscuit into some tropical fruit, raisin and slight spice, hints of vanilla, herbal notes, finishing fairly sweet, spicy.
freeofthoughts (594) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange golden with very little fizz. The aroma is sweet and subtle with some green grape and overall sweetness. The flavor is rich and sweet, there is a nice smooth honey near mead character, along with some soft green grape. There isn’t a lot of depth but it is done very smooth so the simplicity is very enjoyable for a 9% brew.
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Mild Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Floral, Tropical Fruit, Grainy, Mild Green Grape
T: Tropical Fruit, Cinnamon, Hybiscus
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Spicey, Dry
Overall, I have never had this beer on draft (or rated), a very spicey but mildly fruity.
kermis (3667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Hop Leaf, Chicago. Pours hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma of honey, sweet fruits and a light herbal quality. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
tcane7 (1343) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 bottle with Jay, Ray, Chris and Pat. Pours a murky amber with average off-white head. Nose of caramel, honey, banana. Medium body. Sweet and easy drinking for 9%. Better than I remember this being.