orangesol (959) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at Ffej of July IX
A - Pours murky amber orange with a thick two finger tall white head leaving thick rings of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of bright citric fruit, lots of barn yard funk, the typical JP brett, and just a tiny bit of acidic sourness.
T - Starts off with a big dose of dry barnyard funk from the brett slowly giving way to a mix of lemon, even more bready yeast, and a faint kiss of caramel sweetness. The finish is even more chewy brett, leaving the pallet dry for some time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Lots of tart funk in the feel, lingering through the finish.
O - I had quite a few of these over the two days and it really began to grow on me. It had just enough funk without being too overpowering.
JDBaker11058 (1448) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: very light yellow, hazy, with a fluffy meringue-like white head and a good bunch of lacing. Aroma: sour and tart aroma of lemon and apple cider vinegar, with a touch of coriander and honey. Taste: crisp saltine crackers, aspirin, white pepper, lemongrass, stone fruit, honeydew melon, light yeasty funk. Finish: dry, with a zingy minerality and light crackery malt note. Notes: Smells like it should be a sour beer, tastes like a hybrid saison and light belgian blonde. As usual from this brewery, it’s a very interesting beer. Drinkable palate. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
fidelis83 (2125) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold pour with a tall, chunky off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is full of fruity and spicy yeast, a little bread, citrus and spicy hops, a little stone fruit and a little wet basement. Flavor is very citrusy up front with a little stone fruit, a short pause leads to light bready notes, lots of peppery and citrusy spice, floury grain, light funk, a hint of tartness and spicy and citrus hops to the finish. Surprisingly creamy and smooth entry, fairly heavy and blanketing carbonation and off dry and slightly acidic in the finish. Really good stuff.
wxman (1524) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden with a very slight haze, and a nice small bead white head. Sour wild yeast aroma. Sour taste dominates the sweet pale malt and yeasty flavors, but is well balanced and enjoyable. This is a very good sour!
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has coriander grapefruit aroma and a grapefruit flavor with a slight fizz that goes long with just a touch of happiness.
northropfrye (2460) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at JL Beers, Grand Forks. Effervescent with a nice touch of sourness, kind of reminded me a of nice saison or farmhouse ale.
cards04 (2114) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was delicious. Nice Belgian candy aromas and flavors and that trademark sour tang from jolly pumpkin really good
Mark_Eck (951) - - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a cloudy orange color. Aroma is spices and yeast. Taste has a sourness to it along with some fruitiness.
Strykzone (5350) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at Global Brew O’Fallon. $10 for the beer. This had a nice frothy shaving cream foam. A sweet fruity and slightly funky aroma. The first sip is brett and it is only slightly funky, somehow. The brett is very clean here but finished plastic like. Some spiciness with nice fruit and sweetness and that coriander does nice things here. This is nice and interesting.
devman171 (1171) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at lures, pours light pale golden with big head. Aroma is Belgian yeast spice, clove. Taste is nice mellow spices with a spicy and hoppy dry finish