SinH4 (2080) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange color with hardly any head. Aroma of fruity grapes, sweetness. Awesome taste that goes back and forth between honey, grapes, tartness. Amazing complexity. Quite sparkling carbonation. A bit boozy. I absolutely love this one!
ccex (1171) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle pours a clear golden color with moderate white head that diminishes quickly and leaves no lacing. Aroma has honey, grapes, and grass. Taste is sweet with some dryness in the finish. Body is medium with slight carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. The honey makes it as much of a mead as a beer. I had hoped this was another outrageous beer from Dogfish Head, but I got distracted and drank most of it, thinking it was just another beer before I paid more attention to it. Good, but not worth the premium price.
AtronSeige (1138) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 8, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: Medium-light grape, light grainy, honey
Appearance: Brilliant, light gold body. Medium white head, good retention, fine bubbles.
Flavour: Medium-high grape (almost sweety-like!) medium-light grainy, honey. Medium sweet. Light bitterness. Floral from alcohol. Medium-dry finish with lingering grapes and lastly a bit of floral, alcohol and saffron.
Mouthfeel: Full body, velvety. Medium-low carbonation, fine, creamy. Light warming.
Overall: A great beer. Very smooth at 9%! No faults.
360 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Esme & Lambert!
21A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
Bif (1888) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small head that fades quickly. Aroma o f honey, malt sweetness and spice. Taste of malt sweetness, honey, fruit andbitof spice. Light bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, smooth with a bit of an alcohol feel. Interesting beer.
smaynard6000 (923) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Mostly malty aroma with sweetness. Flavor is somewhat sweet with honey notes, bit of grape as well. Not bad, but a bit confusing.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light golden with small white head. Aroma of grapes, pilsner malt, and honey. Medium body, tannin astringency upfront, wine like alcohol warmth, and a heavy sweetness.
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate biter flavor. Some nice Honey notes. Slightly alcoholic. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Niko100 (2532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, honey, fruit (notably grapes & apples), and spice; A bit sweet - but decent.
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer on the front end, mead on the back end, its like Cleopatra sitting on my face in the back on an ancient chariot.
markkono (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Virtually no smell but taste is sweet. Took the recommendation of my hostess for a smaller beer than the Burton Baton I just finished but it is only 1% less in alcohol. Hindsight would find me ordering another Burton only due to the sweetness but the taste is pleasant. Being a hophead who finds a beer that smells like cat pee appealing I would still recommend this for people who want a sweeter ale that packs a punch.