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RATINGS: 468   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.


3.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Draft at Coles DFH Frenzy, Buffalo NY. Straw colored pour with white head. Milder white wine aroma with light saison scent. White wine forward flavor. Pinot Gris, light cider, saisony yeastiness. Very winey. Pretty cool & flavorful offering. Enjoyable

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SabreSkull (55) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Is it beer? More like a fizzy wine. Pours gold straw and foamy white head, Smells of wine, bubble gum, bananas. Taste is tart and tangy, not unlike champagne. Won it as a door prize, would not go out of my way to buy it, but a pleasant quaff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1424) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Poured into a Duvel tulip from a 750ml bottle dated 2012.

A: Very clear pale yellow reminding me a lot of a pinot grigio wine. Thick white fluffy rocky head. Very nice looking.

S: Very spicey smelling at first, reminds me a lot of peppers and lemongrass. As the beer warms up a smell of sour grapes and an herbal funk comes through.

T: A slightly sweet flavor up front that goes to a very quick tartness of lemons or sour grapes and sour apples. This reminds me a lot of a semi-dry white wine, similar in ways to a champagne or a pinot grigio. This is interesting to say the least though more wine like than beer like.

M: Almost light bodied with some fizzy tongue tickling carbonation.

O: This is interesting, more wine than beer. I couldn’t see myself buying this again but it’s not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2012
A pale beer with little head. Fruity, vinous aroma. This has a nice spicy character, herbal, fruity, this beer has a lot of character. Apples, fruits like that. Balanced, fun, unique character. Hard to put my finger on the different elements, probably because I’m not familiar with botrytis character. Good stuff, though, nothing else quite like it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mnoud (276) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
2012.02.22 - On tap at Always Ron’s. Light in color, yellow basically. Head is sticky and remains wherever it has touched. Aroma basically smells like wine to me, which is not a plus because I don’t really care for wine in general. Taste is lightly tart, not as much as the Tweason. Obvious grape. Not a bad taste but not something I’d drink a lot of.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Very sour and acidic, while there a great amount of grape taste. Its taste is harsh, though I can understand the reason why people enjoy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4212) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2012
The aroma is slightly sour and funky with grapes,honey, malt, and grass. The appearance is light pale with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall a very interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AverageMan (40) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2012
This beer was served in a tulip glass. Ar- I was a little worried at first. The beers initial aroma of corn water wasnt cutting it. Yet again I started drinking beer too cold. 20 minutes later this beer has begun to open up. The yeasty esters bring lots of bitting cloves. Up underneath the peppery cloves is a raw green grape and ripe grape sweetness. Ap- The body of the beer is a clear very efferescent to the point of sparkling pale yellow. The head is thick and white. Nice head retention noted. Thick rings of lacing mark this beers passage from my glass. T- Peppery coriander yeastyness supports a lightly sweetened grape flavor. The cloves and pepperyness reassert themselves at the close of the flavor. P- The beer has a light fizzy body. Nicely balanced between pepperyness and tartness. This is a an example of a DFH experiment gone right.


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