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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 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
22oz bottle from bevmo. Pours a deep opaque brown with a two finger thick off white / beige head. Nice nose of dates, grapes, sweet and roasted malts. Medium sweet on the palate, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bomber pour rich amber orange with a thick beige head that retains well. Aroma of molasses, grape skin, toasted malts. Taste is mostly the same with the grape coming through very nicely. I don’t think I’ve had any beers with grape so this is certainly unique. There is a certain amount of earthy bitterness and a thick malt body. Carbonation is soft. I’m not a big fan of Dopplebock’s but this one is manageable. Finish has a lot of grape and burnt malts. I would like to try this again a year from now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7580) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2010
22. Pours a murky dark amber with a scant and sloppy white head. Big tannic vinous nose. A little oaky almost. Caramel and brown sugar under that. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Caramel, toast, nuts, brown sugar, wine grape skins, and a little oak on the mid palate. Longish vinous finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Lovely brownish color. Nose had a strong maltiness with a little grape cough syrup (maybe? or just grapes) medium body flavor was a well balanced maltiness, lightly sweet, hint of grape and a smooth finish, over all pretty decent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Reddish plum body with big white head. Concord grape, clove, raisin and spice in the nose. Flavor of pepper, bitter earth, clove and orange rind. slightly dry. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bomber from Whole Foods Los Altos. Pours a clear deep reddish-brown color with a one-finger off-white head and pretty good lacing on the glass. The aroma is big Concord grapes, Belgian yeast, brown sugar, and other dark fruit notes. The flavor fits the profile of a dubbel more than anything else, although I can see how it’s a dubbel/doppelbock blend. Caramel malts and slight toast, candi sugar, raisin, fig, and Concord grape. Fairly complex and interesting. Some bitterness to it on the finish. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and a fairly lively carbonation level. Overall, I like what they did with this one. Pretty satisfying brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2010
pours a cloudy dark copper with a nice light tan creamy head. aroma of light grape juice, belgian yeast, and a little alcohol. this beer also has the dopplebock infusion with nice lacing. flavor is the same as aroma. it is different and good and I also like this version better than the fig and date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de raisins avec une pointe de petits fruits et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de raisins et de caramel avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crayeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #3445)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle on 10/25/2010. Clear dark amber body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet fruit, caramel and malt aroma, with light grape hints. Sweet grape flavor with some fruit and caramel. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.

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