jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured copper with a thin white head wth big bubbles. Smelled like sweet grape, like a subtle white wine. Alcohol is the first thing to hit the taste, then spice and sweet honey.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Pittsburgh Deli Company
Drank from bottle. Sweet honey taste from first sip. No hops whatsoever, at least not that I picked up. Really tasted the grapes toward the middle. The end had a somewhat spicy taste. Aftertaste was nice and sweet, reminded me of honey and milk. Very easy drinking beer, unlike any other beer I’ve had
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer really helps me differentiate between the bitterness of yeast and that of hops. Golden ginger colored candy. No head. Not still but no retention. Massively sweet aroma. Slight cucumber and lavender (saffron?) around the edges. Chemical grapes. Sweeeeeet!!!! Primary sweetness carries over to the mouth. Promounced dryness on the edges, sweet as rock candy in the middle. Like mead without the mead I think. Juggernaut honey aftertaste. All the dryness is engulfed in the sweet afterpalate that drags on and on. Tiny biscuit at the end. Mouthfeel exceptional
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I couldn’t pass this up when it was the in the closeout section for only $4. I was concerned about the clear bottle, but there were no problems in the beer. The aroma is an odd but pleasant combination of honey, or mead, and sweet white wine. The beer is very thick, hazy brown, and there is almost no head, even though there was carbonation in the bottle. Very sweet flavor. It is closer to a mead than it is to what we generally think of as beer, and the white wine is there as well but not nearly so prominent as it is in the aroma. The flavor remains sweet throughout, but the beer left my mouth unpleasantly dry. A one of a kind and I am glad I tried it, but it is a beer better suited to 12oz bottles rather than he 750 I picked up.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like whiskey in the glass, almost no head, fades quickly. Aroma is of mead and raisons. Flavor is sweet, honey, grapes and spice. Very nice, very interesting, alcohol is well hidden. Texture is smooth, medium body.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer after its disinterment from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a deep copper color with a modest off white head and the lace a thin veil to conceal the glass. Nose has the aroma of honey, quite sweet with a slight hint of fusel alcohol also a bit grassy, start is sweet with a bountiful grain presence, and the top is moderate in feel. Finish has a determined acidity, the hops pleasantly spicy and the aftertaste dry, alcohol warming noticed, a quite nice beer, as I need a big beer today.
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice. Sweet, malty, hoppy, big citrus, but more than that. Almost a belguin style... good stuff
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours thick with medium amber appearance...no head....aroma of honey, hops, spices, sugary malts...flavor of a mead...honey, spices, sugars, and grapes (like a very sweat belgian with extra honey)...great palate
i really liked this brew, but can only handle a bit at a time
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
For my taste this was just too sweet and fruity, and the alcohol wasn’t too noticeable but all together I had trouble finishing this bottle it just didn’t agree with me.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
very sweet, smooth and just plain good. The honey flavor is great but the nine percent was a real surprise- another winner from dogfish head.