fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours very dark brown with off white head. Aroma is nail polish. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is sour, tart and acidic notes upfront, there is some sage and herbal notes in the middle, and finishes again with more tart notes. The finish is semi-dry. Very nice. My favorite of the 3 versions.
mkel07 (3381) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. Mixture of spice and oak in the aroma. Good beer that is really enjoyable.
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fiammanghilla (553) - Genova, ITALY - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spina @ fob.
Ambrata scura con schiuma eterna.
Birra piuttosto calda.
Corpo medio con carbonazione soffice.
Balsamica con finale amarognolo
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Lukaduke (2184) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to NielsenRatings ! Pours a deep mahogany umber color with a finger or so of khaki foam. The nose is tart plum and cherry with rustic woodsy herbalness, touches of licorice, rye, mint... wow. This beer is complex ! The palate follows the nose with great contrast in flavors from the deep earthy spiced notes of caraway, rye, juniper, autumn leaves, wet oak, tart cherry, rotten plums... nice background acidity ! Very interesting and complex yet still highly chuggable !
wedgie9 (1929) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blend 4 Bottled 12/31/2010
Tasted on 12/28/13 from a capped 750mL bottle obtained in a trade quite a while ago, I am very excited to finally try the last of this series. Pours opaque dark brown with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick, sticky lace. The nose is sour and funky with the sage coming through as a bit savory, sweet/spicy caraway, and herbal juniper with a touch of caramel malt. The flavor is the same sour and funk from the nose (a bit different than I usually expect from JP), with red wine vinegar, herbal and nicely bitter juniper, sweet and peppery caraway, and savory sage and chestnut, this beer is super complex, and very nicely balanced. The body is medium with just under average carbonation and a long, complex finish that encompasses all flavors and aromas mentioned above.
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet cinnimon pumpkin with dark malt aroma. Dark dark brown in color with off cream colored head. Sweet cardimon in start then a very smooth creamy finish. Damn balanced.
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Brown pour with a slick of tan foam. Aroma is spices, brett, light funk, and lemon. Taste is light tart with brett and spice, lemon, and light bitterness. Clean mouthfeel. Good.
mikedR (1209) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is absolutely superb. Sort of a beautiful holiday ale, with just the right amount of funk to add intrigue.
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AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very nice dark amber with unfiltered characteristics. Aromas are spice and funk with even bready malts. Taste is nicely funky with mild spice and quite a nice line of burnt caramel. Palate is even and effervescent. Overall a solid beer that breaks the mold on holiday ales.
Gorm (1189) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lukter kirsebær. Mørk farve og godt med skum. Smaker som fruktvin med tydelig eikepreg. Melkebaren.
nilsas (1393) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
God frisk fruklukt kissebær? En god frisk smaksoplevelse med god ettersmak. Leskende og godt i sommervarmen.