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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (983) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From dark shade ruby,no head,sweet,this is a really good wine barrel age beer for me since most of those beer I do not like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Sample at the taproom. Murky reddish-brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of vine fruits, malt and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of red wine, oak and earthy malt. The finish is fruity with a vinous oak and brown sugar aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif. Price: $8.99 Purchased: June 21, 2015 Consumed: June 24, 2015 Misc.: N/A Poured 1-to-2 fingers of brown, mahogany, murky color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki tan, rocky head. Could see light bubbles on the top, but that’s it. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top. (Sight - 3.25) Smelled boozy dark berries - raspberry, blackberry, boysenberry - plums, purple (red) grapes, oak, light white wine, apple cider, cherry and some red wine notes. (Smell - 3.88) Tasted at least as good as the nose. Really like this. Getting dark berries as in raspberries, boysenberries and cherries. Also toasty malts, plums, slightly sour purple (red) grapes, brown sugar, apple cherry cider and vanilla oak. (Taste - 3.88) Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.25) I really liked this beer. Would love to have it again. (Overall - 4.00) 3.91 88 B+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (3534) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Une bête étrange qui mérite une certaine dose de patience et d’ouverture. C’est grosso modo un énorme biscuit hyper floral qui se boit aussi facilement qu’une mild. Le moût de raisin est là tout le long, imperturbable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5073) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Brown, reddish pour, with a light tan head. Sweet malts, bread, grape, brown sugar, oak, banana, somewhat tannic, and muddled dark fruit. Not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6616) - 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 (3567) - 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 (1577) - 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 (5175) - 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 (958) - 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 (1371) - 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.

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