rejtable (2752) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
Had this under the name Rapscallions on tap. Pours orange with a little bit of head and some lacing. Aromas of apricot, berries and red grapes. Very light in the mouth, tastes were basically a light sweet. Nothing special. jtclockwork (16690) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
The first thing I noticed when I poured is that the aroma is Welch’s grape juice. Very strong. The taste is significantly weaker than the aroma, but still grape. Light to medium bodied. Rated 9/26/04 nickd717 (4701) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Reviewing from memory - had this a couple years ago in Boston. Pours medium amber with a small white head. Aroma is pretty nice, with Concord grapes and a hint of pale/caramel malt. Flavor is pale/caramel malt, grains, and somewhat artificial-tasting grape juice. Bottle is a little thin and watery, especially for a winter seasonal. Falls a little short of expectations overall. jcwattsrugger (12434) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2007
on tap-pours a dissipating off white head and dark amber color. Aroma is wow, lots of purple grapes. Taste is purple grapes, secondary English malt, faint English hops-earthy/flat. OK carbonation. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2006
draft - Smells like grapes, imagine that... it tastes like a weak lager with a lot of grapes added. I certainly wouldn’t call it robust as the commercial description does. I found it thin and watery with too much grape flavor added to the decidedly lacklaster base ale. This rated higher than I expected here. I don’t get the appeal.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 29, 2006
On tap at the Connecticut Brew Fest. Amber with a slight white head. Nose is all Nehi grape soda! Good flavor, red grape at first, then a nice malty grainy flavor. Decent bitter finish. Good! Lubiere (13954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
Deep amber ale with a light white head. Aroma of grape kool-aid or pez candy. Fresh malt in mouth with rather artificial raisins. Light and watery. Mondial 2005. ClarkVV (6757) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Best before 10/2005 bottle consumed 9/6/2005. Deep orange-copper with a definite currant-colored sheen to it. Moderate sized bubbles rise quite vigorously creating a large, 2-finger beige head with good retention. Moderate lacing as well, despite the fact that the beer seems pretty heavily filtered. Strong grape juice aroma right away, but it dies off somewhat and some crystal-like maltiness are detectable on the tail-end. Grape candy, but not overly sugary. Bit of sweet cream and a dry yeastiness. Flavor is not what I am expecting. Dry, not at all sweet. Grape medicine on the end. I’m definitely getting coffee or compost notes. Lots of vanilla wafers, cookie crumbs and white dough. Low carbonation. Interesting and not overdone. Almost like they made it so dry because everyone it expecting it to be so sweet. TaktikMTL (7822) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
Verre de dégustation (provenant d’un fût) au Vermont Brewers Festival 2005 (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de gomme aux raisins. Apparence: Couleur ambrée. Moyen col mousseux. Aucune bulle. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de Kool-Aid aux raisins très dilué. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût de raisins dilués. (Rating #224) rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
Amber-orangeish color, thick foamy white head, candyish grape aroma, follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with cool-aid grape flavor, with hint of bitterness, caramel malt in a hop bittering finish.