poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bomber. Limited Release #5, Fall 2011. Bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours hazy gold with a medium off-white head that falls into a skiff of foam after a minute; beer looks completely flat 3/4 of the way through the first glass. Aroma is peppery, lemony. The muscat comes through faintly. Taste is bittersweet with a dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel is syrupy, like grape juice is. The beer reminds me of Stone’s last Vertical Epic, which also was brewed with Muscat. Not as good as that one, but still pretty good. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2011
22 oz. bottle- Pours slightly hazy golden with a thin head that reduces quickly to a thin blanket and ring. Aroma is wheat, very citrusy lemon, fresh and clean. The flavor is wheat, alcohol burn, lemongrass (does lemongrass taste like a cross between lemons and grass?), and I definitely taste the muscat grapes, very interesting and unique, it is a cross between tart and creamy. I have only had one other beer that used wine grapes like this, and that was the vertical 10 from Stone, I think that was better, but this is pretty damn good as well. jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is very wine-like, mostly of the muscat grapes. Flavor almost like a sweet wine. Mostly muscat grape flavor, maybe a hint of the lemongrass but not much. A little bitterness in the finish.
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Floral muscat and wheat aromas. Pours yellow with a small white head. Flavors of muscat grapes. Finishes with a little lemongrass. PaulUnwin (87) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Aroma floral, grass, citrus, appearance hazy, pale, nice head, tasted medium sweetness, medium bitterness, I would never guess this was 9%. Actually a very nice beer, the lemon grass is there, but too overpowering. Overall a nice beer.
Alphadelic (2235) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Pale. A vinous, tart nose. Very wine-y, the lemongrass plays a surprisingly small part. Relaxed carbonation. It’s like a sweet wine but with an uplifting tang in the finish. Lighly oily and with a great belly-warmth. A little sweet and a little sickly in a bile kinda way. Probably the most wine-like beer I have ever had. MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Beautiful label. Aroma from the neck of wheat, malt, and faint lemon. Pours fairly clear golden with thin white head. Lightly carbonated and smells like candy. Now & Laters? Not much aroma for me. Flavor is interesting. Seems very well balanced with little hint of a 9% ABV. Mild wheat flavor, a little faint lemony tart note, and a shwoosh of salty bittering hops on the finish. Wow! Subtle yet very nice drinker. There is a bit of a wine-like character to this brew, and I think that is carried by the salty & robust mouthfeel If you like wheat beers, this is a must try! Tasted from the bottle @ 56F. 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
On tap at the Fremont Oktoberfest, Seattle, WA. Pours a slightly hazy straw colored with microfoam. Aroma is spicy, with tropical notes of lime and well...lemongrass. This was a very very strong beer. Refreshing in mouthfeel however, it finished very dry and was enjoyable. I would like to try this beer again, however due to its unavailability that might not be possible.