gcontano (20) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber, chestnut with a small white head. Aroma is light malt, oak, balsamic vinegar, sour yeast. Light bodied, oily texture, finish is light medium sour with light hop bitterness.
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is mild musty things, animal horns, stone fruits, dried apricots, underripe cherries. Taste is tart underripe cherries, fermented strawberries / stone fruits and bone dry, oakiness. The pre-cursor to all things Prairie Artisan Ales but not as wild.
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Golden with two finger head. All the big JP sour funk you’d expect. Base beer has a lightly bitter oakiness. Wonderfully complex and delicious.
ajnepple (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Nutty malts, dark fruits, funky yeast and mild sour notes. Nicely done overall.
probstblueribbon (3724) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Bruce. Murky deep amber with a fair off-white head. Tangy and funky, fruity, a lightly smoky note, light wood, bread, bread crust, a touch spicy. Medium body, medium-low carbonation. Nice bread and biscuit malt, moderately funky, light sourness, lightly spicy; dry with moderate sourness, fair bitterness with a bread crust and lightly funky finish.
bubblehouse (1363) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The oak aging is very prominent. Looks really good poured in the glass. Real light aroma.
mcberko (14665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy dark orangey brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of oak, light tartness, and light wild yeast. Flavour is complex, with loads of oak, light tartness like a Flanders Red, and some wild yeast. Super complex, with a lovely tartness and oakiness. An archetype for Biere de Gardes out there. Fantastic.
NachlamSie (3296) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL from Mile High. This is a brilliant dark amber with a long lasting white head. The aroma is funky with notes of baking spices, dark fruits, chestnuts and acidity. The palate is medium full and soft in the mouth. Carbonation is assertive. There are flavors of wool, goats, toffee, nuts, vinaigrette, berries, and bread. Finish is bone dry. Needless to say, Jolly Pumpkin has been and continues to master sour beer.
slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very interesting mix of fruit, tartness, funk and malt. No real hop presence. Definitely has that house JP flavor, but that’s ok too. Slightly overcarbonated, but good stuff.
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a hazy orange color with an enormous off-white head that fades slowly. The aroma blends acidity, sour fruit, and some low-level caramel malts. The taste is mildly sour and a touch sweet with a slightly oak flavor alongside some sour fruit notes. The palate fuses a medium body, slick texture, and a soft carbonation.