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RATINGS: 504   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2012
Tap @ Pinocchio’s Yellow/golden with large foamy white head. Nose of white wine, mild hops, and a bit of funk. Flavor is rather sweet, white wine, light malt and mild hops with a nice sour nip. Very interesting but a bit sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2914) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2012
Nice golden wheat-like color coming out of the bomber bottle, with a lot of carbonation and head. Has a pleasant smell from the grapes that gives it a robust, fruity smell. The "sort of saison" tastes strongly of the fruit and malt, giving it a belgian-like characteristic. Overall, a nice little specialty brew in Dogfish’s arsenal.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Isidor (16) - - APR 17, 2012
Pours like a champagne, light and bubbly. Smells of sour grapes in an almost funky way. A nice drink, excites the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2905) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2012
At Tylers Apex. Ok/good aroma. Sweet. Grape, yeast, minorly so. Pale yellow color, small head minor lace. Sweet flavor. Light body, thin smooth mouthfeel, dry finish. Good, flavor best part. Nice big sweet white grape flavor. Aroma kind of quiet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
750mL bottle from 2012. Pours very lively and effervescent, clear gold and pale yellow, with a fluffy 2-finger snow-white head. Blebs of lacing remain as it recedes. Aromas of champagne, chardonnay, and grapey notes; very champagne-like. Sugar, yeast, some funk, and wet hay are also evident. The flavor is tart grape, sweet cherry, and fruit stones; some bitterness, grass, yeast, and grape acidity follow, finishing with a mild tart funk, yeast, and cheese. The aftertaste is a bit earthy. Lively mouthfeel, medium body, and dry. This is pretty tasty; one of the better recent offerings I’ve had. [991]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5555) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of fruit, yeast, apple, banana, and clove. It pours a transparent gold with a one finger, somewhat fizzy, white head that quickly fades to a thin film. There’s some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts a quick dose of sweet apple and a hint of yeast. The finish has some lemon sourness, light banana, and clove. There is a hint of the 9% abv, but it blends well with the flavors. It’s light-medium bodied with some lively, but somewhat soft, carbonation. Overall, this seems like a Hefeweizen lightly spiked with some wild yeast/tartness. The lemon becomes more prominent as it warms and definitely improves the flavor. Overall, it’s okay, but not worth the price. Make it a 4-pack at the Festina Peche price point and I’d probably buy it when the mood struck. As is, it’s a highly unlikely re-purchase. Also, technical guidelines may label this as a Fruit Beer, but if you haven’t tried this yet, do not expect a fruit beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1897) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 16, 2012 Pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma and taste are green grapes, with a champagney effervescence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a two finger thick head. Long lasting foamy retention along with some lacing. A wheaty saison yeast in the nose. Musty basement aromas. Slight fruity and floral notes. Tart fruitiness throughout the flavor. Lemon and white wine flavors. It really reminds me of drinking a Pinot Grigio. Pilsner malts. A little yeasty with a good amount of funk with a tart finish. Tart. Crisp. Medium bodied. Slight sour funky finish. Really does remind me of white wine in so many ways. Pretty good and interesting offering from DFH Ales.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2012
Ooooooh, now this bottle is some neat shite. I complain regularly about Dogfish putting creativity before quality, but no bitchin’ to be found here. Noble Rot is a fairly amazing little concoction, layered and complex and as deadly as a ninja. Pours beautifully, and the nose reeks of pils malt and France. Tastes, uh, saisony, with a mild peppery sweetness, but the grape must does some seriously strange things to this brew. The finish is prolonged and bready and winelike and tart and absolutely frigging delicious, like a second, tasty brew tacked on to the back of a well-made, deviously potent saison. If you find a bottle, buy it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 From a bottle poured a straw color with a small amount of head. Light tart malty flavor with a lingering finish.


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