Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2009 Pours a light yellow with a sparse white head poor lacing... Aromas of straw, cereal: very malt heavy with a slight yeasty aroma.....Flavor is of honey and spice..... just a dash of cinnamon and a little butterscotch...Saffron doesn’t come through as much as the honey and the muscat grapes only lend to the overall sweetness of this brew. Mouth feel is medium-bodied and tickles the tongue... No hops present at all. A very interesting brew over all, but nothing to write home about.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Starting the next 100 with a Dogfish. Great beers to set the tone. Smooth, Dry a little grape undertone, a faint honey flavor. Very different from any other Dogfish I’ve rated. Bottom line, they make excellent brews. This is no exception. I think its a great beer. While I’m definitely not a Chardonay drinker this beer is very Wine cooler-esque. Tasty, fruity beer with a glass smooth finish.
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, almost syrupy. Qiute sweet, grape/wine character evident. Different and worth a try but not a standout.
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice old school ale. Definitely taste a little grape and a little honey. More like a mead methinks. Very unique and different.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Here is an interesting beer! Loads of honey in the aroma. The flavour is dominated by the sweet honey, but also caramel and somewhat fresh and sourish. Very interesting. Thanx Nat&Jim
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden Honey Coloring. Good Head. Fruity. Had Malt....hard to know what the hell this was....but then it’s wine, mead and beer in one! You can taste the grapes, the sweetness of the mead and the malt A surprising balance. A favorite! Almost like being at Midas’ funeral!! Good things happen when people die!
ClarkVV (3933) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 2004 12 oz bottle. Finally I get to try one of these! Pours a thick, syrupy looking light gold/copper/amber mix with a strong creamy white head. Smells of saffron, honey, alcohol and some dry vinous notes (the grapes). Flavor is strong and full of honey. Begins sweet, powerful and full bodied. The alcohol and grapes come on halfway through taking away some of the sweetness, but certainly not dulling the flavor. Very warming, strong and IMO, good. Gets more smooth as it breathes and finishes with a herbal spiciness and hints of grapes and alcohol. Man am I a sucker for traditional ales.
shadey (1962) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 21, 2004
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very Sweet. Too Sweet. This was practically undrinkable. Honey, malt, warming alcohol, and spice. All completely overwhelmed with the sweetness. I couldn’t finish the glass.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Very sweet. HOney, starchy oatmeal. Quite malty and uncomplex. Honeyed and sweet, fairly thick mouthfeel, a bit sticky. Not really my style. Motelpogo likened it a Beez Neez dopplebock, i have to agree.
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with a big beige head. Very sweet honey aroma. Flavor is very sweet with honey and caramel. Somewhat acidic with a dry finish.