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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
750ml Bottle: Aroma of Pils malt, wheat, white grapes, yeast, must, fruit, and white wine. Poured pale yellow/gold in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of grapes, wheat, yeast, mushrooms, fruit, and white wine. Light to medium body. Slick, thinish texture. Average carbonation. Wheat, grape, yeast finish is heavily sweet. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
750ml bottle. Really didn’t know what to expect from this one. Aroma of champagne, grapes, and citrus. Crisp taste somewhat like a chardonnay, apples, saison, some hops. I enjoyed this one more as I worked my way through the bottle. Overall an awesome offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (784) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Pours clear pale golden, fluffy white head that persists. Looks like sparkling white wine with dense lacing when you swish the glass. Nose is clean, white grapes, citrus, cotton candy, must. Taste is cotton candy, esters, white grapes. Finish is tart and dry on a medium finish. Unique ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2012
aroma of white wine, yeast ,and a bit of citrusy hops way in the background...appearance clear yellow gold with pure white dissipating head some lacing..tastes mostly like white wine with a bit of spice and just a tingle of hops a nice flavor simce i like wine too but fairly unexpectedly tilts toward the wine rather than ale side..thin on the palate lightly carbonated leaves a semi dry white wine aftertaste..overall,at first taste i though "oh brother" but it does have a way of making you like it as you sip it..a cool novelty and i might try again more of a wine than an ale though id say

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Poured bright gold, with a small bright white head. Good lacing, smells of bread, yeast, champagne, grape, and funk. Taste is clean and crisp, with a light bitter finish. I don’t get much of the grape until the aftertaste. This beer is really different and reminds me more of a sparkling wine/champagne. Good beer, worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10002) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2012
750ml bottle. Poured yellow color, light haze, and a small sized white head. Grapes, some citrus, spices, and some fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale gold with big, creamy, white head / Elegant nose of white grapes, malolactic fermentation, biscuit, with a hint of bubblegum / Medium body, resinous, lively carbonation, mostly dry with a hint of sweetness, with good finish / Flavors of fermented white grapes with the perfumey character of viognier evident, resin, and biscuit / Not a fan of Dogfish’s grape series, but it is certainly well done. Not sure, though, that DH understands the nature of botrytis, to extract water from the grapes so as to produce super sweet juice. This brew has no such dessert character and wonder if it is correct to expect botrytis to produce a flavor?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12598) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Capped 750 from Malt & Vine. Pours gold with a 3 finger foamy/bubbly white head. Aroma is earthy/bretty. Ok, so there’s no brett, but I guess rot is rot. This is a good rotty smell. Full bodied. Flavor is vinous, musty, citrus and a whole lot of undifferentiable things. Moldy. Despite which it is somewhat like a nice spicy white wine. High end Pinot Gris. I rescind all bad thoughts I have ever had about those idiots at DFH. Uh, marvelously talented brewers at DFH. I am stunned. This could be my fav.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Ive enjoyed my fair share of botrytis wines from Austria so needless to say I was pretty excited to hear Dogfish Head was dropping this beer into the market. It pours a very clear pale copper color similar to a filtered apple juice with a quick lacing head that disappears quickly. It has a light nose with hints of spice, fruit and a touch of citrus. The taste is pleasantly crisp and tart with a tight sour apple / watered down lemonade kind of feel... the spice comes out a little on the finish right in the throat but I could use a little more. I certainly understand how someone who is not a fan of white wine may find this beer a little sub par however I enjoy it on many levels. That being said I do see the saison qualities being very much curtained by the sweetness of the viogneir / pinot gris must. I really wish this was a summer release... at least in the southern parts of Maine it has pretty much been cleared off the shelf... pretty typical for the Dogfish Head scene in Maine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8641) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2012
gunky potpourri gelatin candy nose. sweet, sweet everywhere. gelatin candy chew texture. bleach and white vinegar make an appearance. gross. took a chance on dogfish head, this may it the last for me. only bought it because i love botrytized wines. instead i got 95 point grape juice hooch.

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