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Review by rhoadsrage on 02/07/13  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 9 15 3 7 2010
Drank on 2/1/2013
(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer pours a deep orange body with a wall of microbubbles and a thin cloud of snow white head swirling around. The second pour turned the beer very hazy.

S- The clean yeasty aroma had some mead qualities with a white grape hint and some triple hints in the yeast and sugar hints when it opened up.

T- This beer has a dry bitey white grape skin flavor with a dry finish and a tangy aftertaste. There is a fruit Muscat grape flavor that never grows as big as I would like but is present, and some floral yeast hints come through aswell. There is an odd tomato quality to the grape skins flavor that grows as it opens.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tight fizz and no real alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer comes together more as it opens up but the flavor is muted and never really becomes what I hoped. The Muscat grapes in a Triple sounds delicious and there are hints of greatness in there, but it remains a bit of an under achiever.

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Drank 10/20/2010
(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer has a slightly hazy orange body with a sea of tiny bubbles swirling to the surface. There is a bubbly white head that last for a few sips and then fades to a thick ring of bubbles.
S- The white grapes and yeasty aroma has a soft phenolic spice to it. As the beer warms the grapes take on more of a white wine flavor that is very dry and more of the s. blanc grapes than the others. The wine tannins really dry out the aroma.
T- There is a tartness and pungent green hop flavor that turns more green grapefruit rind as it opens up. The dry finish has a light fruity hint and lots of white wine tannins but it is soon covered by fizz.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a big scrubbing fizz in the finish.
D- This beer is pretty clean if flavor and aroma and the fizz covers up more of it. There are some nice tripel qualities but the grapes really dry it out to much. I didn't get much from the Muscat and Gewurztraminer grapes but I have only tasted them in desert wines and candy so I was expecting them to be a bit sweeter. The tannin flavor makes it almost sulfury in the dryness. I will be interested to see how this one ages?

Served In: Tulip