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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2481) - USA - AUG 13, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2010
22 oz bomber courtesy of Tim. Pours a clear deep rusty orange brown copper with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of malts, various grape notes, figs and toffee. Taste of malt, dark fruits-figs, toffee and grape notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (936) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Medium orangy brown with a ruby tint and very clear topped with a light tan head. Definitely some Belgian aroma coming off this with bananas and Welch’s grape juice. Strangely creamy and thin at the same time. More grapes and light banana with some slightly sour notes. Trails off to vanilla and caramel. The 8.2% ABV does not show at all! Very interesting and drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2685) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of nutty and dark bread, cooked orange for the hops, light leather for the yeast and hint of red grape, raisin, toffee and brown sugar in the background. Head is small, frothy, very light tan with virtually no lacing but has good legs and is almost fully diminishing. Color is clear dark copper. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick and has a soft carbonation and a finish that is a little sticky and dry on the palate. I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did after seeing the overall rating scores, but this is a very enjoyable beer. It’s rich, it’s complex and very easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - NOV 7, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a beige head. The aroma has dark malty notes, fruity grapes, and light earthy notes. The flavor has some molasses like sweetness, grape juice, some lightly roasted malts, and a bit of bitterness in the finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2011
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark copper pour with a very thin white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with lots of grape and malt hints. Fruity flavor at the start with tons of grape and malt flavors. Dry and malty middle that leads to a slightly bitter and lingering fruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5798) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2011
5ooml bottle split with Ann. I’m pretty sure I had this on tap and rated it as well..Deep, glowing amber-brown color. Thin, frothy beige head. Has really mellowed out in the 8 months of closet life. The juice stands firmly, with some creamy, sugary dark brown chocolate notes. An odd creature certainly, but not so awkward in it’s mix...the flavors do sort of complement each other. A little light in body, somewhat fluffy and watery. Could have used some more rich Dubbel or Doppelbock tones..maybe the grape juice covers them up. Some pleasant dark fruit tones I suppose. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2010
On tap at Pacific Standard. Very nice. Complex. Rather malty. Bready. Some grape, but really just comes as a non-distinct fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
On tap at Datz Deli in Tampa and courtesy of thejohn. It pours clear deep copper with tan head. The aroma is roasty malts, caramel malts, figs, apples, spices, mild assorted fruity sweetness and yeasty spices. The taste is rich in flavor with roasted malts, sweet maltiness, some assorted yeasty and otherwise spiciness and then drying up in the finish with the help of a modest level of roasted malt astringency.

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