trapped (1661) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Albion. Slightly cloudy amber colored beer with small creamy beige head, acidic aroma, sour taste ending with bitter cinnamon aftertaste, medium finish. Though the relative obscurity of the spices, still an interesting brew.
gunnar (6920) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle with RBBC at local tasting in Bergen. Pours murky orange, small creamy white head. Aroma of wood, cinnamon, red apples, oranges and farmhouse. Taste is fresh, crisp acidic sour, spicy malts and wood, high carbonated, dry hoppy finish.
bodega95 (85) - - MAR 30, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So far one of my favorites sours, the Belgian strong brown ale comes out nicely. Very earthy with the right mount of sourness and acidity
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy chestnut pour with a tall, chunky beige head. Aroma is bretty funk, green mulberries, tart stone fruit, chocolate, sweet cinnamon and dries, sweet orange. Flavor is bretty funk up front, some roasted nutty notes, caramel, green woody notes, tart stone fruit, mineral notes, nice toast and tart citrus notes, as much like lime as they are like orange peel. Lightish body, surprisingly creamy entry, medium, to heavy and blanketing carbonation and a creamy finish with a decent acidic bite. Really tasty stuff, itís really surprising how well everything comes together in the one.
andrewje41 (1763) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at elliott bay pizza. Pours a red color with a fizzy thin head. Flavor is slightly sour up front, but turns more bold cherry, and dark fruit towards the finish. Sour berry aroma. I see this beer has flip flopped in style a bit. I would call it a wild ale myself. Overall a good beer.
hackobock (2433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 1, 2015. Bottle at home.
Pale red with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma is tart fruity and spicy with cherries, apple, orange, cocoa and light cinnamon, some earthy funky notes as well. Taste is tart and dry spicy with rosemary, oak, citrus and light sweet malty notes. Finish is light dry tart spicy. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
CanIHave4Beers (3679) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some sorta live rate.
Pours a deep reddish brown with a nice head & good lace.
Aroma is funky & leathery. Itís got mild spice & a little toasty malt. Plenty of ripe fruit & some oak.
The flavor offers plenty of oak & some mild herbal bitterness. Itís very dry... Nicely spicy & nicely sour. Itís got a good bit of fruit & some cocoa.
bubblehouse (936) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tailspin ale fest. Has almost a coffee smell but is fairly sour. Looks good in the glass.
UXO (1003) - CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear pale to medium amber with two fingers of frothy off-white head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Nose is complex, dry funk, apple cider vinegar, sour cherries, some spice, citrus, and cocoa. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, mild bitter, moderate tart. (8/10) Medium body, prickly carbonation, off-dry tart finish. (4/5)
Utterly unlike any brown ale Iíve ever had before. I guess thatís the thing with JP, huh? No matter what they call the beer, itís a sour. Brown ale? Sour. Stout? Sour. Saison? Sour. Witbier? Sour. Not that Iím complaining - far from it! This is an excellent, mild sour, with pleasant astringency and cellar floor funk. Iíd go so far as to say itís the best brown ale Iíve ever had - mostly because brown ales tend to be yawn-inducing at best, while this is actually interesting. (16/20)
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: 99% opaque. Tawny brown center with vivid copper edges showing faint translucency. Huge, foamy, billowing light-beige cap that lasts for a while. Aroma of cherry skins, slightly vinous grapes, moderate oak, musty old-world & cellar floor funk, light critter tartness, a hint of lemon peel, & just a very small touch of toasted malts. Flavor is a bit more complex & includes some more "brown ale" characteristics (opposed to the mostly wild ale dominant aroma). Mild tobacco, caramel, cocoa powder, & a hint of spicy yeast esters. Even on the palate, though, the wild ale side still reigns supreme. Light lacto, soured oak barrel, lemon flesh, cherry skins, lots of tannin in the finish, bordering on astringent but never becoming unpleasant. Just very sharp & dry near the final moments. Back-end has stronger floral notes; earthy, dirty, woodsy, & full of damp oak. Aftertaste lingers with even more funk; some cheese rind & musty cotton blanket. Nice bite to the mouth feel. Another solid beer from Jolly Pumpkin.