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RATINGS: 465   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle looks like the print reads 2012 for the date stamp. Pour has a light golden yellow color with a thin cap of white head that fizzled righ away. Aroma has musty white grape, mild sweetness, grape skins, and light supporting wheat. Mouth feel is light and there is medium high carbonation. Flavor centers around the white grapes, dusty, grape skins, light mineral twang, and some wheat. Quite the interesting mix of flavors, it has almost a wheat like saison base with the grapes making it white wine like. For a beer that is going on a year old this is really good/

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Very clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of grapes with some wheat and spice notes. The flavor is more of the same with some tart muscat grape character, wheat and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A beer-wine hybrid. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours a light golden color in the glass. Winey aroma like a chardonnay and a bit funky like old stale wine. Slight champagne flavors like a demi-sec. overall, tastes much better than it smells. Tasty... Thanks to BarZigKin for the hook up!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (270) - - AUG 4, 2013
Pours a pale yellow with absolutely no head. Very light carbonation. Floral, fruit nose. Taste was more like wine than beer - in fact, it reminded me of Conundrum with some carbonation. It was ok and I like experimentation, but I will just drink wine if I wanted something like this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (155) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Light straw-colored beer with a medium white head that settles rather quickly. Nose is somewhat sour with some musky odors that are quite unique. The flavor is a little sour initially and then gives way to a rich semi-sweet, acidic aftertaste that really sets off your taste buds. Then, a bit of bitterness hits from the hops to complete the layers of flavor. This is a surprisingly complex beer that progresses in flavor more than most. Good if you’re in the mood for something different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
truebluehes (161) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Tap. Light pour, little head. Tangy aroma. Nice tongue dancer. Spritzy and light. Very unique, refreshing, and interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3225) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium frothy white head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is floral hop, funk, and grape skin. Thin mouthfeel with a strong grape flavor and bready malt with wine flavor in the finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well, a very good fruit beer from Dogfish Head.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
This 750 capped bottle was from Costco in Eureka, CA. Pours bright gold with a robust and foamy white head that left a big lacing ring at the top of the glass. Nose is earthy and it would seem brett. Full body. Great clean and easy to drink mouth feel. Flavor is full of citrus and is almost moldy which I guess explains the "rot". The finish is spicy and the taste buds tingle. Dogfish Head has done some really innovative beers over the years. This one is at the head of the class. What an amazing brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (732) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
The yeast adds a nice saison feel to this beer, but there’s so much more to it. Grapes, apricot, honey are all present. Some Viognier similarities as well. Alcohol is well hidden. Neat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1056) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
fairly clear brew with a yellow colour. grape must aroma and a real cat piss note and honey suckle with a roasted grain note. grapejuice flavour tart and reminiscent of an un-finished wine. very interesting.


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