Slipstream (2168) - USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
L’chaim to brewer Jeremy Cowan too! And he is right about the Jews not drinking beer. Well maybe some do. So here is the 2010 ReJewvenator - never got around to the 2009, the year of the fig, darn it, will try to not let that happen again. There is a bit of yeasty funk in the bocky aroma. Rings of lace on the glass. The flavor is quite good. I noticed more dubbel than bock, but a very fine flavor is presented here. Did they just mix the 2 together? Mellow, well blended flavors, with a bit of prune and grape. Nothing overwhelms, and the aftertaste is pleasant. Really good.
unclemattie (4340) - Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Reddish brown color. Tan head. Aroma of Abbey Dubbel yeast, a touch of bread and dark fruit sugar. Flavor of Veryfine Grape Drink, dark malts, bread dough, and Belgian yeast. Lots of concord grape notes in the very dry finish. Not quite what anyone should expect from a Grape Fruit Beer.
Floback (537) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a muddy amber/brown with orange hues and a rim of white froth for a head. I can definitely catch a whiff of sweet and tart grape in the aroma with outlying notes of biscuit. Flavors of concord grapes, Soft/medium carbonation and medium body. There’s apparent grape presence in the finish as well. I thought the body and soft carbonation were slightly out-of-balance here. A decent beer overall.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5250) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at 3 Rivers 6 Pack Eatery this beer poured a dark orange-brown color with a large foamy beige head that lingered and produced great lacing. The aroma was sweet with notes of grape, cola, raisin, caramel and pine nuts. The flavor was tart and bitter with a fruity hop presence and notes of grape, raisin, caramel and nut. The finish was long, sweet and a bit hoppy Fairly full bodied. Very nice.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
mazel tov, jjfoodie.
Smells like Welch’s grape juice & swisher sweets. Not a fan. But mazel tov, anyhow.
Sammer (1077) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by jjfoodie. Aroma is huge grape Kool Aid. Taste is overpowering concord grapes and sugar. Finish is slightly sweet, with a nice alcohol warmer. Very unusual and interesting.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is grapes with some toffee and sugar. The grapes are not that strong in the aroma but are present. The flavor is caramel and toffee malt with some sugar and a little bit of grapes. I really thought the grapes would be more prevalent but this is pretty much just a regular doppelbock with a little grape. Not that that is a bad thing, since I really like this style of beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is fruity with malt, caramel, leaves, and spices. The appearance is deep amber with a small - medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is full and smooth. Overall this is a good beer.
Palidor19 (3040) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
solid beer, very fruity, with a definite grape juice flavor in the middle. sweet with highly carbonated flavor. delicious
Dorwart (2413) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin off-white head of varying sized bubbles that does not last long. Very plummy and raisiny aroma with some sweet malts, carmel and maybe a hint of anise. Color is a dark mahagony brown. A bit of a watery palate. Kind of dry and chalky with more raisins and sweet malts with a touch of roastyness late swallow. Light alcohol presence. Not one of may favorite brews from this brewer. Simply ok.