ansjelaah (1095) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ van moll tasting. Hazy yellow color with no head. Smells and tastes malts, lemon, fruity, banana, yeast.
Benzai (6436) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Van Moll Tasting shared by Abijen. Hazy pale yellow color, virtually no head. Donít get a lot of aroma. Taste lightly malts, lightly sourish, fruity, lemon, citrus. A bit low bodied, low to average carbonation. A bit flat but I still like it.
curepute (124) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lambic style nose, lemon, sour wheat, funk, Cloudy golden color with tiny white lacing. Taste is refreshing and tart, lemon, earthy, good carbonation, funk. Finishes with a good dry sourness then some earthy wood flavors. Top shelf stuff.
Abijen (1192) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an yellow unclear beer with a small white head. Smells sour. Tastes little sour with a nice sweet finish. Bit boring. Average carbo, thin body and a bit dry and watery texture.
Countbeer (4071) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ DVMBBT:
Hazy yellow colored beer with a small white head on top.
Aromas of grapes, wild yeast, wheat, light vinous, very nice.
Flavours of grapes, wild yeast, some berries, some tartness, great crispy stuff!
Aftertaste is a mix of grapes, wild yeast, crispy...
Low carbo, medium mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture.
I like this a lot!
Beerdedone (2494) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a pale golden color with a decent white head. Aroma of yeast, barnyard, citrus and mellow funk. Flavor was lightly tart and fruity with citrus peel, lemon, wheat, light banana, yeasty funk and had a fairly dry finish.
superspak (2212) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/6/2013. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 2-3 finger foamy and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, straw, wheat, cracker, bread, light funk, and yeast/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon zest, banana, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, straw, grass, herbal, floral, light funk, and yeast/grassy earthiness. Good amount of crisp earthy yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, banana, pear, apple, clove, pepper, straw, grass, herbal, floral, wheat, cracker, light funk, and yeast/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate malt flavors; with a very nice and crisp malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent saison. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
DutchDrebus (3491) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Proeftafel Van Moll. Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Smells sourish. Tastes sourish, watery, slightly lemon. Thin body, soft carbo.
Inbreak (1538) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.03.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Small slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry and fresh fruity, hay, dried fruits, oak, citrus peel, yeast, hints of chalk. Taste is dry sour-ish, sorrel, oak, hay, citrus peel, yeast, citrus, chalk, grass, hints of minerals. Medium bitterness, kind of a watery mouthfeel. Fair enough.
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very pale straw color with a very big fluffy white head.
The aroma does retain some of the Hefe-Weizen banana and spice character, but itís pretty muted by the lemony & earthy/barn-yardy funkiness. There is some yeasty bread dough to it as well. Itís a very fun & inviting bouquet as far as I"m concerned.
The flavor is bright & lemony with some nice earthy hoppiness. The beer has some citrus rind, banana & some spiciness, but a lot of the flavor that the Hefe-Weizen yeast imparts is really pretty muted. Itís tart, itís dry.... it definitely crosses the line into Sour Ale stylistically as itís far more a sour than a Hefe-Weizen. Itís really a nice beer from Jolly Pumpkin, very balanced, very complex, well aged.
The palate is very lively, prickly, & delightful.
This exceeds all expectations of the beer, I had expected a sort of banana on oak awkwardness, but this is really something.