VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy dark red with a off white head. The aromas are wonderful, sour cherry ,oak, dark fruits and vinegar. Acidic, balanced with a great tart finish. Amazing beer.
bytemesis (3093) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2010 - thanks Deyholla! Pours hazy reddish chestnut with almost no head and only a thin ring of beige foam around the glass rim that does manage to leave a bit of lacing. Aroma is wood, bourbon, tart cherry, funk, somewhat vinaceous - red wine. Flavor is much the same, light to medium sweet and corresponding tartness, tart cherry and bourbon notes forward, with funkiness coming in later along with lemon rind to provide just a pinch of bitterness. Woody notes linger to the finish, but do not bring much associated astringence. Medium body, basically flat in the mouth. Very nice tasting; I just wish it had maintained some carbonation.
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was courtesy of Darren proprietor of The Local Beer Bar in Eureka, my favorite watering hole. Pours a dark amber with a very small off-white head. The nose is funky and sour. Seems like there is some wood. . Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is quite sour and shows wood for sure. Lots of sour fruit. Finish is sour and very tasty. Really delicious sour ale.
Headbanger (3278) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 4/24/10 316/318 (Courtesy of FlandersNed at DLD)-Pours amber. Aroma of yeast. Taste of the same. This full Bodied brew was nice but missing the bourbon.
Dunt (284) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 bottled provided by Matt. Sampled side by side with a 2012 Biere de Mars. Pours a murky brown in color with a soapy ring around the glass. Nose is full of oak, vinegar, some cherry, and sweet malt. The flavor is slightly more sour than the regular biere de mars as well as more astringent. There is light malt vinegar character to it as well. Mouthfeel is light and moderately acidic, low to moderate carbonation, and a short finish. I think I almost prefer the regular biere de mars to this. It has more balance and is a little less harsh on the palate.
Minderbinder (1744) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours somewhat murky brown/reddish with very low white head. Low lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, sourness, malt, intense fruits, sligth phenol. Taste is of sourness, fruits, JP signature. Palate: Ligth body. Overall: Pretty good, refreshing.
tom10101 (2716) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Julien, Pier-Luc and Benoît, thanks! Amber brown with almost no head. Aroma is clearly Jolly Pumpkin with lots of red bruits, acetic notes and can be compared to a good flemish red. Bourbon is barely noticeable. Taste is about the same as aroma. Moderate sourness. Mouthfeel is dry and acetic. Almost no carbonation. Interesting Sour in the Jolly Pumpkin mold. It was have been more intriguing with the bourbon being a little more present.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a purple hue and a grayish head that starts at the edges and dissipates completely. Aroma has a nice sour red fruit note with a bit of vinegar and a strong oaky backbone. Flavor begins with acid and vinegar but mellows out to more of a sour red fruit and a oak backbone.
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber brown. Nose/taste of cherry vinegar, tart red berries, oak, vanilla, brown sugar and tannins. I don’t get any of the bourbon from the barrel treatment. Aggressive acidity up front. Settles down after a few sips. Medium body.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
330ml bottle thanks to Auoracrisis. First off, this beer was fantastic, just wonderful but I am already biased towards the regular biere de mars which we rarely see in Colorado. Dark red with a healthy head at first that died quick. It smelled a lot like the regular version, sour flanders style beer. The taste however had a very pronounced and beautiful oak flavor to it that complemented the beer very well. Sour but full and not so much the lemon flavor I have detected in Biere De Mars. I was actually astonished by how much better it was with the extended oak aging. Fantastic beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-19-2011 19:28:16