GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy golden orange body, looks like a belgian golden. Dense tan head, all kinds of floaties all around (worried? no) Light friuty, mediciney, hoeny, a hint of alcohol , white grapes. Jesus man this is crazy! Big in the mouth, but light in body, silky smooth with a tart dry alcohol kick near the end. white grapes and honey stand tall and proud, like a mead, beer and white wine all wrapped up into one in a sweet sweet 750ml present. Very complex and a nice dry barley finish.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
strong grape aroma with hints of honey, orange with creamy head, thin and medicine like, white grapes, light barley and definately strong, I can definately picture drinking it riding on a barge in the nile
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This interesting ale pours a clear, orange tinged copper color with almost no head. What little head there is rapidly dissipates. The aroma is very musty with touches of honey and saffron. The palate is very smooth, the body medium, and the carbonation light. Fruity flavors dance on your tongue at first, then a strong honey quality kicks in, and finally a burst of malty goodness in the finish. Excellent beer, with lots of honey and grape notes that are very well balanced by the malts. This brewery never ceases to amaze me with their completely original, excellent beer concoctions. Yummy.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange and golden, a thin ring of lace sitting on top. Sweet fruit aromas. Thin prickle of bubbles against my lips and the front of my tongue, followed by grape sweetness and a very subtle hop in the middle. At the end, my mouth is full with a honey thickness that floats between my tongue and the roof of my mouth. Afterwords, a dry sweetness lingers. The grape/honey give this a real wine character. It must have been good indeed to be the king.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy light golden brew. Full of spices with touch of honey and vonous quality.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The more I think about this beer the lower I want to rate it. It is a neat concept, but it tastes funny. Hazy orange color with a nice sized off white head. It smells like sweet white wine. Very syrupy sweet, that I can only assume is the grapes. Maybe a good desert beer, but not great for just drinking.
LilBill66 (9) - Glassboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2003 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great original. Though it was MUCH better before Dogfish moved the brewery location. It seems since then the beer has lost something and taken on a more "honey" flavor.I still have a Od Midas Touch that I am aging, and I can't wait to open it.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Minimal carbonation, glear golden colour. Strong malty aroma, with a little fruity honey. Tasted exactly like you'd expect with these ingredients, though it could be a little dryer. Sweet, honey flavour, malt finish and ever so mild acidity. Reminiscent of a thin botrytis semillon with a little dubbel mixed in.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - APR 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick sweet nose with grapes, honey and vinious malts reminicent of an old ale with a slightly dusty sweaty note. Burning Crystal clear amber with minimal head. Mouthfeel is very thick but not cloying. Green grape skins and winey malts, vannila creamieness and perfume, all burning bright and vibrant. Fairly dry feeling butproduces a burst of sweetness at the end of the sip but developing into a lucious cream infused melding of all of the above but with the slightest hing of canendish tobacco and oak barrle. Nutty charactor interplays nicely beneath it all with a honeyed sweetness. Finishes very light but builds into a nutty, toasted, vaguely floral charactor.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting. Orangeish amber pour with a medium head. Very sweet on the tongue, heavy grape and wine flavor.