Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429 and Amyliz4. Thanks Mike and Amy!
A: The beer appears dark brown with crimson highlights. The head is light beige, about a half inch thick, has good retention, and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma is unique. Sour, funky, odd, boozy, fruity, wild - itís definitely intriguing and has piqued my curiosity.
T: The beer is quite piquant. Again, the flavor is unlike any other I have yet found in a beer, and thus, a bit challenging to accurately describe. Surely, the quince fruit is largely responsible for these unusual flavors. The beer has a nice tannic quality to it, as well as an oak aroma and taste from the barrels. There is a healthy level of sourness / funkiness that, along with the wine, quince, and oak barrel, make for a beer with deep complexities.
M: Boozy and sour, funky and odd. Medium bodied, with appropriate carbonation.
D: What an interesting and memorable beer. Well worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-04-2011
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Soft acidic note, chocolate, toffee, caramel, cherries. Not very complex, or well balanced. Not terrible but not something that I want to try again.
Sledutah (3652) - Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Dallas
Appearance: Clear mahogany with a big beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Tart and roasted malts
Taste: Tart, dark malts and dark fruit
douglas88 (5173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. A sweet nose of brown sugar and tart wood. The flavor is very interesting; toasted malts, light fruity flavors, wood, certainly a pervasive sourness that is closer to white wine than brett. Pretty good and unique.
MikeJslc (640) - USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, tan head. Aroma: brown sugar, chocolate, some nuttiness and leather. Some chocolate malt, a slightly puckery sour edge, some winelike notes.
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daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish pour, small light head. Odd aroma, wine, funk, tart fruit, apples, pears, apricots. Flavor is fruity, tart, yeasty, a bit funky, some wine notes, apples. Interesting brew.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark & frothy. The smells are full of wine barrel, something I oh so enjoy, especially from Jackie. Underneath the wine are hints of earthy tobacco and ripe, tropical fruits...like mango and ok, quince, not that Iíve had a quince by itself before...maybe I have, who care. Theyíre in the nose and thatís all I gots to say bout dat. Flavors have that jackie o barrel goodness all draped all over with a little tart quince character...nicely balanced and beyond quaffable for the 9+% abv the label claims. Certainly lives up to that Jackie O quality Iíve come to expect from my favorite US brewery. Wonderful as usual...I want to live next door.
jzzbassman (1419) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a tiny head. Big time sour apple and chardonnay aroma. Lactic acidic sourness along with a sweet caramel and yeasty notes that add a bit of leathery earthiness. Finishes sharp and dry. Very nice.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle shared at 5000 tasting - very sour, sort of cabbagey, with a touch of bile and brine. Not a fan.
TheEpeeist (3058) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a lacy beige head leaving spots. Nose is peat, red wine, funk and mild sour fruit. Medium light with a tingle. Taste is sour lemon-lime, i guess the quince, earthy wood and wine. Finishes with a hint of oily smoke. As it warms slight caramel emerges but overall doesnít quite come together for me.