explosivedog (294) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Aroma is a sauvignon blanc with grass, gooseberry and a little sweaty note. Taste is huge juicy gooseberry. It’s tart, big grape and it hides the underlying pilsner well. Delicious, but the chateau aro is definitely the best of the series (though this is much more affordable).
Hoponmate (109) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very grassy and pungent sauvignon gooseberry smell. Taste is the same delicious taste. Not overly pilsnery. More refreshing and enjoyable. Very close to its namesake inspiration.
Andrus86 (417) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE. Hazy light straw with minimal white head.. Peach and honey on the nose with a touch of grass tones.. Clean crisp palate, honey & fruit hops with a touch of lemon acidic bitterness.. Sourced Cape Cellars
Skarecrow (230) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, now this is an interesting beer.
Fruity hoppy aroma.
Hazy gold color with ample head.
But it’s all about the taste - the upfront hoppiness is followed by the smooth Sav Blanc background. This shouldn’t work but of course it does - a perfect balance of beer and wine.
Of all the beers I have drunk recently, this one truly sticks out as a unique specimen.
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Clear bright golden color with a fizzier white head. Aroma is really nice, lots of white grape, stone fruit, slight tropical notes, with some sweet dough. The flavor is quite vinous, lots of sauv blanc, mildly sweet with the tiniest hint of bitterness. Medium-bodied and lively. Quite good and interesting.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[8377-20160529] Tap. White grape grassy hops aroma. Clear, yellow body with a foamy white head. Straw grains and sweet floral hops flavour. Light-medium body cannot hide the alcohol after awhile. Interesting. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5~
(@ Garage Project 91 Aro, Wellington, NZ)
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2016-05-29. Crisp yellow body, small white head. Aroma is very interesting, sort of musky funky grape, may actually be partly coming from something around me - not sure. Notes of grass and lemon. 7+ Flavour is fairly fruity, modest grapes, vinous character, light grassy undertones. Moderate alcohol. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Tasty. 7/3/7-8/3/15+ On tap at Garage Project - Aro 91, Wellington, NZ.
Inbreak (4580) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 3, 2016
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
03.04.2016, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, grape juice, grass, light malts, hay, sugar, minerals, leafs, hops, citrus. Taste is harsh boozy, weeds, minerals, booze, yeast, grass, harsh hops, grape peel, fruit stones, bark, leafs, grape juice, citrus peel. Medium bitterness, harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.
ansalon (3002) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear light yellow with a med frothy white head. Aromas of citrus, rye bread, orange peel, honey, green grapes, grass. Taste is very citrusy and grassy with medium carbonation and body.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear yellow gold, massive white rocky cap. Aroma of funky yeast, grape skin, light lemon/lime citrus juice, wet straw. Taste is sweet, bitter, and slightly salty. Might be my sweat or residual ocean in my moustache. Palate is crisp, effervescent, with a medium-dry finish. 8.5%?! Extremely well balanced.