BMMillsy (715) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blend 2, bottled 10-04-2012. Bottle from Tipples. Pours a clear orange bronze color with fluffy white head and lots of effervescent bubbles coming up from the bottom. Aroma of pleasant spice, apples, pears, oak, brett. Gentle sour funk with light but not intruding background spice, apples, dry sharp oak finish. Light and easy drinking with lots of soft carbonation. Classic JP brew here.
JStax (1724) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale copper with a large, white head of foam. Great retention and lacing. Aroma is peppery and bretty with some ginger and tropical fruit and spices coming through nicely. Taste is sweet initially, but moves to a dry tartness, very reminiscent of an aged Orval. This beer is pretty damn good. I could see me getting a few bottles of this just to see how they do over time. Really good!
ericdevin (289) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Labeled Batch 907, Bottled 11-02-11. Pours a dark but translucent reddish orange, lots of head; this was quite lively out of the bottle. Aroma nice, oaky, lacto, nutty, some tartness. Body was very lively, finish brings back oak and nuttiness, tartness there but not as overwhelming a say a Flanders style red would be. Kind of weird, I have to say a well done beer, but just not my particular favorite.
OKplus (549) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split this one with the wife.
750ml served into an over sized wine glass.
Bottled on 9-29-2011
A - Pours an orange amber with a small white head.
S - Spiced apples, fermented fruit, earthy damp wood, cinnamon sticks, allspice, fragrant herbs.
T - Tartness upfront with a spicy backdrop of cinnamon and allspice. Some lemon tea and other tart fruits almost tastes like a fruity herbal tea. Nutty caramel malts carry a sweetness that doesn’t dry out until the very end.
M - Medium body, medium lively carbonation, dry finish.
This really does remind me of fall. Light funk with good tartness. Not sure I could pick out the chestnuts. Delicate flavors and an inviting nose make this a joy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
Yatesed (6) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured golden haze, nice well formed head, floral citrusy scent, taste of crisp fruit bite
Niko100 (1512) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, floral/fruit, funk, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, oak, yeast, hops, fruit, citrus, and some coriander; Finish is mildly tart/sour; Nicely balanced; Interesting brew.
falco242 (132) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lottle bit of a farmhouse smell with notes of the oak and wild yeast. Hazy golden pour with some lace. Fantastic blend of fruit with a subtle spice and the sourness is not overwhelming but makes the beer brilliant. Great palate and overall awesome beer.
arminjewell (4205) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, big thanks to DoubleEE! 2011 bottle. Hazy orange pour with thin to no head, aroma brought nice notes of vinegar, but not in a very acetic way, nice dark fruits, slight caramel, molasses notes, hints of earth, lots of spice notes come through but they have tamed with the bottle age, nice bretty funk in there with a touch of grass, basement, and slight tropical fruit that works somehow. Taste is a mix of slightly sweet caramel, toffee, going into slight vanilla, mixing into tart lemon, hints of a tart berry, touch of earth, going into some slight nutmeg, cinnamon, nice funky dust, basement, earthy and grassy funk, with slight bretty peach and pineapple that work with the red fruits of berry in there. This is drinking fantastic right now.
maxwelldeux (2357) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copperish color with a moderate white head. Nose is slightly sweet with some spiciness coming through, and the chestnuts are subtly there. Feels fizzy in the mouth and with a bit of sourness, actually. A very interesting brew...
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet grainy and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, chestnuts, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, tart green fruit.
T - Sweet grainy and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, pepper, chestnuts, other spices, tart green fruits, hint of sourness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, estery, and spicy finish.
D - Great balanced and complex version of the style.