Chuckaduck (610) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blend 2; Bottled 2-28-2013. Bottle to Pint Glass. 5/11/13. Pours cloudy red-bronze color with a insanely foamy white head. Aroma is long on the farmyard; funky, bitter, sour, earth, basement juxtaposed against fruit notes of citrus, cherry, apple and hints of oak, vanilla, leather. A lot going on here. Taste is a bit more linear; farmyard funk, grass, hay, sourness (not tart), citrus, cherry, apple, earth, oak; bitter and sour funky finish; no alcohol burn. Mouth feel is wet, slick. Carbonation is medium-high. No lacing. Overall, excellent. It’s not so much a beer as it is an adventure. Difficult to eloquate; this is a beer that is better experienced than read about.
superspak (2212) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; Blend 1, bottled 3/1/2011. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger foamy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart cherry, sour apple, raisin, caramel, clove, pepper, toast, oak, hay, leather, red wine, grass, funk, vinegar, and earthy yeast spiciness. Incredible aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast notes with moderate malt balance and barrel character. Taste of tart cherry, sour apple, raisin, caramel, pepper, clove, toast, oak, hay, leather, red wine, grass, vinegar, funk, and earthy yeast spiciness. Moderate fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart fruits, caramel, clove, pepper, toast, hay, grass, oak, leather, red wine, vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/spicy esters with moderate barrel character and malt balance; with a great tartness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, slick, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible wild Biere de Garde style! All around great complexity and balance of flavors; and very smooth to sip on with moderate acidity. An extremely enjoyable offering.
Minderbinder (1589) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very deep amber with minimal head. Aroma is of fruits, malt. Taste is of fruits, malt, sourness. Palate: Ligth body. Overall: Pretty good.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Tommy, thanks! Pours a murky light brown with very small head. No lacing. Aroma of little dried fruits, a bit of honey, funk, brett. Taste has a light brown sugar, dark fuits, oak, honey, nice sourness, a bit acetic but nothing too agressive. Low body and low carbonation. Like this one a lot.
tom10101 (2243) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Julien, Pier-Luc & Benoît, thanks! Unclear amber with a small off-white head and almost no lacing. Aroma of red fruits, berries, strong wood presence, brettanomyces and tart notes. Taste is moderately sour and tart with a strong oak presence, brettanomyces, fruits and an underlying malt/caramel presence. Medium body. Slightly acetic and dry. Complex. I loved it.
Mittenator (1096) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Hazy brown with some red. Sour funk and berry aromas. Tart, yeast and berries. Fantastic.
b3shine (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (Blend 2; bottled 2-28-13). Looks good; a cloudy brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells and tastes sweet, spicy, oaky, tart, and a little funky with some light cherry notes and a nice, lively mouthfeel. Seems to have some Flemish qualities to it. Good beer!
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Some Brett and lacto aromas, jp at its best. Flavor is light, light spice, malt and try and Brett tones .
AdamJackson (2105) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ML bottled on 3-8-12. HUGE gusher..damnit! Wine glass, cellar temp. Murky purple / amber. Tart with cherries, wheat and plums. Taste is tart loaded with ripened cherries, blueberries and a hint of malts. Very nice and very enjoyable!!!!!! This is a great biere de garde example.
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber at Jerry’s. Hazy, but brilliant brown with modest, frothy, tan head (barrel-aged) / Sour, acidic nose of orchard fruit, caramel, / Medium body, soft carbonation, sour, just a hint of sweetness so mostly dry and woody, solid malts, excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of turning apple, cherry, oak, caramel, raisin, rose hip, chrysanthemum, leather, light old sweater / Does it get any better than JP?