Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2012
S: very pale yellow, bright white collar, good carbonation, solid lacing
A: tart, fruity, green apple, nice
T: lovely sour, balanced, leaves mouth watering
O: I really like this beer, delicious, easy drinking, a light 9%
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Dogbrick (12918) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Sample at World Of Beer for Dogfish Head Draft Domination on 03/27/12. Pale yellow-gold color with a medium fluffy white head that dissipates slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, cloves and malt. Medium body with a vinous character and flavors of Champagne yeast, spice and malt. The finish is sweet with a grape juice and hops aftertaste. Interesting, above average beer overall. adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Transparent, light yellow appearance with a white head. White grape, a touch funky, dry, apple, pear fruity, tangy aroma. Tangy, lemon citrusy, effervescent, pear cider, white grape, acidic flavor with a tingly, lemon, pear finish. Fun brew. arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Clear yellow pour with thin white head, thanks a ton Aaron! Aroma has notes of lemony grapes, touch of apricot, pear and peach, slight white grape with slight funk, touch of earth and slight lactic notes. Taste is nice white grape with sweet tart fruit, nice pear and apricot notes, slight funky notes, touch of bready malts with a nice funky note, hints of slight lemon, finishing fairly sweet but a slight tart fruit note. Nice beer! nickd717 (4644) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
750ml bottle from Willows Market. Nice clear white wine color with a well-formed bubbly white head. Very vinous aroma of Pinot Gris, sweet malt, and honey. The flavor is also very wine-like with big white grape notes, sweet malt, and some alcohol. Medium-bodied and smooth, mildly tannic with a bit of booziness. Solid stuff, if a bit overrated.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Draft at Maria’s. Pours a good looking gold witha fluffy white head. Nose shows lots of white wine grapes, a bit of funk and honey. Quite fruity overall. Mild tartness. On tasting, the wine character is pretty dominant, but there is some soft sweet pils malt flavor and a spicy hop note with balanced bitterness. Pretty cool beer here. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Excellent beer here. Wonderfully dry without being overly so, hides the alcohol very well. Great grape flavor, well balanced hops. Very enjoyable. The white wine like flavor doesn’t always sit well with my stomach. S_Side_Smitty (766) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours crystal clear and light gold with a medium white head. The grapes are prominent in the aroma along with the bananas and cloves of a Hefeweizen. Wow! The flavor is awesome! Tart grapes up front (reminding me of a pinot grigio, but really sharp). Then it does this crazy long transformation into a mild hoppy bitterness and finally a sneaky and surprisingly smooth malty buttered toast flavor. This is a confusingly complex and beautiful beer. Awesome! DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Very slightly hazed golden wheat color. Two and a half fingers of frothy white head. Retention is at least average and a moderate amount of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Clean, lightly biscuity malts. Quite earthy and outdoorzy. Apple orchard, rotting wood, the forest in spring after a rain. Then there’s the vinous grape component. Interesting addition to this type of beer and it totally works. Good, but not overly impressive despite being quite unique.
3.5 T: Whatever botrytis is, it seems to be the source of the easily apparent tanginess in this. It’s like an earthy variant of lactic acid. Next the grapes present themselves. If I didn’t know better I’d have thought this was some sort of champagne. (As an aside, I might try to trick a wine snob with this, if I can find one.) Anyway, apple and apple orchard funkiness, woody, earthy, vinous, and lightly musty.
4.0 M: This even feels a bit like champagne. Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with an almost champagne-like spritziness. It works.
3.5 D: I never had Infinium, but it seems like this is what they should have been going for. Interesting as usual from DFH.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-07-2012 02:18:10 slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2012 750. Such a clear golden straw ale, beautiful. Smells of light fruits & white wines. Yeast/dough Puckering mouthfeel that leaves me feeling I’m gulping wine. Funky fun yet kinda awkward.