Theydon_Bois (8665) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravi-cask at GBBF ’13, 16/08/13.
Murky orange amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is candied sugars, bitter orange, light spice, apricot, funky notes.
Taste comprises sour and tarte fruit, yeast esters, sugars, light spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry and tarte fruity finale with delicate spice.
Ok easy drinking affair, the 9% ABV doesn’t really show up much at all!
Prufrockstar (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by friends - thanks Nick! Pours hazy amber gold, very little head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, fruit. Hint of funkiness, a fruitiness I can't place, a little tropical and spicy, cheese, gently sweet with a lightly lingering bitterness. Soft carbonation, medium/full body, thick and slick. Some earthy, almost oaky (tannin?) notes. Overall: I really like this - something about the flavor combo I haven't had before and am digging - it's intriguing and very tasty.
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devman171 (965) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium amber from a bomber, aroma is light spice and funk, taste is pretty sweet, but not a whole lot going on, decent
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It looks like apple cider, aroma of Belgian yeast and some fruity spiciness. Taste is similar, a really nice farmhouse.
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Central Market, 6/25/13
Aroma: The nose is clean malts, heavy spice, Belgian yeast, grass and a bit of fruit
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange color with a thick, foamy beige head and plenty of lace
Flavor: The taste is dominated by the spice, with a mild sweetness, fruit, and a little funk
Palate: The body is medium, it has a fizzy carbonation, and a dry, funky, spicy finish on the mouth
I thought this was a pretty interesting beer. There’s a good amount of spice here for sure, but that isn’t the only component. The funk, sweetness, and bitterness all play roles as well, I’ll be it clearly supporting roles.
RobertDale (3452) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours a golden amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, caramel, spice, and yeast. Taste is similar with a bit of alcohol and hops. Nice.
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orangeish. Lots of yeast, spicy and.banana. better than others, but not great.
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ MPLS LOL. Thanks Caleb! Pours a hazy orange appearance with a tan head. Somewhat spicy, orange fruity, spicy, a bit yeasty aroma. Tangy, orange fruity, light tart, a bit cherry, herbal, spritzy flavor.
alexsdad06 (5409) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tasting. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was herbal, floral, citrus, mils spice with a hint of barnyard. The flavor was herbal, floral, earth, toasted cereals, and citrus. Decent, but not my favorite from these guys.
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from Shoky .. . pours a deep amber .. massive awesome head .. lacing too .. . what happened to this beer!?! .. a little while in the cellar and it falls apart!?! or did it suck this bad off the bat?? .. . cork, mud, dead yeast, yeast, and soggy grain .. . mild mouth .. a touch boozy .. . not at all enjoyable, another miss in the JK stable of low par beers.. .. how can they make such nice barrel/weird beers (weasel, salt lick for example) and then make so much mop water... .. still love JK but this was weak.. .. .. you paid for a song!!