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RATINGS: 438   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4172) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Pours pale yellow into a shaker. Bright white soapy head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing to bubble surface. Sweet yeast, grape and cracker aromas. Dry with sweet dusty grapeskin and berries upfront turning to marshmallow before the lasting berry and resin finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
creativemuffin (3) - hackettstown, USA - FEB 17, 2012 does not count
Very tart to me, and I am not a big fan of that. But it worked for me in this!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (586) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Pours a clear golden color with a very large rocky head. This was served on draft in a stem glass at Birreria on top of Eataly in NYC. The aroma took a while to open up but once it did, the notes were similar to a champagne. Tropical fruits and flowers on the top notes, yeast and wheat on the bottom. The flavors were very interesting. Semi-dry (especially in the context of other DFH big bottles) and crisp with a the same fruit notes on the palate. Perhaps it was due to the fact that I know that this beer is brewed with botrytis infected grapes and it was served in a wine glass, but I could very clearly detect the fermented grape juice. Therer were some Sauterne-like sweet notes in there as well. Finishes clean and crisp. A fun beer that was enjoyable as well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2012
750ml bottle. Super clean and bright light golden with ample bright white head that leaves some lacing. White grapes, some winey character, punky white oak, pepper, doughy wheat with hints of clove and banana. Very light in body with loose carb feel for style...but maybe due to thinness. Peppery wheat, lightly sweet musky white wine grapes, clove/banana yeast esters, white oak, more white grape and pepper in the finish. Blend of Duvel and Carlo Rossi.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (286) - Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5196) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
beerhan (1) - Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2012 does not count
pours very carbnated with a foamy head. golden, hazy, clear, frothy, not that impressive

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1538) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2012
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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
On tap at Parkway Tavern, pours a pale golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, white wine / grapes, candied sugar and horse blanket. Flavour is that of a white wine, very vinous and full on the palate with a monolithic flavoour profile. Full out assault of white wine, though simultaneously light on the palate. Delicious.


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