DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 bottle, 750 ml. And I should have planned for an old bottle of Belgian wild-fermented beer mught be a gusher, but still I don’t plan. So, lots of foam, and when I stuck the bottle into my mouth to keep the beer off the carpet, I got a few bits of grain, too. Zesty smell of a beer with a nice dose of brett, or sour mash. Hazy gold color; after the big chunky gushing foam settles, it almost disappears into a slight ring. Taste is indeed spicy, and more than a bit of it still seems to come from muddled hops. Warming alcohol on a night when it’s just 4° above. Just a bit grainy, with sharp effervescence. Green apples in the foreground, lemon in the back, and just a touch of grass from either wild yeast or hops.
commonshawn (662) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at kaseys in Chicago. Yellow with small white head. Tart nose. Thin body. Tart fruity taste . Lemon. It was decent. Fruity and tart version of the style.
chucklemation (798) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is tart lemon and spices. Flavor is sour, but not too sour, lemon and spices. Very enjoyable.
tmrmwel (1290) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, batch 1119/1146, enjoyed 2 years after bottling. Pours hazy light yellow, with a creamy head. Aroma is really nice fruity yeast and brett, with kandi, as well as some hoppy notes. Creamy body, with average carbonation. Flavour is tart with wooden brett and sweet citrusy lemon. Lingering, fruity tart finish.
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear brilliant golden with a thin white sticky head. Lovely sour twang on the nose with apricot and sour oak barrel and gentle lacto greenness/juiciness (guava?). Smooth and dry and tart flavor with guava, apricot, nice lasting yet gentle sour lacto/bacillic flavors, a kiss of oak, and semisweet blonde tones. Nice fruitiness throughout. And just the right amount of tartness. Really something.
michaelinwa (636) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 Bottle. Light amber pour, minimal head, minimal lacing. Aroma is funk, citrus, hay; subtle. Taste is slight sour, some funk, hop bitterness, lemon. Finishes slightly sour and bitter and lemony. Light, yet complex. Somewhat like Orval, maybe less dry and more complex. Definitely cellar material. Odd, but good.
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 (3485) - 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 (13) - - 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 (3934) - 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 (658) - 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.