lamas (1419) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A bit of a gusher. Pours a dull gold with a HUGE off-white meringue-like head. The aroma is fairly typical of the style - slightly musty with some tangy citrus fruits and spices. Fairly bland taste-wise. Medium to thin-bodied. Crisp. Malty and wheaty. Sour apples and lemons with some spiciness throughout. Finishes quite dry.
ttoadee (816) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy light gold, thin white head. Nose is spice, citrus, and funky yeast. Sour bitter. Middle is light grain, yeast, cardamon, slight hint of clove. Finish is dry and refreshing. Will try this one again, I think I am missing something.
Tmanix14 (1) - Royal oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorite beers. Sour and absolutely delicious. Sometimes pours foamy depending on age.
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Hanoi (536) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nose is funky and a little sour. Strawberry sherbet, floral, slightly herbal, straw, yeast, barnyard, hint of lemon, wet grass, apple, emerging horse blanket - magnificent.
Taste is green apple, straw, lemon, yeast leading to spice and cloves. Warm funk notes, wheat, white grape, lime, oak, leaf, slight chardonnay, lead to an exceptionally dry finish.
Mouthfeel is thick.
This is unexpectedly one of the nicest beers I have ever drunk. It’s got exceptional depth for the strength, but is, because it’s so dry, very very drinkable. It’s the perfect beer for the table on a warm summers day, beautiful.
ohemming (37) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tart, bordering on sour beer, but not quite sour beer. Would be refreshing in the summer.
tectactoe (2882) - Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Review of a bottle from October 2010, drank at just over 3 years old. Always love this beer, but this is the best bottle I’ve had. Beautiful golden-amber color, bright with a mild chill haze that subsides after a few minutes. Volatile, chunky, off-white head leaves lots of chunky lacing all around. Aroma has a nice funky-tartness combo right out of the gate. Damp hay, wet cork, barnyard mustiness, bready yeast, straw, a very mild floral hop kiss, green apple skins, white grape, moderately under-ripe & acidic stone fruits, lemon, faint orange zest, moldy wood, & a slight touch of yeast induced spice. Wow. LOTS going on for a beer under 5% ABV. Flavor is no different. Tart Granny Smith apples up front with a solid base of cracker, biscuit, & straw from the malt. Lots of damp, funky wood & souring critters, very "signature" to JP’s terroir. Lovely yeast profile with mild spice, bread, & a nice offsetting stone fruit, lemony tartness. So refreshing, finishing dry as hell with tons of oak. Some bottles are more funky than others. Some are more sour. Usually draught is a bit more mild. But this beer always delivers. Never been let down. Underrated, overlooked. Beautiful saison.
UXO (609) - CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy straw with a huge three plus fingers of pillowy white head, great retention and heavy chunky lacing. (4/5) Nose is largely dominated by brett funk, with some stone fruit, lemon and grass, pale malt and pineapple. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, bitter, tart, and funk. (8/10) Light body, fizzy carbonation, dry funky finish. (4/5)
The brett developed in the bottle aging has added a nice complexity to a bright and citrusy saison (while making this thing almost impossible to pour!). Lots of horseblankety character on the nose, but the tongue is still dominated by a lemony tartness. (15/20)
CaptainBoosh (41) - - DEC 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden, cloudy with thick white head. Aroma is sour fruits, unripened peaches, fresh cut hay. Taste is pleasantly sour, grainy, peach pits. Carbonated, fizzy mouthfeel. Overall great farmhouse ale.
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pete4999 (1166) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. I’ve had this before but somehow never rated it. The variant at Blue Monk was actually Weizen Bam Biere, which I’d never had before. Really a nice saison, as always from JP. I liked the little bit of sweetness imparted by the wheat base. Solid.
Gorm (1586) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dunkel lys gyllen farge med lyst skum. Lukt av banan og sitrus. Smak av eple, banan, sitrus og gjær. Syrlig og fruktig. Vaaland.
nilsas (1973) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Syrlig duft av høy, gjør og sitron. Dunkel gulbrun farge. Tykt hvitt skum som forsvinner litt etter litt. Syrlig smak av høy og gjær.