nwiseman (193) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours translucent and bubbly golden, with a wet, quickly fading pale head. Nose of white grape juice, apple, and spice (cinnamon, clove, etc...). Sweet grape with some vinegar bitterness. Medium, foamy mouthfeel, and subtle alcohol warmth. Like a belgian combined with a white wine. Very interesting creation, though hardly my favorite of the vertical series.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper orange body with a small, quickly disappearing head. Aroma is sweet malt, yeasty and good amount of white wine notes. Taste is medium sweet, lightly tart and lightly bitter. Flavors is sweet malt, spice and some pepper, candi sugar, and more white grape and wine flavors. Some bitterness at the end as well. Acidity moderates the sweetness and cuts the medium full body. A nice combination that’s becomes a bit too vinous after a while.
xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on draught, came an excellent golden color, finger thick white head, aroma is fruit with a hint of toasty-Ness. Flavor is slightly sweet with a bitter fruit finish.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Similar to a barley-wine but not as harsh. Coriander is present in the aroma and taste similar to many witbiers.
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma- white grape, white wine, citrus, sugar, some yeast, chamomile. pours golden. taste is white grape, citrus, chamomile, orange, tart, hints of peach, apple, pear. Taste very much like white wine. palate is light bodied with lively carbonation. Nice refreshing beer, definitely something different.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2011 Aroma is really dry with sweet fruit notes. Picking up hints of the white grapes. Pours a beautiful and slightly hazy golden amber. Flavor is packed with sweetness. LOTS of white grape fruit flavor going on. I’m excited to try this again in a few years. Super dry, almost like a chardonnay.
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lots of banana esters. Aroma is subtle and disappears quickly. Nice bitter hop finish. Pretty dry and drinkable. Ok but not great
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this beer poured a hazy golden color with a minimal head. aroma is complex of sour grapes, yeast, and belgium sugar. flavor is good but a lot of sour grape masks the flavors of the beer. has a nice finish on the pallet.not a bad beer but a little complex and clashing of flavors.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma has floral notes with maybe a hint of the grapes. This feels a lot like drinking a white wine and has hints of that flavor. A nice mixture of slight sweetness balanced out by a little hint of the alcohol and a touch of bitterness. Very interesting brew. It makes me sorry that I have missed the previous years of this release.
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours a thin, white head that dissipates quickly. The body is light auburn. Aroma and flavor are distinctly Belgian. Lots of spice. Flavor starts a little sweet but finish tart. Very nice brew.