SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours a copper like color with little to no head. head apparent was fizzy and white/clear. Nose is grapes. has a grape, wine nose to it. Taste is very syrupy, too much actually. Very thick but not in a good way. the grapes are there, soem juice like characteristics and a bit of caramel malt. csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
12oz bottle. Packaged in Nov. (’04?) Poured into a Duvel tulip @ 59°. Pours orange with a small, bubby, haze "head." The aroma is orange and hops? The flavor is sweet orange, honey, and spice with a mildly hoppy and alcoholic finish. Maybe some grapes on the finish. There is a lot going on, but I can’t follow it all. Most like a tripel. This is sweet and powerful, with a good, but unusual flavor. DFH is certainly an adventurous brewer. Well done. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 4, 2005
Midas Touch has a malt aroma combined with a wine bouquet. The color is a rich golden and an off white head. The head is bubbly and short lasting. The flavor has a maltiness. Also there is a wine like quality to the taste as the alcohol come through. The finish is cloying and pleasent. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2005
The last of the beers brought over by Haddon 90 on his visit to our fair shores. This has a very good nose which has similarities with some of the other DFH beers, syrupy and quite hoppy. The flavour is a dry and clean one that does denote the use of honey in the fermentation process, but there is a good degree of complexity provided by the grapes. Well done DFH for a very pleasing malange of beer, wine and mead, it would be a welcome drink in place of a crisp white wine with a kilo of prawns down by the harbour. bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Poured with a very minimal head with a golden body. Aroma is somewhat weak but there is a nice smell of grapes and honey. Tastes very good, but a bit too sweet for my liking. There is hardly any bitterness and it goes down very smooth. I would have never guessed that this beer is 9% alcohol - tastes much weaker than that. Finish is creamy and syrupy. Overall this is a very good dessert beer and a lot like a cross between a Chardonnay and a pale ale.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2005
This mead/wine/beer combo is actually quite nice. The aroma is fantastic. Smells a lot like wine actually. It’s a gorgeous golden color with a nice big white head. Lacing continues throughout the beer. Palate is a bit stingy probably due to the 9%. Overall it’s a great new beer to try. Get it if you find it. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Aroma was sweet of grapes and hint of alcohol. Body was darker shade of orange with small white head that was gone fast. Flavor was little harsh at first. Settled down by the finish. Flaovors of grapes, sweet honey, and alcohol had it’s presence. Syrupy on the palate and left dry grapes and alcohol on the palate. slabonator (29) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2005
An interesting beer to say the least. Good color - deep honey with a decent head. The aroma was wine-like almost or maybe a mead. Certainly detected the Muscat Grapes and the honey. The flavor was complex and the alcohol was noticeable. Honey on the finish. Beaver (1802) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper orange with a fizzy white head that quickly goes to a thin collar and then disappears.turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2005
The aroma is some bready malts with a little vinous (white wine) bitterness.
The flavor is very sweet malts with honey and fruitiness (grapes) and a little spiciness. It has a dryish, lightly alcoholic (champagne-like) finish. The aftertaste is very sweet and syrupy (almost treacly as it warms). It’s kind of mead-like and wine-like. It’s medium bodied and slightly watery.
Overall, a bit too sweet (and expensive) for me, but very interesting considering the backstory.
Bottle poured orange amber with very little head or lacing.
Aroma is sweet malt and over ripe fruits.
Flavor is malt, spice, cinnamon etc.
Sweet malty and light alcohol finish.