HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
On tap at the Forge. Appearance: finger of off white head that is gone almost immediately, deep honey amber color, slightly cloudy, no lacing. Aroma: heavy pomegranate, light smoke and what I am told is mehr, somewhat musty smelling. Palate: medium body, sticky texture, soft to flat carbonation. Taste: coating sweetness of a mead, but fruit sweetness of a wine almost, lightest bitterness on the way out. Overall, a very unique beer, different in all sorts of ways. I enjoyed ten ounces, but have no need to drink more in one sitting. My favorite of the two ancients I have had so far. monk191 (1959) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2014
A very unique beer. Pours a slightly cloudy bronze color, with a white head that dissipates very quickly. Smells awesome, like apples, pomegranate and herbs. Taste is very carbonated and dry, almost like champagne. Some pomegranate in the taste, and has a very bready/yeast quality that sticks on the tongue. Had in the bottle. nuplastikk (6206) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2014
750ml bottle. Unfiltered red-orange. Initially foamy head fades away after a few minutes. An oddball beverage, not really many beer characteristics. Pomegranate, some honey sweetness. Tastes like an African fermented beverage. Has some depth, grows on you. Comes off bigger than the 8.5% would suggest sometimes, spiced, fruited mead tones. A unique beverage, but not that stupendous of a beer. Lowe1983 (1589) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with the caramel malts, lemon, yeast, and some pomegranate. Flavor is similar with lots of the pomegranate coming out in the flavor. Lasting flavor on the finish with a little bit of nuttiness. jredmond (8202) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Draft sampled at Alla Spina with Pat, Sean and Thom. Pours a light golden yellow body with thin white head. Aroma is lots of spice - clove, dark fruit, sugar and light alcohol maybe. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonated with similar notes on the palate. Lots of flavors here, not sure I like the balance of this beer. Some floral and herbal character in addition to the spice combination.
BillWyce (1074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Poured hazy orange-amber with a 2-finger bone-colored head that was gone quickly. Aroma is lightly sweet, with touches of nut and spice, as well as a bit of tartness that was likely from the pomegranate. Full body, with a moderate thickness and a light effervescence. Mild finish. Nutty flavor with a touch of sweetness from the honey. There is a light tartness underneath from the pomegranate, and a mild spice note in the finish. GenDV138 (7201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From notes, consumed on 6/3/13. Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a light amber brown with 3 fingers of off-white head that fades quickly. Aromas of sweet and dark fruit, honey, light wine, spices. Tasting notes of honey, sweet fruit, dark fruit, white fruit, herbs, spices, slight tart, pine. Medium body with a dry piney finish. Cavie (4651) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Tap at WoB. Pours a dark red color. Light head. Aroma is crazy amount of flavors. Fruit, cough drips, spice, mint. Wow. Flavor is sharp, fruity, sweet, plant like.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone RRistow12 (841) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear amber with white head. Complex aroma. I get spices, pomegranate and dark fruits, caramel, honey, floral notes. Taste is also complex. Definitely tart with pomegranate and spice flavors. Minimal bitterness. A lot of other flavors that I just can't put my finger on. Tart crisp and light effervescent mouthfeel. Light to medium bodied. I love trying these ancient ales. Very interesting but not mind blowing or something I would like to drink regularly.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jkwalking05 (4731) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
On tap at WOB Arlington. Amber in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of nuts, floral, raisin, grape, brown sugar and honey. Taste is of pear, raisin, honey, caramel, light hazelnut, and almond.