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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This is a beer that will make you rethink your definition of beer. It doesn’t taste like any beer you’ve ever had, yet it doesn’t taste like anything else either. Pushing the limits of brewing is what makes this job so much fun. Malted barley, wild yeast, hand picked Muscat Grapes, and French oak wine barrels are just a few of the things that went into crafting this beer. Breathe deep, take a long sip, and enjoy the creation in your hand.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2013
Opened batches 2 & 5 next to each other. 5 was far superior, so I'm reviewing that one. B5 was bursting with flavor whereas the b2 was way over-carbed, mildly flavorful, and a touch watery overall. Golden, hazy pour; rich white grapes and oak spring from the glass. Citric, mildly funky, fruity & oaky with a healthy sour kick. A well-refined American sour that needs to be brewed on a larger scale. So sad this was my last bottle :(

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 4, 2013
batch 2+5 opened side by side.... both poured a hazy yellow with very little head. batch 2: the carb was off the charts. flavor was very soft, nice sweetness coming through from the grapes mixed with oak. Batch 5: significantly more sour than batch 2. less carb, more well rounded and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (1990) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
375ml bottle, batch 5. First half pours a completely clear golden pee with no head at all. Chardonnay, oak, sour, some green apple skins, Paul says amonia/cat pee but not in a bad way (and I have to agree somewhat), lemons. Probably the most tart beer I have ever had but it takes a little bit for it to hit you and then you pucker up but in a good way, full sour body, can’t get over how amazing the finish is, the taste on the palate, and how it keeps on going.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Aroma has slight malt, a little sour, but mostly dry wine like sweetness. Appearance is a orange clear that poured with some head which died quickly. The taste is dry and very cider or dessert wine like. Sourness is present, but accompanied by a full sweetness. Very frothy, but also dry.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Dry and slightly sweet aroma. Gold in color and clear appearance. Almost like a dry wine, it has a very strong sour finish. It lingers for a few minutes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (2700) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle (375 ml) batch # 4. Traded by Preismj, thanks Matt! Clear golden/yellow with a small white head, but almost no lacing. Aroma is of grapes (muscat), fruity notes, oak, vinous notes, acetic notes... complex and interesting. Taste is also of grapes, muscat, fruits, oak, slight acetic notes and some sourness. Mouthfeel is winey and slightly dry. Awesome Sour! Very complex and incredibly well balanced. Not too sour/acetic. Refreshing and drinkable. I would drink this all day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle served in a Half Acre snifter. Batch #5. Big thanks to cosmicevan for the share. A: Pours a hazy lemon color with a light orange body. A thin white head forms on the pour and recedes quickly to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left behind. S: Fruity with a little acetone. Sour lemons, a little lactic with some white grape sweetness and tartness. T: Lactic sourness, some cheek puckering dryness. Oaky finish with some lemon grass and white grape. M: Light bodied. Puckering tartness with a dry, mildly acitic finish. Medium carbonation O: Very nice beer. Definitely enjoyed the subtleties of this and the mouthfeel was spot on. Serving type: bottle

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2524) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Thanks Dak for sending this! Batch #4 enjoyed in a snifter at 55 Degrees F on my GF’s birthday.

A - Pours a still orange hue golden with great clarity and no head.

S - Lemons and wet grass. Some horsey funk and grape skins.

T - Wow. Huge oak presence in this beer followed by a perfect balance of funk and musty ripened grapes. Grape juice finish, middle is tart and it finishes very dry.

M - No carbonation, light body. Very dry!

O - This is an amazing beer. It’s remarkable and such a pleasure to drink.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle acquired for THE fruit sour tasting. The pour’s slightly hazy gold with no head whatsoever. The nose is musty white grapes, some mild honey countryside funk. The taste is lactic tartness, sugar-steeped grape juice. Clean acetic funky finish. A bit hot. Medium body, nice active mouthfeel. Overall, quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle (Batch 5) thanks to Jack at THE fruit sour tasting. It pours hazy light orange with a tiny white head. The nose is more sweet than sour: lemonade, sweet Muscat grape, sweet apricot, tangerine and only the faintest hint of sourness. The taste is upfront pretty tart, lemon, light acidity, sour white grape, apricot, sherbet, wood and grapefruit with a tart finish. Medium body, prickly carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel as it warms up. Not a particularly complex sour but still a pretty tasty one.


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