AGAquino (654) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another superb Jolly Pumpkin. Noticably tart and sour with woody notes. Nice sour flavours, quite drinkable.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Once upon a funk beer. All funk from smell to taste, still being a good drinker and under control. Much funkier than any JP I have ever tried. Great looks with a big fomay head and lots of lace, that also serve to cushion the tongue and make for a smooth drinkable beer. Thanks Dougsense.
Johnsense (454) - - AUG 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber/gold pour. Decent head. Funky aroma, tary pincherries, yeast, farmhouse, spicy. Dry and tart, leather, barnyard, wet hay, sour green apple, some spice, oak, funky. Easy drinking, alcohol very well hidden. Medium mouthfeel.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2nd August 2009
Hazy amber - brown beer. Crisp and dry palate. Immediately tart and sour but the oaking holds the sharp edges in check. Finishes dry and medicinally sour with a touch of wood. Four someone who struggles with sours - this was pretty drinkable.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Jamesí place courtesy of James and his giant cellar. Pours a hazed ruby with a medium sized white head. Smells lovely, wood and sour acid, funk and musk. Musky, a light sourness with touches of funk and a hint of acetone. Long funky finish and a bit of musk and tannins.
jtclockwork (5102) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of cherry, tart dark fruits, oak, caramel, grass, mild spices and vinegar tartness. Medium body.
Dixonian (1477) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to exiled - batch 130/131.
Bright amber pour with a small white head. Tons of Brett aroma - cherry, and grassy hops. Flavor is acidic and sour.
DrSilverworm (2716) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jackie-Os. Hazy orange-amber color, super-thin creamy-looking slightly off-white head. Good lace. Really fine, crisp carbonation. Drier texture. Never had a sour before, so Iíve got nothing to compare this to, though Iíve been wanting to try this one for a while... $9 for one goblet is really expensive, but when I found out this was a 2004 vintage, I was interested enough to take the plunge. What the hell, you know? The sour taste is really awesome and interesting. Has a sort of tart aspect to it. Real dry texture. Belgian yeast strains in the aroma, and a little bourbon barrel. Very interesting overall, but Iím not really sure what effect the 8 years of aging had... Maybe I should have started with the standard Luciernaga, first. Really tasty, for sure! But no way Iíll be paying so much for this more than once.
50belair (1335) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by Sean at 3F. Cloudy burnt orange pour with an off white head. Orange, malt, and funk aromas. Very tasty with orange, berry, funk, oak, vanilla, and caramel malt notes.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle batch 130/131) clear rich ruby/amber with a ring of fine off-white bubbles. Nose of wet wood, rose hips, cherry, funky, and acetone unfortunately. Taste is acetic, vinegar, acidic, tongue thrashing in a way, big on sour, low on balance. Some cherry and rose hips in the taste also.