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RATINGS: 488   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2012
2/21/12. 750mL bottle. Super clear dark golden, almost copper, pour with a nice big off-white head that fades to a few millimeters quickly. Yeasty, slightly funky aroma that reminds me of white pepper and sadly of erasers/rubber bands. Surprisingly nice and tart flavor entry - tart and sweet white grapes - with blatant pilsner malt and then more of that peppery eraser aspect that kills it for me. Surprisingly not horrible for DFH, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
750 from Craft. Pours clear, and very pale gold with 3-finger white head that leaves copious lacing. Nose is very funky, cobwebby yeasty, with spare hops, some chardonnay notes, and funky florals. Tastes a lot like a dry chardonnay/champagne hybrid, only with less carbonation and more funky and malty flavors. Very interesting, and very enjoyable. This one gets very close to the beer/wine boundary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
docsteigs (537) - 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 Iíve had, melds well with the wheat malts; has a nice sour presence, Iím guessing will continue to sour w age as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2371) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle from Cnals. I usually love Dogfish brews, but this one just didnít do it for me. For the style I guess it was ok. A little too white grapey for me.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2194) - 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.

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