neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from Beverages & More in Tucson, served in a stem glass alongside the 09-09-09 at a tasting at Dan’s. Pours hazy orange-golden with a medium white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a trace of lace. The nose has big notes of citrus peel, white wine must and chamomile, along with caramel, pale malt, apple and a touch of flowers. The flavour is medium sweet with huge chamomile notes; grapes, citrus and honey come through as well, along with caramel, apples and a touch of subtle spice. The finish is long and somewhat fruity-spicy with lots of chamomile and a touch of hops. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, wow, a great saison-esque installment in the series with big chamomile, grape and fruity notes. Beautiful. 2014-06-07
jsquire (4123) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the four year old bottle. Clear golden color with almost no head, but a little effervescence. Thin winey nose with some white grape and spice. Nice flavor of yeast, spice, white wine, a little bubblegum, and too much alcohol as it warms. This was better fresher.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a clear gold with a small white head. Fruity grape aroma. Belgian yeast and apricot taste.
hotstuff (4862) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 11-03-2010. This bottled beer has a small off-white head with a short retention, hazy golden body, no visible carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malty, sweet, grapes, spicy, candied sugar, and floral. The taste is sugary sweet, malt, grapes, spicy, floral, and alcohol. The mouth feel is soft carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. The flavors in this beer are quite different than what I have experienced with this beer style in the past. This is a sipping beer with a warming sensation. It is worth trying.
thomat (3305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden with a tiny white head. Spicy afruity tones. Malt, fruit and spices. Full body with a fruity / spicy finish.
merc7186 (2904) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Musty Grapes, Belgian Yeast, Mild Belgian Candied Sugar
Appearance: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Belgian Candied Sugar, Belgian Yeast, White Grapes, Mildly Boozy
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Drying
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Slightly acidic with green grape aromas some citrus and floral aromas as well. The grapes really make themselves know.
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I’d had back in 2010, but just recently drank my last two bottles. Goddamn is this one brilliant beer. The accents of the wine grapes just fill everything in so nicely. Super stoked I drank them when I did, as I think they were almost ready to start their slow death.
kaser (5567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pour. Orange hazy color with white head. Sour taste. Weird fruity and bitter flavor. Can't appreciate this one but can't knock it. Unusual.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Celebrating the Vertical Epic Series
P: Clear golden body with active carbonation.
S: Clean, banana, bubblegum, floral, subtle spices, cirtus and white grapes.
T/M: Citrus hops, apricots, white grapes, acidic, zesty lime and lemon and yeast. Dry wine feel syrupy stickiness and tart puckering finish.
O: Similar to white wine with tart grapes and dry finish. Really nice and clean.
Serving type: bottle