Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of wine grapes, dry pilsner malt, flowers, light spice, some underlying funk. Tastes tarte and dry with some citrussy splashes and up front sweetness.
MadIndian (2264) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Cnals. I usually love Dogfish brews, but this one just didnít do it for me. For the style I guess it was ok. A little too white grapey for me.
Billicus (286) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma, wierd for a beer, like rotten tomatoes, but clean, color, light amber, very light, white head, that is lively some lacing, taste, Wow, def get the grape must right away, weak malt essence, then the backend is like really ripe old grapes, sweet, refreshing, overall, I thought it a quite neat beer, 9 % abv, you wouldnt even know so somooth.
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2013 Poured from 750 ml bottle into a snifter. This beer is straw yellow in color with a moderate white head. This beer has a very pronounced grape and biscuity aromas. Taste starts out semi-sweet and finishes dry. This kind of reminds me of a semi-dry white wine. This beer is very complex and interesting and something I would buy in the future.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared 750ml bottle. pours golden with a 1/4" white head. sweet grape nose with spices from the yeast and light banana. medium body with assertive grape / white wine notes up front, light malt, light spice and light fruits - apple, banana and pear. semi-dry finish with a nice tartness from the wine grapes.
unclemattie (3990) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Capped 750mL bottle. Bottled in 2012. Clear bright yellow color, tall foamy white head. Aroma of white grape juice and pils malt. Tastes like a bready Pilsner with vinous tartness. Finishes with a sharp tannin bitterness, almost harsh. Crisp and fruity. Tart like a cider. Overall, it is a beer with Pilsner & Saison characteristics blended with a Pinot Gris & Viognier white wine essence. Tart and fruitful of the wine. Bready and tannin/earthy/new oak of the beer. I would not by any means call this beer a Saison, by far it is a Fruit Beer. Rating 3250.
sonnycheeba (2918) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewery. Pours clear, bright yellow with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cookie malt, heavy grapes, straw, and light floral hops. Flavor is average malt, faint hops, and heavy esters; sweet, wine finish. Medium body and carbonation with high warmth.
poisoneddwarf (1590) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours crystal clear pale gold with a largish white head with pretty good retention; leaves some nice lace. Aroma is pretty bland--it smells macro-ish even. There might be a hint of rotten grapes in there, but itís barey detectable. Taste starts out sweet but quickly turns sour and leaves the mouth dry with a bit of tannic bitterness. Tastes like no saison Iíve ever had. Itís a Dogfish experiment, through and through. Body is medium, carbonation is fairly soft, finish is long and dry.
mikesaum (567) - Newark, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours aclear golden yellow with a medium soapy head. Aroma isnít too impressive, honestly it smells like a wet dog. But the taste took me away, nice tart fruity esters, hints of apples and grapes, good little funk from the yeast, nice. Aside from the aroma this is a great beer.
davey101 (597) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012B 750ml poured into a DFH signature glass. Uses a new bottle which is wider and shorter with 2 dogfish head logos molded into the glass.
A - Extremely clear. I held the bottle up to the light and could see right through it. Light amber body with rising carbonation. Initially the head had large frothy off-white bubbles which died down to a neat cap. Nice lacing and retention.
S - Wow. Very complex and interesting. Iím a total wine noob, but Iím picking up strong white wine notes. Intensely sweet and dry grapes followed by some Belgian yeast and biscuity malts. Crisp and lightly alcoholic finish. If I didnít know what this was Iíd swear it wasnít beer.
T - I can actually tell its a beer now. Starts off with very wine like qualities. Dry and crisp grape which leads into some spice and yeast. Finish is dry with some lingering biscuity malts. Less complex than the nose, but still very interesting and unique. Mouthfeel is crisp, effervescent and super refreshing.
O - Ta Henket, Faithfull, and Hellhound made me question buying these large format limited DFH beers. Not since Bitches Brew have I felt that one of these beers is worth $15. This beer was. Its crazy how it has wine and beer notes. Very complex and unique while still remaining refreshing and delicious.