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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Wheat ale brewed with lemongrass and muscat grape juice with lemongrass added.

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3.8
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Sampled on 12/3/2011. This wheat beer pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing. The aroma is cereal, Muscat grapes, fruit and sweet. A light to medium bodied wheat beer. The malts are fruity and sweet, with lots of Muscat grape flavor, there is a hint of lemongrass at the finish. The hops are herbal and earthy. Light carbonation. Interesting blend of flavors. I like the way the Muscat grapes mix and blend with the wheat/malts and the lemongrass. A touch of grape tannins at the finish. Overall it a touch sweet but it works. Hides the 9% alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The look is clear, no head, and golden in color. The taste is wheat, lemons, and fruits. The taste is about the same with some tartness.

2.6
ChainGangGuy (4908) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Appearance: Near clear, deep golden body with a white head that deteriorates in a flash. Poof. Gone.

Smell: Decidedly sweet-scented, smelling of heady malted wheat, syrup, jellies, honeybear honey, and booze with little lemongrass showing.

Taste: Heavily sweet, quite sugary from the first sip on. Sugar, sticky honey, muscat jelly. No real hop character or bitterness to begin tempering this mess. Vein of acidity running through the middle. Again, not much lemongrass, mostly just raw sweetness. Faint, faint and a noticeable booziness on the thick, that-ain’t-exactly-luscious, toothsome finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I was geared up for a sweet, heavy beer, but, ugh, this was just clunky, clumsy, and cloying. A sack of sugar would’ve been cheaper.

3.2
jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Gold with a small off-white head. Aroma is of lemongrass, straw and wheat. taste is of lemon and wheat.

2.8
thegreenrooster (4490) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Pour is a clear yellow with a large white head. Aroma is a wheat malt base but not much else. Flavor is again wheat malt up front with maybe and ever so slight citrus and some sweetness. Hides the 9% well but do you really need a 9% wheat beer? It’s ok for a wheat, and a sample would be better than buying a bottle.

3
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2012
The aroma is malty and slightly funky with a fruity/honey wine quality as well as an herbal citrus quality. The appearance is light hazy gold - orange with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with lots of alcohol. The palate is medium. Overall it’s interesting but not great.

3.3
BelgianBeerGal (4121) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottled at Dayton Ale Feast. Try as I may, I really didn’t pick out the muscat grapes or lemongrass; maybe just a faint citrus and/or fruitiness. This was still a nice, fuller bodied wheat ale though. Good job hiding the 9 ABV.

3.1
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Sampled at the at 18th Richmond gathering. Clear yellow pour with faint ring of white. Wow this is crazy tart. Those grapes just dry out the palate something awful. Massively sweet and tart and like a sweet white wine. Interesting. Very acidic.

2.3
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 15, 2011
bottle. clear orange with no head. zesty citrus, pear, and white grape nose. flavor of grape sweetarts. very sweet and sugary. syrupy full body. mosty the grape juice shows up here with something like lemon and honey tea. long sweet purple grape finish.

2.8
drjay44 (3773) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
650 ml. bottle. Pours an almost non existent fizzy, head, over a clear dark gold (SRM 6) body....nose is cinnamon, apple, lemon peel, grape, cheap perfume....taste is sweet sugar, grape, lemon, light cinnamon, finishing with a light soapy perfume....mouth feel thick, sticky, alcohol hidden, carbonation low. This is a very different brew. It is partly apple cider, partly sweet soda, with a touch of Grandma’s perfume, and almost makes it to a real beer qualia. But the very heavy sticky, grape/sugar dominates completely. It is an interesting experiment that really didn’t work for me and is reminiscent of some of Brewdogs experiments with I/DIPA’s aged in a Scotch barrel. But if they don’t try, they can’t get to real brilliance. BJCP 6/3/10/4/6


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