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RATINGS: 480   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml bottle served in a pint glass A - Pours a pale shiny yellow with a thin white cap. S - Earthy, spoiled grapes, minerals, dry yeast, salty, T - Sweeter than the nose describes, crisp white grape juice, has a soft lemon tartness to it along with a dash of salt. Peppery yeast and earthy minerals in the middle along with some herbal hops adds dryness and continues to a dull grape tartness on the finish. M - Moderate spritzy carbonation, creamy at first but thins out quickly. Dry finish. An odd beer for sure. Like a white wine and beer mixer. It has snappiness upfront but develops into a dull chardonnay like finish. I canít believe that this is 9%ABV! It doesnít show at all. It was unique but I didnít love it as much as I thought I would. Serving type: bottle 07-26-2013

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
eIsaacPrice (7) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2014 does not count
From the tap in to a 10oz Tulip glass at Samís QuickStop in Durham, NC. Pours the color if hay, with a thin white head that lasts, and leaves beautifully patterned lacings on the glass. Aroma brings thoughts of white wine/champagne, peaches. Taste brings a citrusy white wine, honey in the middle, and tender tartening on the back end. Mouth feel is tight bubbles and lingering tingle. Really enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1526) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pale gold with slight haze and white head. Nose is saison-like with powdery yeast, light fruit esters, white grape, and wet wheat/hay. Flavor is lightly sweet white grape with moderately dry pinot-like finish with yeast and light fruitiness. Light and dry with residual pinot. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a slighty hazy yellow color with a medium sized foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pale doughy malts, grapes, apples, mild tannins. The taste is tart white grapes, scuppernongs, stone fruits, pale malts and a tiny bit of vanilla. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, decent balance, lingering mild tartness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dodgrblu (610) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750 ml bottle from Total Wine & More Sacramento, spicy aroma, some blanket. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2753) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle - Pours pale yellow with a thin white head. Nose is light grape, cardamom--real dry. Taste is the same--sweet grape, a bit of sourness, and a touch of spicing. Thin and watery with medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARMed (604) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
The palate is where this beers excels! In addition the appearance is exceptional. Bright clear champagne color and taste. If I blind folded you and asked you to tell me if this is a wine or a beer it would be a tough call. Overall a very good brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (189) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2013
22iz bottle into tulip. Hilton head. Appearance: pale yellow, transparent, with bubbly white head. Looks similar to apple juice. Aroma: dry biscuity yeasty nose. A little fruity. Small bit of alcohol. Taste: dry in flavor. Shorter finish. Texture: light body, very dry mouthfeel, champagne like, but without the effervescence. Low carbonation. Overall: An interesting and creative drink. Not at all what I expected. Itís not all that winelike.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Noble Rot - Reviewed 21FEB12 Bottled: early 2012 Pours a surprisingly light yellow ale with just a drifter of a white soapy foam top. Smells of grain and saison yeast and really, nothing else. Flavor falls into the berliner-weisse area for me - a slight tart and quite dry ale with little semblance to an average beer. Thin and moderately carbed, the beer is actually drier than I would anticipate. With a beer brewed with so much must, the liquid is palatable, and even appreciable on some level. The botrytis is lost in this format however, as the sweetness, mouth watering and earthy character in botrytized dessert wines is much different than is presented here. Although decent, I would argue that it is maladvertised for the ingredients. This is simply a saison style beer with a shit ton of grapes. (4/3/3/2/3) Serving type: bottle 03-07-2012

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swanmann (604) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Clear golden apple juice color with virtually no head. Aroma is a bit wine-y, some buttery, banana notes. I couldnít imagine the flavor before I tasted it, but now, I know it pretty much tastes like a Viognier crossed with a wheat beer; plenty of Viognier presence, atop low tones of wheat, buttered bread crust. Itís got a somewhat oily texture with pretty low carbonation.


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