Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2013 Bright golden color, head recedes rather quickly, though for a sour ale of this ABV, I suppose it’s to be expected. Just gorgeous.
Smell is exciting. Tart, fruity, Lemony, and a bit funky. Got Damn.
Upfront with lemon and orange. Nectarine and Peach shove in mid-palate to completely take over. Still with the mean, sexy, well-balanced tartness and bitterness.
This is a gorgeously complex beer. Definitely in my top five. Get it if you can, when you can.
AlainG (1965) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une belle blonde paille, voilée et coiffée d’une mousse immaculée, toutefois éphémère. Poivré, fruité, de douces arômes de levures sauvages et rustiques seraient des particularités qui brossent bien le portrait du bouquet. L’effervescence, intense, picote la langue avant qu’on puisse détecter, et ce, pas aisément, les subtilités des saveurs. C’est acidulé, comme le citron. C’est aussi allègrement poivré et une légère amertume s’installe en arrière-goût. (Emb. 03/09/16 Blend 3) (1943-190816)
MrTipple (3586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brett, sour citrus fruits, lemon and lime, grapefruit, spices and lightly peppery. Hazy gold, massive, creamy, white head. Medium sour. Sour citrus fruits, grapefruit, lime, brett, oak barrels, soft carbonation, sour and dry finish. Quite a sour BSA. Bottle from Discount Liquor, Milwaukee.
cagou007 (1037) - FRANCE - AUG 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow with very thin white head. Nose is tart and spicy. Huge tart and sour taste. Aromas are spices (pepper), herbal hops, alcohol, farmhouse yeast. Lively carbonation, light body. Long sour and peppery finish. Weird balance between sourness and bitterness.
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chinchill (4267) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Heavyweight 375 ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
This "Gold of Pumpkin" ale has an obvious wild yeast component which I find interesting and acceptable in the flavor, but overbearing and unappealing in the aroma. Moderate oak barrel influence. Mildly bitter and tart. Excellent, lively mouthfeel.
beerplace (769) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at St. Augustines on Rare Beer Tap Takeover. Fruity, spicy, hoppy, refreshing. Very good.
Bulk_Carrier (3720) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a burnt crisp yellow color with a thin white cap of a white head. Mild thin lacing.
The smell starts off with some bright sweet citrus, peppercorn, dry floral qualities, white pepper, light wood.
The flavor is sharply sweet with pronounced dry floral qualities hitting nicely. Spice kicks on in on the aftertaste. Quick semi-sweet dry finish. Appropriate bitterness hits my tongue.
Overall, another fantastic offering by Jolly Pumpkin.
PanMarek (241) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild hop aroma with a touch of yeast and tartness. Some malt in the background but very subdued. Dark golden pour with thin foam. The taste is mild, considering it is classified as a a Belgian strong ale. Peppery touches, with some citrusy hops in the middle and a faint malty finish. Very little alcohol on the tongue. The oak helps control the sweetness and provides a dry finish. Lively and dry mouthfeel. Overall, a well-balanced but surprisingly shy Belgian.
Malin_aiisa (825) - SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight hazy, orange
Aroma of sour, peach. Sweet fruit and yeast.
Taste sweet peach, bitter citrus.
tekstr1der (369) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve rewritten this as I go, just not sure about this thing. Sour, yeast, wood, and farmhouse funk - this beer has it all. Pours looking like a tripel, with sour notes on the nose. Flavor is vinegar-ish at first, but quickly fades to a tart enjoyable fruitish thing. Finish is fairly dry with lingering sour notes. Interesting for sure, but not my thing.
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice beer. Sour taste, with good balance. Fresh aromas of pine and fruit. Nice sparkling palate.