bergstaden (2978) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2013
Hazy golden with white head - Arma is of malts and wood - Good malt body with some sourness from wood and there is olso some fruity / berry taste in the back - Short malty finish that has some sourness and wood - This was quite good and it was somewhat refreshing and the alcohol was well hidden hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with an averaged sized head. Citrus, grapes, yeast, and some tropical fruits. Dry finish. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Pours deep golden almost orange with a decent white head. Aroma is my favorite part bringing soft but full tangerines. Flavor is warm oranges, viney green grapes, and some farmhouse yeast. There is some perfumey citrus at the end as well. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Acetone aroma (almost goes with it) with white wine and light spice. Acetone and grape flavor with fruity esters and light spice. Medium bodied. Grape and light spice lingers with light yeast and light acetone. Big flaws, but it works. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. I’ve heard good and bad about this one, and, indeed, 2 reviews savage it and 2 like it, so I’m looking forward to weighing in. Pours a cloudy golden with a thin fizzy white head. Strong aroma of green apple followed by acetone quickly followed by lemon bread, caramel, and more green apple. There’s also some oaky roasted coconut notes hanging out on the nose. The aroma would be really fantastic if not for the solvent/acetone vapors coming off it. The palate is full bodied creamy and and slightly bright. The taste is commensurate with the aroma. Flavors of green apple, light lemon, banana, bread and caramel followed by the harsh acetone and alcohol aspects and finishing slightly phenolic with citrusy roasted coconut and oak flavors and lingering pineapple and honey notes from the hops. There are parts of this beer I really like, but the flaws are too forward to overlook. Some blending might have really salvaged this one. I’m giving it some points in the flavor category for complexity nonetheless.
bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy orange with a transient head. Aroma is fruity. Med body. Flavor is musty oak and rather tropical fruit. Woody pineapple. Very interesting. Finishes oaky. Not much grape, just a hint at the end. marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with an attractive off-white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a pineapple and lemon flavor with a typical sauvin fruit finish that is sour and slightly bitter. The wine barrel aging has imparted a woody undertone as well as a grape characteristic. Very complex. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Pours a hazed golden orange color with a white head. Nose opens up with a strong white wine aroma followed quickly by acetone, green apple, and green grapes. A bit of yeast, some olives brine, grass, and mild alcohol aromas. The flavor is quite dry. Tons of yeast, alcohol, and butter. There’s a strong wine flavor, more of the acetone character, and lots of green apple. Pretty unpleasant. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden-orange hued body with a thin white head. Aromas are cidery, floral, under ripe plum, massive ester, acetone, alcohol and lightly grainy malt. Flavors are grape like, very hot, acetone, alcohol, extremely estery, peppery, mild vinous, fruity, and a lot of alcohol. Thin, warming medium carbonation. Not the best beer I’ve had from this brewery.