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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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!

AdamChandler's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamChandler (4540) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Aroma is floral with some citrus. Taste is mild bitterness with a nice background hoppiness. Body is solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (894) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2016
From notes (Oct 2015). Despite being described on RB as a pilsner, this is definitely a pale ale / session IPA. It’s refreshing, light, a tad sweet, and pretty hoppy -- it reminded me of a scaled down version of Blind Pig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at City Beer. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Musk on the nose with bright citrus and a soft floral note. Medium-bodied, light wheat, musk, citrus, a touch of clean citrus. Slow musk, gentle citrus into the finish, a hint of sweet grapefruit, candied pith. Incredibly easy drinking, super sessionable. Lovely stuff. As my wife, who doesn’t like hoppy stuff described it “it tastes like they poured lemonade on the grass, then mowed the lawn, gathered it up, and squeezed out the lemonade again”. I agree, and it’s awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Hazed yellow pour with a white head. Drank with Joet and others. Hoppy as heck! Tropical fruit, crackery malt. Bitter, grassy. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (2871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Slightly hazy amber / yellow pour with a really nice white head. Big hops in the nose and taste. Very bitter. Surprised to see this listed as a Pilsner. Really enjoy the nose, but the bitterness is too strong for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4114) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow on tap with dissipating white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste of fruity tropical hops and slight biscuit malt. Clean and easy, definitely a good session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewHaMeister (429) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2015
300th rating! Tap poured clear straw yellow with a thick white head and nice lacing. Aromas are hop forward, caramel, citrus, mango, and bread. Flavor is delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Growler from the pub courtesy furioudman. Thanks Derek. Vinnie brewing lagers? Probably the best lagered beer I’ve ever imbibed. Nose is mango, papaya, floral, and a hint of pine. Can I be sure it’s not a session IPA and actually fermented cold with a lager yeast (said very LOL). Maybe I should send a correction LOL, Crystal clear gold with a big white, heavy lacing head. Flavor is moderately bitter with a hint of caramel. Vinnie went BIG with this one. Awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1723) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral and grain aroma. Peach, apricot, grapefruit, floral, pine and biscuit flavors. Light body and average carbonation with a floral and hop finish. Super bitter for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (3270) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2015
1/2 pint at Russian River. Good aroma, sweet. Fruity. Mango/ apricot. Sweet toasted malt. Clean golden yellow color, ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Lighter body, thin smooth mouthfeel, crisp bitter finish, tad sweet in the pilsner world, but darn tasty flavor best part, imo.

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