brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2010 Enjoyed at Ann Arbor Jolly Pumpkin bar. Bottle. Sweet aroma with Belgian candy. Flavor is semi-.......Apparently I had a tech glitch while rating this...Will update as soon as my other bottle arrives. Numbers are accurate however. Nice brew.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
When I popped the cap off it hissed so loudly I thought I was going to be wearing some beer. Luckily I was standing over the sink and was able to pour some out of the bottle right away as the foam simply gushed out of the glass. Each pour had 3/4 foam and 1/4 beer. The beer was cloudy amber color with off white head. Once it settled down the aroma had a nice woody aroma and some subtle funky notes. Obviously mouthfeel was real stinging due to high carbonation. Way too much carbonation for me. So much in fact I kept burping with each sip. Flavor was actually pretty good. Some tart and funk led to a spicy dry finish. If it wasn’t for the over the top fizz in this it would be way more enjoyable.
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An absolutely absurd gusher thanks to bu11zeye. This thing gushed slowly, but was still pushing foam over the brim with about an eighth of its contents remaining. Pours with a large, foamy, head over a murky brown body. Aroma of brett, phenolic, rye, and grassy. Taste is sour, tart and very dry. Lively bubbles. Interesting.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured some of a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. It poured rather clear with an obvious carbonation and lacing up the side of the glass. Very aromatic. It tastes very much as it smells. Has that funky Belgium twist with some hops. I just think it would be best left at that. But the beer has some citrus sourness that I did not enjoy.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of cloudskipper. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry and citric. citric and dry brett to hoppy mild spiced base flavour. Bitter and slight citric with a light barnyard note. Bitter and bone dry finish.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle at Woodshop 5.0, courtesy of cloudskipper. Thanks, Chris! POurs a murky, deep yellow color; medium-bubbled off-white head with good retention and solid lacing. Nicely bretty aroma, lots of complex esters and yeast character here; crackers, toasty, hints of alcohol. Medium body: creamy presence in the mouth; following the nose: lots of creamy yeast, crackers, well-developed / non-acidic brett character; a very toasty, Belgian-style beer; solidly bretty. Lasting dry finish: toasty, hints of grains, lingering crackers; nicely dry.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky darker amber, a huge cakey offwhite head that laces excellently, won’t die. Aromas are a nice melange of floral and citrusy hops, a touch of mellow rye malts, the hops take hold with a decent funky brett quality, a touch of Belgian spice. Fruity. Initial is medicinal, some fruity esters and a faint spice, vanilla, with a decent funky brett, bubblegum amoxicillan, lighter on the palate, the rye seems to conflict with the beer. A touch of boozy heat, very belgian slanted, with some light funk and sweet esters. Interesting, a touch of amoxicillan kids liquid, nuts, fruits, slightly sweet malts. Ok. Interesting is the key word with this brew.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ale absurd... Pours a cloudy orange caramel brown with a hefty soapy white head... Aroma of earthy sweet and medicinal spiciness as well as orange peel... Flavors of lively and spritzy earth and citrus. Little too dry and effervescent
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml, pours hazy auburn with white head. Nose of cookie, rye, herbs, and phenolic. flavors of rye, caramel, spicy yeasty, medicinal. Spritzy carb. Odd brew.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gusher bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a MASSIVE, rocky white head. The aroma is a nice blend of spice, banana, clove, damp wood, slight black pepper and that distinct Jolly Pumpkin funk. The flavor is bold and spicy with the rye pepperyness standing out much more than the aroma. The Belgian esters and oak aging blend to make a nice luscious earthy fruit character with hints of banana creme and clove. The body is creamy and quite full and that massive amount of carbonation comes across quite soft and smooth.