FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with almost no head. Nose like red wine. Apart from the nose, the fruit adjunct is very understated, which is as it should be. I don’t like fruit beers where the fruit is out front and in your face. Malty sweet flavor with the grapes coming in very subtly, adding slightly to the sweetness more than anything. Tangy, tart finish.
thepeter (324) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this beer was just as advertised, and I liked it! Pours a dark amber brown with a medium head that lasted a while before turning to foam. Smelled of sweet bread, and concentrated grape juice, this I liked. Maybe some spice adn brown sugar as well. Taste began like a dubbel with bready sweetness and finished like the doppelbock with a bit of a sharp boozey end to it. All throughout the drink you could taste the grape though and that made it an interesting and Unique beer. The palate was so soft, smooth and enjoyable a wonderful feel to it. Overall this was a great drinking experience. I may get it again, I may not but I will always remember it!
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a purplish mahogany color with a big creamy off white head that does not care to stick around very long. The aroma produces a lot of fruity notes (grapes and cherry), with a pleasant sweetness. This bottle caught my attention due to its claim of being “half Dopplebock half Belgian Dubbel”. I have never heard of such a combination so I am intrigued.
Upfront there is a slick caramel toffee sweetness from the malt. I also get notes of figs and prunes. Did I mention that this ale is brewed with All Natural Concord Grape Juice? The grapes steal the show from here, with a flavor reminding me of Juicy Juice. Red grapes provide a very wine like complexity. The finish is really what distinguishes this beer. It is very dry and leaves the taste of grapes lingering around just like any wine would. At moments I forgot I am even drinking a beer. It has a medium body with mellow carbonation, that goes down easily. 8.2% ABV is well disguised.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle.Pours a purple/red with a similar colored head.Nose is grape and banana.Taste is belgian yeast up front with grape and the maltiness of a bock on the back.As this brew warms it gets more heavy on the belgian aspects.Very tasty sipper that hides the abv well.Where this beer falls short is complexity.It needs a bit more of..well everything.Decent beer but nothing special.
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful deep garnet with a lasting creamy head. Nose is fresh baked pastry, candy sugar, and grape with some other mix of light and dark fruits. Medium to heavy mouthfeel with grape, blueberry pie filling, and sugary baked goods coming through. Some minor alcohol notes. Nice beer but almost too much.
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz btl. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Has a malty grape aroma. Taste smooth and sweet of grape (obviously) and definitely a some wine notes. Not bad.
nwiseman (193) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours syrupy brown with a quickly fading beige head. Most notable aroma is grape juice. Tastes like slightly sour and bitter juice with a medium body. Not crazy about this beer. Tastes a little too much like earwax for me to ignore.
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a fan, but cant wait to try more of their beers. Smells great, taste pour.
votzer (77) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tan head not lasting, clear reddish brown color, sweet grape malt aromas, watery smooth with sutle carbonation, smooth watery feel, weet malty flavor with a wine like finish, surprisingly suble change sherry like as it warmed.
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this beer I really do but it has a strange flavor. The aroma is that of grapes with a nutty background. Grapes and nuts...hmmm. Upon tasting, nuts are easily detected with a slight grape profile. Very interesting brew indeed. The color is an excellent deep brown hue that lets others know that you are someone who knows what they like in their glass. Definitely worth giving a shot and why not try the others if you come upon them.