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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The continually hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joelly3d (40) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2013
This is surprisingly refreshing. Tastes of a nice Belgian brew but has aftertaste hints of wine. Typically that doesn't sound good to me, but I really like how well it works with this beer. The grape must is sweet, almost concord tasting but somehow only appears in the complex aftertaste. This is very well balanced fir its complexity. I will be getting this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (2661) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Reddish-brown body, thin off-white head and spotty lacing. Vinous with strawberries, currants, earth, and toasted malts. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation, mild sweetness, a tad thin in the back end, lingering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OscarFalls (40) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle from Eataly in NYC. Kinda tastes like a brown. I'm not sure where the grape mush is but it's a great beer. Enjoy on your lady's bday. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Clear dark red beer, lasting pink tinged white lasting head. Bready cherry strawberry aroma. Itís a bit bizarre in the mouth. The syrah comes through as a strawberry blackcurranty thing. Itís certainly hoppy too. Lots of hoppy bitterness on the finish. Not entirely sure the whole thing works. The fruit is good. The hops are good. Not sure you should just jam the two things together. Yes some Rhone red wine aroma. Then this IPA red wine flavour. So you get some sweet red wine and some bitter hoppy American IPA. Not sure itís entirely harmonious or make for good bedfellows. Certainly interesting. Bit of chalk flavour that Iíve had from some red wine infused beers in the past. Itís ok, some good flavours, but overall I am not sure it works.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gad905 (14) - - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle from Bieres Sans Frontieres stand at GBBF 2014, sampled at home. Aroma of grape, some floral notes. Clearly vinous. Clear, cherry red with small, quickly dissipating head. Light sweet followed by light acidity and plenty of bitter hop notes. Light body, thin texture, lively carb, longish acid finish. Strange, but quite enjoyable. Very much like a wine/beer hybrid. Probably wouldnít repeat but Iím glad I tried it, certainly more fun than Founders Rubaeus, for example.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ ChrisO after GBBF day 2. Clear medium dark reddish color, small off-white head. Aroma is malts, some hops, lightly butter and I guess a slight hint of grapes. Taste malts, hops, lightly grapes or actually more fruit peel, quite bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation. A bit disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4307) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
On draft. Reddish amber pour, almost purple color, with a fizzy off white head. Malty, grape, very mild citrus, & musty. Not that sweet, but overall this beer is not very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (259) - - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a clear cherry/grapefruit. Little head, no lacing. Crisp citrus and lemony honey on the nose. Tastes a tad bit tart, with cherries, grapefruit, and hints of straw and lemon. A refreshing summer ale, not too sweet, not too tart or bitter. Just right.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is fruity. Crisp hoppy. Mild fruity. Citrusy and crisp hoppy. Bitter and slight citrusy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, ťs bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertjm (771) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
(Bottle) - At first glance when it was pouring out of the bottle the body had an almost purple color to it. However, now that itís in the glass itís a rather orange cherry hue. Small white head on top. Aroma of a soft British hop. Flavors of gooseberries with a hop character that catches up to you on the end. Somewhat unique.


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