chrisv10 (17422) - DENMARK - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle, 9%. Clear yellow with tiny head. Aroma is malt, grapes and white wine. Flavour is malt, grapes, white wine, little over carbonated, hop, medium sweet, notes of alcohol, medium bitter, yeast and a little citric. Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2016
2012 bottle. Cloudy straw color with a thin white head that quickly fades. Aroma is white grape, lemon, wheat, coriander, and some funk. Taste is white grape, lemon, and wheat. It’s almost Chardonnay like. Strong grape finish with mild funk. Dry and crisp with a long finish. DroolYeast (1488) - Odder, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2016
From bottle. Aroma of vanilla, sweetish light fruit, grape. Hazy yellow no head. Taste is light+ sour, light sweet. Light body, oily feel, sweet finish ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2016
So,’noble rot’ in beer; an infection simplified that causes sweet wines has the same grip hold on this. Tasting from 2015. A 2013 75cL vintage (?). Produced up as expected. Honey gold and bright for the most with lively carbonation and a missing head. Dank, sweaty sock, acetic, musty, lemon tinged and slightly earthy Pinot Gris nose. On the palate it is much the same. Drabby, tannic and astringent yet oddly sweet and cloying. Body is the same; it is featherweight yet heavy and sickly. It’s a cross borders affair. Acetic, vinegary, white wine dominated palate. It is not enjoyable to drink to be honest. Have no idea the purpose, but looking back it was ground breaking as we have beers in all mix and alignments now. Not my pint of beer! ABUSEDGOAT (2758) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Clear golden, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is strong grape - very white wineish, lesser notes of pale malt. Medium to light body, strong grape/white wine flavors. I guess I don’t get it. I’d rather drink a real beer, or if I was drinking a white wine I’d drink a Chablis or Chardonnay - or even a Riesling - and certainly one that wasn’t mixed with malted barley and hops.
tfontana (968) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Cigarette City. Aroma is tart and sweet effervescence like a sparkling wine; fruit and some alcohol. Appearance is hazy pale yellow with greenish tinge, fair sparkle with finger-width white fizzy head with poor retention and trace lacing. Taste is grape-dominant sparkling wine, with tart over sweet. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thick texture and lively carbonation, dry tart finish. Overall, I can see the saison-like qualities and give kudos for creativity. But, if I want something that tastes like sparkling wine, there are better tasting sparkling wines than this I’d rather have. Ktwse (4882) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Pours cloudy golden with low white head. Aroma of fruit, mango and peach, mellow sweet finish. Light and smooth body with fruit sweet finish. kryon (3549) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Pours clear yellow with low white head
Aromas are citrusy, grapes, , bready
Taste has notes of sweet grapes, citrusy fruits, lemon juice, wheat bread, hints of funk UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
Appearance: clear pale gold with a short, short-lived white head, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: complex, grape must, stone fruit, oaky, gooseberry, and really pretty much any other bush/wild/field berry you can think of. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, moderate tart. (9/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly warming and funky finish. (4/5)
Wow. I went with “Fruit / Vegetable Beer” because to my knowledge there’s still no BJCP classification for “Weird Hybrid Grapey Thing”. This might be the first hybrid I’ve had that’s worth a damn. Rather than a hint of white wine (i.e. Nelson Sauvin hops, still my favourite, I love you Nelson Sauvin, don’t ever change) or an overwhelming cheap wine kit must (I’m looking at you, Phillips’ Sax in the Dark) this is a well-balanced integration of beer character with botrytis-infected Viognier (officially two of my favourite new words) grape must. Deep, lingering complexity on a light, crisp body. This shit will very politely fuck you up. God. Damn. I won’t actually recommend robbing your local liquor store, but anything short of that is fair game. (17/20) altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Super Market. Hazy straw body with medium head. Nose is floral, grainy, fruity. Taste is of yeast, apples with wheat and malts. Sweet in the finish. Floral and apple bursts in the finish. Pretty good.