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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sort of Saison, fermented with Botrytis-infected Viognier and Pinot Gris grapes. This beer is brewed with Pils malt, organic Hard Red Winter Wheat malt, Warrior hops, Willamette hops, Liberty hops, Saison yeast and Botrytis wine must.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6380) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
750ml bottle shared by jercraigs and mabel with me and blankboy. Pale gold, clear, large but diminishing frothy white head. Dry, lemony-wheaty aroma, maybe a hint of wineskin. Taste is alcohol, grapeskins, bit of champagne yeast. Average mouthfeel, solid carbonation, acidic, not boozy - interesting, but not amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2573) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Almost clear very pale yellow/amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grape nose and flavor is tart grape. Dry finish. Called a saison but really closer to a wine flavor. Not cheap at $14.99 for a 750ml bottle from Julios Liquors Westborough, MA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4430) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Pours golden with a very thin, barely existent white head. Definite grapes on the nose. Tastes like a Riesling in that it has this sharp fruitiness with a touch of gravel. Finish lingers a bit. Hides its alcohol well Thats different.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9709) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear, pale straw gold with lots of rising carbonation bubbles and an initially thick fizzy white head. Big sweet grape character in the nose and flavor. Also sweet and bready malts, apricot, and mild spices. Light-bodied, with crisp, fizzy carbonation and a vinous mouthfeel. Led by those grapes; we split this with wine snob friends who said Viognier is too sweet for them but they were all right with this and said they liked it better as a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Tasted on 5/12/13 from a capped 750mL bottle purchased at AJs Mesa. Pours clear, very light yellow, with an average, fizzy white head that recedes fairly quickly to thin, but lasting lace. The nose is sweet grape with some light bread malt, and just a touch of a spicy yeast character. The flavor is more of a dry grape flavor than I expected based on the nose, with the same light bread malt and the lightly spicy yeast character coming through a bit more strongly. The body is medium with lively, fizzy carbonation, and a long grapey finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6494) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Looks and smells like a dry white wine, except for the beery head. Sweet, grape-laden for sure. Musty, earthy, leafy. Reminds me of the very first wine I ever tried, or maybe even those grape drinks made to impersonate wine that they give you at Communion. But its got a great golden ale mouthfeel, is active and lovely, and drinks with a gumption strong enough to compete with any saison. Good stuff! (#5020, 5/12/2013)

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Pours clear pale gold. Aroma is grainy with lots skunkyness. Taste is largely the same as the aroma at first. I got alot of skunkyness like drinking a pilsner or something that has set out for way to long. I think I might have been missing something here but this really didnt agree with me, and I usually love Dogfish Head beers. The one redeeming factor was how champagne like the texture was. Its tasted pretty bad but it was possibly the most easy to drink 9% beer Ive ever had, gotta hand that to it. After the first few drinks skunk wore away and it was a very sweet half decent pilsner type beer at best, but i saw no real redeeming qualitys. I dont know if I got a bad bottle of this or what but it was pretty surprising. I was assured it was not old but it sure tasted like it...Something was wrong.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Large white head on top of a clear light yellow body. Noise of citrus and a hint of grape. A short finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
Dguste en ft au "Prohibition Pig" Waterbury, VT. De couleur dore ple et claire. Nez fruit (mot de raisins verts lgrement vineux, traces de cerises sres et dagrumes), lger de levures sauvages aux notes terreuses avec des notes de bl, dpices et de grains de malt. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un ptillement moyen ainsi quune texture aux notes huileuses. Got lgrement sr et acide de levures fruites lgrement sauvages (mot de raisins verts vineux, traces de pommes vertes et dagrumes) aux petites notes rustiques lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un got de pain avec un lger got de bl et de grains de malt ple aux notes sucres puis en finale lon retrouve une lgre amertume de houblon herbeux avec des notes dalcool. Post-got moyen-long et sec, compos dun got de levures fruites lgrement sauvages aux notes acides et sres (mot de raisins vineux, traces de pelures de pommes) avec des notes dalcool, de houblon herbeux et dalcool. (1er mai 2013)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (5315) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
Une bouteille de 75 cl. Une robe paille bien limpide qui montre une tte blanche qui seffondre rapidement. Un nez qui mapparat rapidement trs intressant. Des esters fruits. De la banane, des fruits du verger et des raisins surets. Une belle bouffe de bl sauvage et des malts pils qui suintent la campagne. Des papilles qui transmettent mon cerveau des informations qui me plaisent normment. Des raisins poussireux et dautres fruits surets. Des crales ples et du bl qui apportent des saveurs pices et mordantes. Un profil funk qui se dessine pour mon plus grand plaisir. Un alcool presque cach. Un corps qui est bien huileux, plutt dense et travers par des bulles plus ou moins actives. Une finale asschante comme la peau dun raisin blanc quon a vendang trop rapidement. Une des bires fruites les plus intressantes que jai bues depuis des annes. Une cration originale et fantastique.


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