rougeau13 (1949) - Richmond, 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 (3958) - 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 (1190) - 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 (862) - 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 (3459) - Everett, Washington, 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 (4170) - 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 (5944) - 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 (3513) - 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.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5002-20121208] Tap. Light maple caramel malt aroma. Clear, dark golden amber body with no lasting head. Sweet boozy whiskey barrel caramel malt flavour has a bit of a rough aftertaste. Medium body starts to build up booziness. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
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