Christian (13884) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
Pale golden with a big and lasting white head. On first impression a pilsner-like aroma with herbal hops, but also fruity notes and a nice mineral note. Dry and tart flavour with lots of white wine character, spicy notes, and some warming alcohol. Takes some effort to appreciate the complexity, but it’s a winner Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - APR 30, 2012
Very interesting. The wine grapes dominate the nose and this is a beautiful clear, golden color. The palate shows melon and apples. The wine is really portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2012
The primary component here, save the carbonation. Long, apple finish. Dangerous at the Abv level as this goes down quite easily.
Bottle from RamyG4. Pours golden yellow with a white soapy head that leaves a sticky lacing. Aroma has signs of grapes and cider with a faint tartness and yeast. Taste starts tart and acidic with strong grape an apples and just a bit of funk. Palate is thin with a lively carbonation and a drying finish. Very enjoyable and refreshing. RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours very champagne-like, clear light golden with a huge white head. Aroma is sweet, lightly sour, some hops, citrus, and spice, smells like a cross between champagne and a tripel. Taste is also quite similar to champagne, with some maltiness. Lightly dry, tart finish. Light bodied, highly carbonated. Interesting. porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2012
(750 ml (2012) from Tully’s) Pale-lagerish pale yellow. Mostly clear. Big, frothy, sticky off-white head. Aroma is weak, barely a trace of any fruit or grape, just weak, papery maltiness. Palate is smooth and soft. Flavor is sour - bad, fruity sour with some spice and bad papery maltiness. Kind of awful.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2012
Tap @ Pinocchio’s Yellow/golden with large foamy white head. Nose of white wine, mild hops, and a bit of funk. Flavor is rather sweet, white wine, light malt and mild hops with a nice sour nip. Very interesting but a bit sweet for me. jbruner (5402) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2012
Nice golden wheat-like color coming out of the bomber bottle, with a lot of carbonation and head. Has a pleasant smell from the grapes that gives it a robust, fruity smell. The "sort of saison" tastes strongly of the fruit and malt, giving it a belgian-like characteristic. Overall, a nice little specialty brew in Dogfish’s arsenal. Isidor (16) - - APR 17, 2012
Pours like a champagne, light and bubbly. Smells of sour grapes in an almost funky way. A nice drink, excites the tongue. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2012
At Tylers Apex. Ok/good aroma. Sweet. Grape, yeast, minorly so. Pale yellow color, small head minor lace. Sweet flavor. Light body, thin smooth mouthfeel, dry finish. Good, flavor best part. Nice big sweet white grape flavor. Aroma kind of quiet. Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
750mL bottle from 2012. Pours very lively and effervescent, clear gold and pale yellow, with a fluffy 2-finger snow-white head. Blebs of lacing remain as it recedes. Aromas of champagne, chardonnay, and grapey notes; very champagne-like. Sugar, yeast, some funk, and wet hay are also evident. The flavor is tart grape, sweet cherry, and fruit stones; some bitterness, grass, yeast, and grape acidity follow, finishing with a mild tart funk, yeast, and cheese. The aftertaste is a bit earthy. Lively mouthfeel, medium body, and dry. This is pretty tasty; one of the better recent offerings I’ve had.