whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap cascade barrel house flight glass one it was yellow straw haze
Lemon, a little leather it was very sweet to my but a great blonde sour I think I was a little intimidated by my next 3 beer in the flight sang rouge 09’ just tapped lemon honey quad from the barrel and apple pie it was great i want it in bottle
bytemesis (3840) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2012 Project. Pours hazy golden, small white head that diminishes fairly quickly leaving a ring and some lacing. Aroma is straight up white grape juice, with some funk and oak underneath. Flavor is also very white grape forward, vinous, but not really wine like, really like welch’s grape juice. Oak notes are also prominent, lending some acidity. Light plus tartness, and just enough barnyard funk to keep things interesting. Lightish body, champagne like carbonation. Pretty interesting.
jandd1983 (2895) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a cloudy yellow/golden color with a white head. The aroma was of grapes and sour fruits. The taste was of light sour grapes and a nice tart finish.
Strykzone (5210) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at ESBLS. Yellowish and very hazy. This is funky and very tart with all kinds of fruit. I get melons, lemons, and white grapes. Barrel funkiness along with the bacteria. Quite nice and very drinkable.
thomashall (200) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours golden orange with minimal head. Strong grape and funk aroma. Taste some vinegar sour with dry finish. Pretty good stuff.
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light amber pour. Aroma is of very strong sour grapes. Flavor matches aroma, very well balanced. I’ve tried both the 2012 and 2013 and both are very similar (although vary a bit in ABV)
radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Clear orange yellow in colour with lots of bubbles. The aroma is incredibly sour, lots of white grapes. Flavour is tart, lots of white wine, woody, citrus. Finishes long, tart, woody. This is really good, love the wine barrel beers. So tart, acidic.
Beermack (687) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle shared. Hazy gold, thin white head. Lovely white grape and spice nose, lemon rind, peach, pear, light funk. Juicy grapes and peach in the taste, more tropical stuff, soured citric notes, something grassy, light spices and some herbiness. Sours out some more at the end, citrus takes lead. Juicy finish of grapes, keeps it from getting harsh or brutal sour. Great balance. Drinks far weaker than ABV. Very good
Stine (1642) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque goldenrod hue. Lovely, fragrant nose of chamomile, pear, and lavender; white wine or rice vinegar acidity, layered and gentle. Similarly, the flavor is careful and quiet, though confident; golden delicious apple, straw, pear, and white grape are its brightest components. Excellently balanced acidity and crisp, fulsome texture. Finish lingers with punchy, deep fruit acids.
Heather_B (25) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like sour grapes. Tastes like mold and baby diapers and deliciousness. Mouthfeel is good - I like it. And now I’m too far tipsy to rate. Let’s switch to HFS saisons that I technically haven’t rated but have had a ton of...
ben4321 (4330) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
This one is a mix of grape juice flavor, to go along with plenty of sour flavors. Definitely came off as weird, but it came off as tasty too. Who would have guess that combo would work? Go figure…