smaynard6000 (877) - 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 (12264) - 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 (2447) - 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 (3) - 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.
Dorkenstein (257) - - APR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 10/23/14. I am reviewing it as I drink it now. Aroma is apple like and boozy with some honey and bread. Taste is Chardonnay and peppery bread. Some lacing on the glass. Tiny bubbles on the palate.
tillmac62 (561) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOD 1/6/15. Pours a clear slightly amber gold. Below normal head volume, retention and lacing.
Interesting nose with both beer and mead qualities. Notes of barley malt, honey and grapes.
Light medium body with a somewhat smooth texture. Normal carbonation with just a touch of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is surprising. I was expecting much more of a honey influence. It begins with a mish mash of flavors at a reasonable intensity level that reminds me of a bitter white wine. Grapes are noted, but the main flavor component is a medicinal note that comes in the middle and lingers through the finish. Towards the finish, you detect a soft honey sweetness in the background, but not enough to provide balance. The finish is slightly dry and the medicinal off flavor lingers.
sudomorph (994) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on 02/07/14. Pours a clear, golden yellow/orange with a thin, bubbly, white head and very fine sediment. Aroma has notes of reminiscent of Innis & Gunn. Almost oaky with sweet notes of mild spice, and fruity esters. Taste is balanced but on the malty side. Starts out with caramel, and that woody/oak-ness then moves to some mild, sweet spice and floral, then a bit of white wine on a dry finish. Really complex. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy in the mouth with no trace of alcohol. Overall a really interesting beer. Not a hint of 9% abv. Earthy/woody notes with caramel, and a touch of sweetness. Complex.
Bebum (608) - - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium amber, evanescent head, fizzy, no lace.
Full body, richly flavored to reach a perfect balance, highly carbonated, well proportioned heat despite 9% abv, bright and cleansing palate, long aftertaste.
High bitterness disguises underlying sweetness, acidity provides the other leg.
Complex if not indulgent flavors, yeasty, citrusy (lemony), apricot finish, not very sweet honey.
Nice rediscovery of one of the first beers I had.
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