UXO (1524) - CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: hazy medium gold with two fat fingers of fluffy ivory head, good retention and decent lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tart citrus, yeast, peppercorn, wood, barnyard funk. (9/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-low bitter, moderate-high tart, light funk. (9/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, mildly funky finish. (4/5)
Another lovely tart wild from JP. I’m assuming the Grains of Paradise are responsible for the almost peppercorn-like spiciness on both the nose and the tongue. Again, nicely balanced tones of citrus, wood, and barnyard funk. Definitely a nice example of how to do brettanomyces properly. (17/20)
sjogro (2848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Bottle shared at Jim/John is back tasting. Bottled 2011. Murky amber, white head. Yeasty caramel, figgs, dried apricot, white raisans, grapes, mineral, coriander, basil, light spices. Light sweet, light bitter, slightly sour/funky. Very carbonated, sweet and oddly spiced. Thin minerallike body. Interesting, bit strange, quite dry, yet sweet belgian, saisonny, farmhousy
jmgreenuk (7836) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Jim / John is back tasting, Den Haag, April 2016. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is yeast, sweet zesty citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with a dry yeasty, light spicy, light citrus palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (11222) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the John/Jim tasting. Cloudy orange with an off white head. Aroma has peppery yeast, floral notes, spice and light fruit. Flavour is logistics moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Maakun (4064) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2011 at John is back and Jim tasting thanks to sjogro. Hazy golden copper with white head. Lots of farmhouse yeast, herbs, soft grains with malt and some rye, grass, more herbs, light pepper. Light sweet, sour and bitter. Medium bodied with very dry feel and lots of carbonation. Nice.
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle shared at the JimJohn is back tasting
Thin white head. Very hazy amber pour. slightly hoppy. More like a saison. Very good
markducommun (926) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow orange. Light white head. Strong citric tartness, hay, some funkiness. Extremely bitter, some light sweetness. Medium body, fairly oily. Medium long finish. Good.
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oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish.
RichTheVillan (6810) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines tasting rooms; hazy golden yellow pout with a frothy white head, aroma has light spice and a hint of fruit, taste has spice, citrus, ok.
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ölföreningen 2015. Flaska, 2012 vintage. Smak och doft av jäst, citrus, vete, belgisk jäst och kryddor. Lätt kropp, lagom sötma, fin syrlighet, mycket gott!