jcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is a terrible beer. Not so much because it taste really bad but because It won the longshot contest. my impression of this beer is like drinking a really week pale ale after somone has just spit their cheap blush wine into it. Just a really bad idea. I think the lady who created it must have some compromising photos of someone from Sam Adams. i’m afraid thi is an example of title 9 in the world of competitive brewing. It’s a shame to because the weizenbock that makes up the other half of the longshot six pack is really good.
unclemike (1886) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich offwhite head with copper color. Aroma is caramel-medium malt, secondary earthy hops, light/medium fruit. Taste is balanced caramel-medium malt, earthy/spicey hops, light/medium fruit. OK/mild carbonation.
Palidor19 (2725) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I enjoy this beer, its got an English quality with a mild hint of grape at the end, still its got character.
jb (1809) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure why this one is ’fruit’, plays a minor role. Very nice caramel, malty aroma. Toffee , earthiness and English stylings in the palate. Seems like a session - style English Pale ale. Do get a bit of coloring from the fruit in the background. Thanks Ron for the trade!
nearbeer (3041) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz, bb Jul 2008. Clear, shiny orange-copper with a two-finger creamy head that lasts. Honey, molasses, earthy root vegetable, and crisp green herb aromas. Cinnamon-honey, grain, and light bubblegum are the front flavors, with later some toasty nut and caramel apple. Woody herbs and crisp apple on the finish. Near-medium body has sufficient drying for all the sweetness. Started with a little too much carbonation, but turned out to be a fairly smooth beer. A little much of the sweet and twangy flavors for me.
Funknmilla (647) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle...Amber with barely a head...just some scattered bubbles and a tracing around the glass where beer meets foam...cider/wine mixed aroma...sour apples...sweet and light with an infantile syrup quality....delicate lacing forming....I gave the appearance a 4 because for this style the lacing is appreciated....Flavor is nice--apples , light malt...but it ends a little thin and watery...nice effervescence...I do taste the grapes, mainly in the finish and a hint in the aroma...the delicate lacing sticks through its entirety, so the 4 sticks as well...Metallic finish in the very last sip...thus changing my original 13 to a 12....sorry Lili Hess
nick76 (4075) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is malty with hops and a tiny amount of grapes. The appearance is amber with an average to slightly larger head. The flavor is nice with lightly toasted malt, and hops but no grapes. It’s kind of dry and it has a hint of fruit but hardly noticeable. The palate is smooth. A good beer but if the label didn’t say grapes I don’t know if I would have even known they were in it.
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale in appearance and flavor. Minimal hop flavor. Grapes made it dry nothing else. This beer just didn’t do it for me
Hophead22 (2742) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical pale in most respects, although it was quite dry due to the grapes. Not too bad, different for sure
alexkeil (20) - New York, USA - JUL 3, 2008
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I really wish I didn’t spend the money on this...I got through half the bottle and then it went down the drain. The thought of grape and beer is intriguing but then as you drink it you realize pale ale is the worst vehicle for grape flavor, this would have been better suited for wheat beer like the rest of fruit beers...can’t believe this won.