Oakes (17684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2001
Light bronze; sweet and spicy. Herbal, winey, sharply dry finish; caramelly malt; alcohol flavours. Tastes good, but I doubt I could drink too much at any one time. TBone (17544) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Dark honey color, small white head. Malty, ryeish aroma. Very sweet, cream liquer with rye and alcohol. Very soft liquerish-like aftertaste. Hints of honey. This is like mead by flavor. High ABV is not much present. chrisv10 (17446) - DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, honey, plum, yeast and spices. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, honey, hops, spices with notes of alcohol. yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2007
Bottle. Poured clear, golden, with a white head. It was quite sweet on the nose, with a little spicyness and some alcohol, as well as some dried fruits and a wee hint of pear. No trace of the honey though. The flavor was quite sweet as well, with alcohol, raisins and sugar. Quite vinous actually. The mouthfeel is full, soft and lightly warming, and the finish is quite long and sweet. I doubt they made beers as fine as this in the time of King Midas, but I like the interpretation. (070601) jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Interesting ale. Lots of honey, grapes, wine, yeast and resin in nose and mouth. Rated 5/16/04
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is a clear dark golden color with a thin white head.
S: Intensely sweet like corn syrup and honey. The grapes provide additional sweetness that probably isn’t really necessary. Floral and slightly spicy provide some opposition to the intense sugary character.
T: Lots of sweet white grape flavor, apple juice, corn syrup and honey. There is actually a bit of caramel/malt character on the palate, too. A light floral note and just a hint of spice.
M: The body is medium with a low to moderate level of carbonation.
D: Despite the intense sweetness, it didn’t become cloying or overbearing, which is sort of rare for a Dogfish Head beer. Dedollewaitor (16159) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle @ Borefts - Opening Dutch Bottles Over The Sink, Tasting 2014. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Dusty malty nose and flavor. Caramel, fruit, bread and alcohol. Medium bodied. MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle, 9% at BBF13. Almost clear golden colour. Small white head. The flavour starts off very sweet, has a citric note, perhaps from the grapes? Rather alcoholic, but has a semi-round finish. OK, but much too strong. Benzai (15611) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle @ hotelroom tasting. Clear yellow golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sweetish, slightly herbal. Decent body and carbonation. bhensonb (15207) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Packaged in "1". I’ve had the bottle for at least three years. Aroma of wine and dark fruits. Hazy golden apricot color, with no head. Starts a bit sweet, a little sour hits the back of the mouth, then some biscuity sweetness comes back. Maybe a little raisin. Decent mouthfeel. The sour plays up again, it goes away, some sort of breadiness, then the dryness alternates with that light sweetness. The alcohol is noticeable. This is something that could easily come from the Belgians. But from the Phrygians? What would they have used for yeast? What fell out of the air? If the stones could speak.