daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2010
10 karate gold colored pour. Aroma is mostly honeycomb with some sweet grape notes on the back...flavor is sweet/tart, the grapes add the nice tartness, but not a heck of a lot of their flavor. I get honey and light stone fruits. Good stuff. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Clear golden pour with no head. The aroma is notes of white grapes, pear, peach, and lots of floral clover honey. Bright fruity flavor with lots of sticky sweet wildflower honey balanced by notes of peach, green apples, chardonnay, and warm gentle spices with a touch of acidity. Dry, smooth medium body with no carbonation. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
( 187ml bottle 2009 vintage, thanks to BMan1113VR) Pours pale clear yellow, nose of alcohol, honey. Taste is alcohol, and sour apple. It burns but in a good way. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
( Bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a clear yellow body with excellent legs. Aroma of honey, florals, vanilla, and white grapes. Flavor of florals, honey, and vinous. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to the bman1113vr. Yellow hazy pour with great legs. Aroma is honey, honey blossoms, white grapes, quite floral. Flavor is orange blossoms, honey, white grapes. A nice pleasant slow burn. Great syrupy mouthfeel.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Thanks to BMan1113VR. Very winey, which I guess isn’t a surprise. Lots of alcohol aroma, sweet, fruity, and a litte sour. Taste of grapes, damn sweet, boozey. Thick finish. Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Very glad to have tried this one! Clear yellow gold that has some haze to it. High alcoholic smell with some sweet grain beyond. a wine like sweet grape aroma also accompanies the scent. Sweet taste with the nice balance of grape tart. Alcohol is felt on the tongue and swallow but not as much felt. Very well done but strong so very strong. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
2009 bottle via a trade with thecheeseman. Thanks! Pours with a clear golden body with massive, runny, strong legs down the side of the glass. Aroma is buttery, floral, with good tannins, sweet vanilla oak and ripe fruit. The Gewurzt grapes do not particularly show themselves in the aroma. Taste is sweet with alcohol, sweet bread, vinous, sweet sherry, desert wine rapes and vinous raisins. Thick, but not super heavy mouthfeel. Tons of alcohol in this one. A very, very good Pyment. kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 15, 2007
375mL corked bottle, 2005 vintage, courtesy of artusory (via Styles, I think). Thanks, guys! I’ve enjoyed the gewurztraminer wines that I’ve had, mostly NY Finger Lakes, so I was really looking forward to this one. Pours headless and still; somewhere between a straw and golden color; slightly viscous, with legs forming on the side of the glass only with some patience, like they’re suspended in mid-air. Very dense, boozy aroma, showing significant amounts of honey, fruits, and rubbing alcohol; I feel like I’m getting drunk from the fumes alone. This isn’t to say the aroma is entirely off-putting; instead, there’s something quite enticing and nectar-like here, with an alcoholic cloud overhead. Partly sunny aroma, if there were a poet around. The alcohol is less apparant in the mouthfeel - while there’s certainly an enormously dense, chewy, viscous sweetness here, there’s little astringent alcohol presence; it’s barely on the perimeter, and it actually works nicely in filling out the palate; reminiscent of a dense Sauternes or bold liqueur; dense, boozy, coating the tongue and providing sweet sugars and toasty dough and an immense density of honey throughout; intense and ridiculous, this barely holds itself together. But it does, in a way that many of the gigantic beers on this site can’t lay claim to: namely, I want to drink this entire bottle and I will do so happily. Lengthy, juicy honey and bready finish; certainly sweet.