DrSilverworm (2703) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on tap. Clear red orange color. Minimal off white head. Lightly tart, oaky red grape tannins from the wine barrel come through nicely. Light carbonation, medium body, more dry texture. Plums in the flavor, some grape. Hint of chocolate. Light bitter, some sweet. No alcohol. Nice complex ale.
rougeau13 (1592) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany. Light lacing from small off-white head. Aroma of wood, cherry, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter and a little winey; nicely balanced and very easy drinking for the style. Medium bodied, dry, and smooth. Itís got a lot in common with a kriek or sour, only itís not sour. Quite good.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy red-brown, thin head, wine and grape juice, acidity, mild carbonation, caramel malts.†
emacgee (3433) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean and rich ruby pour with one to two fingers of creamy beige head. Rich and fruity nose with some burnt sugar and raisiny/fig notes. Lightly vinous with a touch of candy and caramel.
tmongoose (664) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft pours ruby red with minimal white head the aroma is belgian yeast and wine. flavor is very smooth and mild..different than what i thought..can truly taste the wine. overall quite smooth in flavor no bitterness at all. not exactly what i thought but good enough for this rating. never thought you could mix wine with beer.
Emeister84 (434) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of red wine, toffee, dry berries, and vanilla. Hazy brown with orange-gold highlights, head is off-white with good retention. Tastes slightly sweet, with flavors of port wine. Medium-full bodied, good carbonation, and finishes with dry, fruity notes.
maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a hazy brown color with a moderate off-white head. The wine really comes through in the taste, making it very smooth and easy to drink. There is a slight bit of sweetness to it, but itís muted with the aging. I like this one...
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker reddish color with a beige head. Aroma was of wood, red wine, dark fruits and yeast. Flavor was much the same but stronger, nice light wild/funk tartness from the barrel on this one. Nice.
BVery (4249) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Busters on 28th. Mahogany pour with a creamy ring head. Apples, yeast, and a bit of red wine. Smooth palate. Solid.
kidmartinek (2450) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
a smooth carboardy aroma. pours thin with a red tint and tastes a lot like root beer. has a little tart finish and a lotta good sweet flavor. sorta.