Pours a clear deep golden color with a pure white half inch head. Some retention on this beer as the head dissipates quickly down to a thin layer settling on top. Very little lacing.
Aroma is mild. I am getting some hints of grape with a honey sweetness. Also getting a hint of spice. A bit musky.
Taste is interesting. Dry like a white wine with a bit of warmth from the higher abv. I get a dry white grape flavor mixed with honey. Something else is hiden in the flavor that I can't put my finger on, it might be a slight woody character. Ends with a sweet grape and tart dryness on the palate.
Light to medium body with light carbonation. Resembles a dry white wine.
I am enjoying this beer, but I do feel like it lacks in the complexity department. I am glad that I tried it, but it is not a beer I would hunt down again. Interesting, tasty and worth a try.
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers