tectactoe (1529) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 Tap: turbid, muddled straw-yellow body with a stark white head that quickly recedes to nothing more than a collar. Aroma is very grassy & green with kitchen spices, basil, pepper, & a solid oak backbone with a finishing touch of some signature Jolly Pumpkin-esque funk. Taste is full of oak, basil, spices, some sharp green apple tartness, mild wet hay funk, & very faint lemon & lemongrass. Green, slightly herbaceous at times. Spiced with a nice balance of tartness & funk.
Tmoney99 (10470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured clear golden color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy basil spice and wood aroma. Medium to abundant body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice sour flavor with a medium spice sour finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have Thai basil, oak, Jolly Pumpkin funk, some tart fruit character, light spice, mildly bready and very easy to drink. Lasting oaky JP funk.
DrSilverworm (6033) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Dutch’s. Almost entirely clear golden color. Thin off white head, leaves a few dots of lace. Really nice kind of oaky sour thai basil nose and flavor. I really enjoy herbal flavors like basil, and the perfect amount of it is in this beer.. It’s balanced, enough to be noticed, but not so much as to dominate. Light bready malt base, and nice oaky sour notes, little lemon citrus, it all plays very well together. Light spiciness at the end. Good moderate sour taste, light bit of sweetness, light bitterness, and a more dry finish. Light to medium body. Smooth, light carbonation. Very bright and refreshing. One of the most enjoyable, tasty, and easy-drinking JP beers I’ve ever had. I could drink this all day.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
shimmering gold with a dense white head, lasting but little lace. Nose shows basil, lightest brett hay and sulfur with more prominent citrus and dough. Flavor is more house than nose, basic by comparison to some bears with hay and grass up front, lemon and orange rind mid tempered by grass before a faintly crusty finish, crisp with esters accented by fine bubbled, zesty carbonation. One of their most uneventful beers I can remember, closest to but way simpler than Bam. The recent Tired Hands pizza gose seems much more developed by comparison.
jtw (1087) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. A ton of tangy spice and a bit of sweetness which I probably wouldn’t have identified as basil but that knowledge explains a lot. Straw color sticky white head that clings to the glass. Fun to drink and the subtle flavors are well-executed. Spritely and delicious.
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Tangy nose, definite Thai basil sweetness. Flavor is herbal with vanilla citrus and herb notes. Slightly sour.
ben4321 (3823) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Draft at Spuyten Duyvil, 3/23/14
Aroma: The nose is spice, lots of basil, some mint, grass, and plenty of Belgian yeast notes
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden color with a small head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, basil/mint with Belgian yeast, spice, and a little funk
Palate: The body is medium, it drinks nicely, with a clean, mild dry finish to it
Overall, I really enjoyed this. Much more of a Saison than a sour in my opinion. I get some funky flavors, but not a lot of tart. The basil works nicely.
joshwoodward (565) - - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a pint on tap at the pub in Ann Arbor. Really delicious, not a lot of heat or sourness, but a refreshing and tasty brew.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Michigan Winter Beer Festival - 22-Feb-2014. Pale golden with small head. Basil is subtle. Tart, but not overly sour. Wonderful flavor. Awesome.
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MiWBF 14. Wasn’t sure how this would turn out and it was great. Slight basil/anise aroma and rounded flavors.