Modern Times Universal Friend - Pinot Noir

 
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Formerly brewed at Modern Times Beer
Style: Saison
San Diego, California USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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2.9
jgb9348 (6644) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2018
Crazy deep violet coloured body that is perfectly clear along with a three centimetre tall, slightly soapy head that dies down fairly quickly and leaves a bit of an off-white lace on the side. Aroma of wheat, light grain, a touch of flowers, some light sugars and a smooth but funky yeast profile - no real grape scents are noticeable. Light-bodied; Sharp grainy and slightly assertive flavour of yeast and wheat aspects with a more astringent malt quality and ending with a good deal of floral and grassy elements. Aftertaste shows a very dry, grassy and grainy flavour with a bitter oaky and very musty flavour that shows more of an aged something to a typical beer of any style. Overall, a decent-ish beer that shows some astringency, a bit of a funky profile, but nothing that coalesces and forms a good or respectable beer after a minute or two. Still nice to try this on the East Coast, but this definitely isn't worth going out of your way for, on either coast, but especially here. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from UnWined in Alexandria, Virginia on 24-September-2017 for US$7,99 sampled at home in Washington on an unusually warm 'winter' day here on 12-January-2018.

3.5
DCLawyer (2949) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Bomber->Ocelot. Lite red with lite pink frothy head. A: grape must, berries, slight tart funk. T: Belgian yeast, tart grains, berries, must. Lively carbonation. Ok.

3.2
obguthr (6922) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Grape nose with very fecal barnyard accents that subside as it breathes. Clear maroon, thick head. Red and white grape, mild funk. Light body, soft carbonation. Vinous, obviously. Not really my thing.

3.6
marcus (10972) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle from BevMo Sacramento Arden. Pours reddish gold with a huge pink tinted white head and a grape aroma. There is a very strange light malt flavor that is saturated with grape must. Interesting, but not particularly tasty.

3.4
Gerbeer (4213) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2016
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear red/brown with light head. Aromas of dark acidic berries, leaning toward cranberries; on bread crusty malts. Flavors of toasted malts and red grape must - just as advertised. Residual sugar. Complex - no. Quaffable - yes.

3.7
glennmastrange (2949) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle. Light bread and grain for the malt, light herbs for the hops, moderate dough and faint damp and musty for the yeast, with red wine and dark berries in the background. Head is average size, frothy, light lavender, with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy plum. Flavor starts lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes faintly sweet and lightly acidic and just a little bitter. Palate is light to medium, slick with a fizzy carbonation. A nice complex yet refreshing Saison with a vinous aspect to it.

3.7
willisread (3939) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Tap at AA. A nice deep ruby / purple color with a finger of foam that dissipates fairly quickly. Huge muscat nose with dark grapes and light blueberry. Clean and crisp on the palate. More muscat and berry. Active carbonation with a balanced finish. Well done.

3.5
PugUglyBrewer (886) - - SEP 4, 2016
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The pour produces a fluffy light purple head. Hyperactive carbonation keeps the body light while the head fizzles out quickly. The appearance is a dark ruby/plum juice. Looks like a Rose in the pour. The aroma is grape juice with the familiar saison farmhouse elements rolling right behind the grape. Clove and banana with a bit of funk and bread. The flavor is refreshing and slightly spiced Pinot noir grapes up front with a mild funky tartness in the middle filled by a eatery yeast character. A nice change of pace from IPA hit list.

3.7
beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Pours a ruby amber color with a hint of purple and a slightly violet white head. Grape, yeast, funk and fruit aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a grape and yeast finish.

3.2
dwyerpg (6578) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 1, 2016
So this is quite grapey, which I’m sure is not a word. A pink hue, the beer is quite fruit heavy of grape. Probably would prefer the un-wined version.


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