OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
20/10/12 Bouteille 650ml de half time: Belle couleur rose foncée, avec bonne carbonisation et mousse abondante et percistante. On trouve les arômes traditionnels de Jolly pumkin, donc odeur amer et boisé, mais avec de belles notes de fruits. Bien balancée entre sucrée, fruitée et amer en bouche, avec une amertume et une saveur aigrelette en finale. Corps plutôt léger avec une mince et une finale légèrement astringente et amer. Asser facile à boire.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from Sam’s, Durham. Nice blood orange colored pour, with a medium carbonation that dies down fairly quickly. Really intriguing nose of bright kiwi and blood orange, with mild oak and some yeast. Prickly mouthfeel, only moderately acetic, and this really lets the big, buoyant tropical fruit flavors come through well. Certainly it’s satisfyingly sour but this is a bright and tart innovation, consistent with JP but a modest new direction too. Really enjoyed it.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml bottle served in a Duvel green tulip. Blend # 5, bottled on 5-09-2012.
A: Pours a burnt orange color with a yellowish head forming the pour. It has some nice body to it as it recedes to a thick cap and collar. Nice sheets of lace are left down the sides of the glass.
S: Some light cherry tartness with some yeasty sweetness to it. Sweet fruit juice is also present in the nose. Definitely missing some lacto sourness in the nose. A touch of oak is present on the nose as well.
T: Sweet fruit juice, maybe some blueberry and cherry, with a very subtle tart note. Some light lemon grass with a odd celery note to it. Oak tannins with some vanilla sweetness on the finish with a pale malt body.
M: Medium to light bodied with a prickly carbonation level. Clean, semi-drying finish.
O: This was entirely disappointing. The beer itself wasn’t bad, but it’s very poor representation of the style. No biting sourness and very little tartness in the taste as well. Not worth the price.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-03-2012
ben4321 (4100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 10/17/12, This beer will serve as Rating #2500, even though this one is not another Westvleteren offing, (like my last 3 multiples of 500 ratings) I’m drinking it out of one of my Westvleteren glasses, so that should count for something
Aroma: The nose is fruity and pretty sour, with some sour berries, cherry, funk, and a little wood
Appearance: It pours a clear reddish color with a small bubbly head that disappears really quickly
Flavor: The taste is a little sweet, with lots of fruit flavors, but it is mostly sour/tart, and quite flavorful
Palate: The body of this one is medium, it has a tingly feel, a fizzy carbonation, and a lengthy, tart finish
2500 beer ratings, my Mom would probably not be that proud! Kidding aside, rating 2500 beers has been a great journey, and I’m looking forward to the next 2500 (which would get me to 5000, wow!) As for this beer, I actually had the Maui version over the summer at the brewery, and I really enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to trying the JP/sour version. I like this one too. Call it a fruit beer, call it a sour, I don’t really care what you call it, just don’t call it late for dinner. (Oh, and I call it good). I’ll stop here before (or after) I go way over my bad joke quota.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Maui BC. Cloudy reddish-orange pour with a dense, white head leaving patchy lace. Nose is tart fruit and Brett. Medium-light body with moderate, very fine carbonation. Tart cherries, raspberries and strawberries, white pepper, lemon, butterscotch and funk. Finish is a bit watery, but nicely balanced. A tick below some of the better wild ales from the likes of RR and others, but still to be commended. Very interesting horizontal comparison to be had with the MBC version.
sonnycheeba (3785) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy, ruby brown with average, fizzy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, cookie malt, sour fruit, citrus hops, passion fruit, and light yeast. Flavor is grapefruit and citrus bitterness, sweet malts, some sour fruit esters, and light spice; crisp, bitter finish. Light body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Blend 2. Pours hazy rubied brown with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cherry, passion fruit, straw and biscuit malt, funky and barnyard yeast notes. Flavor is fresh passion fruit, tart cherries, funky yeast, light malt, faint hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and light carbonation.
obguthr (4101) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Persimmon and raspberry nosr. Clear copper, thin head.Solidly sour, but tolerable. Unripe raspberry and starfruit.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Blend 4, bottled 5/8/12. Pours a hazy red-amber with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of upfront sour cherry, along with a more biting sour barrel funk. Flavor is at first tart citrus, a little mellow/not aggressively sour. Very little sweetness. Tart cherries, sour, a bit of oak, earthy and dry. Comes together very nicely, making a highly drinkable sour ale.
pintbypint (2707) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #1800. 750ml brown bottle. Blend 1, bottled 04-26-2012. Glowing orangey pour with reddish hints. Hazy. Small off white head, creamy and tight bubbled. Long lasting large patchy lace patterns in the glass. Cherry nose with citrus, and decent sourness. Taste has tart cherries, sharp lemon, tropical fruits and wild yeast notes. Finish is quite dry with lots of wood and some lingering funk. Light to medium bodied, lots of carbonation. The intensity of the sourness isn’t extreme and works well with the cherries and fruit notes. Great drinkability, don’t think I’ve gone through a sour 750 as easily as I did with this one.