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RATINGS: 466   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
docsteigs (523) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Aroma of white wine, mild wheat malts, hops not apparent; pour nice, clear, quite bubbly; taste is the most wine-centered ale from DFH I’ve had, melds well with the wheat malts; has a nice sour presence, I’m guessing will continue to sour w age as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2326) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear light liquid gold straw color with a large foamy white head. Aroma of wine grapes, bubble gum, cloves, light bananas, hops and yeast. Taste of wine grapes, cloves, light banana, hops and yeast. slightly tart and tangy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calvinroots (15) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2012
750 bottle - Pours clean and clear, light pilsner color, nose is a nice funky grape and biscuit, smooth mouth feel... Delicious beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of wine grapes, dry pilsner malt, flowers, light spice, some underlying funk. Tastes tarte and dry with some citrussy splashes and up front sweetness.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MadIndian (2343) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle from Cnals. I usually love Dogfish brews, but this one just didn’t do it for me. For the style I guess it was ok. A little too white grapey for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2012
aroma, wierd for a beer, like rotten tomatoes, but clean, color, light amber, very light, white head, that is lively some lacing, taste, Wow, def get the grape must right away, weak malt essence, then the backend is like really ripe old grapes, sweet, refreshing, overall, I thought it a quite neat beer, 9 % abv, you wouldnt even know so somooth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2013 Poured from 750 ml bottle into a snifter. This beer is straw yellow in color with a moderate white head. This beer has a very pronounced grape and biscuity aromas. Taste starts out semi-sweet and finishes dry. This kind of reminds me of a semi-dry white wine. This beer is very complex and interesting and something I would buy in the future. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2166) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2012
shared 750ml bottle. pours golden with a 1/4" white head. sweet grape nose with spices from the yeast and light banana. medium body with assertive grape / white wine notes up front, light malt, light spice and light fruits - apple, banana and pear. semi-dry finish with a nice tartness from the wine grapes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4129) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Capped 750mL bottle. Bottled in 2012. Clear bright yellow color, tall foamy white head. Aroma of white grape juice and pils malt. Tastes like a bready Pilsner with vinous tartness. Finishes with a sharp tannin bitterness, almost harsh. Crisp and fruity. Tart like a cider. Overall, it is a beer with Pilsner & Saison characteristics blended with a Pinot Gris & Viognier white wine essence. Tart and fruitful of the wine. Bready and tannin/earthy/new oak of the beer. I would not by any means call this beer a Saison, by far it is a Fruit Beer. Rating 3250.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3357) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Tap @ brewery. Pours clear, bright yellow with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cookie malt, heavy grapes, straw, and light floral hops. Flavor is average malt, faint hops, and heavy esters; sweet, wine finish. Medium body and carbonation with high warmth.


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