zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle in official Jester King wine-style beer glass. Pours a very hazy yellow with a fluffy white head and minimal lacing. Bottle actually foamed for a bit once I opened it up. Aroma is very sour with a light pecan smoke flavor. Front taste is sour that fades in pecan wood smoke. Lingering taste is sour on the tongue but an effervescent smoke in the nose and roof of the mouth. Slightly sharp mouthfeel. Very reminiscent of their other wheat based sour beers, like Bonnie the Rare and Boxer’s Revenge, but with a smoke hint. I’m not really much of a rauchbier fan, but this is a great balance between smoke and sour. Mostly tried this out of curiosity. Probably would not buy again because if I want a soured wheat beer, I would go with one of their other options. Still a good beer overall.
daje (1799) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends, shared with esp0r. Hazy orange body, big white head. Aroma is light smoky, sour, with a mild malt presence. Taste is sour with smoke and salt, and light crisp malts, fruity towards the finish. Nice and refreshing.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at mikkeller and friends stefansgade. hazy golden with a modest head; curious, rustic aroma of cobwebs, wasp nest and barbecue; interesting mix of saison yeast and salty, smoky flavours, a touch of menthol and a lightly sour finish
Inbreak (1389) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
04.05.2013, tap @ CBC:
Røykt lukt med preg av lys røykmalt, humle, høy, gras, sitrusskal, gjær, sitrus. Frisk lett syrlig røykt smak med preg av lettrøykt lys malt, humle, gras, gjær, høy, sitrusskal, syregras, kalk, sitrus, litt salt. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.
EricTeusink (550) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Three Taverns Bottle Share. Pours clear dark gold with decent white head. Scent is earth, spice, smoke. Flavor is enjoyable mix of earth, funk, sweet, and bitter. Biting on the tongue. Fun blend. Bottle - Shared at Tasting
monk191 (689) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very unique, interesting beer. Pours a cloudy yellow with a light white head. Smells like smoky pecans with some lemon. Lots of lemon in the taste, with the smokiness coming in at the end, to give a bit of a sour aftertaste. Had in the bottle.
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Marheb (1636) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Le liquide est doré et crystallin avec une mousse active. Les effluves enboucanées emportent des parcelles de blé suri dans un parfum d’une ambiguité intriguante. En bouche, c’est moins amical, la fûmée est astringente et mêlée aux tannins et à une salinité modérée, créée une finale qui incite peu à la récidive. Une compagnie divertissante mais pas si agréable.
GODiSSOUTHERN (341) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light straw golden color. Light bodied.Complex farmhouse flavors. Nice light smokiness. Bright mouthfeel throughout.
hcalsos (179) - Rælingen, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.7 l bottle. Yellow and cloudy colour. Medium white head. Smoked grass, hops aroma. Acidic smoked nutty taste. Medium body.
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jkwood04 (3244) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of smoky malts, sour/tartness, pale malts, light fruits, some wood, and a light bitterness. Flavor same with a good blend of the components. Average texture. Interesting and unique but I don’t know if I’d get it again.
drjay44 (2444) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle. Bottled Jan. 2013. Opened a gusher. Pours a medium well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a cloudy, gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is light smoke, cereal, hints lactic acid, minimal esters, hops.......taste is light smoke, light lactic acid, wheat, cereal, light citrus peel, minimal bitterness......mouth feel light, alcohol hidden, minimal carbonation after the gusher. The gusher was a disappointment, but the smoke, acid and wheat were well done. The flaws were too high an alcohol content for the style, and the hops were very American in flavors. BJCP 7/1/14/4/6