I just finished a Dogfish Head Midas Touch. Now I have an inkling as to what people drank a few thousand years ago.
Odd brew. Smells like honey and grapes. Taste starts with grape then abruptly transitions into honey and spice (assume this is the saffron). Spice remains through finish along with a touch of dry hops and a slight sweetness. Tastes better as it warms up as the spice isn't so in your face at that point.
Would I drink it again? For free yes. Will not buy again. I mainly got it for the geek factor since it's supposedly based off an ancient recipe.
Hm... My cousin drinks mead all the time instead of beer. I wonder how different what you had was from what he drinks.
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