BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from LeopoldStoch, thanks Brandon! Poured a lightly hazy amber-orange color with a moderate, dense off-white head that quickly faded to a light layer. Awesome aroma. Moderately peppery paired with a soft tart fruitiness (lemon peel, orange) along with some softer fruits (apricot, peach), a nice hop presence, some soft oak, and a funky yeastiness. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with a touch of sweet fruit and oak that leads into a crisp, dry hoppiness paired with a tart yeasty funk producing notes of lemon, earthy hops, pepper, and some light leather that lingers into the finish where itís paired with a soft oakiness. Crisp, lively carbonation complements the flavors well and makes it very easy to drink. Overall, the flavors seem to meld very well and create an interesting, crisp, easy drinking beer that left me wanting more. Very enjoyable.
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Elderberries and various citrus fruit are sprinkled with doughy yeast whilst important spicy phenolics and hop resins forge a long aftertaste alongside the prevalent tartness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy beige orange.
-The hoppy and bacterial aroma is tantalizing.
-Carbonation is prickly, helping to make the mouthfeel more approachable.
-This is one of the most interesting new JPumpkin creations Iíve had in a while.
falco242 (304) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is really nice, but strange flavor on this one. Spice is nice but weird citrus bitterness on the backend. I want to like it more.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI on 10/03/2014. Pours a hazy orange-gold color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak, tart fruit and yeast. Light to medium body with a tart lemon character and notes of oak and herbal yeast. The finish is fruity with a sour citrus aftertaste. Solid beer all around.
kbudd19 (782) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Ferris, thanks again man! Cloudy yellow pour with light white head. Aroma is brett funk, melon/citrus, white grapes, has a bit of a musty tone to it. Taste is citrus funk, acidic vinegar, with a dry oak finish. Pretty damn tasty.
pintbypint (2748) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 750ml brown bottle. Golden pour with light haze. Holds a short creamy bead of white head. Melons, cheese, peach and funk aromas. Taste has big acidy notes, grapes, funk. Crisp, dry. Overall an interesting and tasty sour.
dfearnley (1115) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Lemon, spruce, oatmeal, and orange. Yellowish amber, thin creamy white head. Taste is sour lemon, calvados, and grapefruit.
Ferris (6307) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Grassy hops, tart white grape and tropical fruit. Clear pale gold with a decent beige head. Grassy, orange rind, tropical fruit and a long acidic fruity finish. Very nice.
umich03jm (2309) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy gold pour with a big soft foamy head that fades slowly and leaves awesome lacing. Aroma is funky and spicy. Lemon zest, oak, pineapple, green apple, generic sour funk, and spices. Taste has a bunch of herbal spices to go with the wet oak, sour lemons, and pineapple. Salty and bitter in the finish. Cool sour.
vyvvy (4396) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Midwest Belgian Beer Festival 2014 - Pours hazy dull orange with a white head. The aroma has wild wildness and funky yeast, sourness, spices, huskiness and is very dry. It has a medium husky body with light sharp carbonation. The flavor starts off with bugs, sourness, spices, richness (from pumpkins?) and veggie meatiness in a good way. The finish has sulfur, herbs, sourness and is somehow refreshing with all of the odd flavors going on. Excellent.
WillRunForBeer (1002) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle fom trade, thanks umich03jm! Pours orange gold with a white clingy head. Aroma is actetic, wet blanket, tart cherries, lemon citrus. Flavor is tart, some earthy bitterness, cherry skins, leafy grass bitter in the finish. This is good, but a bit too much bitter with the sour for my tastes.