craftbeerdesign (2158) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at CCB on Hunahpu’s Day - 3/12/11. deep red pour with bright red highlights and a 1/4" off white head. vinegar nose with oak, tart apple and light funk. medium body - very acidic with notes of red wine, vinegar, oak, light vanilla. creamy vanilla tart finish.
50belair (2144) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at CC. Murky brown pour. Aromas of grapes, red wine, and citrus. Really tart with the cabernet barrel characteristics showing up big time. A great choice for the aging of this beer..
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown pour, off white head. Aroma of red wine, light vinegar, unripe fruit, some interesting herbs and spices. Flavor of opus 1...well not really, but it was from an Opus 1 barrel...red wine flavor, tart vinegar, faint sweetness. Quite a unique beer.
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. This was one of the most under appreciated growlers released on Hunahpu Day. Pours the Vuja De brown color with a small white head. Nose is vinous grapes, wood, tartness, vinegar, some slight citrus, and lactic. Flavor is similar with the barrels and the red wine character of maybe a cab sav complimenting all of the tart qualities of Vuja, but then the funk and the sweetness also have something to add. Then there is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Yeast that has something to say right up to the finish. A bit thinner in body that the regular Vuja, but still very nice.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown. The nose is grapes, wood, licorace. Red wine comes in the taste. Lemon and tartness are heavy in it. I like this but I thought red wine seabass was better
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was on Tap at Hunahpus Day 2011, pours looking like the regular Veja De, the taste of this is much, much deeper, the taste of the wine really comes to the forefront. Interesting, but almost too overwhelmingly sour and bitter, its a weird combination. I literally got the "Bitter Beer Face". I wouldn’t want to drink a ton of it.
gkost (1711) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brown. Nose is vinous grapes, wood and lactic acid. Flavor is very sour with hints of dry wood, red wine, apples and sweet and sour fruits. Strange beer.