phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had some of Paul’s at Local Option. Thanks, Paul! Pours a deep amber color with no head. Huge sour grape notes, with cola sweetness, oak, and earth. Thin-bodied, with virtually no carbonation. I seem to have had a different experience with this than others. A bit disappointing, and didn’t drink at all like a saison.
theisti (3184) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 oz tulip glass, draft, at the Louisville Beer Store in Louisville, Kentucky. The pour is a lightly hazed orange, reddish golden with a small light tan head. The aroma is bright tart lemons, some grain wheat, and then the warming red wine of the Zinfandel. The taste is the grape / red wine Zinfandel up front, followed close behind by a zippy lemon tartness, and closing with grass and grain. The palate is med to light bodied, bright carbonation, and tart slightly funky wood finish. Interesting beer, nice character.
marcus (6339) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Trappist. Pours reddish copper with a rich beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a tart white wine flavor with a great yeast presence and a dry finish. Complex and tasty.
bytemesis (3005) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Tap. Pours clear reddish amber with a medium tan head and great lacing. Aroma is funk, yeast, red wine, wood, cherry, hay, pine, oranges. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet and just a light tartness, touch of woody astringence in the background. Vinaceous. Semi Dry finish. Medium body, nice overall.
Jow (2014) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice ruby amber pour with huge fluffy head. great aromas of tart wine. tastes so delicious of toffee, wine grapes, light caramel, earthy and floral hops, slighty funky, and yeasty. Amazing Zymatore brew
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Studio 35 Barrel Aged Beer / Slap Shot screening on 02/10/2013. Pours a hazy amber-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of bready malt, caramel and fruit. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, tart fruit, oak and yeast. The finish is slightly sour and fruity with a lingering oaky vinous aftertaste. I was a little skeptical about a Zinfandel aged beer but this works pretty well.