daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Crystal clear yellow/gold pour, white head. Aroma of white wine grapes, unripe stone fruit, sweet caramel malts, candy sugar. Flavor is sweet and yeasty with some stone fruit, golden raisins and grapes. Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours slightly unclear yellow with thinner head, yet sticky lacing. Smell is vibrant and light of honey sweetness, white wine and faint spice. Taste is light honey, floral, fruity, white grape, milky sweet, faint celery notes which could be confused as spiciness. I also tried a 1.5 year version noted as "old gnome". It was much more mellow and subdued, so I preferred it fresh. Overall, quite nice. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Date: June 22, 2011
Appearance: opaque orange, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, floral, herbal, fruity esters
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, lots of phenolic spicyness, light earthyness, orange citrus
Date: July 19, 2012
Aroma: sweetness in the aroma has mellowed leaving it dry and spicy
Flavor: flavor is dry and spicy as well, light bitterness, no sign of the herbal character
Overall: this beer has aged really well
Date: July 19, 2012
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, malt candy
Flavor: very sweet candy flavor, light spicyness
Overall: needs a bit of age
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Appearance: Lightly hazed, golden-hued body with a scant, white head.
RobertDale (6755) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Smell: Sweet-scented notes of honey-enveloped pilsner malts with ripe fruit, a vague spice tone, and some noted alcohol.
Taste: Flavors of honey and powdered sugars accented pils malts, notably sweet, I must add. The brew is very quick to add a dense layer of warming alcohol. Continental hops, very modestly bitter. Fruity elements of white peaches and white wine. Drying on the back end, though some sweetness tries to poke out from the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: Fairly decent. Sweetness and alcoholic heat are the order of the day.
Sample at Westside brewpub. Comes clear gold with average white head. Aroma of malt, fruit and spice. Taste is malt, dark fruit, spice and yeast. Very nice.