fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Stateside, Vancouver
Hazy deep blond color. Fruity, grapey aroma, light vinegar. The mouthfeel is not exactly sweet, but it’s soft, with low bitterness; you can feel the grapes, but it doesn’t have the kind of kick that other breweries like Montegioco have when making these crossovers.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Loads of dry grape, very champagne like. Heavy on the acidic side.
johndoughty (4278) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. My first from this brewery and not a very impressive start. Cloudy orang appearance .Flat with virtually no head. Sharp with a bitter edge. A strange drinking experience that I wouldn’t like to repeat.
bluejacket74 (1553) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, No. 2, 12/19/13:B2 printed on the label. Served in a chalice, the beer pours a clear gold with about an inch white head that fizzled away very quickly. Pretty much no lacing at all. Minutes after pouring the beer, it’s still easy to see a bunch of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass to the top. The brew smells like sweet and doughy malt, white grapes/wine, apples, and pilsner malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some tart green apple, orange peel and pear flavors noticeable. It’s sweeter tasting than I expected it to be. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s refreshing and well carbonated. I’m still not sure what I think of this, too bad I only had this one bottle. I do know that I enjoyed it, and it’s definitely worth a try! $9.99 a bottle.
TBone (14174) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (500ml, ABM, BBE 12/2014)
Hazy yellow color, no head. Dry green apple, white wineous grapey aroma. Sweet, a pike of tartness. Light to medium bodied. Green apple, white wine, grainy pilsnery notes, light tropical fruityness. This blend works nicely. Refreshing, perhaps a bit tartness would make this even better.
mcberko (9339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Stateside Craft, pours a hazy golden orange with a tiny head. Aroma brings out lemon lime notes, with a touch of fruit. Flavour is rather bad, with light acidic citrusy notes and juiciness. Rather thin and apple juice-like. Not very complex or interesting, but still solid.
Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught, Stateside Craft.
Pale and hazy. Massive head died instantly. Has a vinous nose and taste, not surprisingly. Spicy, gin-like notes on the nose. I’m thinking some farmhouse thing. Nice pale malts, fruity white wine...odd and unique. The balance is really good, a nice marriage of wine & beer, owing to a lot of residual malt sweetness and Belgian yeast esters.
olio (7517) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours cloudy lime-golden color with no head. Spicy and very lemony aroma, yeast and wood also. Lemon, spices and orange peel on the flavor, faint yeasty notes and rice. Very lively, perhaps too lively, feels a bit thin. A bit disappointing but a decent Berliner Weisse -like brew.
tiong (4734) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellow with a tiny head that disappears very quickly. Aroma of tropical fruity hops, vinous notes, grapefruit, spices, lactic yeastiness and tartness. Taste is vinous, juicy and fruity with some grapes, berries and malts. Finish is vinous, tartish and fruity. Quite vinous.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ home
Aroma has soapy citrus, spices and grassy hops. Also grapefruit and oat porridge. Flavour is tart with citrus, grapefruit, white wine and some green apples. Too acidic for me and lemon is also too overwhelming here.