CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2013 ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear pour, turing light yellow as glass fills. Not even the tiniest hint of head. Aroma of alcohol and apricot preserves. Flavor is brightly fruity: apple, grape, pear, and a hint of vanilla bean somewhere near the end. Body is slick and light, finishing dry and without many bubbles. I agree with tomxcs that this points directly to a young white wine in body and flavor. It looks and smells like a cider, and finishes like a cross between cider and gueze, but the alcohol is tactile and brazenly present throughout the whole experience.
22oz bottle(2009): pours a transparent deep golden with a thin stringy-lacing white head. Has a sweet floral honey nose with a touch of pale malt. Starts with light effervescence and honey sweetness with some light bitterness drying out toward the finish. Has good floral honey character but could use some more sweetness and body. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Another cellar dweller that’s sat in the back of my fridge forever. Straw yellow with a thin white head that’s gone. Aroma of malt, oak, varnish and honey. Taste of malt, varnish, tannins, off-flavors, apples and mild honey. Yeah, I let this one sit too long. crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
22 oz 15th Anniversary bomber.
Pours a clear effervescent champagne-like gold. It is crystal clear, i wonder if the only malt here was honey. The head is non existent , it looks super fizzy.
It smells like straight up mead. Tons of honey, oxidized apple, sharp alcohol, and some light vinegar.
It tastes very meady too. It has a huge honey and apple prescence, a bit of apple juice tang, alcohol, and tons of sugar. Im not getting any hops here.
The mouthfeel is slightly cloying, really carbonated, and ultra ultra dry.
This beer is over the top, it is a sipper, I dk how anyone could possibly finish a whole bomber of this alone, whew heavy duty.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-03-2010 01:34:30 pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle courtesy of furley from TBS. Very strange brew. Tastes like a white wine made out of corn. Slight bitterness up front, very sweet with a corn-honey taste in the middle, with literally no aftertaste. Not much carbonation after it sits for a minute or two, and no head on the pour. I wouldn’t buy it, but it’s not bad for a test drive. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Poured into some challises it produced a extremely short lived white head that disappeared to nothing. The brew was a clear golden yellow with small bubbles of carbonation coming up quite regularly. It reminded me a little of a sparkling cider.
The aromas were quite nice I got some sweet fruits (apples, pears) and honey. The flavor was nice and fruity as well with a splash of honey sweetness. it was light and bubbly on the tongue it really was refreshing to drink.
I split the bomber but I could have easily finished it myself. I would have one of these in the fridge at all time if the brewery was closer
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Pours a golden hue with no head. Aroma is light honey, fusol alchohol, light white grapes and some light charcoal. Harsh. Taste is...man...is this stuff 80 proof? Alcohol, light honey, touch of floral hops and some harsh chemical taste. Blech. Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours a crisp golden color with almost no head. Aroma is honey, green apple, and intense alcohol. Taste is not as alcohol-powered as it smells. Taste is slightly try, with some champagne characteristics and light honey and green apple, with a mellowed alcohol burn. Not as bad as it smells. hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2009
new bottle straight from the brewery...
crystal clear golden straw colored with a short lived white head.
initial blast of aged sherry wine... followed by a barrage of weird stuff i don’t normally associate with mead... green wood, orange peels, flowers, sour honey, dried aromatics/spices/eucalyptus/herbs and the topper... wet beaten up abalone mushrooms (ammonia).
the flavor is the same jumbled up mess as the aroma... along with lemony iced tea, a dry herbaceous finish and some bubblegum in the aftertaste. the whole thing is odd but not unpleasant... kinda like a mystery which needs to be solved.
the body is medium to thin. after the prickly carbonation dies down the palate feels thin but really easy to put away.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2009
idk what to make of this. so... friggin... weird... 6/3/5/3/12/2.9
Strong honey wine aroma. More wine like that beer. Light citrus aroma with a semi dry finish. Good. drpimento (3726) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2009
If only someone would make a dry sprarkling mead like a few buds have made. But - this poured a nice slight head that stayed and a bit of lace. Pleasant pale amber with a slight haze. Aroma is distinctly honey. Flavor is juicy pears with apple and green grapes,not so big in the honey. Way sweet though. Too sweet. In fact sweetness dominates. It’s not bad, but I just wish someone would do a dry sparking mead. "nuff said.