crazyvin (1838) - New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice mostly clear golden body with a nice white head that had some retention and no real lace. A slight bubbly presence to it. Aroma had strong esters up front, and good yeast notes added to it. Flavor was well balanced, although I could not distinguish the individual grape varieties it certainly added a level of acidity to the flavor as well as a sweet note to it. The yeast added to it adding some funky earthy flavors was well as banana. A nice sweetness in the finish. Alcohol was a warming presence through out.
MattiasA (361) - 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 (1440) - 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 (2030) - 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 (177) - 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
NeoHippie2 (752) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden pour with a white head. Aromas of wine and grape must with chamomile notes. Sweet malty flavor upfront with the grapes coming through nicely in the finish. Very smooth and easy to drink, no trace of the abv. This was one of my favorites in the series, great brew! Props to StFun for the bottle!
pdx77 (931) - Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at 2014 CellarFest at Bailey’s Taproom. Obviously 2010 vintage. Deep golden color. Aroma of grape, Belgian candi sugar, and citrus. Taste is sweet wine grapes, candied citrus, light yeast, and pineapple juice. Nicely balanced, with some smoothing from the aging.
BOSSbrewer (1245) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours hazy yellow. Nice head. No lacing. Fruity and sweet. Slightly tart. Bitter finish.
Lilja (1314) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tack för hjälpen Daniel. Äppeljuicefärgad med ett litet skum. Stor fruktig doft av söta äpplen, aprikoser, söta jordgubbar och aningens jäst. Smaken är först söt, men stramas snart upp och övergår i en torrare, lite syrlig och lätt jästbesk eftersmak. I bryggningen används rågvete, ett hybridsädesslag som främst används för etanoltillverkning. Riktigt gott men kanske lite enkelspårigt.
ccex (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was surprised to find this on tap 1/9/14. Pours a hazy orange-golden color with light head. Aroma is full of sweet fruit (apricot) and grapes with Belgian yeast and some caramel toffee. Taste is slightly sweet with floral and spicy overtones. Finish has some tartness. Body is medium with slight carbonation. I hated to see this one finish.
HeadyDE (410) - Delaware, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pour 2nd installment in 09-12 tasting..quite light color compared to 09..has some vinous notes in the nose to coincide with the Belgian triple action..nose is slightly sweet with rum butter quality..good offering totally different than 09 to say the least..