robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a very pale yellow with a small white head, and good lacing.
smell is of yeast and some white grapes.
taste is tangy, grape, and wheat. ends on the dry side.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Gingerman NYC. Pours very pale yellow without much head. Aroma is of grape, apple and pear. Taste is slightly tart and dry with wine-like charachteristics. Very easy to drink: 9% ABV is masked here. An interesting beer.
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; slightly cloudy yellow with small white head; aroma-fruits, green apple, citrus, herbs, white wine; taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish. Decent and accessible
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle - $10.99 at Sprayberry Bottle Shop in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a hazy, pale yellow body, though, with a little tinge of green to it. Fluffy, white heads that cashes out quickly leaving on appreciable lacing as it goes.
Smell: Initial scents of lemon verbena, winey grapes, apples, and pears. Then, the soft wheat and pils malts. Characterful saison yeast throughout. Also, some alcohol definitely catching the nose.
Taste: Pils, wheat malts, a little grainy, a little doughy with some ground spice notes and moderate, initial sweetness. White grape, apple, even some tart pears interwoven with a lemony, herbal kick, but, mainly itís the taste of white wine. Lightly musty. The underlying spiciness ramps up a bit as the alcohol quickly takes hold, heading towards the warming, tart, relatively dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Itís solid. While not loved, I did like it fairly well for an interesting, wine-like, fusion-type beverage.
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Happy as always to try a DFH experiment. This one was better than many. Clear gold, slight fizzy head. Aroma was lightly of wheat and light fruits - maybe Thompson seedless green grapes, but it could just be subjective. Flavor matches, a hint of honey, the suggestion of some tartness. Pleasant, if not overly complex. Interesting - the noble rot really doesnít come through as much as I would have expected - the saison yeast must have beaten it to the punch. In the end, just comes across as a nice saison.
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th June 2012
Bright clear paleish gold beer. Good white head. Mildly sour grapey nose. Palate is fresh and crisp. Mildly tart grape with a whisper of orange. Minerals. Finishes dry and winey. This really does come over as a tart white wine. Would love to give this to snooty wine drinkers and see what they made of it! Super inventive - even by Dogfish Head standards!
nearbeer (4389) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Golden with a small, creamy head. Aromas of grape must, white wine, crisp citrus. Flavors are the same with maybe a touch of toast. Near- medium body is dry and has medium-high carbonation.
Jakob (25) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pale color, only slight head. smell is quite acetic, grassy, bret. nice carbonation. sour, grape taste, reminds of an new zealand sauvinon blanc. I eould categorize it as sour beer instead of fruitbeer
Emeister84 (1721) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of pear, apple, apricot, green melon, flowers, and fresh straw. Clear gold, with a fairly lasting, white head. Dry, tart, and slightly sour. Medium bodied with average carbonation, and finishes with dry, fruity flavors lingering.
BMan1113VR (7912) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Iíve been looking forward to trying this since it debuted several years ago. Bright clarity and straw yellow on the pour with a retentive white head. Pils malt and grassy aroma, earthy, stone fruit, mild grape. A touch of DMS. Mildly acidic and pretty strong yeasty flavors, some bright grapey fruit, husky DMS malt, dry, well hidden alcohol. Lots of saison character. No huge Viognier nor wine, nor sour flavor in the fore front. Lively carbonation. Bready and yeasty flavors. Dry, well contained alcohol. Different than expected. Aftertaste has mild plastic and sulfur notes.