SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2002 vintage. Golden and hazy with a thick head. Aroma of citrus, yeast and sweet malts. Tart flavor, grapefruit and apple. Medium body with light carbonation.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a golden beer that has a slightly sour, yet complex flavor. Definitely taste granny smith or pippin apples
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold pour that is almost hefe like in appearance.There is a slight sourness to it that seems like a cross between Thompson grape skins and green apples. A very interesting and delicious brew.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very cloudy and hazy yellow color with some smallish head. Pin point sour aroma. Bond lemon, yellow sour, blonde candy body to it.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy tang colored..orange & grape juice aroma..sourness, almost barnyardy at times..grapey & orangey flavors...with some yeasty tones creeping about..pretty damn tasty IMO.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewed in 2002. Poured, out of a beautiful bottle, a sparkling golden color with a large bubbly white head. Wheaty aroma, also included a touch of grapes and a slight musty earth aroma as well. This is best described as a mix between a saison and a white wine. Very interesting, smooth as well. Smooth across the tongue, and a slight bitter wine taste on the sides. I really enjoyed this one, maybe I can make it to NY another time to buy one.
TheBeerGod (4909) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2002 Vintage. Pours a very carbonated hazed amber. Nose is sour grapes mixed with earthiness. The taste is definitely grape laden but more of the earth comes through as well with some light malt and a champagne like mouthfeel. Seems almost like a saison but too fruity to be one. Not a bad beer, but not a great one either. Thanks go out to jgb9348(Jeremy), for sending this my way!
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF '03 The name is what drew me to the beer,thinking that it was possibly a Saison,but I was fooled.Golden beer with a slight haze.Appearance and aroma were what pulled me in and then I was a bit turned off by the combination of flavors,might it have been the Chardonnay grapes? A Good fruit beer,but I don't think I would look for it again.
jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy darker golden colour with a dense larger-bubbled head. Musty aroma of sweet grapes, mushrooms and farmhouse 'freshness'. Light-bodied; Very subtle grapeyness with some interesting faint earthy flavours. Aftertaste actually very subtle and only showing a bit of the grapeyness. Overall, alright, but to be honest-I was expecting more! I bought this 75 cL bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York and brought it to Knoxville, Tennessee for Haddon90 (Phil) and myself to sample on 28-September-2003.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich golden colour; yellowish good head, gone fast. Grapey (but with a raisin touch) nose, some very slight cookie hint. Taste is perfect marriage between the grain and the grape (malt and real fruit, 'stead of esters). Sweet, slight acidity, no bitterness. Only the mouthfeel betrays the wooden lagering. Tannines are there, serious adstringency in the right way. WOW - this is my Southampton favourite so far. This is a classic to be cherished.