Headbanger (3415) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle 11/7/14 (Payless Liquors #9-Indy)-Pours orange with a big white head. Aroma of spices, oak, coriander, and a little funk. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.
hagenwagon (11) - - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice sour. Smooth finish but not a lot of noticeable flavors. Less expensive than other high rated sours.
rumproasts (3434) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Hazy golden with one finger head. Very tart, but not quite sour. Lots of farmhouse funk. Mild hops. Wonderful.
jhamp9 (1164) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour with a massive white head that lasts. A lot of fine carbonation is visible as well. Aroma musty barnyard funk, spice, and light tropical fruit. Taste follows the nose with a nice lactic tartness also. Very dry finish. Really nice beer.
dfinney23 (1901) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale amber with a small white head. Fruity sweetness with a funky sour tang.
hirigalzkar (2378) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ SBWF. Is this a post modern ale or what? It’s sweet, pretty sour and at the same time quite hoppy. Nicely balanced. Notes of cookies, citrus, wheat, pepper. Small bitterness in the aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"a nice blend of hops and funk, with a slight coriander spiciness in the nose and the back end of the flavor. prickly on the palate. still has the house JP character, but it works well here."
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is of fruit and flowers with a very slight touch of barnyard yeast. An attractive mellon-amber pour with a large display of cream colored foam and abundent lacing. The taste follows the nose with the addition of citrus. The finish is dry and crisp. Medium-light body with sharp crisp carbonation. Overall, while this beer was very enjoyable, it reminded me more of a farmhouse ale, bier de gard, or a Saison than a Belgian ale.
VinegarStroke (286) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: clear with ver light haze, golden, medium thick head and good lace. Cloves, spice, lemon rind, funky, cumquat. Dry, moderately sour and bitter. Citrus and spice flavors. Coriander really isn’t relevant. Long. Funky but relevantly clean.
Like an old world ale. Rustic. Full of character. Quenching not something to slam down.
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-16-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a slightly hazed golden amber color with a huge thick billowy white head that persist very well. The head fades very slowly leaving a fair level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is massively sweet of almost a candy variety. A big candy like sweetness mixed with a citrus fruit of orange are the heaviest. These are mixed with some yeasty and light spice aromas as well as a somewhat funky sour aroma.
Taste – The taste begins much more bitter and much less sweet then the nose would have let on. There is an orange citrus and somewhat wheaty flavor beginning the taste. As the taste advances some, it takes on some more sour notes of a sour apple and tart melon like taste. These flavors advance to the end where when the beer is cold the taste ends with a nice light bitter hop flavor which leaves a lightly sour and funky but enjoyable balanced flavor to linger on the tongue. Once the beer warms however, the sour and funky flavors dominate the end, with no real presence of the hop, leaving a somewhat unbalanced flavor to linger in the mouth.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. Both are rather nice for the funky and sour tastes of the brew, helping to keep it still rather drinkable in light of its funky sourness.
Overall – This was a rather interesting brew, although not one I would likely go back to again. As the brew warmed over time it seemed to lose much of the hop flavor that was present at the end of the taste, replacing it with a more puckering sour taste. A decent one to try and best to drink cold.