tderoeck (3647) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
19/I/13 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-41) Thanks to Thirstybird for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy orange beer, no head. Aroma: sourish, medicinal, chemica, nail polish remover, pretty bad. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, cheesy, sour, lemony, bit fruity, molded cork. Aftertaste: very cheesy, mildew, dry, blue cheese, chemical. Ok, this is NOT how you make a good sour. Silly Americans rating the shit out of this beer, better be drinking some decent geuze instead. :p
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle with huge thanks to Chad for this rarity... bright and clear light orange with a bit of copper, kind of like apple juice... the aroma was nice, very acidic, oak... tastes good but you can tell this is getting to the tale end of its life, drink it up now
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by sarro on BA at DLD. Big thanks to him for hooking me up with some of this rarity.
Appearance is clear bright golden with - WTF, is this from Lost Abbey? Just kidding, I know itís not supposed to be carbonated. And it isnít. Nary a bubble to be seen.
The aroma is great for a lambic - oak barrel and barnyard funk, slight malty sweetness, and sour citrus notes.
Flavor is very good. Slightly sweet maltiness gives way to a nicely sour and funky beer. Very oaky and barnyardy with green apple, vinegar, sour grapefruit, and lemon. Can you believe the crap that fermented this was just floating around the air not too far from Detroit? That is rather surprising.
Dry and somewhat acidic on the palate with a substantial tannic quality. Medium body. As I mentioned before, a carbonation level on par with that of 2009 Brandy Angels Share from the bottle, or tap water.
Overall a solid beer. I give Jolly Pumpkin heat for being overhyped, but you know, they come out with some quality stuff once in awhile.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from my main man mike, BBB63. Pours orange, cloudy orange and quite bubbly. Nose is huge, big tart, and wonderfully gueuzey. Taste is killer, super funky, tartness that sticks to the inside of your cheeks. Carbonation is a little low, but thats a smile price to pay for this elegantly excellent brew.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. As anticipated, it pours nearly still, showing just a few fat, clear bubbles at the edge of the surface. No lace. The color is a cloudy yellowish-gold. Monster, and I mean monster, scents of bold, woodsy oak show throughout. Thereís a certain oiliness and pepper element to the wood. Screeching citric acidity comes in the form of lemon and kumquat, hinting also at sour tangerine. Lavender lends a floral component, and wisps of new leather can be found. The one negative would be a slight hint at solvent. Flavors are strikingly sour and tart, again exceedingly woody and peppery, showing lemon rind, citrus wood oils, dusty brett, and bitter orange. The palate initially slick for a lambic, transitioning into a dry, peppery, acetic finish. This is a very good first effort, and it probably represents the most authentic American attempt at traditional lambic that Iíve encountered to date. Iím hopeful that further time in the bottle will squelch the solvent notes, and Iím looking forward to further releases from this project.
pantanap (3328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at FOBAB 2009... poured a semi-transparent lemony orange brown pour with a thin soapy head... aroma of wood with a mild acidic vinegar burn... flavors were very light on the funk but more centralized around the sour vinegar aspect of the brew. body was somewhat thin and lacked in mouthfeel to a lesser degree. carbonation was also very dull.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from dak on 2/16/10.
pours hazy orange... just orange with a few bubbles on top which quickly disappear.
it smells like the inside of a new refrigerator???... mixed with unripe peaches, fresh apricots, grapefruit meat, dust, smoky wood, bandaids, vinegar/acetic, milk, spices and lots of herby goodness.
tartness is felt on the sides of the tongue though this is quite fruity as well. throw in some dill to the aroma characteristics and green peppers on the finish to get the flavor components.
the still medium body manages to be crisp and prickly.
very complex and nuanced. 9/4/9/4/17/4.3
1FastSTi (3233) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to a straw amber body with no head The aroma is very sour leather and tart malts. Very well blended aroma. The flavor is a little harsh with leathery nail polish. The palate is super sour and lactic. Leathery beer.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Thanks Mike. The pour is mostly flat, a few big, ugly bubbles pushing through. The aroma is really out there, a mix of white sugar, green tea, some lactic funk. In the mouth the beer is thin and watery, with more tea notes, some cabbage or kimchi. Certainly not like any lambic Iíve ever tasted. A let down, but a worthwhile experiment and one I hope continues.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for the bottle Michael! Funky, cheesy, citrus and musty nose. Like most JP beers, thereís just a hint of oily bourbon in there too. Moderately sour, some acetic acid, cherry, lots of citrus - grapefruit, orange rind, limes. Pretty nice and significantly better than what I thought itíd be after following the reviews for the last 4 months. Great first attempt Ron. Canít wait to try the next batch.