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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3284) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap at the Bruery Provisions. The beer was malty and dusty. Some grape component, but that was light. Palate is sweet. I noticed a cherry juice like flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (2694) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2014
On draft at Whole Foods Pasadena. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Flavors of butterscotch with some nutty notes. Bitter tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (936) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2014
This beer would be superb with just a bit of refinement. Here, the fruits are too fruity. The sweetness is to sweet. Etc. ramp it down a couple of notches and it would be sublime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (8550) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Amber pour with a cream colored head. This beer was a bit if a letdown. I really didn’t get much grape notes and it was very much like an amber more so than an old ale. Not rich enough, lacked body, hops were weird. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 28, 2014
A strong red wine character throughout this beer which worked well when paired with the roasted elk dinner we had but floundered on its own afterward. Just okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Draft at Imbibe Wine. Nose is sweet toffee, tobacco, oak, and a hint of vanilla. Murky brown with a medium, lightly lacing, beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet, a hint of bitter, white pepperiness, and a musty oak bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Had on tap at the Public House, Temecula. $6.50 for the full pint. Pours a pale yellow-tinted rusted light brown with which a sturdy head 1˝ fingers in length. Aromas of salted caramel, spoiled eggs, graham root, aged hops, and red wine lees. Tastes the same with the addition of fried walnuts & almonds, sesame seeds, grape seed oil, fish oil, eucalyptus leaves, cardboard and spearmint by swallow. Herbacious, bittersweet, and medicinal. Wasn’t a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 bootle offerd by dasilky1. sweet grape drank. dimetap. soft sherry kissed doughy toffee. sweet purple grape drank. boutique malt likka. fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (491) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Aroma: Malty with dark fruit and a bit of oak Appearance: Cloudy light brown-orange with creamy white head Taste: Brown sugar, molasses and wood aging with some dark fruity tartness Overall: The use of grapes combined with a strong ale make for an interesting experience for fans of malty brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2013
shared by jtclockwork-22oz bottle-lt tan-dk amber. A-sweet med malt-caramel/molasses, red wine. T-sweet med malt-caramel/molasses, red wine, 2nd spice hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7119) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle shared with jcwattsrugger. Pours maroon with off white head. Nose and taste of red wine, barley, alcohol soaked wood chips and smoked cherry wood. Medium body.

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