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 Vintage2012 Label 1 of 2 
TypeBeer
ProducerDogfish Head Brewery (web)
VarietyMalt
DesignationAle
VineyardNoble Rot
CountryUSA
RegionDelaware
SubRegionn/a
Appellationn/a
UPC Code(s)638489001227

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Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2014 (based on 2 user opinions)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 89 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 2 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by crispino on 8/3/2014 & rated 89 points: Pours a light straw color with a touch of amber; little head. The nose is very perfumey, some grape must and saison funk and straw. The taste is a bit like a saison as well, with not a lot of overt hop character but a distinct tart dryness. This has sweet notes as well, the grape must perhaps, a fermented note (although not bready), and almost a bit toward the mead side of things. Can't help but wonder if this is because the couple bottles I have left are near/at/past their ideal drink-by dates. Ultimately not one of my top faves from Dogfish Head but quite enjoyable nonetheless. (198 views)
 Tasted by grafstrb on 2/6/2013: -- crown-capped 750mL bottle --
-- tasted non-blind from a wine glass --

NOSE: spiced carrots, with an after-whiff of tropical white wine; sweet potato and a hint of cinnamon; kind of Saison-like; moderate+ expressiveness; botrytis not detectable; thereís something thatís simply beguiling about the Nose on this beer --- probably the Viognier grape must. Very nice.

BODY: yellow-orange color; medium-light bodied; persistent bead; little bit of lacing left all the way down the glass.

TASTE: hmmmm Ö interesting-good. Tastes a touch tart/sweet, but it finishes with beautiful dryness; somewhat empty and short on the finish; 9% alc. is a bit warming in the belly; cannot notice the botrytis; definitely Saison-like. Only a weak/non-existent finish keeps me from scoring this as 9.0 Ė 9.5; as it is, however, I think a slight downgrade to 8.5 Ė 9.0 is appropriate. Will definitely buy this beer in the future, and I see K&L has some coming soon for $12.99 per 750mL bottle --- Iím buying all day long at that price. This is probably the best Dogfish Head brew Iíve had --- really good stuff here. (581 views)

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