fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, pale gold pour with a 1 finger, white head that has great retention and leaves respectable lacing. Aroma is funky and loaded with tart stone fruit, lactic sourness, and deep, but light sour berries. Flavor is spicy and fruity up front, with some odd (but tasty) pineapple heavy tropical fruit and a light nuttiness that makes it a bit like a pina colata, nice fresh oaky notes, gentle sourness, a little earthy funk and light floral notes and minerality to the surprisingly clean and crisp finish. Medium body with a neutral entry, moderate strength, sharp carbonation and dry, lightly acidic, crisp finish. Pretty fantastic stuff, I could definitely drink this on a regular basis.
umich03jm (2548) - 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. Canít believe Iíve 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 (1189) - New York City, 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 (1615) - 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. Itís quite thin for how high the alcohol is. Not bad.
UrbanCaveman (150) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at ~40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy burnished straw golden color, and forms a thick white head with good retention. Plenty of carbonation is visible, streaming through the beer. Lacing is off the chain, so to speak.
Smell: Musty wheat, old books, melon (cantaloupe and honeydew), and pear leap out of the glass, bringing along faint hints of white pepper.
Taste: Fascinating. The taste profile opens with funky white pepper, as if the peppercorns had been dampened and encouraged to grow some tiny spots of mold ere being ground. The fruits from the aroma come through as the beer moves along the palate, always overlaid with that musty pepper, and supported by an undertone of old, old wood and paper. As it finishes, the fruit essence shifts to tones of tart white grape and very faint citrus, with a vaguely bitter, dry aftertaste not unlike a dry white wine.
Mouthfeel: Lively and nigh medium in body, with a somewhat watery finish.
Overall: Thus far, the only thing Iíve had with the Jolly Pumpkin name on it that I have not liked was a collaboration beer with Anchorage. They do bieres de garde well. This one isnít quite their Fuego del Otono to me, but itís also a repeater.
rdixon77 (1430) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Great beers cloudy gold. Light biscuit body but plenty of citrus, melon, tart, and funk, finishes slightly dry, but still has a pleasant sour taste, low carbonation but still light bodied.
arnold931 (767) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at 30 hop. Pours cloudy golden white nice white head and lacing. Nose is lemon funk. Taste adds some sweetness. Good.
kerenmk (3070) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at our place. Cloudy blond with a white head. Citrus and funk and some melon at first. Fruity and refreshing aroma. Stale dunk-like taste thatís very pungent. No carbonation, medium body, pungent aftertaste and a little woodsy.
DSG (7625) - Tel Aviv, - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at kerenmkís place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear yellow-golden with a white head. Woody aroma, funky, kinda spicy, with some fruitiness, pretty citric. Yeasty flavor, dry, kinda funky, woody, with earth, spice, and some bitterness. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. Nice stuff.
unclemike (2477) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow-beige colour with a thick but loose head. The aroma is orvallish, very herbal and dusty with assertive hopping and a subtle lemony note. Palate is spicy, tart, with juicy lemon and a whack of peppery, coriandery notes. The fnish is tart and refreshing, with an austere hop dryness. Spice reigns. Complex barrel goodness. Impressive.
monkeychugg55 (941) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden body with a small white head. The aroma has some strong brett funk, lactic acid, green apple, oak, chardonnay, peppery alcohol, subtle fruit esters, and a hint of bready malt. The flavor is more wine like, retains some of the apple character, and finishes very dry, which seems to mute some of the sourness. Malt comes through a little more as it warms, as does some oak, and a touch of alcohol. Nice balance of sweet, sour, oak, funk and golden ale.