argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Sparkling apple juice body with medium-large off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple, honey, some corn, light herbal. Taste is medium sweet, apple, honey, some herbal, grain, floral, light peach. Light-medium, lightly sticky body -- good heller bock characteristics. Ok, but not up to snuff for this fine brewery. Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Gold, small but sturdy head. Nice toasty aroma. Fruity, kind of herbal flavor throughout. Slightly oily mouthfeel. I was unaware of any honey until I read the description, and I could not detect any in the aroma or flavor. A pleasently filling beer nonetheless. Thanks to Marinaro500 for this trade! iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2004
12 oz bottle: bold pour with a large off-white cream and clear golden hue…the head dies into a patchy film that looks like white algae. Sweet melony malt aroma with a slightly metallic, sour component. Malt dominates the flavours with honey, sweet grapes, almonds and some flower petals. There is a small hop bite at the very end of a short finish. Drinkable, but not remarkable… Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2004
This is one of the somewhat rare beers where I really needed the whole bottle to figure out what I thought of it. At first I was really disappointed with it. Yellow color, some clinging lace. The aroma is, at best, a moderate version of many malt liquors and Coors Light variety beers that I’ve had. Really unremarkable; it wouldn’t stand out in a blind taste test. This didn’t change. But the flavor did. The honey sweetness was noticeable and it worked oddly with the obvious bock maltiness. But then I started eating a homemade quesadilla and it all clicked--it worked really well. I had a sense of balance and usefullness for the honey. I wasn’t sure by the end, again, as the palate seemed to fade considerably. Even some alcohol seemed to pop through. So, all in all, I think there are some uses for this beer in a beer-food combination but solo I thought it had little to distinguish it except for some flavors that aren’t to everyones’ taste. DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Golden body, creamy white head. Light bready aroma. The flavor boasts yeasty bread, slight lactic acid tartness, and minimal hops. Good light mouthfeel, carbonation seems appropriate.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Clear light gold color with big bubbled white head. Aroma is light hops and maybe honey. Taste is more like a pilsener, sweet and malty. Real smooth but a little too sweet. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Nice sort of a golden/orange color.small white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.Nice malty aroma with a mild sweet side and some honey like notes.The flavor was even better IMO.Malty flavor with a slight full feel to it nice honey flavor with maybe a hint of fruit but just what kind is hard to say.The hops are fairly faint with the brew being nicely sweet,with just a slight bitter after taste but it’s so fleeting that you hardly notice it.Very nice brew and Thanks go to Jpdipso for sending this brew my way. jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2004
This was a nice summer beer with head that disolved almost instantly. Nice sweet honey taste that is not overbearing. I could easily drink six of these on my back porch in the summer without even realizing it. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Bottle form Kevin42. Great straw/gold pour with a one finger head that fades into a bubble film. Nose is very hoppy with alcohol hints. Mouthfeel is thick and it coats the tounge well. Taste notes are hops, bitter honey, and straw. The finish is quite pleasant, as it is sweet and smooth. This is not the best New Glarus brew that I have had, but it is very good. Overall it is a very satisfying beer and I would recommend it. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - JUN 20, 2004
bottle. pours a very pretty gold color with a thin white head. strong nose that is sweet, probably the honey. spicy flavor, good hop taste. this would go well with some spicy jambalaya, or other flavorful food. finish is much more mellow. there is a sweet undertone to this beer that is nice.