GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL courtesy of MrChopin who needs to upload a photo of this beer ASAP. Pours a hazy, deep raspberry like a jar of raspberry preserves. Off-white, medium head. Aroma is full on red apples. Taste is heavily tart, heavy tart berries and then moves to what I would simply describe as 100% lemon iced tea. Palate is watery, tart, not really doing it for me.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber/tawny with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, nutty), average hops (grassy, pine), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, plum, and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, nutty), average hops (herbal), and average esters (berry) with notes of acetic acid, wood, and plum. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with low creaminess and a dry finish.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet phenolic nose with some dark fruit and band aids. Taste is full and watery, some spice, some nuttyness, some oxidation. Meh.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle, thanks to whomever brought this to drbillís NYE party
weird kind of fruit flavor, I certainly couldnít drink a glass of this.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Pours out a lightly hazed, dark mahogany-hued body with a finely-textured, whitish head.
Smell: Noticeably tart-scented nose of ransacked fruits and berries with vague notions of musty cracked nuts, a pinch of spice, and some altogether stinging wafts of fusel alcohol.
Taste: Compiled tastes of yeasty bread, lightly toasted, and given a touch of dry caramel, modestly earthy nut meal, stale dried herbs, and a slight sourness thatís not altogether enticing and seems out of place. A bit more of that tartness on the heated finish. Canít be finish with this one fast enough.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: Unacceptable. A rather muddled, messy flavor profile with what seems to be more than 6% in alcoholic heat. Not digginí it, Captain!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured amber with a beige head and some lace. aroma was horse feed, grain, and spice. flavor was grain, spice, oak??, and fruit with a light body.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with a thin off white head. Smells of caramel, honey, toffee, figs, peaty. Tastes of cherries, earthy, sweet, some tarte hints, marmelade, some lemony hints on the finish. Messy and not all that enjoyable.
WisconsinBeer (695) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to Daknole for hooking this one up. 22 oz bottle. Cap comes off with just the faintest whisp of carbonation. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a small head. Flavor is tart, cherries, wood. More like a sour than a Belgian ale. Dry finish, light bodied and fizzy on the palate. Interesting beer and pretty respectable, but nothing like what the label says.
dagimp (650) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 750ml purchased at the brewery. Pours a brown brown with a good two inches of head, little lacing. Aroma of tartness and maybe cherries... not really sure. Mouthfeel is moderate but a tiny bit too fizzy. Taste is fairly tart... I wasnít expecting this. Must have some brett or lacto in it. Canít taste the nuts... or the honey... the cheerios bee is getting pissed. In fact, it doesnít taste all that Belgian either. Oh well, a good sour beer despite the lack of a specific taste. Iíd recommend giving it a try.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 750 mL bottle thanks to Nolan. The appearance is a medium deep amber with not too much head. The aroma is a touch sour with some bready malts and honey. The flavors are a slightly surprising sour and tart. The sour is followed up with a lot of honey and yeasty bread crust. Iím not so sure I pick up any of the jam from the name. The mouth is medium to full bodied. A fair amount of carbonation. Pretty good offering.