gripweed57 (771) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Bright brassy gold color with a small bubbly white head. Fresh white grape nose has hints of hay, yeast and wheat. Tart dry sour malt flavor. More like semi-dry champagne with a bit less carbonation. Bitter peppery mid taste. Soft dry saison-like finish. Leave it to Dogfish Head to bring us this unique brew. Nice job.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Wish list cross off. Not as funky or sour as I was hoping, but still good. It smells and tastes musty, very wine like with some fruity sweetness and zesty Belgian yeast coming through. A slight saison like tartness is really the only funky stuff. Not really a wild ale...no bacteria in this Bad boy. Some kind of grape fungus or something. Anyway, nice but hoping for something a little more outside the box for DFH."
geologyguy (773) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark fruit smell....but very mild...taste is quite grapy but not much after that...dissipates quickly and you’re left with a beer that isn’t great... lacking in finish...finish is weird and hard to place..but not goodl :(
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear. No head. Light fruit aroma. Off dry. Massive round palate. Honey. Very wine like.
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
sampled at bottle share. you know, i actually kinda liked this. a little sweet, almost like a cider or something.
kevinator (1060) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
LBIguard (31) - - AUG 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
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TheCaptMatey (111) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
delnoche (456) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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