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RATINGS: 482   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.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Aroma- berries, grass, resin, vinous qualities, ginger Appearance- super clear macro yellow, nice fluffy white head, lower carbonation Taste- big grapes, sweet berries, slight hop twinge, light malt bill, light fruits, syrupy sweetness Palate- very full-bodied considering the style, mouth-coating with lower carbonation Overall- Definitely wine(y) but in a good way. It really does incorporate the best of best words. A very interesting and unique brew to behold.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Tap at Star Bar. Clear pale golden with a foamy thick white head. Aroma is funky fruity with tones of grape and apricot, with some pale cereal blonde sweetness, along with a white wine essence. Taste is pretty eccentric, in a good way. Starts like apricot and orange rind, turning funky and farm-house like, with a very gentle sourness and a green grape tone, perhaps with a touch of pear and honey malt, all while remaining funky sour. Finishes dry and funky like a saison with some pale malt cereal tones. Not shabby! Kinda fun to drink and analyze.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3421) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pale straw yellow pour with fizzy white head that dissipates into nothing quickly. Aroma of white grape juice, wheat, pale malt. Mild belgian yeast zing, but itís fairly muted. Some fresh baked bread and biscuits. Flavor is strong on the grape side. Lots of white grape juice. Wheat notes along with pale malt. Some crispness. The yeast imparts a slight fruitiness, as well as a bit of earthiness. Somewhat dry, apparent bread. Medium bodied. Thereís a mild tartness in the finish from the grapes. I feel like Dogfish head keeps making the same beer over and over.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Lightest good, moderate soapy puffy white head that lasts. Nose is quite sweet, lots of white wine, grain, skin and tannins. Heavy white wine front, mid-grain and papery dryness mid with more heat in the finish. Quite singular, too much wine and heat, might as well be drinking a cheap chardonnay.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Hazy yellow pour with a big white head. Aroma is fruity, tart, slightly citrusy with some grainy notes. Flavor is tart, a bit earthy, a bit spicy. Some good things playing together here. Iíve had Botrytis wine before and the fungal notes were overpowering, but here everything plays well together. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4419) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
This poured a semi murky golden yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aroma was of light spices, definitely some chardonnay character, and yeasty. Flavor was very nice slightly tart grape/white grape character, almost like wine. Finally a new DFH beer that isnt loaded with sweetness. Nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Whatever size bottle, I got that one. Poured a slightly hazy golden color, wispy white head. Aroma was tart grapes, but not too strong - just a light, green grape tartness. Flavor was about the same, very mellow, interesting brew. I expected this to be some kind of strange sugar bomb, but found it to be pretty well constructed - hidden alcohol content is a pretty nice bonus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (517) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2012
(bottle) Clear and bubbling golden body with a small white head. Aroma of sweet, pale malt, somewhat herbal and moderately spiced, some vinous character, too; pear, grape. Light to medium bodied, with lots of carbonation. Sweet flavor, but very crisp and long, dry finish. White wine character is strong, espicially in the finish and aftertaste. Acidic grape. Interesting and worthwhile experiment. I enjoyed it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2012
I wasnít too sure about this when I opened it. Very pale yellow like a bad lager. (But what does appearance really matter.) Coors Lite comes to mind. But then you get a whiff of the fruit and the funk and you think this might not be so bad. The flavor has a nice balance and the sour funk makes it extra special. It has a very crisp and dry finish. More like a sour ale but who cares.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheap (4109) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Had this at Ratebeerís Horny Devil Pittsburgh Winter Tasting 2012. Big thanks to James for this rocking beauty! Looks like white wine. Smell is mild. First taste makes me think of dry white wine. However, there is this slight bubbling sizzle on the tongue that makes it seem more like champagne. Some detectable tartness in the background. Wew, Iím telling you, this is just like many white champagnes Iíve had in the past. Quite unique fer sure in the beer arena. Burns just a little going down the gullet. As the taste continues, I think this is better than white champagne, has its own personality that sets it apart. No detectable rudeness throughout. BIG THANKS HORNY DEVIL! I generally do not care for DFH but this stuff rocks!


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