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RATINGS: 500   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Newk (299) - - JUL 3, 2012
poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear gold color with a foamy head. Almost champagne-like in the glass. Very nice spice based aromas of hops, creams, florals, some nectarines, pears and apricots. The botyritis influence is certainly showing in the aromas. Medium bodied with a real smooth feel. Again, the botryitis influence shows through on the feel as there is more of a fatness to it along with notes of apricots, pears, spices, and hops. This was more wine-like that it was beer for me. Certainly showed off the botryitis but also showed the use of the viognier grapes as well. It was a very enjoyable drink though and one I’d like to try again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
pours pale gold. Almost as if you mixed champagne and white grape juice. Nice rising bubbles and foamy head. Aroma is a lot of grape, and also classic Belgian yeastyness. Light bodied and refreshing. Starts more saison like, and then the grape musty notes come rushing forward and last on the backend, it’s impressive how well balanced and not sweet the grape is. A unique beer for sure

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (817) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
From notes: Poured clear straw color with a 1-finger white head. Wine-like grape aroma mixed with yeast funk typical of a saison. Medium-thick, with a very slight syrupiness. Wine-like grape flavor up front, with yeast funk mixed in and a mild grassy note in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7306) - 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 (1377) - North Carolina, 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 (3238) - 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 (1325) - 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 (1326) - 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 (926) - 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.


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