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RATINGS: 476   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4644) - 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 (512) - 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 (2688) - 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 (4055) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle from Canalís Marlton. Pours out a well carbonated pale yellowish color, but not in a bad Coors Light way. Aroma is of grapes, fruit, wine and some fruity esters with a little bit of bitterness? Taste is smooth, nice notes of that tart, but lightly sweet white grape juice that leaves a slight tang on your palate. Behind those flavors are notes of citrus, yeast, earthy yeasty notes and no real tell of the 9% abv, I dare say this would be dangerous if consumed in quantity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pale yellow, puffy white, aroma is white grape, musty, moldy, taste is again wine must, white wine, fantastic actually, best DFH beer Iíve had in a while.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of grapes, spices, citrus, and light funk. Taste of pils malt, grass, spices, and tart grape in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rob6239 (622) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours slightly hazy but bright golden with slight white head. Aroma of the grapes is there at the front although subdued initially. Taste is very sweet and my first thought was of a Belgian wit beer on steroids

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
The yeasty spicy grape flavor is present in aroma with some saison leathery farmyard after burn. Abv well hidden. Grapes seem pretty fresh. Body a bit light and wet despite a somewhat dry aftertaste. Body disappoints but flavor is not bad. Thought it was summer shandy without the preservatives!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Pour is a clear light yellow, lively carbonated with a two finger thick white head. Nose is of wine, and grapes dominantly. Taste is actually somewhat like a saison after reading the description, and has a strong grape backbone.


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