corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very cloudy dark golden sunshine orange with some dak yellowish hues. Itís bottled still so there is no head/lacing.
Musty earthy aroma with a very nice barnyard horseblanket character that is pretty uncommon for an American sour. It is very similar to a Belgian gueuze. Lots of bugs and dirty earthy oak. Crisp light fruit and subtle vinegar.
Sweet and funky with some musty oak character along with tart vinegar and sour lactic notes. Very mouth puckering but not acidic at all. Incredibly complex and quaffable with some Light fruit notes, especially apple. This is so flavorful and easy to drink that I could tackle the bottle myself. Big thanks to cpferris for sharing.
beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this beer numerous times. Last one was my own bottle at a recent tasting. 750mL bottle, first batch. The beer is undrinkable, all nail polish. Everyone poured it out. I took the bottle out and everyone got excited and happy thinking it was going to be the bomb. I was excited that other were excited but secretly I knew what was coming. As soon as they sniffed it smiling faces turned into faces of bewilderment. Then after a sip it turned into disgust. 15 people and only have the bottle was poured into glass and almost all of that went in the drain. Not just a bottle issue, this has been my experience at least twice before now but it has gotten worse with time. Mike, thanks for sending this to me, I wished for long that it would be better.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Paulís tasting thanks mikeTD. Bottle. Golden pour almost looks uncarbonated. Citrus, grapefruit, oaky and funky sour tones combat some vinegar perhaps leathery tone. But cheers to JP for attempting a true gueuze, well done, it may even age well.
JulienHuxley (2142) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks a lot for sarro and his tasting group for sharing this bottle.
Aroma: Aged cheese funkyness upfront along with some cedar and a peach/pinneaples fruiyness, all wonderfully blended together.
Appearance: Peach body with no head.
Flavors: This one is real sour, much more than the usual JPs. Crushed lemon and grapefruit rind with intense woody flavors.
Palate: Very dry and still. Iím not so much into flat beer but I thought it fit the beer profile.
Overal: Excellent beer, maybe a little too harsh and sour though.
Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Fiver29 and shared at Hellbillyís Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Thanks John! Pours hazy gold with almost zero head. The nose is vinegar, funk, malt and barnyard. The taste is cheese, vinegar, salt water and lemon rind. Nice medium mouthfeel. Good stuff Ė thanks again J!
holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
FoBAB 09. Pretty excited to try this one. Pours a clear orange with no head. The nose is delicate, complex, and inviting. Sweet sugars, leathery citrus fruits, earthy, hay, funky, a touch of vinegar, and a touch of oak. Smooth body, little carbonation. Tart earthy oak flavors. Leathery citrus and acid blends well with the oak. Smooth and really well balanced, especially after all of the acid in duck duck Finishes dry with citrus, acid, and oak.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold with a small white head. Aroma acidic, tart, lemon, some spices. Flavor, lemon, acidity, dry and sour.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one wild beer. Smells and tastes like baseball mitt leather, vanilla, and grapefruit juice. Great, complex, funky aroma, and the flavor is shot through with a nice bitterness. I have a feeling this will age superbly.
illidurit (1962) - Sonora, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cider color, barely any carbonation, sweet and sour aroma, overripe fruit, sharp acids, citric and acetic, leaves stickiness behind due to lack of carbonation.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from that notoriously generous MI dude.
Pours a hazy golden orange with only a few stray bubbles on top that recede very quickly.
Aroma definitely has the JP funk, with some wet hay and mustiness, with a decent amount of light fruits - apricots and oranges. There is also a solid oaky tannin character to the nose.
The taste has less fruit and more acidity, some lactic and vinegar that just stings the palate. The finish is oaky with the signature JP funk.
The mouthfeel is almost completely lifeless and flat, seriously dry, oaky and acidic.
This is a good beer, though itís not one of my favorites from JP and, for me, lacks the complexity in the taste that I expect from some of the best lambics.