Holdwine (1048) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Everything about his beer is great. The story behind it. The fruitiness. The alochol. Almost like a mead. A fun ale to drink, but don’t drink too much.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - AUG 25, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, what a nice brew. Enjoyed it very much. Although wickedly overpriced as all DFH beers are, this is probably the only one i would buy again. And of course the WW stout once i can find it.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The alcohol comes through on this as does the honey and muscat, i couldn’t quite pick up the saffron, even though I’m not sure i could if it were more pronounced anyway.
Nate (3327) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice honey and floral nose, alcohol. Golden honey color with little head but a bit of lacing. A champagne fizziness - light and vibrant. Medium-light body with an alcohol burn. Tastes of honey and beeswax. Sweet and alcoholic, herbs. Complex and vapory. Pleasing after of beeswax and bread. Really like this beer.
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
If I had to drink this brew back then I would have killed myself.
Ernest (5626) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2003 Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie,
light bread), with notes of apple, grape, apricot, and honey. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy
texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Interesting/different,
nice fruity aroma, but a little too syrupy sweet to be drinkable.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden. Medium head with little retention. A very cidery, tripel-like aroma. The flavor is very complex. Cidery, spicy, sweet with honey, a bit of a winey feel to the body. However, I occasionally get this strange burst of sweatsocks in the flavor. Now I can’t say I’ve ever eaten sweatsocks but I imagine that’s what the flavor would taste like. A very intersting beer from by far the world’s most intresting brewery.
revnecro99 (7) - USA - JUL 12, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A successful experiment. Very tasty indeed! Sweet, but not too sweet, sour but not too sour. The sweetness is only evident at the very finish, and seems like a combination of the honey and the grapes. Overall a winner and recommended.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very intresting. white grapes definatly make there preasance known and dominate the flavor. however the barley and honey can still be tasted. very dry aftertaste. very much like a wine with a dry after taste but also very much like an ale in the initial tase. all in all this is pretty good