iowaherkeye (2697) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Clear medium amber with a 1 1/2 finger yellowish white creamy head, good retention--served in a goblet. Aroma of sweet caramel and candi sugar, some vanilla, oak, and light coconut--not very wine-like thus far--seems more like new oak to me. Also some light pear and a hint of earth is present. Flavor is much the same, though there is now a tinge of tangy grapes. Semi-dry with bitterness around a 2. Lightcarbonation with a light to medium body. Good beer! Talking to the brewer he said that the pinot has really mellowed over the last few months.
IrishBoy (3900) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewpub. Nose of light oak, light amounts of wine, light corriander, and light floral hops. Lightly hazy yellow amber with a small off white head. Flavor is caramel, oak, light wine notes, light peppery spices, and light bitterness lasting to the finish.