bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Irishboy. Pours dark orange brown with a slight head. Aroma is fruity, but in an unusual way. Med minus body. Flavor is very mildly sour, very mildly fruity. Sort of bland compared to most JPs. Gets a bit plummy with time.
CanIHave4Beers (3190) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer here, this beer I had @ the Grand Tasting... Compliments of some generous soul, ffs!
Pours a deep golden with a small head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is funky and tart with some really inviting fruitiness of plum and berries. It’s at once rich and deeply funky with some lemon rind.
The flavor is a touch corky & pleasantly dry. It’s not overly sour but certainly tart and certainly fruity. It’s got some nice oak and some champagne like elements.
Really a special beer that I thought I’d never get a chance to try.
DrSilverworm (6021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 750ml bottle. Totally cloudy darker amber color. Thin ring of off-white head. Dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy, lghter carbonation. Light dry finish. Light tart taste. Moderate sweet taste. Good oaky lemony taste. Light spice. Nice smooth yeasty (my pour was from the end of the bottle) but great mildly sour saison. Nice and hearty, relatively.
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with Scott. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and good lacing. Plummy, raisins, tangy, oaky, orangey, spicy, toffee, grassy, and light urine in the aroma. Taste is tart oranges, raisins, lemon notes, light lactic, wood notes, tangy, apples, and pears with a lightly tart finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Definitely cool to try and has held up very well.
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 750 ml at Fruits of the Foeder, 2014-05-17.
Oak Aged, Plum Market Anniversary Ale, Batch 976, Bottled 03-26-2012.
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, fruity, dark plums, sugary scent. Acidic, fruity, sugary taste. Acidic, tart aftertaste. Low CO2 sort of flat mouthfeel, low bitterness.
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle sampled at the DC Epic Sour Tasting 2014. Batch 976, bottled 3/26/12. Pours a clear, rootbeer brown with some cloudy white head. Nose is so typically JP, sour, wood pulp, sour dough, bread crust, some mild mold, grapefruit, a little spice. Flavor is slick, tart, more plum here, a little unripened plum, some soggy bread, a little vinegar, some chard stem. Mostly clean, lightly tart finish. A little bit gone.
gendv138 (1041) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting, thanks Nimbleprop! Batch 976 bottled 3/26/12. Hazy honey brown with off-white head. Aromas of dark and stone fruit, tart notes, oak. Tastes of oak, vinegar, stone fruit, dark fruit. Medium body with a very dry finish.
Iphonephan (3058) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Thanks Nimbleprop! Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Cinnamon apple nose. Flavors of tarte
Damico (2503) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber orange with a greyish head. Aroma brings sweet tart candi notes nice and pleasant with some background funk. Flavor is drier with candi apricots ending really nicely on the tongue.
solidfunk (3671) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First epic sour of day. Piura cloudy amber with good head and lacing. Finishes sour. Lots of biretta. Fizzy carbonation. Citrus and sour apricot. Bottle.
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to nimble, thanks! Poured a hazy reddish hazy color with a small off-white head. Aroma is light dried fruits, some sour notes. Flavor was light plum, funky yeast notes.