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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1441) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Draft at Falling Rock. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a thin white head. White wine and grape aroma with a hint of malt. Smooth, dry taste. Grapes and light tart. Amazing fruit beer from DFH.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1265) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a hazy lighter golden color with white head. Yeast, citrus, grape must, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes pretty dry for a saison.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
[5384-20130524] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Grainy herbal rotten fruit aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Lightly smoked straw grains flavour has a bit of a tart petrol aftertaste. Medium body. Not a fan. (5/3/5/3/7) 2.3

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmellison (411) - Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to weller. Pours a clear champagne color. Aroma is musty grapes, honey, grass. Flavor is winey, a little sour and funky. Crazy light for 9%.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (560) - - MAY 20, 2014
Transfer from BA on 2-26-12 - Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a sparkling clear straw gold color with a light head. The head faded very fast leaving just a slight film on the top of the beer and a very mild amount of lacing on the glass. Smell – Smell of grapes and a bit of sourness meet the nose. There is some yeastiness that mixes in as well. Taste- The taste starts out a little bit sweeter; like a sweet white wine; Moscato like. They consist mainly of grape flavors mixed with a bit of lemony citrus and some other lighter fruit flavors. As the taste progresses it gets a bit more sour and bitter and turns more dry white wine like. Mouthfeel – Rather thin body with a moderate level of carbonation. Very white wine like and fitting for the taste profile of the brew. Overall – It was an alright beer, but a bit too much on the side of wine. If I want wine I will drink wine thanks.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3334) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear, pale straw gold with a thin fizzy white head that was gone by the first sip and left no lace. Pleasant aroma of grape and yeast. The description on the bottle calls this a "sort of Saison", but I thought it looked and tasted more like a Berlinner Weisse. The flavor is pale malt, grapes, yeast, mild sourness, and a touch of mild funk. Very nice! Spritzy on the palate. Light in body. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2843) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2014
18-MAY-2014, bottle @home, from Whole Foods, P Street, Georgetown. Clear golden with lacing White head. Aroma is yeast, spice, and grapes. Fantastic taste. Funk, straw, grapes, fruit. Very sauternes-like .Dry but clearly also sweet. So long aftertaste of all the fruity/spicy/funky stuff. Noble rot is evident. I really enjoyed this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2541) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Golden pour frothy white head some lace and visible carbonation. Light Belgian aroma bread candied sugars a bit of white wine. Avg pal. Flavor is slightly sweet aftertaste exposes the grapes. Pretty avg.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
[Tap] Clear golden pour with a small cap of head on top. Vinous aroma is mainly of white grapes. Tart white wine and green apple in the taste. Dry finish. Lively carbonation. It’s OK I guess.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (427) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours a clear golden yellow, with lots of fizzy bubbles, and a foamy white head. Has a fruit and skunk aroma. Flavor is much more interesting. There’s plenty of carbonation and tart white grape to give this a strong wine character. Has a medium body feel. Very nicely done.


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