sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark burgundy until i put it to the light. then it looked like an IPA. off white head. some funky smell. not that great. taste: andrew says he tastes spices, but if I close my eyes all i get is sourness throughout the profile. there might be something more early on but I can’t identify it. actually, now there’s some apple christmas spice stuff.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper golden orange with a big rocky creamy tan head, diminishing slowly. Sweet caramel malt. Creamy light spice with some light cherry oak. Mild creamy body, a bit slippery, not watery at all. Big sweet oaky beer. Oaked Arrogant Bastard with fewer hops! Very tannic! A bit spicey with spices and light esters. Lingering oaky earthy toast. Dries out the sweetness well. This could make a delicious but deadly (for the wallet) session beer. I could drink a bunch of this.
BMMillsy (971) - 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.
BeerFanDan17 (948) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
tasty and balanced. Good mouthfeel. Oak is present but not overpowering. Very smooth. Pours dark yellow with a tall thick head.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served in a tulip. Dark honey with a slight haze. Almost no head and light aromatics when poured at fridge temp. The nose develops rather quickly though and shows real quality. Sour, nutty, fruit, cheese, oak, and spice. Chestnuts are the dominating element. Flavor is medium-light sour. Light+ body, oily-thin texture, and a long, dry, acidic, sour finish. Loving the chestnut infused nose. One to sip and savor.
Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden coloured with a nice off white head. Aromas of bread, orange peel, cinnamon and nuts. Tart and fruity flavour with notes of bready malt, spice, orange fruit and herbs.
KansaiBeerLvrs (916) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.1% Bottle from Ølbutikken in Copenhagen. It was about 2250yen(127DKK). It pours a lovely copper gold with a nice head of foam. This is blend 2 bottled on Oct.4th 2012 do about a year old. Drunk from a snifter It has a rich Belgian estery aroma, fruity with some nutty notes & hints of spices. The flavor is sweet & slightly sour, very tart but just for a moment before bellowing out. Well balanced & drinkable.I get cherry, oak woodyness, a hint of nuts & spices in the finish. A really complex & interesting beer, worth trying if you can find it! My wife’s from a wine type glass(Mikkeller & Friends 0.2cl glass) had more Brett in the aroma...
ogglethorp (916) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
05 Bottle. Pours is murky tan, amber color, with a huge rocky off white head that lasts forever. Aroma is yeast, malt, nuts, some sourness. Flavor is very tart acidic, yeast, malt, citrus, spice like cinnamon and clove, oak, there’s a lot going on here! Palate is light to medium with huge carbonation and a linger tart finish! Fanatstic!
hapjydeuce (912) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Still pour with fine microbubbles, quite different appearance than what others have noted here. Hazy orange-amber color. Lovely spiced aroma of holiday spices, pear, and citrus. Some funk to the aroma as well, with a subtle oak nose. Initial flavor has a smooth nutty malt tone with lemon citrus in the mix, followed by more bread-like yeasty tones with a lightly bitter, sour finish. The tartness is balanced well, but I get a weird metallic finish at some points. Very carbonated. Enjoyable.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An explosion of sour citrus in your mouth. Bottled in October, it would have aged beautifully for many years.