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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A sort of Saison, fermented with Botrytis-infected Viognier and Pinot Gris grapes. This beer is brewed with Pils malt, organic Hard Red Winter Wheat malt, Warrior hops, Willamette hops, Liberty hops, Saison yeast and Botrytis wine must.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3264) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle, shared by a kind soul in a location remote to my dining room.
The beer pours an extraordinarily pale color with a small head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is straight up white wine, with some melon and peppercorn... which of course are perfectly legitimate aroma notes for a white wine, honestly, blindfolded I wouldn’t guess it’s a beer by the aroma.

The flavor is bright and fruity, not terribly sweet with a touch of black pepper and white grape. It’s really a lot like a dry-ish white wine in character... good fruit, mild acidity, some brightness.

As a general Dogfish Head skeptic, I have to say this one worked out just fine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Clear. No head. Light fruit aroma. Off dry. Massive round palate. Honey. Very wine like.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
sampled at bottle share. you know, i actually kinda liked this. a little sweet, almost like a cider or something.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (919) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Interesting beer but not fantastic overall. It has it’s moments in key areas. Malt and grape/wine aroma. It has a champagne or ginger ale look that has gone flat but it wasn’t. After the head dissipated it looked like wine. Light and dry palate with a sour hint. Dry fruit flavor of mostly grape and a little berry. Solid beer just not something to drink regularly.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LBIguard (21) - - AUG 31, 2014
Nose: sweet bread notes and a little funk, but very pleasant Appearance: pale yellow with nice white head that disappears quickly. Some large bubbles Taste: just like the nose like spreading the sugar from sour patch kids on a great piece if bread. Not overly sweet and well balanced. Finish a little short I like this beer very approachable and drinkable while also being special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCaptMatey (32) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Poured into tulip with a light golden colour with a medium head that had little retention. A lot of carbonation with a bright fruity aroma. Ingeniously borders on the line of wine and fruit beer. Smooth taste with a light body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
delnoche (443) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - AUG 23, 2014
1pt 9.4fl oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint. Sparkling gold with two fingers white head. Aroma is grapes and very slight hops. Very tart, sweet wine flavor. The 9% alcohol is well hidden, only slightly warming on the finish. Leaves you with a very sweet, almost cloying, lingering flavor. Definitely gets the saliva flowing. This actually reminds me of a very weak sparkling white wine (champagne). Definitely not what I expect from a beer but I like this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsnicholas (137) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle (750ml): pours a light golden with white head the disappears. Very fruity and a lot of carbonation. Tastes more like a bubbly white wine than a beer. Nice to try, but not my thing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ester_ (106) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Bright yellow color with a medium persistent head. Aromas of Belgian yeast and grapes. Flavors of grapes, sweet white wine and Belgian yeast. Good carbonation with a nice mouthfeel. Well balanced beer. Jaune clair éclatant, moyen col de mousse persistant. Arômes de levure belge et de raisin. Saveurs de raisin, vin blanc sucré, levure belge. Bonne carbonatation, belle sensation en bouche. Bon équilibre entre les raisins et la bière.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (815) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2014
On tap poured a clear golden hue w/ thin white head and pretty lacing. Moderate to bold sweet straw and grape aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light sour finish. Tastes are a blend of a Pils, white wine and champaign. Light bodied and hides the warmth well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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