GreatDane1632 (19) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Notes from 2011 -- Pours a dark amber with almost no head, had a reddish hue to it. Candi Sugar dominates initial whiff which fades to malt and grape sweetness. Initial dull malt flavor that gives way to complex malt, grape, citrus sweetness. Has a slight by distinct flavor throughout. Enjoyable to drink. Wouldn’t bode well in large quantities as the sweetness that makes it a good beer would overwhelm.
zgaier (1010) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a muddy brown with a beige head and sweet, fruity aroma of grape juice and caramel. Taste is sweet and very fruity with a lot of grape flavor coming through along with lighter caramel and malt notes. Unique brew, too much grape and fruit for me
jjgmd (1044) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber. Pours a surprisingly muddy brown pour with no appreciable head. Nose is sweet, and fruity with a predominance of overripe grapes. Taste is malty, sweet and very fruity. Finish is very sweet and borders on nauseating. Nice try, but not for me. Quaff Score 4 / 10
madmitch76 (12076) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12th January 2013
Murky brown - purple beer, small cream coloured head. Smooth palate with mild carbonation. Fairly malty with a trace of marmite. Mild tangy grape juice. Fairly neutral finish. Quite drinkable but pretty simplistic. Overall a bit malty.
shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/28/2011: He’Brew Rejewvenator (Harvest to Harvest Ale; Half Doppelbock, Half Belgian Style Dubbel; Ale brewed with All Natural Concord Grape Juice)... Aroma: Concord grape juice (moreso as the beer warms) with a bit of rye/caraway cracker. Appearance: Amber color, golden hue; thin beige veil that creates interesting shapes. Flavor: Luckily, the flavor doesn’t pass on the Concord grape juice character, but it’s a bit flat... Mostly caramel malt with a suggestion of floral hop along with some DRY Concord grape juice through the finish (more and more grape juice as the beer warms paired with a caramel syrup sweetness; the concord grape seems to dominate a bit a room temp); a bit overly sweet throughout. Palate: Medium-full body; smooth, sticky on the lips. Overall: Good, but a bit of a let-down; fig and date were so much better and more complex...
22 fl. oz. bottle (8.2% Alc. by Vol.). Rating #144 for this beer.
sjohnny (305) - - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pure Welch's grape juice aroma. Dark caramel with off white head. Grape, yeast, slightly bitter finish. Light bodied.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at CK thanks to nmann08. Pours a clear orange to amber. Spotty lacing. Weak foam. Nose is tomato, oilive, mint, pimento, harbs, candies. Taste is mint, toffee, tobacco. Palate is decently malty, spicy. Weird stuff.
Reynolds314 (1873) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
In honor of Hanukkah 2012 we are doing a flight of He’Brew beers that will most surely dissapoint. To start the night we had this beer... Well all i can say is this is what I would imagine The Grape Ape’s pee would taste like. Weirdly artificial grape drank and strange nutty maltiness. Strange and bad.
Ernesto987 (3009) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very malty and cloying sweet and very grapey grape drank, sucks bad.
DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
$5 bomber at Binny’s from Dec. 2010. So I finally dredge this out dyrubg this year’s Hanukkah. Why not? I’m allowed. Nice brownish, slightly dense pour under a fizzy light tan head. Bright smell, malty with more of a raisin than grape note. Taste is pretty unique; a little musty, like raisins or a bit of prune. Sweet sherry overtones make up for a slight bit of oxidation by my once again letting this stay in my cellar too long.