xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Decade topper. The beer - a living organism - spurts forth its excitement upon opening, issuing a sampler of its sure to be generous head. Indeed, the head amply more than matches the volume of beer poured, looking regally staisfied in the well-proportioned tulip glass. An aroma unlike one I recall encountering before, green apple hoppiness, with a squeeze of palpably sour citrus. A touch of sweetness from the green apple bracing the sourness. Exquisite. The head becomes chunky as is slowly fades, leaving jubilant, patterned lacing behind. The warm up to this beer is a phenomenon in itself, justifying what must by now be many hours of patience with much lesser brews. It may be the only, or one of the only, perfect scores I have given to aroma to date. The beer is no letdown in the flavor - one you could suck down like a dionysiac if you were inclined to decadent debauchery, or slowly savor were you inclined to maximize your hedonic and perceptual experience. The collisions of hops and sourness from the yeast generate a refined fruit flavor that is quite enjoyable to the seasoned palate. This is not the easiest to get in these parts but with any luck I will drink it every year to commemorate my life. (It’s a good adult substitute for friendly’s mint ice cream pie, with the green label & flavor.) Simply a wonderful idea, flawlessly executed. Now, they simply need to age this in some kind of cherry sugar soaked cask and I will give it a 5. (Ed: The second glass, by the time I poured it, the bottle had already developed its own second protruding head. Nothing like enjoying that with some cheesy midi celebration tunes provided by ratebeer...!)
Koelschtrinker (14632) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hefig bitterer Beginn mit kräutrigen Noten. Angenehme trockene Herbe. Hell, geringe Säure. Rund, spritzig, kurzer Nachhall. 11/11/9/9/10/9
Japalo (1586) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@babettes føs with Bolton brewery. Haze golden Amber. Small head. Fruity citrus some funk. Spicy flavours koriander. Some wheat Chardonnay flavours. Slight gentle fresh tartness. Very pleasant brew.
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Lore (1772) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.75 L bottle thanks to kapusil; hazy orange body, minimal head; aroma of citruses, tart, some earthy and floral notes; taste of a dry belgian ale with citrusy-sourish as well as earthy notes; great Belgian ale
kapusil (961) - HUNGARY - DEC 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.75l bottle. Hazy orange body, beige head, lots of sediment. Aroma of citruses, orange peel, lemon zest and coriander. Taste of bread, lemon zest, funk and citruses. Quite dry and the finish is hoppy and sour at the same time. Very nice.
Vignale (2853) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från craftbeer drucken med ölföreningen. 2012 vintage. Skummar ur flaskan, disig bärnstensfärgad vätskan med stort skum. Lite kryddig och jästig doft, men också syrlig. Drag av peppar, nejlika, belgisk jäst, banan, vete. Lätt och mjuk syrlighet och lätt sötma gifter sig fint. Lite fat och lactosyrlighet. Mycket gott.
Ktwse (3186) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy copper with tall white head. Aroma of funk, honey, herbs, green apples. Taste is medium tart, apples and funk. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation. Nice.
Beer5000 (5470) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Almost clear deep golden body with a big off-white head that disappears rather fast. Aroma is mild funky with fruit, malt and peaches. Flavor is mild malty, quite fruity, slightly spicy, mild bitterness and slightly funky acidity. Medium body and nice aftertaste. Really smooth and balanced, easy to like without any big complexity.
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Killer aroma loved it. Musty clove like some banan some hops and some light fruits. Murck dark yellow to orange pour with huge pillow foam head. Taste is combo of sweetness spice and some tartness and earthy hops. Goes down very smooth and silky.
EdKing (2267) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Great British Beer Fest 2015. Pours golden amber, hazy and with a huge white head. Nose is suprisingly sour, lactobacilus, Brett yeast, herbal, appley funk, little citrous sour. Taste is acidic sour and moderately tart, lemon citrous, funk, little crisp meringue and caramel, biscuit malt, green herbal. Sour is dominating. Not sure what this is trying to be. Has some enticing qualities though.
WVHouseofBeer (964) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours the typical light golden color with a frothy white head. Smelled amazing. Aromas consisting of bubblegum, mango, pineapple and coriander. Flavors..........eh. Astringent and bitter with muddled flavors of some wheat, coriander and light fruit. Left a bad taste in my mouth. Not one of Jolly Pumpkin’s better beers.