radagast83 (5323) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark amber color, light off-white head. Aroma was light, cookie, sweet malts, grain. Some earthy hops. Touch of red wine notes. Light vinous character, dried fruits, some light grain, earthy notes. Tasty, and I love Allagash, but this was a pretty pricy purchase for what it was.
Alengrin (2815) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grape beer (so should perhaps be classified as a fruit beer), tasted some years ago, thanks Lieven. Cloudy brownish bronze colour, thin off-white head, quickly disappearing (I guess the oil from the grape seeds could be responsible for this). Very fruity, pleasant, vinous aroma, grapes of course, orange, peach, banana, flowers, toasted bread, honey, pepper, hints of spice. Fruity, estery, ’Belgian’ taste, grapes clearly there with wine-like effect, honeyish and caramelly malt sweetness, thinnish mouthfeel, touch of peppery hop bitterness in the finish with a whiff of warming, bourbon-like alcohol. Very nice and interesting, since grape beers remain a rarity.
AirForceHops (3963) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. 2013 vintage. Mostly clear gold color with the lace in a Allagash chalice, thin lace down the sides as I drank. Aroma shows a subtle red grape, house yeast, and a moderate level of sugar.
Body has some of the sugar I am smelling with a mild malt billing. The sugar almost covers the red grape notes, gives a light Welch’s juice character. Mildly light a red wine but more like a juice. This maybe a nice gateway brew if I ever want to convert a wine drinker into the craft beer world. Vinous notes are here without question and it was a nice enough drink.
ejh8 (105) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as good as Victoria but a nice strong ale with a small hint of sour ale that doesn't linger or overwhelm. Nice strong ale, not the best though.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at World of Beer Charlottesville, 11/19/14. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin fizzy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel, doughy malt, mild cherries and other fruits. The taste is tart stone fruits, citrus, caramel, yeast, spice. Medium bodied, lingering spice.
johnnnniee (2664) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cask and Vine while enjoying the company of Todd the Hoople.
Lightly hazy deep straw with hints of purple. Fruity earthy spicy aromas and flavor with a bit of a jelly or jam edge to it. Interesting brew a bit outside of the box, not something I’d have often but glad I got to try it.
Emeister84 (1369) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of red berries, red wine, pinot noir maybe, earthy. Hazy pinkish red, fully lasting white head. Fruity, pretty dry, savory. Medium bodied.
symmetric (65) - - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep complex aroma, raisin, plum, grape on the nose, very slightly boozy edge. Attractive clear amber colour, fine off-white head. Medium-full body, with a pleasant creamy mouthfeel. A great red-wine beer.
slowrunner77 (6390) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"2010 batch (cab franc grapes). I thought I’d love this one, and I just liked it. Victoria was it’s superior in a couple areas, which really surprised me (though it could have been the age). Nice grape accents and atouch of tart, smooth, easy drinking and a bit spicy and sweet."
swoopjones (6571) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml, corked & caged. very nice, fuller mouthfeel, fruity belgian ale with red winer flavors, dark fruits, fruity yeastiness, orange peel.impressed