Kevin (2084) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazed yellow body with a lasting white head. smells a bit too herbalish for my tastes. the first couple of sips were over the top soap like and not pleasant. i let it sit for a bit as i ate dinner and with a bit of air and warmth it mellowed. sweet honey notes with a lingering floral herb note. AN EASY ONE TO DRINK AND IT SHOULD BE FUN TO SEE HOW THIS CHANGES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE YEARS.
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a clear golden/orange with a very thin white head. A fruity/yeast scent with booze. Taste is light fruit sweet with a dry finish. Not my dance.
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Hop Leaf, Chicago. Bright golden amber, lively white head. Sweet and spicy aroma and flavours, with a juicy tartness that makes this somehow super-drinkable! Very good.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a white head. Aroma is esthers, Belgian yeasts, grapes, spices, chamomile, candi sugar. Flavor is chamomile, spices, sugars, belgian yeasts, and some grapes in the finish. Easy to drink and flavorful with a lot of sugar and grapes in the finish.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold pour. Yeast, white wine(sav blanc), dirty water, yeast. Flavor is grapey, lightly hoppy, lots of yeast, lightly tart. Meh.
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours gold with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma with some grapey sweetness. The has some estery sweetness, grapes, floral notes, and some hop bitterness. Decent.
keepersj12 (2693) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting brew this is. Maybe a few more will change my mind. I get some of the grape in the aroma and a bit in the taste, more as a bit of sourness, The Belgian flavor is there with some of the other ingredients trying to push through. I get a peppery feel and a dry finish. I’ll rerate this a little later after a few more samples.
mrmartin (669) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden pour with little head. Sour pit fruit nose. Light body, tart cherry and weird tartness to the taste, lingering bitter finish. Tasty but I would not drink this regularly..
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at toronsdo sd. Nose is fruity. Tart chery and chrystal malt. Flavor is juicy sweet smoith lingering finsh. Grape jam?
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy estery nose with hints of bubblegum, candi sugars, and a good deal of wine grapes. Very interesting and enjoyable nose. Pours hazy golden, not too much head or lace. The flavor is spicy and sweet, notes of candi sugar, some light malty notes, bubblegum, fruity esters, and really cool wine grape notes. Really enjoyed the nuances of the beer and how they all worked together. I will definitely revisit this one.