onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Star Bar. Clear pale golden with a foamy thick white head. Aroma is funky fruity with tones of grape and apricot, with some pale cereal blonde sweetness, along with a white wine essence. Taste is pretty eccentric, in a good way. Starts like apricot and orange rind, turning funky and farm-house like, with a very gentle sourness and a green grape tone, perhaps with a touch of pear and honey malt, all while remaining funky sour. Finishes dry and funky like a saison with some pale malt cereal tones. Not shabby! Kinda fun to drink and analyze.
HonkeyBra (2858) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pale straw yellow pour with fizzy white head that dissipates into nothing quickly. Aroma of white grape juice, wheat, pale malt. Mild belgian yeast zing, but itís fairly muted. Some fresh baked bread and biscuits. Flavor is strong on the grape side. Lots of white grape juice. Wheat notes along with pale malt. Some crispness. The yeast imparts a slight fruitiness, as well as a bit of earthiness. Somewhat dry, apparent bread. Medium bodied. Thereís a mild tartness in the finish from the grapes. I feel like Dogfish head keeps making the same beer over and over.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lightest good, moderate soapy puffy white head that lasts. Nose is quite sweet, lots of white wine, grain, skin and tannins. Heavy white wine front, mid-grain and papery dryness mid with more heat in the finish. Quite singular, too much wine and heat, might as well be drinking a cheap chardonnay.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow pour with a big white head. Aroma is fruity, tart, slightly citrusy with some grainy notes. Flavor is tart, a bit earthy, a bit spicy. Some good things playing together here. Iíve had Botrytis wine before and the fungal notes were overpowering, but here everything plays well together. Nice beer.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a semi murky golden yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aroma was of light spices, definitely some chardonnay character, and yeasty. Flavor was very nice slightly tart grape/white grape character, almost like wine. Finally a new DFH beer that isnt loaded with sweetness. Nicely done.
radagast83 (3760) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whatever size bottle, I got that one. Poured a slightly hazy golden color, wispy white head. Aroma was tart grapes, but not too strong - just a light, green grape tartness. Flavor was about the same, very mellow, interesting brew. I expected this to be some kind of strange sugar bomb, but found it to be pretty well constructed - hidden alcohol content is a pretty nice bonus.
brigg (474) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Clear and bubbling golden body with a small white head. Aroma of sweet, pale malt, somewhat herbal and moderately spiced, some vinous character, too; pear, grape. Light to medium bodied, with lots of carbonation. Sweet flavor, but very crisp and long, dry finish. White wine character is strong, espicially in the finish and aftertaste. Acidic grape. Interesting and worthwhile experiment. I enjoyed it.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wasnít too sure about this when I opened it. Very pale yellow like a bad lager. (But what does appearance really matter.) Coors Lite comes to mind. But then you get a whiff of the fruit and the funk and you think this might not be so bad. The flavor has a nice balance and the sour funk makes it extra special. It has a very crisp and dry finish. More like a sour ale but who cares.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at Ratebeerís Horny Devil Pittsburgh Winter Tasting 2012. Big thanks to James for this rocking beauty! Looks like white wine. Smell is mild. First taste makes me think of dry white wine. However, there is this slight bubbling sizzle on the tongue that makes it seem more like champagne. Some detectable tartness in the background. Wew, Iím telling you, this is just like many white champagnes Iíve had in the past. Quite unique fer sure in the beer arena. Burns just a little going down the gullet. As the taste continues, I think this is better than white champagne, has its own personality that sets it apart. No detectable rudeness throughout. BIG THANKS HORNY DEVIL! I generally do not care for DFH but this stuff rocks!
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Canalís Marlton. Pours out a well carbonated pale yellowish color, but not in a bad Coors Light way. Aroma is of grapes, fruit, wine and some fruity esters with a little bit of bitterness? Taste is smooth, nice notes of that tart, but lightly sweet white grape juice that leaves a slight tang on your palate. Behind those flavors are notes of citrus, yeast, earthy yeasty notes and no real tell of the 9% abv, I dare say this would be dangerous if consumed in quantity.