crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour, huge very carbonated white head, pour this slow! Aroma is cherries, apple cider, and very yeast and perfumey. Flavor is really unique caramel malts, almost a drier raspberry malt profile, with a nutty finish. Very drinkable, very smooth, itís really quenching my thirst and went extremely well with steak & potatoes I know you could say that about water, pop, or any other crappy beer but no this was a showcase of how beer goes with food. Fruity but in a drier way where it has a slight sourness but not much. Again more fruits with apples, pears, raspberries, cherries, leading to a nutty biscuity finish and a dry fruity aftertaste. Really Iím having a very hard time describing this beer itís so freakin complex, itís delicious, a summer thirst quencher, a beer with my meal, or just a dessert all on itís own this beer rules. The carbonation is very big but really it helps highlight the complexities of this delight. The more it warms the fruits really come out and I think I like this beer colder. Some bitter fruitness barley-wine like is coming through and the fruits are getting sharper. What needs to be said is try this beer, it will open up your mind. This isnít the best tasting beer Iíve had but itís so complex and should be tried at least one, really this beer is stunning.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow POP it went upon opening it. Pour was cloudy orange color. Aroma was lots of different spices going on there, yeast light fruits mostly grapes I guess. Flavor was much the same, was a little thin on the flavor side, old lady floral came out in the flavor not good taste. Not bad not good.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light funky and fruity nose. Cloudy orange with a big thick bubbly white head. Nice lacing. Nice sourness but not much in the finish. A bit thin. Not on par with the depth and complexity I’ve come to expect from JP.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clean, crisp, dry, Belgian-style amber ale w/ a hint of oak and mild sour notes. Nice, drinkable brew.
BeerFanDan17 (1034) - 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.
BiddleBrau (1031) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At iron abbey. Hazy golden with white head. Nice malty nose earthy and a bit if horse blanket.. Tart flavor, a bit dry but really nice. Earthy and clean. Me like
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy sebletitje. Pours a hazy mango and copper color, with a fizzy white head and lacing. Aromas of spicy hoppiness, and mostly brett, dry clove, and cinnamon. Some apple cider too. Flavor is very dry with a bretty element with bread, cereal, and a spicy body gives way to a crunchy interesting finish. Very interesting character, doesnít work THAT well but itís still drinkable.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a fitting scarlet fire color with a healthy white head. The aroma and body were both really delicate, something Iím learning to appreciate with JP beers. This really smelled like Xmas when first poured - noting warm cinnamon and bread. The warmth was balanced with a nice, subtle lactic tartness, which added a nice complexity. I thought the mouthfeel was a bit prickly, interrupting the flow a bit. The body is sublte as well, noting light biscuit malts, with hints of caramel and cookie dough (snickerdoodle?). More tartness appears in the finish and balances the sweetness. As the beer warms, a strong vanilla and oak note come out as well. Very good and would be even better with a more soft carbonation.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Silphium for sharing this: Pours a hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of huge frunk and hay. Beautiful fruit and nuts add to the complex and powerful aroma. Flavor is lots of nuttyness similar to a nut brown, but has a signature jolly pumpkin "funk" thrown in. Bubbly with a slightly sweet finish. Very good.
sersdf (1018) - 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 canít identify it. actually, now thereís some apple christmas spice stuff.