madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th March 2014
Jack is back tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to Leighton. Very hazy gold beer, residual white head. Light crisp palate, dry. Tart gueuzey lemony sourness and a touch of Worcester sauce. Light crisp finish. Pleasant enough.
Scopey (5292) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, big thanks to the L-dogg. It pours cloudy golden-orange with a small beige head. The nose is fresh, funky, must, fresh, barnyard, orange peel and a touch of cat-litter. The taste is tart, acidic, apricot, peach, grapefruit, barnyard, damp wood and sherbet with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, crisp, tart and earthy. Rather drinkable stuff.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up at Ryan and Casey Liquors, MA. Pours mostly clear yellow-gold with a fine, white foam head. The nose has some wet grass and rindy lemon. Light sweet flavor with oily grass, lots of musty grass, slick lemon. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Nice lemony tang to finish, some grassy bitterness. Nice.
DrSilverworm (4745) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, on closeout at Party Source. Brewed 2008, bottled 2011. Shared at a hotel bottle share after the last Jackie-O’s release. Bottle opened completely silently. Clear golden orange color. No head. Yeah, little to no carbonation. Not bad though. Medium to bigger body. Nice flavor. Good lamb icy funk. Socks, sweat, everything you’d expect from that. Moderate sweet taste, nice light sour. Enjoyable stuff. Very light carbonation (near-flat) doesn’t ruin this.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm - thanks again, Chris! Brew year 2008, bottle year 2011. Pours a clear gold color with no head. Notes of lemon, cheesecloth, dry grains, earth, oak, and plenty of funk. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a flat, tart, acidic mouthfeel. The aroma really worked for me but the mouthfeel was just a little too flat overall for me. There was some debate about how the flatness was intentional, which I understand, but this was flatter and thinner than others in the style.
Slipstream (1924) - USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Mugs Ale House Belgian event (where it was mislabeled). Lots of tart lemon & a dash of grapefruit. This was a mix of several lambics from this producer. Nice.
ericdevin (577) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange, little to no head. Aroma funky but not overbearingly so, an almost medicinal woody character. Body surprisingly quiet, coppery notes in the finish, which is brief. Interesting but not my cup of tea.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Nice, tart, slightly mouth-puckering aroma. Drinks like a white wine Finishes dry.
Miked1687 (570) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Blue monk. Gold clear pour with a thin white head. Nose is tart grape skins and some hay. Taste is bitter barnyard, tart, funk, tart fruit rind.
jkwood04 (3255) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle poured into a tasting glass. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of funk and skunkiness, light oak, sour notes, and light caramel malts. Flavor a great combo of this. Average texture. A good sour.