bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours brilliant gold with a slight creamy white head. Aroma of grapes. Med minus body. Flavor is white grape and suggestions of tropical fruits. Mild lactic sour notes. Very light and delicate. The sour/tart tends to drift away. A very pleasant beer. Tho the flavors are mild they make a statement.
marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods sacramento. Pours clear golden with a disappearing white head and a white grape aroma. There is a tart grape flavor that turns sgar sweet then dry and bitter. Very complex and unusual.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A vigorous pour into my New Belgium goblet produces a one-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a bright gold / pale-amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, stunning, rich yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The nose smells distinctly of grapes, white wine grapes with a bit of a fresh apple edge to them. The nose is quite aromatic, even floral at times, and it has a grassy note to it that seems to be a mix of malt and grape character.
Lightly tart, somewhat sweet and it is effervescent, while having some fullness to it that doesn’t keep this from being fairly drinkable. The grape flavors are the dominant note, with a nice, wine-like, white grape flavor; green raisin notes, some floral character, a touch of a grassy / herbal edge, and even some firm bitterness are all found here and are likely a combination of the grapes and the hop character. The malt character plays quite a subtle role here, if you really dig for it there is a touch of a rounded, hay like malt and cracker like grain character.
I am surprised that this has lactobacillus in it, it really isn’t all that sour, and the tartness that is here could be attributed to the grapes themselves. Not bad, but a bit simplistic, and a touch on the sweet side.
Bvdubn (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very interesting beer / wine blend. Straw colored with low carbonation and very minimal head. No lacing once the head dissipates.
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BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear pale yellow hued body with a medium sized white head that fades. Aromas are of belgian like esters, sauterne or reisling grapes, tropical fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, medium acidity, light grain, and a hint of plastic. Flavors show a medium acidity, some fruity sweetness, lots of grape character, bready malt, a bit grainy, estery, tropical fruit. Nice nuanced balance. A touch of DMS. Medium carbonation, a somewhat thin body. Interesting beer.
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soapy white foam fades quickly. Clear gold. Peppery and honey aromas - slightly sweet Riesling is definitely there. Light acidity, expected more from the lacto; light lemon; no hops. Nice dryness, low carbonation.
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beersearcher (2175) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a strange one for sure. It pours out looking like a classic pilsner but the first aroma and taste is pure white wine. Followed closely by a bit of hops and a pils flavor which is then followed by a slight sour dryness. An interesting experiment but I think the grapes are a touch too much for the base pilsner.
bvc (1124) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml capped. Clear golden, minimal tight white head. Beligian phenols, bright white grape, sweaty wheat, doughy finish. Bright tart and crisp white grape, no mustiness at all. Slight banana, more bright fruity grape, hint of pepper in the finish. Man this is solid and unique.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Green apple sulfur white grapea soft tang definite pilsner notes. Lightly funky. Bright golden pour thin ring. Bready sweet white grape juice soft wine a touch of tang. Definite pilsner notes and white wine. Soft but flavorful. Good stuff great drinkability.
jeremytoni (2836) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a straw color with almost no head. Light tart malty flavor with a lingering finish