IndianaRed (2805) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours a strange orange with very little head and no lacing to speak of. Aroma is an unusual apricot, safron I guess and honey. Flavor is a rich honey, malt and light roast grain. Quite tasty and different. The honey is quite dominant. The ABV is masked quite well. Feel is very smoth and rich, especialy as it warms up a bit. Very different and good.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey predominat, zesty after taste, some light hops and rich malts. This reminds me of mead and a IPA cross bread.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew was very mead-like with tons of honey and spice and a slight fruitiness up front. I liked this a ton more than mead cause i provided a good carbonation and more maltiness than mead. Very sweet and smooth and the historic aspect was rad!
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 I love those Dogfish Head folk. Besides brewing those marvelously, highly hopped IPAs, they’re willing to take chances. I’m not a fan of sweet brews, but I guess that I’m now a fan of beers based on ancient residue. I popped the bottle and poured. Nice golden color with a thick head that slowly dissipated, then coated the glass as I drank. A winey taste, probably ’cause of the grapes ’n’ honey. Not sure what the saffron did, except add color. (Usually, it only appears on southern styled rice in my home.) Syrupy. Malt comes through. Nice flavor. I’ll be picking up more later.
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jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 Aroma and taste is of the ingredients: the barley, grapes, and honey. A terrific combo, if you ask me. Alcohol stands out, and it’s not that complex, but I really enjoyed it, especially because I’m a history major and this kind of stuff pushes my buttons.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet, and you can definitely detect the grapes in the aroma. Fruity, bitter, and moderately strong alcohol presence. Not as complex as I expected, but that didn’t detract from the enjoyment. It reminds me a bit of a Barleywine, only lighter. Thumbs up!
pineypower (2723) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting brew.....First off it pours out rather carbonated with a nice fruity aroma, almost like that of a port wine. It tasted much more like some lambics I’ve had rather than a "Traditional Ale". It had a grapy flavor with some notes of honey. Not a bad brew. Once again an interesting creation from Dogfish Head
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok, I do lik the theor of this beer, that’s hy I am trying it (that and my buddy gave me an exra bottle he had). Doesn’t look or smell overly impressive, but taste simular to many belgiun ales. Worth a try to drink like a kng.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange hazy beer.
Buttery and acidic aroma with tones of alcohol and honey.
Acidic and sweet flavour with alcohol and honey tones.
Considering what they put in it it is really boring. Nothing shows except for the honey. But an OK beer
omhper (20935) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks marbles! Deep golden. Honey aroma. Sweet and vinous, sparkling and fresh. Medium bodied and refreshing. An interesting experiment.