Westmeister (938) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear piss yellow with small white head. Smell is sharp white grapes, yeast and some tart funk. Taste is small funk, bright white grape citrus, some yeast and faint citrus hops. I say faint as the white grapes really overtake the hops. The finish has a champagne like finish; crisp, clean and semi-dry. If they were going for a wine/beer combo they nailed it. Whatever style this is I am enjoying it.
LinusStick (2618) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh...this is an alright beer. Aroma was pretty good. Smelled like a white sparkling wine. White grape, funk and a small hint of yeast. Pour was a thin clear piss yellow with a one finger white head. No bubbles rising. Taste was very thin and watery. Heavy on the grape/wine flavor with not much else going on. Light on the carbonation. Finish is wet, slightly bitter with a nice sourness from the grapes but not very full. One thing this beer does is hide the alcohol perfectly.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber pours a clear fizzy pale yellow with a bubbly white head. Aromas of grapes sour citrus white wine and a bit of flural notes. Flavor is dry and tastes alot like champagne and white wine with a bit of alcohol also. Body is thin and very fizzy which goes with the style. Finish leaves a sour white grape flavor. I liked this beer alot better than wine/champagne.
Tmoney99 (8792) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate grape, complex hop and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where exceeded.
merb (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice starter to a night, couldnít drink two of them but a canít knock it. Great fruity almost champagnie carbonation to it.
SSSteve (3379) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. crystal clear and very pale gold, almost white, under a large fizzy white head that dissipates quickly, corn and white grape nose. grainy pale malt flavors and mildy sour grape. not very sweet. clean and light body. easy to drink regarding the abv. i kind of like it.
dmac (3174) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Jimmie. Poured a thin looking golden straw body under a foamy bright white head that leaves some serious gobs of lace on my New Belgium tulip. Aroma is nice with some serious Saison notes, lots of black and white pepper, Belgian yeast, lemons, dough, fruitiness. Body is thin to medium with average carbonatio that becomes stronger towards the end, odd sweet vinous notes linger on the end. Flavor is very much white wine crossed with champagne and green grapes, not Saison or beer like at all. Interesting but give me a good Saison over this any day.
sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a wine glass. Clear straw-yellow head with a thin white head that maintains well. Leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Sweet maltiness on the nose with a touch of grape. Quite sweet and little earthy. Not really digging the malt notes on the nose, but not bad. Slightly soured grapes on the tongue, sweet malts and a touch of booze. Pretty cool. Somewhat earthy with light hay. Carbonation is spot on and the body fits the beer well. Not too heavy or light. Overall, this is a pretty cool beer. Digging the fermented grape notes. Probably wonít pick it up again, but itís worth trying.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BottleÖ Clear yellow ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is a medley of spice-rack complexities that I canít even begin to break down. Medium to full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. Acidic, vinous, spicy flavors meld nicely here. Finishes tart, a touch dry and tongue-numbing. Kudos to landhoney for sharing his bottleÖ and for also sharing a bottle of wine produced with Botrytis-infected Viognier and Pinot Gris grapes for comparison. Fun stuff!
GMCC2181 (1424) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Light oragne, yellow color nice head. Looks like a cheap pilsner... I wasnt sure what to expect from this beer so the aroma caught me off gaurd. Tart, grapes, light hop notes and some wheat notes. Taste is tart not sour.... Some nice saison characteristics.... dry, yeasty, lots of carbonation, spices but then the white/tart grapes really shine through. Almost wine like. Body is on the lighter side, lots of carbonation... I wish it had a little more body to it. I was surprised to see this was close to 9 percent alcohol... well hidden. Overall: I enjoyed this beer