bhensonb (13977) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Lukaduke (2968) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: had an apple smell
Appearance: clear, pale
Taste: sweet and sour, kind of tart
Palate: fizzy carbonation, light bitter finnish
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle pour. This was a nice suprise. I thought it was going to be much sweeter. White wineish but still good. Light grapes.
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful crystal clear yellow. Aroma is banana esters and a slight phenolic note, grapes, and white wine. Taste is more of the white wine, with the viogner grapes coming through. I really enjoyed this.
Hangover (1115) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden yellow pour with lots of active carbonation streamers and a frothy white head. Aroma is of grapes with a little bit of musty funk. Mouthfeel is smooth and carbonationed but gets tart real fast. Grape flavor, but not a purple grape flavor, more of a sour/tart ’white grape’ flavor. Some other fruity flavors in there, from the saison yeast I assume. Finish is tart and the grapiness lingers. Overall, this was a pretty cool beer. I like grape flavors and this one really tasted like the description, a champaigny, grapey beer. Excellent!
DialSquare (4236) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Liquor Loft. Clear yellow pour with a frothy bright white head. Aroma is lemon, rubbing alcohol, hay, wheat and belgian yeast. Tastes are saison-ish spice and then a rush of tart white grape, yeast and cloves. Strange - definitely a sipper due to the tartness. Enjoyed it overall.
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, pale golden color with lots of carbonation. Sweet grape and pale malt aroma. Taste is a mixture of white wine and a saison, very interesting.
BuckeyeSammy (609) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best hidden alcohol I have come across. Champaign carbonation. A lot of light, sweet fruit notes. Grapes, yeast. Somewhat one dimensional, yet delicious.
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