S_Side_Smitty (336) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
PhilTheThrill (25) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at work at mermaid juice:
i love this beer. iíve been on this kick where dogfish head hasnít been blowing my mind lately.... now granted festina píeche 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. weíve still got 5 gals...... get on it.
drpimento (2042) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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 Iíve 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.
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
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davey101 (567) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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. Iím a total wine noob, but Iím 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 didnít know what this was Iíd swear it wasnít 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.
superspak (1930) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
rejtable (1071) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! This is the tastiest beer Iíve had in months. Pours golden clear with a thin white head. Not much smell, maybe some grape. Aromas are white grapes, cereal, yeast with a nice bitter bite to the finish. Tastes are sour with some light sweet in the back. Mouth is medium body with psi sly carbonation.
Rballs01 (277) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer for spring and summer time enjoyment. Pours a pale yellow, thin, the head is a sliver of foam around the top of the glass, medium carbonation. It tasted like a Saison style w the after taste of grapes, slightly sweet. Very refreshing and approachable for a 9%ABV. All around really good and different.
SPDickerman (835) - Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear yellow gold with a small white head. Smells fruity and a little vinous. Taste is fruity, a little bit sweet, very grapey. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and lightly fizzy mouth-carbonation, Dogfish Head Noble Rot finishes with some very dry white wine characteristics.
merb (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice starter to a night, couldnít drink two of them but a canít knock it. Great fruity almost champagnie carbonation to it.