ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 This beer pours brown with a big rocky, tan head that forms a lasting cover and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is simply wonderful, cherries, balsamic vinegar, musty cobwebs, plums, oak and caramel. Like all JP beers this has a strong Brett nose, but also has fair amount of Lacto-sourness to it. The flavor is tart cherries, green grapes, sweet caramel, cobwebs, funk, candi sugar and vanilla. The mouthfeel is light and smooth with soft carbonation. Absolutely fantastic.
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy rosy/amber with a well-retained off-white head. Full aroma of dry and musty yeast, cherries, and a soft breadiness. Flavors picked up a floral component... funky yeastage was remniscent of an old basement... tart cherries and alcohol were sparkly at the back end with the rather high carbonation... and there was soft caramel deep down. Felt good, but not great on the palate... but very enjoyable on all other counts.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brownred beer with a foamy off-white head. Malt, cake and cream aroma with a nice vinous character. Very inviting! Cake and malt in the flavor as well along with spices and a good fruityness in the background. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable, I can’t believe how much I liked this one, definately of the best Bière de Garde ever!
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light hazy deep amber colour with an off white head. Malty aroma with notes of some dark fruit and spices. Malty flavor with notes of plum and figs. Finish has a light alcohol sweetness.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber colour. Off-white head. Spicy aroma and hints of alcohol. Also a weak aroma of coconut. A little sweet spicy flavor with hints of dark fruits. A little coconut flavor too. Dry finish.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark hazy red colour with a off-white head. Spicy, fruity, alcoholic aroma and a sweet spicy, fruity taste. Medium body with a sweet finish.
madsberg (10608) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (Courtesy of BBB63 - thanks): Amber coloured. Hazy. Dense light beige head. Cocanut, sweetness and light spices in the nose. Flavour as well has coconut and light spices. Is grapish. Very dry end. Quite refreshing.
sunevdj (3426) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy brownish with a tanned head. Smells very spicy. Sweet and quite port-like. Medium bodied. Dry finish.
temporrari (388) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber, small tan head, but this beer is well carbonated. Great aroma, Belgian yeast and a general fruitiness. Just a touch of wood. Very interesting flavor. Quite sweet and fruity. There’s something else here, though. Can’t place it. Delicate on the palate, good body. Real nice.
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 oz bottle, via Sprinkle. Pours a dark amber with a fluffy and creamy off-white head. Lots of visible carbonation leads to amazing retention. Sugary sweet yet tart aroma, very fruity. Reminds me of a gueuze actually with that same old musty characteristic. Vanilla notes as well. Slightly tart and fruity flavor, with a lot of candy sweetness, yeast, and alcohol on the finish. Complex, vinous, and woody as a result of the barrel aging. Nice efforvescent carbonation, medium bodied up front with a little thinner finish. Very soft mouthfeel. Awesome beer all around, a truely unique and well crafted product.