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RATINGS: 512   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635 (934) - 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 (101) - 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 (5758) - 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 (1704) - 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 (221) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Sampled from the bottle with James, and again down at brewvival. I really didn’t care for this as much as I had hoped. Really grapey and like a chardonay a bit. I’m not much of one for wine, so this didn’t really do very much for me. I thought it would be more saisony, but it only faintly had those citrus/farmhouse/refreshing qualities. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Aroma is very much like a triple; pear-like with a spice. Light, clear golden in color with a great, lacey pure white head. Interesting blend of flavors...overall reminds me more of a funky cider. Grape-white-winey, touches of spice, some light tart-funky notes in the middle, and wine-like finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (750) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
draft at Monk’s for Beer week lunch with Sam. Pours a beautiful light golden straw color with slight head that lingers. nose is chardonnay, sweet fruity aldehydes, fresh cut grass. first sip is melon, vinuous notes but you feel the saison, finish is dry. nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Aromas of hay, straw, and notes of grape. Pale yellow and clear, white head. Taste is sweet, kind of a wine taste. Dry palate, a bit fizzy. Overall, this beer is light, refreshing, and very drinkable with well hidden ABV. A nice change of pace, but not a style that I would drink consistently.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KornDogg (553) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Bottle. Grape and clove aroma. Clear golden body with thin lasting head. Flavor begins sweet and fruity, quickly followed by sour. Notes of grape, vinegar and yeast, with a sour finish.


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