swhbh (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016 does not count
Pours gold-orange with thin white head that dissipates, but leaves a ring. Smells sweet, there are aromas of honey and grapes, but it also has some Tripel type aromas to it. Mouthful is medium-full with some carbonation that dulled the more I drank. Tastes malty, sweet with honey, grapes, and spices I can’t place. It also has a dry finish. It is a good, interesting beer with qualities of wine, tripels & barley wine all at play. partchapol (128) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Smell of malt, barley, grape. Well balanced taste, somewhat sweet & sour with malt, white wine, saffron spice. Somewhat tannin and thick. Very good overall. nazbion (302) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - NOV 1, 2016
Pours hazy orange with thin white head. Aroma of honey and grapes, some yellow fruits. Taste is sweet honey, white grapes, malt. Alcohol warms, full bodied, soft carbonation. Really interesting. PhillyCraft (7225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Vtg blackberry log, Bottle. Amber color with medium sized 2 finger head. Notes of honey, wine, pepper, saffron, and grape candy. You can really taste the 9 percent. Lots of spicy booze and heat which is DogfishHeads trademark. Medium to fuller mouthfeel on this Traditional ale. bulldogops (2491) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
Rating #2162 - 2015.11.12 - Bottle from BevMo - Pours a golden color. thin head. Unreal aroma of honey, white wine, saffron. Lots of sweetness, soft fruit, peach, grape tempered with the floral honey and the spice of the saffron Blown away, this is a challenging beer to deconstruct in terms of depth of character and complexity.
mrjaxson (586) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Pours to a moderate head that dissipates quickly, revealing an aroma that is ever-so-delicate ripples (really, not being effusive here) of honey and grass. Taste is a balanced sweetness that makes this drift in the direction of a light-bodied mead. Long, full finish that’s nothing like an IPA or Chardonnay (despite the marketing language). Bottle dated Jan. 23, 2016, so about 9 months from bottling to consumption. Humlehode (825) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden. Aroma of malt, honey, lightly spiced. Sweet. Full bodied.
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Bottle pour into tulip glass from Andover Liquors. Aroma is malt base with grapes/fruit. Appearance is beautiful, clear gold with slight orange, nice sparkle, 1/2 finger-width fizzy white head with poor retention and no lacing. Taste is moderately sweet with slightly astringent taste (saffron?), honey and grape. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with lively carbonation and fairly dry finish. Overall, an interesting beer with some novel ingredients used successfully. borre_m (1651) - NORWAY - JUN 18, 2016
Pours clear golden, lots of sediments in the bottle, so i poured carefully. Aroma is malty, with honey. Taste is malty, with a good amount of honey, balanced. Steverus0 (263) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Pours a clear, rusty gold. Minimal head. Sweet grape aroma.
Sweet esters coat the tongue while barley and honey add just a hint of bite. Saffron rounds out a full cast of characters and delivers a smooth, mellow finish.
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