5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle:   Pinkish pour, very reddish.   Does have a bit of that merlot barrel character.   Like the Golden Knot, its almost sickly sweet.   That beer was very much the white wine example, this one does an okay of being the red wine, albeit its a little more subtle.   Not as fruity or thick, its less flavorful but also less off-putting.   Like the Golden Knot, it seems to hide the ABV fairly well.   However, its lacking in brightness and character, too thin and uninteresting.   Had it been more sickly sweet, it would have been more interesting.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A cranberry and grape aroma and butter. This looks like a rose wine. Flavor is light fruit, mostly cherry with a hint of sour, but light. Thankfully it isn’t too sweet though. This is a far better red wine beer than their first attempt. Okay.
tnkw01 (935) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. This was horrible. A gift from a friend and I thought it might be a good one for Christmas day, but not so. Cranberry juice color, smal head and hardly any bubbles. Aroma is a weak fruity smell. Taste is like beer mixed with red wine. Not so good.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Plenty of cranberry and red currant fruitiness throughout. These beers are weird. Less offensive than it’s white counterpart. Tannins in the finish are just bizarre to me.
haussparker (9) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured cranberry colored with no head. Strange sensation on the palette, even though I was prepared. But it was pretty good. I enjoy trying new and strange combinations. As in wine there was a very earthy and rich grape flavor. But a pleasant malt in the beginning.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of straw and red grapes. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of red grapes, bread and light yeast with a crisp lingering red grape finish.
Wesman (23) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a 750ml bottle. Poured pink / reddish, smelled and tasted more like a sweet red wine. Worth a try once but wouldn’t buy again.
magsinva (844) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Wegmans - this was so subdued! I was expecting a bigger red wine presence in this one. Very disappointed, when compaired against others of this style.
Crispy34 (317) - Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle. Aroma is a faint red wine, and some sourness. Appearance is red with no head... Really. Taste is red wine with a hefe finish. Palate is a grape sour. Overall, an ok beer.
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fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured a cranberry color with a small pink head. Smelled of faintly of sweet grapes. Taste was pretty faint. I could detect a red wine flavor in there but it was almost was not there at all. Not very flavorful. An alright beer.