ffbot (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 25, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The taste to this is all a beer lover could dream of. The balance of bitter and sweet, with a funky side taste, is great. Earthy, grape peel, herbs, and different complex sweetness-es attack your taste buds.
sjdevel (12) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice clear golden color 1-2 finger head when pouring form a 12 oz. bottle. Great head retention - many bubbles streaming up from the bottom. Foam is thick as it sticks to the side when the glass is swirled.
Smells of tart fruit (apple/cherry) and some caramel malts. Just a slight vinegar hint. Also a slight herbal and pepper undertones.
At first there is only a slight bitterness experienced before the alcohol sets in. There is a slight medicinal flavor soon after. Mixed in are flavors of apples, peach, cherry, white grape. There is a decent amount of floral hop notes in the middle and towards the end. Quite a sweet finish.
Light to medium mouthfeel. This beer remains foamy throughout and effervescent on the tongue.
Very good and fruity. Some bitterness and tart fruit, but well balanced out with sweetness.
Sirmixsomewhat (206) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The label tells you it includes honey, and the honey is what makes this so smooth. If it weren’t for all the other ingredients that remind you you’re drinking beer and NOT honey, you’d think you were guzzling from one of those plastic bears. The sweetness is kept in check by the saffron and other fun stuff included and I would drink this beer every day for a long time if I could.
jsporrer (733) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. Not much of an aroma but a hint of sweetness. Taste is semi-sweet with notes of honey and some grapes. Nice texture, very smooth and silky. Finishes with a nice warm feeling. Flavors are not very prominent but they are noticeable. Very enjoyable but just a tad too sweet for my liking.
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2015
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rather boring to me other than the 9% abv. Deep golden color with white head. Aroma of slightly sweet barley. Taste is honey, barley, a little bitter. Not bad. Just bleh.
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours clear, straw gold, bubbly white head. Aroma is honeycomb, cara malts, herbal, floral notes, finish is lightly bitter with pleasant alcohol warmth. Light bodied, oily texture, carbonation is soft to flat. Could be mistaken for a Belgian triple.
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fun drinking, uniquely inspired, beer that delivers an underwhelming, and yet intriguing, flavor. Light, moderate high carbonation, barely, fruity. I wouldn’t buy this beer again but its worth a try for this who haven’t.
lightbias (452) - USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light honey into the glass, and a two-finger, soapy white head dissipates into a thin layer on the surface in only a minute. The aroma is bland, light grapes and dough, but nothing as intense as I’d hoped considering the deScription on the label. The first sip brings the aroma around and although it’s intensified,it’s underwhelming to the grainy flavor in the foundation. The taste is fairly sweet, but not in a positive way. The whole flavor profile just doesn’t work for me. It’s not smooth, the flavors and finish seem to be at odds throughout the glass. Not a re-purchase for me.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in LA. Pale straw, thin head fades very fast. Smells boozy and belgian, a bit like a tripel. Drinks a bit like a tripel, moderate carbonation, aroma pretty muted. Dry from start to finish. Boozy finish with some bitterness and a note reminiscent of wine or mead. Would benefit from more carbonation and more yeast-derived flavours (like a belgian tripel). Interesting idea but I don’t think this works. Glad I tried a bottle of this and didn’t brew 20L of it like I’d been considering!
batneil (619) - - OCT 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden colour with small bubbles of fizz. Definite tastes of honey with a slight spice and slight wine taste. Pretty nice beer. Unusual taste at first, but pleasant. (K)