Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale shimmery blonde, scattered lacing. Lovely subtle inviting aroma has Asian pear, delightful pale biscuity malt, the scent of fresh rain on rocks, waterfall, and delicate fresh floral hop. The body is just right, there is a lot of complexity but it’s highly drinkable and refreshing. One of the reasons it’s refreshing is the lively effervescence, also the natural fruit tartness, the clean dry finish, and the lingering astringency. One can imagine guava, kumquat, gooseberry, and unripe white grape. The green unripe character is fun, playful, exciting, moreish. The fruit must is natural, like a genuine farmhouse saison. I really like this beer and was very surprised by that. It’s a great success.
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AxlLives (284) - Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.7 oz bottle - Pours brilliant clear golden-yellow with white, lasting head, nice lacing. Aromas of spicy yeast, faint bananas and pepper, and a touch of sour cherry. Initial taste is a bombast of tart lime and lemon, citrus zing, finishing with round berry notes. Medium-lighter bodied with round middle-end. Long finish, keeps giving, lemon on the lips. Sweet-tart. Cool new DFH raised logo on the bottle.
beerhan (1) - Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
pours very carbnated with a foamy head. golden, hazy, clear, frothy,
not that impressive
Westmeister (1441) - 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 (2734) - 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 (9964) - 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, couldn’t drink two of them but a can’t knock it. Great fruity almost champagnie carbonation to it.
SSSteve (3633) - 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 (3688) - 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.