beerandbeyond (607) - ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Turbid orange color with a big head.
Bretty nose, fruity, with a hint of sweat.
Citric acidity, medium bitterness, grapefruit peels.
High carbonation, light body, refreshing and dry.
Not a bitter but a nice funky saison.
RumRunner101 (633) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a hint of orange and a big vanilla ice cream like head. Aroma is yeast with spices, dough and grain. Medium bodied, quite effervescent. Flavours of yeast and spice with a nice hoppy bitterness on the finish. Enjoyable.
reebtogi (3794) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle poured a golden orange color with an insane amount of white head (took almost 8 minute to pour a glass) with excellent retention leaving a thick ringed lacing on the glass. Aroma is a mild lemon citrus with some grainy malts. Taste is a bready malty sweetness with a pronouced citrusy and grassy hop bitterness. Light to medium body with an abudancy of carbonation, this is a true belching beer. Highly recommended.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is classed as a Bitter? Fine, then it’s the best Bitter on the planet. Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass - Pours clear tawny, very thick, very long-lasting cream-coloured head, with amazing lacing. Nose is perfumed, with stonefruit, delicate spicy hop notes, florals, a certain "creamy" character, and ginger. Flavours of ginger, light fruit, biscuit, nice spicy yeast esters, just overall a phenomenal brew, that I can (happily) get locally. Thank you for shipping to Alberta Jolly Pumpkin! I love you so much right now!
rlgk (9011) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC. Cloudy amber/copper beer with a decent beige/yellowish head. Hoppy wheat aroma, banana notes, floral, grassy, sourish notes, bubblegum, earthy notes, barnyard and leather, some grapes. Sourish wheat flavor, floral, herbal, dandelions, funky, grass, apples, grapefruit, pear, perfume notes, some spices. Bitter fruit finish with grapefruit, stable and vinous notes.
Bricktop86 (503) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish orange with a ton of white head. Aroma of brett, bubblegum and floral notes. Taste is slightly bitter sweet. Feels very smooth on the palate.
cpetrone84 (1160) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour is a dark hazy copper. Head is fluffy off white and lace left behind. The nose is nice, decent hop presence, citrusy and fruity with a nice citrusy Brett presence. The flavor falls of a bit, hops aren’t quite there as much, Brett is still citrusy and nice but a hint of oxidation. Body is light and good carbonation.
PaperKnife (82) - - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is piney, minty, spruce, resinous and some spiciness. Color is a hazy amber with a whitish head. Flavor is crispy, minty, dry, refreshing with a pronounced bitterness. Overall a very refreshing, dry beer with a very complex aroma.
harrisoni (12449) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GBBF 2012, drunk at home. I’m quite looking forward to drinking this. Lots of foam, I had to pour this into 3 glasses. Hazy brown amber with big large foaming beige head. Some hoppy funk on aroma. Dry aroma. Some brett I would say. Some fruit from the malts. It’s like a bitter made in west flanders. Lovely and interesting. Bizarre but interesting. Lots of Brett yeast. Quite dry. Well I liked it.
Nickls (1748) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Very fluffy white head; really hazy light lemon yellow gold. Nice earthy hoppiness in the aroma, slight JP sour/funk, some grass and crackery malts. Flavor is quite bitter compared to others in the JP lineup, and a nice slighly hay-like and leathery sour and funkiness. Very zippy, and comes close to Orval qualities in some respects but lighter and cleaner. Lighter body with effervescent carbonation. Nice