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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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KegOstertag (92) - - FEB 1, 2013
Drank in snifter glass poured from bomber. Aroma- solid saison smell with a bit of lemon. Appearance- pale in color. Similiar to a blah pilsner. Taste- exactly what i expected. Half pinot grigio and half typical saison with some champagne kick. Very drinkable. Palate- a little more alcohol and lemon. Very good. Overall- very good. A little different. Outside the siason box but really good.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (311) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours fizzy and clear, pale, yellow. White head fades quickly. White grape nose, bit sour. Fruity and farmy taste; dry, green apples, Sour grapes. Very drinkable, despite 9% ABV.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Hops (98) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Clear. No head. Light fruit aroma. Off dry. Massive round palate. Honey. Very wine like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (707) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2014
750 ml bottle. Bright brassy gold color with a small bubbly white head. Fresh white grape nose has hints of hay, yeast and wheat. Tart dry sour malt flavor. More like semi-dry champagne with a bit less carbonation. Bitter peppery mid taste. Soft dry saison-like finish. Leave it to Dogfish Head to bring us this unique brew. Nice job.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Wish list cross off. Not as funky or sour as I was hoping, but still good. It smells and tastes musty, very wine like with some fruity sweetness and zesty Belgian yeast coming through. A slight saison like tartness is really the only funky stuff. Not really a wild ale...no bacteria in this Bad boy. Some kind of grape fungus or something. Anyway, nice but hoping for something a little more outside the box for DFH."

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (695) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
dark fruit smell....but very mild...taste is quite grapy but not much after that...dissipates quickly and you’re left with a beer that isn’t great... lacking in finish...finish is weird and hard to place..but not goodl :(

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3310) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle, shared by a kind soul in a location remote to my dining room.
The beer pours an extraordinarily pale color with a small head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is straight up white wine, with some melon and peppercorn... which of course are perfectly legitimate aroma notes for a white wine, honestly, blindfolded I wouldn’t guess it’s a beer by the aroma.

The flavor is bright and fruity, not terribly sweet with a touch of black pepper and white grape. It’s really a lot like a dry-ish white wine in character... good fruit, mild acidity, some brightness.

As a general Dogfish Head skeptic, I have to say this one worked out just fine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Clear. No head. Light fruit aroma. Off dry. Massive round palate. Honey. Very wine like.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1676) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
sampled at bottle share. you know, i actually kinda liked this. a little sweet, almost like a cider or something.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (951) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Interesting beer but not fantastic overall. It has it’s moments in key areas. Malt and grape/wine aroma. It has a champagne or ginger ale look that has gone flat but it wasn’t. After the head dissipated it looked like wine. Light and dry palate with a sour hint. Dry fruit flavor of mostly grape and a little berry. Solid beer just not something to drink regularly.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LBIguard (26) - - AUG 31, 2014
Nose: sweet bread notes and a little funk, but very pleasant Appearance: pale yellow with nice white head that disappears quickly. Some large bubbles Taste: just like the nose like spreading the sugar from sour patch kids on a great piece if bread. Not overly sweet and well balanced. Finish a little short I like this beer very approachable and drinkable while also being special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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