bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden amber with thick rocky head... aroma of brett, malts and floral notes. Flavor is brett... nice sourness but not overwhelming... smooth. Nuttiness at finish. Very nice.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown, sampled in Montreal. Pours an orange body with barely any head. Tart aroma, some tart in the flavor - macadamia nuts. Extremely sessionable. Batch 336.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Auburn pour with some white head. Aroma is soft bretty sourness, sweet malt and fruit skins. Flavor is the same, lightly tart fruit skins, oak, pretty sweet malt, some biscuity malt also. Its actually pleasant.
mjs (6538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, batch 335, at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-02-27) Amber and hazy. Medium sized white head that lasts quite long. Sour, fruity and malty aroma. Full bodied, fresh and quite soft palate -- dry and medium carbonation. Malts, sourness, nuts, sweetness, bit of dried plum, fruitiness and bitterness in taste. Sour, fruity and bitter aftertaste.
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Naka, Batch 244/245. Pours orange with yellow hues, white foamy head with good lacing. Notes of apple, pear, citric sour, lots of funk and a caramel not at the end. Sweet taste up front of malt caramel with apple and pear sweetness, then citrusy sour notes with mild funk. N nice sweetness returns at the end, cutting through the sour. Tasty brew. Dry and chalky.
jredmond (7685) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Bottle. Pours an orange body with barely any head. Tart aroma, some tart in the flavor - macadamia nuts. Extremely sessionable. Batch 336.
RERATE:: Draft at Pony HK with Linh. What a treat. Pours a deep murky brownish orange body with thin soapy white lacing. Aroma is super nice - great lemon funk character and white wine barrel. Mouthfeel is thin with the flavors coming through much more muted. The sourness is toned down many notched in comparison to what the nose advertises. Still, a strangely sessionable sour amber ale.
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle courtesy of Naka. Batch 244,245. Awesome funky aroma. Bretty with oak and farmhouse funk. Pears, lactic acid and nice fruity tart quality. Little bit of grassy hops, too. Golden amber clear with light huge, topped with white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts tart, fruity with tons of Brett. Big and lactic all through but softens up quite well at the finish with sweet pears and bit of pilsner malt. Dry bitter after - light chalky. Nice and a little weak.
riversideAK (6170) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of of oak barel tartness, funk, some nutty toasty notes in the background as well. Light sweetness from the malts. Pours bright orange gold with a thin head. The flavor is very funky with a pleasant tartness that lingers throughout. Nutty flavors as well as caramel malt sweetness makes it way in there as well. Light tart fruity aspects as well. Lingering funky funkness in the finish. Very good.
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep yellow almost orange with a thick foamy head. Massive carbonation as is typical of JP. Nose is very nutty, nutmeg, apple, yeast and hazelnut. Taste is slightly sour up front with a complex nutty middle and a snappy hoppy finish. Lingering sourness and caramel notes. Awesome as usual with JP.
RSRIZZO (1960) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color is a hazy orange gold with very active carbonation and a tight, thick white head. Aroma is like a spicy apple cider. Taste is crisp and sour. Starting with light/medium body it goes down crisp with a clean feel. Finish comes on with a sour cider taste and a gentle caramel nutty flavor. After taste is a dry oak bitterness with a faint plastic taste in the back. Overall its ok, I’m just not a big fan of sours. This one has nice smooth flavors so for me its better then others I have had.