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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Draught at Gingerman NYC. Pours very pale yellow without much head. Aroma is of grape, apple and pear. Taste is slightly tart and dry with wine-like charachteristics. Very easy to drink: 9% ABV is masked here. An interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (1683) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Jeszcze piwo czy już wino? Doskonałe...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16023) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (907) - Chicago heights, Illinois, 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. Its almost Chardonnay like. Strong grape finish with mild funk. Dry and crisp with a long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (1245) - Aalborg, 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE (2958) - 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. Its 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2653) - 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 dont get it. Id rather drink a real beer, or if I was drinking a white wine Id drink a Chablis or Chardonnay - or even a Riesling - and certainly one that wasnt mixed with malted barley and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (835) - 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 Id rather have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4240) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2869) - Hsselby, 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (1651) - 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 theres still no BJCP classification for Weird Hybrid Grapey Thing. This might be the first hybrid Ive had thats worth a damn. Rather than a hint of white wine (i.e. Nelson Sauvin hops, still my favourite, I love you Nelson Sauvin, dont ever change) or an overwhelming cheap wine kit must (Im 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 wont actually recommend robbing your local liquor store, but anything short of that is fair game. (17/20)

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