punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the MBG ’08 Summerfest. Orange, brown, gold pour. Very dry with lots of apple notes, some herbs, and wheat. Strong sour character. Medium body.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2009 MBG Fest ’08. Poured a hazy amber with a frothy white head. Aroma was strongly acetic with wood and yeast notes. Flavor was a rollercoaster - it starts momentarily smooth, but quickly the sour fruit taste completely overwhelms the taste buds before the dry finish kicks in. Very refreshing mouthfeel full of enjoyable micro-carbonation. Sad to think I’ll likely never try this beer again given the limited supply being made available at the end of this week (8/1/08) because it really is a remarkable beverage.
BBB63 (6013) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 MiBGF: Hazy golden hue with a small lasting head. The aroma has notes of funky brett, oak, sour grapes and cherry, dusty yeast and floral esters. The taste has a nice sour punch, acidic and oaky. There is an overlying yeast driven note about this and some herbal tones about the finish. The mouth feel is refreshing and soft. A nice brew and better than the La Roja Kriek I had before it.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the MBG summer fest 08’. This was probably the one I was most excited about. Had two samples of this. I am definitely going to have to taste this again though. But here is my preliminary rating. Poured an orange/light brown. Aroma was great, nice all encompassing sour and wood. Taste has the same qualities, a sour that seems to fill the mouth and slowly fade away after the swallow. Nice and dry, mature and rounded. More tart than most JP beers, and one of my favorites. This was one of my standouts at the fest, and my 400th rating. Thanks Ron and Jolly Pumpkin for all you do!