Alexanderdahl (72) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very yellow, light orange.
Has a nose of very fresh green apples, fresh sourness and gives a little bit of a cider vibe. Funky wheaty notes as well.
Sweet at first sip, dry at last. Like the nose, it has lots of apples on the tongue, fresh crisp hops giving it a slight grape, and yet no real bitterness.
ttoadee (852) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright cloudy gold pour, thin white head. Nose is red liquorice and funky yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is cherries, spice, and medium malt. Finish is crisp and slightly sour. The bottle I had seemed almost like a sour, so it was not quite what I was expecting.
TheCametron (2010) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Had a bottle of the Noel De Calabaza on Thurday then coincidentally, this last night. Go Jolly Pumpkin. Pours a hazy, almost muddy Yellow with a White head. Aroma of sweet malt, sourish wheat and brett. Tastes quite ordinary if truth be told. Thoroughly delicious but not particularly memorable. I’d perhaps brought my expectations from the Noel the night before. A perfectly nice and quite refreshing brew.
Vestergaard (838) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Pours clear golden with a small Brown head. Aroma is pretty sour with citrus and citrus peely sour-bitter notes. Leather, green apples, some sweeter orangy stuff, sweet apples. Taste has some more sour notes. Slight bitter hops and citrus peel. High carb, medium body. The alcohol is nowhere to be found!
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tectactoe (3080) - Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Mucky shade of golden-yellow; translucent & topped with a soapy white head that leaves some respectable lacing on the glass. Critter filled aroma with tons of funk, spice, & balanced tartness. Dry apple skins, tart pears, white pepper, flowers, herbaceous hops, wet oak, musty cheesecloth, clove, orange zest, & damp hay. Nice array of aromas, balanced so seemingly well. This beer could be described as a slightly tart Belgian strong pale ale with extra spices added. Lots of white peppery & hoppy spices outline a somewhat fruity & estery centerpiece complete with pear, apple, hints of lemon, & moderate orange zest. Notes of torrid oak, banana-like esters, & a thick, bready yeast body provide a solid backbone for everything else to lean upon. Tons of that signature JP funk in the back-end, lasting long into the aftertaste. Cheesey, musty, corky, horsey funk & drying oak. Leaves your palate moisture free. Great beer, one of my favorites from Jolly Pumpkin.
ChrisSc (395) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle into chalice. Grand Rapids.
Pours golden, mostly transparent. Small white head. Mildly sour nose. Grain, hay. Taste is slightly sour. Small sweetness in the finish. Body in light with a clean finish.
RickTStiles (817) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours pale golden with some lacing and a fizzy white head. lemon, passion fruit and cream aroma. taste has notes of lemon peel, vanilla, and white peppercorn with a significant dose of minerality. finish is sour.
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. In bottle 23.5 months. Beer poured hazy orange color with a small fizzy head. Aroma dominated by lactic acid. Other aromas are spicy phenols and funky bret-like aromas. Flavor was spicy (white pepper, grains of paradise) and lemony yeast. Oak is subdued. Good malt character. Very dry. Lively mouthfeel. An interesting and balanced beer.
tdtm82 (1006) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; 9.4 fluid ounces; courtesy of the legend of Essex - madmitch76! Appearance it is hazy amber with a nice white head which simmers down to no head.
Aroma is oranges; spices; clove; coriander; fresh bread; hey; oranges and good musty perfume. Taste is oranges; clementines; citrus; lime; coriander; dough; lemons; bubblegum; mangos and spices perhaps a hint of juniper.
A really interesting and complex beer which reminds me a lot of Westmalle trippel. It is also slightly oaky but not ott and the drinkabilitiy is awesome I think this is one of the best US takes on Belgian beers which I have had yet.
rgf001 (191) - München, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Magic. Once in a while you get a perfect beer. Firkin at bangers Austin. The perfect farmhouse ale.