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RATINGS: 482   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beergoyle (5) - Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
Amazing beer. Wish it had a little more flavor for how high the alcohol is but that is my only negative comment.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
S_Side_Smitty (467) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours crystal clear and light gold with a medium white head. The grapes are prominent in the aroma along with the bananas and cloves of a Hefeweizen. Wow! The flavor is awesome! Tart grapes up front (reminding me of a pinot grigio, but really sharp). Then it does this crazy long transformation into a mild hoppy bitterness and finally a sneaky and surprisingly smooth malty buttered toast flavor. This is a confusingly complex and beautiful beer. Awesome!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhilTheThrill (25) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2013
on tap at work at mermaid juice: i love this beer. i’ve been on this kick where dogfish head hasn’t been blowing my mind lately.... now granted festina p’eche is my jam... but this... this is great. smells really nice, crisp, clean, etc... tastes super rad. a little sour. just banging. definitely grab this where you can. we’ve still got 5 gals...... get on it.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2267) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2013
Excellent beer! Poured at a good temperature with fizzy, small, off-white head that quickly settled and a bit of lace. Color is a clear, light yellow with plenty of racing bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, grapes, and beer. Flavor is absolutely outstanding! This is the best grape beer I’ve ever had!! The grapes add a bit of sweetness but that is perfectly balanced by the fresh tart style of the beer and robust carbonation along with the yeast bitterness and of course, hop. Body is bang on perfect; ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor, quite long, and extremely drinkable. Wish I had more.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTheRick (395) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Visuellement, on a en tête un champagne lorsqu’on regarde cette bière : jaune paille limpide, des bulles à profusion et un mince col mousseux qui est tout de même persistant. Un bouquet complexe et alléchant de moût de raisin, de levure sauvage et de céréales sucrées nous laisse croire que ce sera grandiose en bouche et croyez-moi, c’est le cas. D’une grande complexité, la Noble Rot est caractérisée par son aspect vineux et son acidité rafraîchissante. Le côté sucré des céréales et du raisin s’étale dans une finale sèche et biscuitée. Les houblons utilisés sont aromatiques et complémentent à merveille le profil légèrement sauvage de cette bière. Une grande réussite de Dogfish Head.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCaptMatey (54) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Poured into tulip with a light golden colour with a medium head that had little retention. A lot of carbonation with a bright fruity aroma. Ingeniously borders on the line of wine and fruit beer. Smooth taste with a light body.

4.5
   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

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (361) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Has a honey citrus funk aroma and clear gold color with a slight head. Has a golden honey flavor with a fizzy finish. A very refreshing beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2012B 750ml poured into a DFH signature glass. Uses a new bottle which is wider and shorter with 2 dogfish head logos molded into the glass. A - Extremely clear. I held the bottle up to the light and could see right through it. Light amber body with rising carbonation. Initially the head had large frothy off-white bubbles which died down to a neat cap. Nice lacing and retention. S - Wow. Very complex and interesting. I’m a total wine noob, but I’m picking up strong white wine notes. Intensely sweet and dry grapes followed by some Belgian yeast and biscuity malts. Crisp and lightly alcoholic finish. If I didn’t know what this was I’d swear it wasn’t beer. T - I can actually tell its a beer now. Starts off with very wine like qualities. Dry and crisp grape which leads into some spice and yeast. Finish is dry with some lingering biscuity malts. Less complex than the nose, but still very interesting and unique. Mouthfeel is crisp, effervescent and super refreshing. O - Ta Henket, Faithfull, and Hellhound made me question buying these large format limited DFH beers. Not since Bitches Brew have I felt that one of these beers is worth $15. This beer was. Its crazy how it has wine and beer notes. Very complex and unique while still remaining refreshing and delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2690) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2012B. Pours almost crystal clear golden straw color with a nice 1-2 finger white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice small cap that lasts. Some very nice soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big grape, pear, lemon, grass, herbal, bread, floral, earth, clove, and light funkiness. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of big lemon, grape, pear, apple, herbal, floral, earth, bready grain, grass, funk, and light spiciness. Light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of grape, lemon, tart apple, earth, herbal, bread, and light spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of flavors; with a nice funky tartness in the background that compliments the flavor profile perfectly. Zero cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly slick and quite crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. No cloying sweetness at all. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely outstanding experimental saison from Dogfish Head! Incredible balance of flavors with great complexity; and extremely smooth to drink. Really loved this one.


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