walleye (1073) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
at 1st taste I thooght I wasted 13.00 for this 4 pack and as the beer warmed we got to be friends. poured golden amber with no head. aroma honey, grapes alcohol, white wine, fruity. flavor honey, fruity, alcohol very strong, had to check bottle to make sure I was drinking beer and not wine this would go well with stir fry chicken. as it warmed the flavors blended nicely.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from NAB LES NYC-
cloudy brown/gold color quickly fading head soda like carbonation.taste is simlar to cider.honey and grape flavas are evident.chill and smooth.a lot better than expected.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a clear amber golden yellow color with small white head. Aroma has lots of honey with cereal notes, malty sweetness and a bit of yeast. Tastes very smooth, similar mouthfeel to that of their IPA, though just a bit smoother. Has lots of honey along with sweet grapes, butterscotch, spice - almost syrupy at times. I can’t really taste the saffron in this beer, though it seems to be just barely on the tip of the tongue sometimes while drinking. This beer shows an excellent appreciation for blends of unique flavors into one solid brew. Not my favorite from Dogfish Head, but love it for its uniqueness.
cubedbee (10) - USA - JUL 12, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light yellow with almost no head. Smell is mainly honey. Taste is very complex with hints of butterscotch, honey, and grapes. Very smooth finish and easy to drink. Another good offering from Dogfish.
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This reminded me more of an IIPA than the 120 minute IPA from Dogfish. Very dry and very demanding. Less sweet than most dogfish head superbeers and therefore more drinkable. Highly recommended!
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a light yellow with small white head. Sweet candy honey aroma. Sweet honey, caramel, and butterscotch flavors. Some grape flavor is also present. A strange brew indeed.
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of nose, the honey/sweetness really comes through as well as some of the other lesser playing spices added. The saphron (sp) adds a very distinct colour to the brew. It is a bit of a novelty beer but one that won’t offend. I wonder if the acients really had a beer this refined to drink, if so they were a lot further along than I would have thought!
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.