jredmond (8965) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2017
[2015 Backlog] Bottle shared at Pauls during the FF tasting. Pours a deep orange color with off white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of fruity hops, oak, soft wine character and florals. Learninbeer (689) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2017
The aroma is a little wine, a little bread. Pours a clear copper orange with small white head and excellent lacing. The taste is a little sweet, a little sour. The body is medium light, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. This is a good beer! MrBunn (2869) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Growler fill from Odd Sides. Pours a hazy light amber with a thick foamy head and aromas of grapefruit and very faint wine. Flavor is sharp and tart/bitter. The fruit hops profile goes very nicely with the ever so faint wine and barrel flavors. The only time they come through strong is if I pull a sip of just foam. Then the wine is very present. Pretty odd ale, but pretty yummy. koleminer20 (4261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Excavated this 12 oz gem from Dumpster Day Box No. 1. Shared with ebone1988, that poor bastard. The pour is a foggy dark ruby color with a rather large white head that leaves some spectacular lace on the glass behind as it falls to a thick dense cap. The aroma is all kinds of funky. There is a distinct wine woodiness and a weird funk. There isn't any hop or pale aspect as this almost takes on a farmhouse style. The flavor is, well, pretty unique. There is a profound wine barrel woodiness that dominates the front end. The wed barrel stave really takes hold. The farmhouse style creeps into full control. There is a maltiness up front and then the wine takes over. The mouth feel is pretty decent with a nice carbonation and a lingeringly bad wet, wine-soaked wood aftertaste. This is just not a good beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ebone1988 (2295) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, out of "Dumpster Day" box #1. Aroma is sour, tropical fruit, pine, barrel, wine, tart. Appearance is amber, white head. Taste is much sweeter than thought, tons of malt, some pine, tropical, then an overwhelming wine barrel and red wine flavor takes over as if I dishonored the beer’s mother. Mouthfeel is medium body with crisp carbonation, and tons of woody aftertaste. Overall, yikes. Why barrel-age a pale ale? This was a bad idea and highly over-priced.
DialSquare (5205) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2015
12oz bottle from Flick’s in Lambertville Michigan: hazy orange pour, huge fluffy white head. aroma of sweet citrus, pine, grain. tastes are honey, pineapple, little wine-y oak, spice, floral. alexsdad06 (11419) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
12 oz bottle from Baymont tasting. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have red wine, tannins, oak, earthy, mild tart, mild spices, funk, light bitterness to the finish, interesting enough. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
12oz bottle, purchased from the Woodstock Wine and Cheese in MI. Shared at an Athens OH bottle share. Malty caramel, and some funky bready woody flavor. Oak, red grape, tannin, along with the malt. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Kind of tangy and tart. More dry in the end. Kind of hazy orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving good splotches and bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Interesting wine barrel aged pale ale. A bit of extra malt character to it though, like a few others said, but interesting tannic barrel to it too. Wouldn’t want to pay $6 for this again, but it was a fun one to try and share. Definitely glad I shared. On my own this would have been disappointing. crossovert (14233) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2015
355ml bottle golden amber pour. Oak herb and wine afroma. Flavor is sweet and vionous, slight oaky vanilla. Okay. Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a golden amber color. Aroma and taste are fruity, wine, and light bitterness.