c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clean golden champagne color with a white foamy head and solid lacing. The scent is lemon pepper, flowers, honey, banana, and oak. The great mix of lemon, bread, pepper, apricot, floral notes, and earthy funk is awesome. Carbonated perfectly with a full mouthfeel and dry finish with some lingering sour notes. Really enjoyed this Belgian - Franco style.
Grzesiek79 (3520) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piwo o konkretnym zapachu konskiej spoconej skory, dzikie drozdze wyczuwalne, troche limonki i cytrusowosci kwaskowosci, srednia pianka, metnosc i zolty kolor. Alkohol dobrze ukryty. Tresciwe i zarazem orzezwiajace piwo. Po przelknieciu lekko wyczuwalne nuty piepszowe.
MIapples (15) - - JUN 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably my favorite of all the jolly pumpkin beers. A belgian wth bold flavors and a little twist of lemon and some sour. All the pieces come together nicely, a must try for anyone.
SHIG (3982) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ ABC: Poured a yellow with a white color head. Aroma is tart sour fruit, spice, and hops. Taste is very sour fruit, spicy, oak character and peppery finish.
adamnowek (728) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sour, acidic lemon aroma. Taste is also fairly sour, with some taste of pepper and a lingering but subtle bitter bite.
fakebeersnob (228) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Getting pear and a sour/tart smell. Pour is a very light golden/straw color with no real head, and a very thin lacing. Tasting pear, tartness, sourness. A bit of spiciness at the end (like a pepper spice....slight tingle, not overpowering). Not getting any oak taste, but the mouthfeel at the end is the only indication that this could be oak-aged.
I did not enjoy this for the first 1/4 of the bottle. After I thought of it more as a cider/pear riesling, I upped the taste ranking a bit. I don’t think I will try this again.
This is not what I expected as a Belgium Strong Ale, and overall not too keen on it.
Jamesthebrit (362) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is smooooth. Yeasty. Orange. Pear. papaya. Subtle oak
Pours a light golden. Little head.
Taste does not come across as fruity as aroma. Earthy. Hay. Grape. White wine like. Dry. Oh wait that’s pallet.
Pallet is dry but oaky. Super oaky. Too oaky.
Overall this beer brings me back. It was the first craft beer that I went out and got specifically looking for craft beer. I was in Ann Arbor at the time and suffering through Chemical Engineering at University Of Michigan. I had walked to Jolly Pumpkin on Main Street and was like, WTF? $16 for a bottle of beer? But I thought what the hell. Brought it back and had no idea what the hell I was drinking. Sour like white wine. Shared it with my roommates and they had the same sentiment. As a result... overall 20/20. #dealwithit
umich03jm (2851) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bierkeller. Can’t believe I’ve never rated this. Cloudy amber pour with a small head that fades to a very thin ring. Aromas are lemon peel, flowers, black pepper, and very light cotton candy. Tastes herbal and floral with strong peppery yeast. Light citrus peel. Dry with just a hint of tartness. Solid but this has always been a little boring to me.
trapped (1431) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Albion. Cloudy dark amber with beige creamy head, acidic aroma, sour caramel / roasted malt taste, medium carbonation, balanced longish finish. Very good brew.
pinkzambia (1694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar - St. Louis: Tangy, citrusy, Belgian yeast. Great flavors abound that match aroma. It’s quite thin for how high the alcohol is. Not bad.