ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mostly clear straw color. The head is a one finger white shade. It’s texture isn’t particularly appealing, and the rest of the brew isn’t particularly attractive, either.
S: Let’s see, on the nose we have honey, grape, grains, mild diacetyl, and an herbal component. Not all of it comes together successfully - in a way, the aroma smacks of a white wine meeting a malt liquor by way of a car crash. Interesting if nothing else.
T: Sweeter than the nose indicated. An initial quality of honey and grape sweetness is the first flavor noted, slightly drying out to a grainy midtaste and finish. Saffron notes mildly augment things throughout. The whole "malt liquor-cum-white wine via car crash" deScriptor I threw out before suits the flavor profile perfectly; it’s a combination that sounds horrid, but the end result is only rather blah.
M: A bit heavy on the tongue, aided by its initial sweetness. It becomes very dry past the midtaste, and actually very easy to drink. Carbonation is mostly covered up by the syrupy qualities.
O: Why the disparity between the smell/taste and overall scores? This is a simple example of a brew greater than the sum of its parts. My initial opinion of the aroma and flavor profile isn’t particularly positive - and yet, the whole thing kind of works after several sips. I’m not sure if it’s because the dry finish gives it great drinkability for 9% or what not, but it ends up being pretty decent. I can see wine drinkers enjoying this a lot.
snoworsummer (3504) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Alehouse on rt 50. Pours almost clear bright copper with a fizzy white head. Tastes like dried fruits, booze, caramel, and faint herb. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, caramel, and booze.
Buukwurm (15) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden amber. The head is short lived. The initial aroma is perfumey. As the head dissipates, so does the aroma. The final aroma is subtle, suggesting herbs and florals. The beer is light with a bitter note at the end. Carbonation is lively. This beer tastes bland at first but one can detect an underlying complexity that is hard to describe. The body is light. The finish is slightly bitter. I will probably give this a beer another try but I am not impressed.
Rperez (194) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a really good find! You gotta try there is nothing quite like it out-here, really liked this beer
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Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2007.
Couleur : ambrée.
Apparence : claire.
Grains de malt pâle, léger de miel, léger de houblon herbeux et floral, notes fruitées et épicées
Entrée de bouche : légèrement fruitée et épicée
Un support de grains de malt pâle sucrés avec un léger goût de miel ainsi qu’une légère amertume de houblon floral et herbeux ainsi que des notes d’alcool.
En bouche :
Corps : moyen.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : légèrement huileuse.
Finale : moyenne-longue, légèrement amère d’alcool réchauffant et de houblon floral.
Hayden512 (22) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into tulip. Clear golden with small white head. Lots of bubbles running up side of the glass. Smell is my favorite part. Honey and grapes. Taste is okay. Light. Grape. Some spice. A little metallic aftertaste I'm not a fan of. Light body. High carb.
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altonbrownd (4348) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Chevy Chase. Amber body with medium head. Nose is amber and spicier. Taste is sweet, green grapes, wine-like, some hops, spices. Some honey notes towards the finish.
AgentAle (1167) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is floral herbs, clove, lemon grass, light sour grapes and slight sulphur. Taste is light sweet malts met with sweet herbs and perhaps plum and passionfruit. Appearance is a clear gold with a fluffy pillow head that retains very well.
rotemalon (4) - - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful light golden clear color with a nice eggshell head. Strong honey malty aroma. first sip introduces a bouquet of spices followed by sweet grapey tannic on the palate. Great dinner drink which complements any dish.
Lukasmh (714) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with small white ring of head. Quite some chill haze. Aroma is packed with heather honey, honey spice, herb, fruity, malty grains, and slight grapefruit. Taste is sweet honey, spice, blossom, flowery, grapefruit, sugar, herbs. High carbonation cuts through the sticky honey. Light bitter grapefruit in finish.
chriszfat (38) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wife purchased, not a fan. Smells like bud light. Taste is floral and finishes like a wine which I hate. Not my thing.