Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown appearance with a beige head. The aroma contains some chocolate, caramel, cherries, raisins, and a little bit of vinegar. The flavor is rather tart with some cherries, granny smith apples but also malty at the same time with some molasses and chocolate. Interesting concept for a beer. Overall I really enjoyed this.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for the bottle, iowaherkeye. Dark brown and red body with a light khaki head. The aroma is tart with some wood and apples. There is also some caramel. The taste is fairly sweet with some apples and floral notes. There is also some berry character. Surprsingly sweet at first, as you drink more, the tartness comes through. A decent brew, but a little boring.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber color with a good head. Dusty sour oranges smell. Super mild and subtle flavor. Mouthfeel is nice but not amazing. Overall, drinkable, but not too memorable.
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mediium sized very fizzy ivory head that mostly diminished, one ring of lacing, transparent, carbonation noted, and an orange brown hue. The aroma was dark fruits, brett, malt, slightly musty, spicy, and a whiff of coffee. The taste was very sour, tart, dark fruits, malt, spicy, funky, and finished dry. Tingly mouthfeel and medium bodied. This beer was just too sour and funky tasting to suit my tastebuds. If one enjoys beers that are very sour and tart tasting, this should then be enjoyed by such a person.
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml). At 2nd Annual Summer Saison Tasting - blankboy’s bottle. Deep murky amber with a solid frothy beige head - just a massive flock of floaties in it (down from 4/5 due to execess floaties). Sweet toasty caramel aroma, but floral, spicy and herbal - really appealing. The taste seems a little less balanced - less malt body, more bitter spice, and an odd celery note that nobody else got in their sample - thick bodied, complex for sure, and dry in the finish - had an odd aroma/taste differential.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a brown orange hazy body and a moderate head. Aroma and flavor is funky sweet malt, some cherries, wood, and that traditional jp sour funk.
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Totally love this oaky taste, so similar to the Rodenbach Grand Cru. It takes some getting used to it, a beer that you learn to love and appreciate.
Batch 262/263, color dark amber, roasty and smoky.
Always amazed by their quality.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 258,259. The beer pours to a dark rustic amber body with a light creamy off-beige head. The aroma is sour and funky and smells almost exactly like the regular Bam Biere. Not as punchy, however. The sour funky saison components hit up front with a dry stout backend. The beer finishes with a strong dry roasted malt. Dry palate. This one’s a let down that really didn’t work.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
reddish/brown body with a nice white head.aroma is brett,caramel malts,spices,and lemons.flavor is much of the same.mouthfeel is a little watery.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Body-big thick foamy beige head on top of a dark hazy iced tea body. Nose-buttery, light wood, spirits, apple skins, tea, powdery, old wood. Taste-cantaloupe rind, coffee grounds, medium tannins, Chardonnay barrel, beach, dry, light unsweet dark fruits, dry wood and white wine dominates. It’s a mix of fruit from the esters, wood, yeast, and herbal tea like tannins. Enjoyable and very drinkable, but Jolly Pumpkin sets their bay very high and this beer just barley brushes up against that bar.