nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Live Rate! Bottle shared by daknole -- thanks! Pours a hazy ginger-hair color with no discernable head. Smells and tastes predominantly of apricots, lemon juice, and white grapes. Juicy and flavorful.
jnkor (356) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light sweet aroma with some sourness. Color isba mirky yellow/orange, no head. Taste is sour and sweet. Finish is sweet and dry.
slowrunner77 (9401) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
had this during the BCS championship at a local pub that was having a deschutes night to commemorate Oregons near title. Side by side with a fresh Dissident, this beer was it’s equal, though i know what dissident does with age! right now, this one is more tart - not quite lip smacking but close. a great aromatic and flavorful marriage of wine and beer. the grape aspect of the barrels really made this unique and more akin to a good brown sour (my preferred) to a yellow. well done. waaay overpriced, but we split a bottle "
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Big aged sour ale. Tons of sour flavor and finish. Super pucker beer.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold with no head. The nose is light funk, grapes and white wine. The taste is salt water, white wine vinegar, grape skins and wood. Medium light prickly mouthfeel. Very good. 4.2
vtafro (6238) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Bottle. Golden pour with white frothy head. Light tart and lactic, some fruit and malty aromas. Light tart, wine, oak and malt flavors.
djd07 (8764) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to George! Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong grape and oak. Light sourness and grape. Easy to drink, really enjoyed this.
merc7186 (2857) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Hazy Orange Hue, Passes Mild Light, No Head, No Lacing
S: Apricots, Grapes, Pinot Noir
T: Apricot, Pinot Noir, Mild Grapes
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart
Overall, pretty nice, poor carbonation, nice mild pinot flavor that the tartness is offset by the grape flavor.
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably my favorite brew from tonight’s tasting...
Poured a fairly clear light orange brew... no real head or lacing....
The nose buggy/big brett and still pretty fruity.
The flavor is interesting for days.... tannic and fruity... brett/mild lactic notes... woody/definite winey presence... a heavier "Cuvee de Castleton" is my big descriptor..
The carbonation is light... body is fine for something this heavy.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Seth! Boring appearance. Big sour profile up front, highly acetic; soured grapes up front followed by a more hearty fruit (peaches?). Damn, this is tasty.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour is apple juice with a thin scummy white head and almost flat. Nose is watered down sparkling grape juice with notes of acetic acid. This should be a treat...taste is better than the nose, hard not to be. Has some sour red grapes but still akin to sparkling grape juice, rather tannic behind, fairly sour with maybe a touch of cheese to give it an edge of funk. Quite a dry finish and decent carbonation. Body is a bit syrupy and heavy. Not too bad.