curepute (140) - 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.
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - 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 it’s pretty muted by the lemony & earthy/barn-yardy funkiness. There is some yeasty bread dough to it as well. It’s 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. It’s tart, it’s dry.... it definitely crosses the line into Sour Ale stylistically as it’s far more a sour than a Hefe-Weizen. It’s 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.
superspak (2832) - 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.
Beerdedone (2730) - 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.
Inbreak (2401) - 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.
b33r (685) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 07-30-2012: Light yellow color, slightly hazy, with a quickly diminishing fizzy white head. Aroma is citrusy and grassy and a little funky. Flavor has strong tart citrus and cherry, a bit spicy, and finishes clean with little lingering aftertaste. Good overall.
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 5-15-2010 - Bottle and Batch 399/400. This beer pours a medium sized fizzy white head that mostly diminishes, hazy golden body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is yeasty, funky, sweet, banana, and spicy. The taste is sweet, banana, spicy, and has a short dry finish. The palate is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer has a nice balance between the aromas and the flavors, but I am not a fan of Farmhouse beers.
Abijen (1526) - ’s-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.
DutchDrebus (4297) - 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.
llkc (480) - århus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Duft: citrus. lidt fukey duft. lidt ege duft.
en smule smag af citrus, fynkey
ikke meget smag af hvede syntes jeg desværre