AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked a bottle of this up to bring down to my friend in DC. I’ve only had limited experience with biere de mars, but if they are all similar to this, I will probably like them. Dark, mahogoney color, moderate carbonation. Spices galore, bready, cloth-y mouthfeel. I read this style is starting to make somewhat of a comeback, I am glad to hear this.
coyotehunter (678) - , Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Smells nicely of sour apples and some wood, followed by a hint of barnyard. Taste is similar with notes of hops, some tart cherry and a little dark fruit with a light alcohol burn in the finish. Drys out a bit at the end. Pretty good...better than I expected.
Chuckaduck (669) - 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.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle...pours a murky copper with a thick cream head. Nose has hints of lime zest, sweet caramel, bread dough, mild barnyard notes and a nice vinous merlot twang. Very tart up front quickly turns dry and oaky...leading to a bit of citrus zest and a dry, clean finish. Gotta love the Jolly Pumpkin!
BLADT (653) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap pour @Covenhoven. Opaque copper color. Thin head. Tart, cherry nose. Taste follows. Smooth. Lots of cherries. Some strawberry sweetness lurking behind.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 75 cl. Heads up for an excellent work with the labels. Dark and amber-golden that is almost clear with a white head. I scent citrus and almonds and something like lactose. The taste is calm, sourish and not very powerfull. I taste vinegar, some orange-peel and tonicwater
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (batch #256), thanks sersdf. Chestnut color with a whipped egg-white-like head. Smells slightly flemish - oak, funk, spices (clove, cardamom), apple pie, hay, cheesey. Pithy flavor with more funkiness. Tartness left on the lips. Tonic water aftertaste and light bodied. Not my favorite JP, but it has it’s merits.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: snifter. pours a straight opaque mahogany. nice medium khaki colored head. great retention and lacing.
S: tons of coconut, lemon zest, big sour nose. some blood oranges. some tropical fruit, papaya, mango.
T: nice tropical fruit flavors, hints of papaya, coconut, and a dash of mango. big time sours in this. absolutely delicious. great malt, but the barrel aging in outstanding.
M: higher carbonation level, bu fits the beer. great palate all over this one. very unique mouthfeel. velvety.
D: I could probably drink anything from JP for the rest of my life, amazing palate characteristics form from their barrels. try to get this one....it is phenomenal.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber brown with a decent beige head. Smells of sour apple bubble gum and spiced malt. Tastes like sour apples, sour grape, some smoked wood, some spice, slightly citrusy, tart, very acidic. White wine-like dry finsh. This is the first beer of this style that I have tryed and it is overwhelmingly good. Its not like anything Ive tried. Very complex and very unusual. Awesome.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a clear copper with full white head. sweet sour bret aroma. spritzy full palate with dry finish. sour back and mild thruout. front initial dropping in finish. dry aftertaste. mild oak backgrounds.