VastActiv (5495) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.375l at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Vintage 2013. Colour is deep red with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Berries, red berries, lactose, dryness, sourness and blackcurrants. Excellent. Amazingly fresh.
jookos (5248) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep red clear. Nice malty raspberries, raspberry seedy nose. Some farmyard, all in a pretty nice mix together. Bit tart, mouthwatering, long raspberry finish. Tasty, dry fruity, bit thin in the finish, but overall just excellent.
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GlasgowTAD (1309) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Himmeriget. Pours raspberry red, clear, with minimal pink head. Aroma is raspberry jam massive, raspberries and more raspberries. Taste is raspberry jam sweet, mild raspberry tart sweet, raspberry pips, slight oak.
Tmoney99 (13250) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy dark ruby color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart berry, wood and sour aroma. Medium to full body with a dry slick texture and flat carbonation. Heavy tart & sour flavor with a heavy berry tart finish of moderate to long duration. Interesting solid beer.
alexsdad06 (8727) - Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 thanks to Errl. Pours a slightly hazy deep reddish purple mahogany color with an initially large fluffy pinkish head that settled quickly. The aroma and flavor have big raspberry jam fruity character, tart, oak, tannins, some acidity, I am a big fan of this, this has the pop of a Blushing Monk with the abv of Rubaeus, if I could get this in cans I would drink a ton of this on the golf course.
Mr_Abner (326) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Older bottle. Pours red with a darker tint, pink head that fades to an ample ring around the glass. Aromas of raspberries, raspberry juice, some light vinegar. Tastes moderately tart, some raspberry juice sweetness underneath and more prominent up front. The raspberries are wonderful; they balance the sour funk nicely. So far my favorite from Jester King. Excellent.
AirForceHops (5972) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle thanks to T.J on this share! Bottled June 2015. The appearance is beautiful; dark red / ruby color with very thin white head. The aroma is a deep raspberry, raspberry yogurt and light traces of oak.
The taste is is layers of raspberry jam, tart, funky raspberry center with a mildly sharp oak toward the finish. The texture is interesting. It starts jammy and turns bone dry from the oak barrel. The barrel is starting to take over and the sourness is starting to win over the awesome raspberry jam character.
I got say this is a beautiful beer and since I am not a huge sour fan, this rides the line of having the barrel and funk take over. Perfect time to open the 2015 (before it becomes to sour). The layers of fresh berry mixed with sour/tart berries is something special.
Chalumeaux (1008) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Poured from bottle 6/20/15 thanks djd07 ruby red color with a nice effervescent fading off white head. Aromas of cherry skins fruity jam and nice sour funk. Taste is raspberry jam tart sour but we?ll balanced and we?ll done. Thanks again djd07.
WillRunForBeer (2195) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks, TJ! Pours deep ruby with a pink head. Aroma is raspberry, yogurt funk. Flavor is big natural raspberry with some yogurt tart. Really nice!
umich03jm (3421) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma is just huge raspberry jam mixed with some light funk and cherry skin. Tastes like awesome raspberry purée, light red wine, apple skin and cherry skin. Just an awesome beer. Can’t believe I haven’t had this before.