KegOstertag (92) - - FEB 1, 2013
Drank in snifter glass poured from bomber. Aroma- solid saison smell with a bit of lemon. Appearance- pale in color. Similiar to a blah pilsner. Taste- exactly what i expected. Half pinot grigio and half typical saison with some champagne kick. Very drinkable. Palate- a little more alcohol and lemon. Very good. Overall- very good. A little different. Outside the siason box but really good. Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a golden body with a thumbnail of off-white head. Tight curtains of lace. Soapy yeast and subtle plum on the nose. Definite dark fruits like grape in the mouthfeel. All-around flavors of grain, biscuit, and more dusty yeast. Champagne-like. Medium carbonation and light body. Very refreshing yet uncompromising to flavor. Another experimental triumph from DFH! ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
It really looks like a white wine, but carbonated (hence the sparkling wine-like experience). It’s so light and pale yellow in color that it almost looks green, while boasting a healthy, bright white head.
The aroma is dominated by what smells like a cross between a white wine and a hard cider. It’s clean in the nose, but definitely dusty. In the mouth, again, it tastes like a cross between a white wine and a hard cider fermented with Champagne yeast, and the effect of the carbonation really makes you think twice that this Isn’t a sweet Champagne. It’s wickedly light-bodied and so fruity that you might as well forget that it’s a beer. It’s good, but you really have to be in the mood for a white wine or hard cider if you want to really enjoy it. Still, for a fruit beer… pretty clean and easy. I, honestly, can’t pull out any wheat or barley and definitely no trace of hops. They did a good job of blending everything so well that you’d second guess that this had any hops or grains in it. kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Hazy yellow like a bad white wine. Thin white ring head. I’m sure Sam is proud of this one for some reason but I don’t know why. Its probably made from an ancient recipe or something. The aroma is waxy and like a bland white wine. The.flavor is bland and yeasty and like a white wine. The rest you can have for yourself. I ordered a beer and this doesn’t fit the profile. cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Not being converted to the sour, funky beers yet, i feel a bit biased. At the start it’s overwhelmingly champagne with a cloying sweet funk that persisted thru to the end. Nevertheless, it grew on me a bit as I got into it and the raw wine flavours began to mellow while the more earthy, farmhouse notes made more of an appearance. Though I see its merit, it’s not my favorite.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Interesting experimental brew, and surprisingly successful. A saison base with a sweet Pinot Gris addition. If you'd ask me if this would work, I'd say no, but it does. Pours with a champagne-like quality. Hides its ABV quite well. Not a beer is have every day, but I'm glad I tried it and am glad Dogfish went out on a limb and brewed it.
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Pale gold, no head (looks exactly like apple juice). Funky, sour fruit. Tart aroma and taste. Goodgrief (2059) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 20, 2013
On tap at Rehoboth. Pour with the appearance of white pear juice. Light and fruity with a dry mouthfeel. Pear and apple noticeable. Very light tartness. Enjoyable. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
750ml bottle, shared with Alden and company. Clear yellow color, good thin white head, very nice lace. Such an interesting taste and aroma! Citrusy, lemon, white grape aroma. Not as sour I expected! Really, just a nice amount of tartness. Very nice balance. There’s more sweet taste than sour, I think here. Alcohol is very well hidden. Everyone was surprised to hear that it is 9% - flavor stands up to that ABV very well. Mediumish to biggery body. Dry finish, soft smooth carbonation. Kind of musty nose, but not bad, very interesting. White grape skins. Very good, very surprised with this. Was expecting something much more harsh scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Poured a clear yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aroma similar to white wine with lots of yeast notes. Taste is very carbonated with lots of grapes and fruit. Finish is surprisingly tart with even more grapes. Some slightly floral hops with a touch of grass. Overall it’s not bad, but more like champagne than beer!