DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Lemon Tree, Downers Grove. Pinkish body and head, with close, tight-knit bubbles. Nose is mostly malt sweetness, with just a little bit of hop. Once tasted, I find the lighter barrage of northwestern hops, with a citrusy aspect that should play well with the grape. But itís more subdued that the usual DFH hop bomb, more there for appreciation. A bit of fruit comes through toward the end, more like strawberry and a bit of rose.
bbbeer (503) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A vaguely pinkish orange with medium white head. Aroma sweet cherries, bit of citrus. Medium body. Some carbonation. Flavor is just on the non-sweet side of fruity, finishes slightly bitter from the hops. Interesting idea, and itís drinkable but I think shows that hops and wine donít really mix.
flatmatt (984) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a white head. Kind of a strawberry candy aroma hiding some orange citrus. Something like a strawberry green grape flavor, again with some citrus working in, but the fruit flavor covers too much of the hops, and neither can really carry the beer. Itís alright, but not great.
dogfishho (562) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like a strawberry wine cooler. Tastes a lot like one too, but there is a tinge of hop bitterness. Seriously wtf is this?
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderately hoppy aroma with a light amount of wine juice. Clear light purple color with a large purplish head. Light bitter beginning that fades in the finish. Gets mildly sweet in the finish.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a most pretty amber/pink with a lively head. The nose scared me with pure 60 min nastiness, but the must really tones down the normal hop profile. Would not drink a ton of this, but one bottle is nice.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a caramel color with a slight ruby hue. Floral aroma with grape, citrus,and pine. Sweet grape flavor with citrus, caramel, and hint of hops. Diffferent and nicely done.
bigbish (479) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour an interesting color, a very light beer with a pink tinge to it. Bubbly white head. Aroma is sweet with a slight wine hint. The flavor is interesting. Very light on the palate. Pretty smooth with a slightly dry finish. This isnít an amazing beer, but different. Very pleasant on a hot day.
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is a really pretty beer, which is the best thing I can say about it, by far. Its a nice rosey hue like one of those syrupy mess fake lambics. The nose is decent I guess, not too offensive with whiffs of grape but almost no trace of hop character. Taste is a little more off, kind of this weird vineous grapey mild sweetness with something kinda metallic. Not my jam at all.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grass, husks, grain, grapes, and earthiness. Flavor of orange, vinous, caramel, grass, and grain with a moderately bitter, somewhat dry finish.