JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: medium brown, lightly clouded, with a short, creamy light tan head. Aroma: toasted brown bread, earthy funk, wet wood. Taste: saison barnyard funk with a hint of brett, a bit roasty and toasty with darker malts, a hint of Belgian waffle and pine nut . Finish: typical JP finish--slightly sour and funky, but with lingering toasted bread notes to darken it up. Notes: Thought this was a really creative darker saison. A little toasty to go with the usual JP funk. Enjoyable. On draught at Victoria’s Gastropub, Columbia, Maryland.
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Pours a murky dark brown color, translucent, with a big ’ol puffy white head that lingers forever. Good lacing/adhesion. Aroma is definitely sour, some brett sourness and a hint of spice. Taste matches, sour, with a tinge of roasted malt. Palate is slightly thin, and has an unsatisfying bitter finish that I think is lacking. Not the greatest overall but interesting nonetheless -- also a terrible description by the brewery.
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a pretty cool beer. of course it has the standard funky/sour/wild aspect that pretty much all JP beers have in common...and that’s a good thing. the dark malt lends a bit of sweetness and body too, but after that there’s nothing to it. little follow through. another good beer from them, but so far only the LaRoja was great!"
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
9/26/2014. From bottle. Cloudy brown with a massive off-white head. Funky yeast aromas with hints of oak, dark fruit and spices. Sugary flavors, still tart and spicy with a sour finish.
Geokkjer (6158) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a huge beige head. Aroma of malt, funk, caramel and spices. Flavor is sweet and funky with some brown sugar, caramel and spices. Medium body, average carbonation.
Beerenberger (1545) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma of Saison yeast is accompanied with notes of toasted malt and Brett. A dark pour that when held to the light has a beautiful ruby glow and supports a voluminous ivory head and stringy lacing. On the palate, dark fruit and wood with hints of malt and Brett end in a dry bitter finish. Medium-light body with crisp, almost biting carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable twiste on a Saison.
salvaticas (485) - - AUG 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin. Burnt on the nose. Pours a very dark red. Slightly weak version of the regular bam.
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nimbleprop (5339) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Black Squirrel’s Michigan beer event during DC Beer Week 2014. Pours a hazy amber with some creamy off white head. Nose has some very notes, wood pulp, dandelion greens, some crackery, a little raisin, a little cherry. Maybe notes of brett C. Flavor is mild, some turbinado sugar sweetness, less tartness, some bland mass produced cherry, a little lime. Watery lightly tart finish.
lownote (161) - USA - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark red pour from tap with a ton of off white head. Not much aroma but what is there is fruity. Very light mildly carbonated mouth feel. Beer is a little sour and very light tasting. Kind of watery. Its okay.
mkel07 (3878) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Authority New York September 2014. Good saison with fresh fruit aromas and a big almost creamy mouthfeel.