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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
I love when you open a door or turn a corner and realize there is an entire world that you’d never imagined existed, that’s in fact overflowing with people, schemes, and action. 2010 Sacred Species #3 seemed so obvious-Grapes. Noah’s first vineyard debacle (Genesis 9:20) to Dionysus, mythical Bacchus to Bar Mitzvah bad boys, Mogen David and Manischewitz. Appropriately Epic shtick. How many cups of Concord in childhood and many times have I heard: "But Jews don’t drink beer!" This year we came across the raging debates, alternative science, internet controversy and tribal rivalry of World Records relating to Š Grapes. Speed catching (67 in one minute, 1189 in 30 minutes!); Solo throw, run, catch (40 ft!!); Longest distance (354’4", shot from a water balloon launcher!!!); Greatest Height record (788 ft skyscraper!!!!) For this third incarnation of Rejewvenator I’m simply letting the mythological and pop cultural shtick rest and slurping together with all of you in a toast to this bizarre and delicious freakshow that we call Life... L’Chaim!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Tap. Pours to a deep brown body with a thin tan head. The aroma and flavors are oddly figgy even though there aren’t figs in this? Perhaps some dates and prunes too. It’s pretty malty and I liked it pretty well. Sweet, but not sugary and/or sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Lets just say that I won’t even go into how the one appears.   Going straight to the flavor.   If you were to take 51% Welches Grape Juice and mix it with say... a piss poor Dubbel... so many I cannot think of one at the moment, well... you wouldnt be far off from what I have here.   Somewhat smells like grape juice, necco wafers, and a really malty amber.   This seems so far off from other years... just can’t wrap my head around it other than to say Alcoholic Grape Juice.   Ugh...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (6181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2011
22 oz. bottle purchased @ Table and Vine, West Springfield, MA. Used a lager glass. Murky brown color (Like muddy river water) Off white head that died fast. No lace. Good carbonation level. Nose smells like Welch’s Grape juice. Tastes of grapes, malt, caramel, fig and nuts. Medium body. Oily texture becomes dry in the finish. A very odd blend. It has a Bock –like quality but… I’m not telling my friends to run out and buy a bottle of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with an off-white head. Sweet & fruity aroma with caramel, grape juice, yeast and brown sugar. Sweet and malty flavor of concord grape juice, dark fruit, caramel, molasses and had a bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (1350) - - SEP 18, 2011
pours reddish brown with 2 solid fingers of offwhite head. Aroma of figs, dark fruit, slight bit of red grape. Tastes like a malty dark-fruit infused doppelbock - dried fruits, figs, raisin, dried plum, hint of red grape. Very easy to drink. This one had potential, but was just missing something that kept it from being memorable. The bomber went down easy, despite being 8% plus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: Created a firm layer of frothy foamed head while the liquid was a lightly tinted brown that was hazy. As for the nose, a robust aroma freshly cut fruit is paired nicely with a sweet base of caramel like malts but there is also a faint scent of barrel aging or wood. The palate tingles my tongue yet it doesn’t seem high in carbonation but it does have a heavy mouth feel that is different than most other beers. The flavor confuses me somehow with an odd combination of lush purple grapes while at the same time it could be a sweet green grape, however, this beer does holds a strong backbone of high quality malts that add to the sweetness of this beer and it certainly distinguishes itself from other doppelbocks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Nice copper-caramel body with some carbonation and a solid head. Well-balanced aroma of fruity citrus and grain, this smells very appetizing. Flavour is a good barley and bread mix with just a hint of grape. This is well balanced and extremely tasty, but the mouthfeel is too cloying and leaves some odd weird flavours lingering. Still it’s worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Tap at Churchkey. Clear brown pour. Nose holds monstrous grape, dark fruit, molasses, and Cointreau. Unimpressive grape-forward flavor. Watery, not impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Grape flavor discernible, very unique and delicious. Interesting. Carmel color... more Belgian than Bock

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeyMalts (64) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
22oz bottle poured into a Belgian lambic flute. Appearance: Pours a hazy amber/brown in glass. Not much of a head, was white and soon dissipated...the flute could have something to do with it. Aroma: Not surprising, the sweetness of grape juice right off the start. Pear, pineapple, cherries, oranges, light molasses. Taste: Sweet grape taste...flat, not much carbonation at all. Could have waited too long to drink? The taste seems way more toned down than the aroma. Palate: Smooth, light-med bodied, some fizzy feel. Overall: It’s good but I expected a lot more. Curious to know if the taste is related to the age. Not bad at all, but I prefer the previous Rejewvenator years a lot more.

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