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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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There is an old familiar saying in the wine business: "It takes a lot of great beer to make great wine!" Winemakers, cellar workers, and grape pickers alike rarely (if ever) reach for a nice big glass of red wine in the middle of harvest. Wine is quite delicious, but not very refreshing on a hot summer day. The beverage of choice during harvest is BEER! Ice-cold, refreshing and thirst-quenching BEER! The beer in this bottle is a toast to our winemaking friends who work around the clock during harvest to make world-class wine right here in our own back yard! Cheers!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2626) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Acquired in a So-Cal trade. Bottled 8/30/12 (9ish days ago). Enjoyed in a tulip at fridge temperature.

A - Nice fluffy 1 finger off white head. Fades to nothing after a minute or so. Sort of a cloudy tangerine color.

S - Very yeasty breadiness on the nose with light Simcoe and some piney notes. Some degree of citrus.

T - Mild bitterness up front followed by a muted light hopped Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Sort of a bready yeasty taste with honey and orange peels at the finish.

M - Light body, heavy carbonation.

O - This is a drinkable beer. For an equal effort, I can get Pliny so I’ll stick to that.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (2712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours golden from draft with sticky white head. Boring Carmel backbone. Wouldn't recommend this but it isn't my style either ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (669) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Golden pour with a off-white head.Nose is Citrus and Yeasty, Highly carbonated and sweeter fruity front. Slightly sour towards the back and a little peppery. Normally this would be a hit for my tastes but for some reason this one didn’t really do it for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Malt and light spice aroma with citrus. Malt and big oak flavor withlight vanilla and spice. Medium bodied. Big oak lingers with spice, light yeast, and vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Darkness eve bottle shared by Todd. Sweet fruit and bubblegum aroma. Taste wasnt quite as good as the aroma but still solid. First beer of the event!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 Bottle shared by Todd at Darkness Day 2012 - thanks! Slightly hazy yellow pour with a white head. Citrus and yeast, good carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1113) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Glass at Russian river. Has almost no aroma. Taste is slight grapes and sweet at first with a bitter finish. Taste dissipates fast

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle
Aroma solid freshness , caramel with aromatic hops, clean feel with proper malt backing. 8-
Appearance visible suspended floaters , hazed golden amber look. Rocky white top. 3+.
Flavor and Palate : Medium light bodied. Mellow feel nicely combined with clean hop character. Slight caramel elements around. Quiet drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
500 ml bottle. Rated on 17.10.2012.
Pours a yellow colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of yeast, grassy and floral hops, also orange. Flavour of yeast, pale malts, fresh floral hops, orange and some dough-like yeastiness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Yeasty, light bitter finish. Light and easy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1890) - USA - OCT 18, 2012
Light cloudy golden in color... Aroma of light hops and grains... Flavor is very creamy, notes of earthy hops with a nice balance of sweetness. Very enjoyable.


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