Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
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
realaledrinker (35) - Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold to light copper in color with a this white head. Nice spice with a tart finish. Solid beer.
Jhyland13 (28) - - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of spice and leaves. Pours a foggy tan. Taste is sour and tart spice. Little hints of caramel and chestnuts. Not overpowering. Moderate change of pace. Worth a taste.
COBeer (18) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Plesantly tart, but in no way overbearing. Somewhat sour reminicent of my favorite style (Flemish). A tasty brew not to be missed by fans of the JP.
Alemax (16) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange in color, smells like a sour with a oaky finish, taste of champagne at the start, lingering tartness, with a strong vegetal finish
worldbfat (8) - USA - APR 10, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m cold, hungry, and jobless (for the summer, I’m in school, not a hobo), but all is well because I have a bottle of Fuego del Otono. I don’t know what the spices are supposed to be but I don’t much care because the great funky, tart, fruity apple/pear flavor of this is delicious. The only odd thing was that on one whiff I’d get a scent like a skunked European pils and on the next I’d get the funky scent everyone expects. Otherwise, a balls-out hard-nosed ass beater.
Weidemann (6) - USA - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is quite cloudy amber, which looks neat when put up to the light and the breaks in the head mess with its illumination. Mild off-white foam that doesn't stick around more than a few minutes.
Aroma has a pleasant, vibrant and spicy smell that to me hints citrus and star anise.
Mouthfeel is medium-thin for me, not creamy but a little bit effervescent.
Taste starts with a mild / low sourness and takes on a sweet / bitter combo that's reminiscent of arugula and kaffir lime rind, slight pepper but moderate bitterness that lingers.
Overall a cool barrel-aged entry into the sour beers with a bitter interest that many other sours lack. Mild sourness for me, I like my aged ales to be quite tart.
jimithing283 (5) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle at Logan's Alley, a very mild and pleasant amount of sourness with a fair amount of cinnamon and chestnuts. Would definitely buy again.
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keithsheath (2) - Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
You will never drink a beer like this again. The subtle roast of the chestnut mingles very well with the light sour drinkability. I expected more power in the flavor, but when I got over the initial disappointment I could enjoy the exceptional subtleties of this beer. It’s obvious that they weren’t going a decadent affair, so go into this one with a with a more pensive attitude.