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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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The first beer in our Local Fields Series, Vinaceous was created to combine the best characteristics of wine and beer. Brewed in the style of an English Old Ale, this beer deviates from tradition with an ample addition of freshly crushed Mourvedre grapes from Temecula. Vinaceous pours a deep burgundy color and boasts flavors of rich malt, brown sugar, dark berries and a touch of oak in the finish. Additional Information: As with each beer in our Local Fields Series, we looked to local growers for inspiration. For Vinaceous, we obtained some Mourvedre grapes from our friends at Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula. Wilson Creek has been producing outstanding wines in Southern California since 1996. We anticipate that this joint venture will further demonstrate the exceptional qualities of artisan wine and craft beer and how they can work harmoniously together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5260) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is oak and strong grape. Medium mouth nice caramel, grape, oak, light booze, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3032) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
7 mar 2015, bottle. Ruby. Nose is soft bananas and bready alcohol. I don’t smell any grapes. Med body and moderately fizzy. Once again I taste wet banana bread rather than grapes. The longer I drink this te closer I get to tasting something like grape jelly. Alcohol isn’t prominent but it is malty and sweet. Nice enough. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Draft at brewery. Purple tinted brown. Nose of caramel malts, red fruit. Red grape juice, toasted sweet malts, dried red fruit. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4237) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy chestnut, small beige head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is rich caramel, toffee, some vinous qualities, a bit of oakiness, dark fruits. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, a fair amount of acidity, sharp, vinous, dark sugars and dried fruits, oak tannins, grapevines, a bit earthy. Lingering sharp bitterness and some alcohol heat. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (841) - Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap. Brown color with no head. Taste is a more boozy white wine. Very smooth beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1213) - Nevada, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours a clear and deep red with a touch of foam around the edges. Primarily a sherry type aroma with some sweetness from the malts. Medium body. The wine and light fruit flavors dominate the profile and much of the old ale becomes lost. Too me, this was more of a carbonated wine than grape enhanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3868) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle at Anchorage Sept ’14 Tasting: Poured a burgundy brown with bubble head. Aroma was strong sugar and grapes. Taste was nice rich malts, vanilla, wine grape fruit twist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
22oz in Redding, CA. I was rather stoked with how this turned out. Viney, winey, barleywiney, and hints of toasted brown sugar and malts. Lightly boozey finish blended with oak that lingers with the grapes. Dank!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (682) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2014
One year bottle pours dark reddish brown with khaki foam. The mild aroma is sweet roasted malts. The flavor is dark smooth malts with a moderately sweet feel, the oak is not to flavorful but dries out the beer a bit. It has a grape skin flavor lightly in the back rounding out the sweetness. Overall a pleasure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6697) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"wish list, and deservedly so. impressive marriage of beer and wine. aroma is somehow boozy without any heat. vanilla, brown sugar, and a berry/grape character that is so seamless that it only adds to the richness and complexity of the aroma and flavor. started off juuust a touch too fizzy for my liking, but swirling was an easy fix, and the luscious feel was another strong suit to this brew by the time I was done. Just a hint of tartness in the melange of flavors. This would be a good old ale on it’s own. As aged with wine grapes and oak, near superb."

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