Maxbier (890) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with one finger white head. Aroma of saffron and sweet white wine. Hints of malt and hop but more of a after dinner wine with honey saffron notes. Interesting and unique.
LetsRiff (16) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is different from most beers available. It is almost a mix of a mead and a farmhouse ale. There is a bit of a fruity flavor from the grapes, a bit of honey flavor, and a great malt and slight Belgium yeast flavor. I would recommend this as a change of pace beer that almost anyone would enjoy
Johnstledger8 (744) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly cloudy yellow with a thin layer of white foamy head. Aroma of forest fruits, woodsy, honey. Flavour is woody, more honey, lemongrass, some more forest fruits, caramel, burnt finish. Medium to high carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Great stuff
Beergaard (303) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The story behind this beer obviously makes it a bit better, but it is quite alright in itself though. The aroma is the most interesting part - clear notes of honey, grapes, yeast, some alcohol, and some spicyness that might come from the saffron. The taste is a bit overpowered by sweet and alcoholic honey notes. Some spice and grape character, but not as interesting as the aroma promised.
Skinnyviking (8689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Medium high fluffy white quickly disappearing head. Cloudy yellow body. Weak malt straw aroma with a good deal of alcohol notes (which I do not like). Smooth and very sweet fruity honey flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish. Unfortunately the alcohol is too dominant in both aroma and flavor albeit the brewers have tried to hide it behind a very sweet, too sweet, flavor.
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome brew if wine if not. Real neat Chardonnay character but still had the malty beer character as well. Some slight tartness and earthy spice notes as well. Not sweet or cloying at all. More dry and champagne like. So wonderfully drinkable it’s unreal.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey mead like, slightly tart, real carbonated. Some nail polish but not much. Sweet decent finish.
ajtrupp (338) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting hybrid. Sweet with low carb. If this is accurate, they were drinking a lot better than I expected back in the day.
Ozzy (3) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 2/20/15 at 44 degrees into 0.5 L siedel
$ 3.39/12 oz bottle at Lager Mill
Aroma of something I don’t recognize, initially weak and fades to nothing
Head average (Three cm, aggressive pour), white, fizzy, diminishing to three mm ring and layer of tiny bubbles
Lacing – none
Body light yellow, chill haze
Flavor odd and very not beer-like, more of a bitter herbal remedy; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl, no DMS.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation
Appearance 4/5, Aroma 6/10, Flavor 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 14/20
andrewje41 (2870) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured. Pours an oily golden color with a thin ring head. Bottled a while back. Light body, white wine like. Sweet grape, with a dry dusty finish. I love the idea behind beers like this, but this one just tasted off to me. Bonus points for a unique beer, and it was fun to try, but flavor wise, this one was less my type of beer.