DesertDevil (525) - Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at the House of Brews in Gilbert. Lightly spiced nose of coriander, playful white grapes, some saffron, and a touch of honey and orange blossom. Clear gold color with a thin head. A flowery melange greets the taste buds before a prominent — and very sweet — Chardonnay tone takes over. Honeycomb and virgin oak flavors also make an appearance. Light body with a very dry finish. Overall, it’s simply too sweet and vinous for my liking.
BrewGoblin (308) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Firstly I will say that DFH has sexy label art and that plays an important role for catching one’s eye in a sea full of craft bottles. I amn’t a techie and don’t have a phone so I can’t check ratings while browsing for brews. Stoked to see this Greek freak staring out at me. A stunning brilliant gold pour topped off with a bubbly white crown. Smell that saffron, honey and floral scent. Tastes the same but add some ancient dusty malts and some light hopping action. Tastes like sweet sanskrit and goes down smooth with light bubbles and a medium, somewhat syrupy bod.
Darkmagus82 (1219) - - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-27-12 -
Poured from bottle into tulip shaped glass
Appearance – Pours an orange-golden color with a little bit of haze. Upon pouring there is a very light white head. The head fades to give a moderate amount of lacing.
Smell – The nose is heavy in grape aromas up front. There is the light biscuit smell mixed with a little bit of sweetness in the middle of the smell. At the end, some alcohol and a floral like aroma (hard to place) work their way in to round out the smell.
Taste – There is a dry malty flavor up front. The grape flavor then comes more prominent and begins to overshadow the malt. There is a light bit of honey sweetness with the grape flavor; very light and subtle, yet compliments the grape quite nicely actually. Toward the end of the taste, just as was detected in the nose, the alcohol comes to the scene. The alcohol mixed with the grape leave a rather odd aftertaste in the mouth, not awful, but not the best either. Overall it had a taste like a kind of bready-white wine.
Mouthfeel – The feel of the brew is quite nice. It is on the creamier side which allows it linger on the tongue. At the beginning of drinking the brew the carbonation level is a bit too high, but when left to sit for a bit, it diminished and created a lightly carbonated brew that when mixed with the thick body gave the tongue quite a nice experience.
Overall –The feel of the beer was fantastic, but the taste was a bit unbalanced. In the beginning it tastes more like a beer that then seems to turn into a boozy wine. It has some very nice individual characteristics yet the transitions of them from one to another don’t really make for a “smooth” drinking experience.
jerseyjohn71 (182) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
many tombs ,, so little time ,,, I would love to try other types of ’’ancient ales’’ ,,, stay crafty my friends,,,,,,,,,,,,
SlimHabib (151) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Hazy golden with little head. Sweet honey aroma. Crisp initially with sharp long lasting bitter honey taste.
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jayzz (328) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great taste and unusual beer. Well worth drinking. Has a smooth sweet flavor with a slight fizz to the palate and a saffron long finish.
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the ancient ales which makes it pretty cool on its own. Golden in color. Honey and grape flavors. Very pleasant enjoyable beer.
Sdaniel90 (372) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 355ml. Pours a clear golden colour that’s quite transparent indeed with a practically non existant head. This one’s gonna be unique. Aroma is heavily spicy, not much else. Very earthy and musky, with subtle. Dry and straight up, with some fruit character and spiciness. Interesting brew.
HippieFee (63) - - APR 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Part of their ancient ale series this one is interesting. I can taste the barley part of this beer but not much of the other ingredients it mentions are a part of this recipe. It is a little sweet from the honey but very subtle flavor. Funky flavor lingers on the tongue for a while. There is a reason this is an “ancient” beer.
conway (1426) - - APR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is lagerish with hints of grape and amaretto. Taste is honey, grape, almond and barley in the finish. Smooth medium mouthfeel with light carbonation. Sweet but tasty.