dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense honey sweet with a cherry-sour edge aroma. Browninsh gold in color. Meady, honey-ish with alcohol notes in the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 09. P-town location. Not sure if this is new or not- could be an old keg they were holding on to, but my notes say that this was listed as 12.2% abv. Pours a light golden slight haze thinning white head. Aroma is floral, honey, white wine, light metallic, mostly mead-like little malt character. Flavor is light cracker, honey sweet, slight tart and alcohol is noticed at the end- somewhat thin body in the finish with that alcohol. Eh.
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Retired? Don’t think so. Had this on tap at GABF 2009. Didn’t really live up to the super-high ratings. Bright golden color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet honey, sweet white wine, and light fruits. Flavor is sweet white wine and mead (well I guess it is partially a mead), pale malt, apple, pear, and booze. Good but a bit boozy for my tastes. Maybe the first release was better. Palate somewhat boozy with medium body and carbonation. Some alcohol warmth.
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This must have come out of retirement because they had it at the NJ Craft Brewers Fest. Great aroma. Wonderful sweet taste. Nice finish. I hope they make more.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Only had a sample of this long forgotten brew, but my notes speak well of it.
Heavy on the abv, but the sweet backbone of this superb brew masks it very well. Unfortunate it was a limited affair, maybe again someday.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a strong ale, almost like mead. i had this a couple of years back at the New jersey Craft brewers festival and I loved it. It has a sweet aroma. Its golden in color. Its great. Strong taste. I highly recommend it.
marykobes (5) - USA - SEP 5, 2003 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have had this at the New Jersey Craft Brewers Festival a couple of years ago. It was so good. Almost like a mead, its a strong ale. Very nice. Nice amber color and sweet.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just had a small sample off the handpump. Very sweet aroma with a (and all apologies to Triumph for this reference) Coors Light color. Tasted very much like a Gurtzinwaimer. Interesting.
NJBeerman013 (1047) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth, suprisingly so for such a high alcohol content - 10.5. Gold in color, sweet in flavor. Unbelievable beer. The only lost points would be for aroma. Aroma was a bit lacking should have been a bit fruitier.
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright yellow appearance, of course a honey-type aroma to it, very strong taste, but very good