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RATINGS: 477   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Golden beerwith a white head. White wine and light yeast aroma with light malt. White wine and yeast flavor with spice. Medium bodied. White wine and yeast lingers with spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle. Clean golden color with a nice white head. Nice floral and grape note in the nose. Sweet white like start with a malty backbone, funky back end. Some heat warms at the end as well. medium mouthfeel. Overall, pretty tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2611) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2012B. Pours almost crystal clear golden straw color with a nice 1-2 finger white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice small cap that lasts. Some very nice soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big grape, pear, lemon, grass, herbal, bread, floral, earth, clove, and light funkiness. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of big lemon, grape, pear, apple, herbal, floral, earth, bready grain, grass, funk, and light spiciness. Light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of grape, lemon, tart apple, earth, herbal, bread, and light spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of flavors; with a nice funky tartness in the background that compliments the flavor profile perfectly. Zero cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly slick and quite crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. No cloying sweetness at all. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely outstanding experimental saison from Dogfish Head! Incredible balance of flavors with great complexity; and extremely smooth to drink. Really loved this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pours a crystal clear golden yellow. Aroma of white wine grapes and pale malt. Bubbly texture sour in flavor crisp and dry in the finish. Like a bubbly Chardonnay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1268) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Big Bottle. Poured a clear golden color. Small head. Aroma is sour citrus fruit, lemon. Medium lite sweetness, medium light sourness. Light bodied. Alchohol is hidden. Soft carbonation. Tastes like a sour lambic style. Not bad. champaign like and dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635 (861) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Poured a crystal clear, sparkling yellow with a fizzy white head. Winey, spicy, kind of earthy yeast aroma. Lively and bubbly on my tongue. Interesting but not my favorite beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Growler fill at spirits in point pleasant. Pours a crystal clear straw color with a eggshell head that fades rather quickly. The nose is mostly white wine with an underlining earthiness that I found a little odd. The taste is very similar to the previous dfh brews involving grapes but with a little more balance and variety of flavors. Very dry palate with a bit of a sour musty finish. Well done hybrid and a great experiment.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5452) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2012
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with grape must, thx to Secret Santa!, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly vinous/spicy, not balanced, clear, small head, nice brew, yet expensive!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1540) - Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Location/Date:Draft at DFH Gaithersburg, 6/12/2012.

Appearance: Pours a gold clear.
Aroma: Aroma is mostly of grapes.
Taste: All I could taste was grapes, faint hop.
Palate:Light body, somewhat fizzy.

Summary: I understand the angle on this beer, but it’s too close to a light wine to be something I’d really enjoy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinaMarket (211) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Sweet, sour, and grassy aroma from the neck. Pours wicked clear light gold with an aggressive frothy white head. Malty sweet and vinous aroma. First sip is WOW! What an interesting brew. The flavor of white wine is very forward. It nearly tastes like champagne to be honest, with a similar carbonation. But the alcohol is fairly well masked...at least balanced out well. Good combination of malts and hops to pair with the fruit. So a specialty brew perhaps not getting the justice it deserves. IMO, a well made and interesting, quaff. Very refreshing! Tasted @ 54F.


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