jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is funky belgian yeast, some brett and lemon. The taste is sweet barnyard yeast, more tart lemon peel, some peach. Light vinous notes. Sweet esters. Smooth, supple. OK, but not Jester King’s best.
RoyB (17) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at borefts 2012. I really loved this one. Pours a dense white head and shows a deep orange cloudy color. Aroma and palate remind of tropical fruit, wheat, citrus fruits and hops. Taste was a very balanced bitterness, subtle sweetness and sourness. Very refreshing!
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle - sampled @ Borefts 2012 - hazy orange amber with creamy white head - smell is lightly funky and full of fruits, lightly tropical, tad spices - taste is sweet peaches, apricots. lightly funky and white bread yeast, tad tropical and citrus, ending lightly sour, funky with spices - mellow bodied - added touches of light farmhouse nature made it work - this is fine sutff
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 bottle at de molen 2012 ... hazy amber ... thin white head ... soft floral zezty hop nose ... big bitter hop linger ... zezty fruitts... orange and grapefruit ... little more bitter than id like
Bottle at home... Hazy amber... Thin white head... Soft pepper funky nose... Zezty tart fruits... Juucy fruits... Zezty orange... Big body... Same batch as above... Very nice 3.9
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From Notes, 4/23/12:
Poured a 750ml bottle into a Jester King snifter. First batch directly from the brewery.
A: Cloudy burnt orange with a fluffy white head that settles into a ring that laces down the glass nicely.
S: Citrus up front, barnyard, faint malt sweetness. Some spiciness as well.
T: Follows the nose, except everything is more pronounced. Citrus in the beginning, maltiness in the middle, slightly bitter hops in the finish.
M: Medium and perfect for the style.
O: This is the best offering by Jester King since Black Metal. Gets better as it warms up. I can’t keep my nose out of this one, as it smells amazing. Definitely a sipper to be enjoyed with a meal. If you want a widely available comparison, Boulevard’s Tank 7 would be it. At the risk of sounding like a TX homer, I believe Mad Meg surpasses it.
DutchDrebus (3491) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Borefts 12. Very hazy orange with a decent white head. Smells weird. A bit chemical, fruity, thin. Tastes way sweeter than expected, fruity, but still a bit watery. Thin body, fizzy carbo.
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark straw, dirty and hazy, moderate frothy white head, clumpy lacing. Sweet bready nose, a touch tropical, some floral notes, with a touch of alcohol. Bright straw and yeastiness on the tongue, warming, dull floral notes. Brighter on the nose than on the tongue. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Musty finish, bready and yeasty. Good, but not as bright or floral towards the back as I think it should be. Thanks for the bottle Bill!
erickok (3193) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light spices, caramel malts. Sharp taste, astringent. Copper body. It’s okay but too spicy. Not awesome. (On tap at Borefts 2012)
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Fruity aroma of spices, berries and peaches.
Fruity flavour of spices, peaches, hops and berries.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Borefts. Hazy light amber color, large white head. Aroma of lemon rind and grapefruit. Taste is slightly sour tropical fruit. Very nice.