olr1984 (1232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 750ml bottle pours a straw yellow with an off white head. Slight grape yeast and buttery taste.
Bacterial (1958) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy light copper pour, white head. Nose is really nice - melon and grape abound. Taste is odd, lots of fruit esters build towards a grape heavy finish.
JStax (3438) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Pours a translucent gold with a big white froth of foam. Good retention and lots of webby lacing. The aroma is grassy, musty, and herbal. It actually reminds me of a pilsener. Odd. Taste is sweet and grainy. I get notes of vanilla, white grape skins. Bigger bodied with a softly spritzy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.
redbarenej (10) - - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light clear amber color. Grainy smell with a hint of grape. Taste was very bready with a bit of grape balance.
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Tasted at a tasting at Curtis’s old house, probably around early 2012, from a corked and caged 750mL bottle that I bought at Lush long ago. Pours hazy deep golden with a thick white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is sweet caramel and grape juice with just a touch of bitterness and some spicy yeast. The flavor is lighter on the sweetness but the same otherwise. The body is full with average but stinging carbonation and a long grape juice and Belgian yeast finish.
gsmitty80 (1939) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fun play on a white wine and beer mix. Good woody tones from the grapes. I didn’t enjoy this as much as the Red.
Gachupines (1025) - USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is light grape with a bit of hay. Flavor is lightly fruity and very mildly tart. Effervescent and crisp, flavor is vaguely similar to a white wine but not as sweet.
phaleslu (7208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. 2011 vintage. Tried side-by-side with Victor and Victor Francenstein. Pours a bright, semi-cloudy gold with a finger of frothy white head. Aroma of white grapes, sweet and bready malts, mild spice, and some farmhouse funk. The flavor hits the same notes, but with more grape and some other fruit, like apricot. Medium-bodied, with soft moderate carbonation and a vinous, malty mouthfeel. Another solid strong Belgian from Allagash. Marginally better than Victor.
Iphonephan (4007) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a clear dark gold with a thick off white head. Aroma of bread and banana. Coriander and melon with sweet candi sugar.
HeadyDE (551) - Delaware, USA - JUL 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at 2sp..billed as dry and spicy with hint of clove..vanilla and oak..pale color indeed..slight off taste profile..didn’t enjoy this one as much as victor..glad to try though..not as complex as expected..