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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Similar to Victoria, but red grapes (Chancellor) were used in place of white.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (639) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2012
2009 vintage. Fuller bodied than the Victoria, but without the finesse and complexity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (606) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours orange-green with no head. Aroma is wheat, grass, earthy, Belgian yeast. Taste is sweet and spicy, Belgian yeast and a bitter hoppy finish. Clean but oily mouthfeel. From someone who doesn’t care for Belgian ales, this was excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2011 version. Big Belgian nose. Lighter than expected. Maybe the grapes have made this more sprightly. Getting a little fruit and some vanilla notes as well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle from craft beer outlet. Pours an orange color with little head. Has a musty aroma, and a sweet honey taste. I can pick up the red grapes at the end. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draft at Iron Abbey with Ann, Linh, and James. Pours a slight orange color with a little head. Aroma is slightly musty, mixing well with the Belgian yeast spiciness. Flavor is soft and sweet. Not incredibly complex until the end of the flavor. You definitely get a taste of the red grapes giving it a more drawn out, wine like finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3874) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Draft at Milltown. Pours straw gold with a generous sticky off white head. Nose is musty and slightly acidic with yeasty notes and a slight vinous quality. Flavor is a bit acidic, rusty, some toasted and aromatic grains. LIght bodied and a dry acidic finish. Light vinous sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Draft. Pours orange copper with an off white head. Sweet and dark malty aroma with some spicy yeasty notes. The flavor has sweet candy malts, raisins, and light spices. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a draft into a tulip glass at Downtown Johnny Brown’s in San Diego, Calif. Color was dark caramel amber. Maybe an inch of head. Lacing was consistent throughout on the top, as was the film on the sides. Smell was fruity aromas, most notably peach and plum. Grapes came in strong after. Also some cloves in there. Taste seemed to be similar to a Saison. Fruity deep flavors with dark fruits (grapes) and cloves leading the way. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Crisp and clean. A pretty good beer overall. It doesn’t taste as strong as the 9.0 percent, so watch out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
(On draught at toronado). Pours a clear golden color with white head. Aroma has sweet grapes, candied sugar, and a touch of caramel. Taste follow suit. Medium bodied with a slick texture. A sweet, but good beer. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1404) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
hugge white head, nice lacing, im good at drying glasses... nearly clear golden amber.. some light grape notes, underneath a light malty body, some hops... flavorful, almost full bodied, muddled slightly, a little grapey, belg yeast, dry dry finish, lively, decent, but doesnt really do it for me... a little vegetal...


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