MrBeerFanatic (848) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light crimson red with a boozy head. Aromas sweet of candied cherries, fig and raspberries. Flavors raspberries, slight fig, dark fruit and cherry esters. Medium sweet with almost no aftertaste. Seems to taste better with every sip. Its hard to rate a beer from this company as decent, but my experience and taste tells me it is that decent. This actually tastes very much like a belgian ale! I can sense the grape in the flavor but it just comes out as more of a belgian dark cherry ester.
puboflyons (2105) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the waxed top bottle marked 01314-C10610125. The pour is basically a hazy reddish-brown color with a quick burst of off-white head that turns into nothing. The aroma does have this vague malt and yeast ester but those Merlot grapes really take over everything to the point of extreme. The label calls it a wheat ale but I get no wheat. The body is medium. Like the taste the grape fruitiness kicks in and it ends somewhat tart. Whomever added this to the RB database got it right when they labeled in a fruit beer although Blue Moon calls it a wheat ale. Seriously.
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours berry-brown with a short, light pink head.
Raspberry wine aroma.
Taste is slightly grainy, red wine, berry.
A bit sticky in feel.
Hard to believe it’s 9.5%.
shrubber85 (7515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Red wine and light wheat malt aroma. Purple amber with small head. Light merlot and wheat malt flavor. Not bad for what it is.
5000 (6239) - 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 (4528) - 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 (1076) - 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 (9652) - 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.