tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by MI2CA. Pours amber working on brown with a sticky white head. Fruity, perfume aroma with a touch of oak, peaches, and some dusty notes. There quite a bit of oak and hops in the flavor with maybe a bit of a brett note. Medium/full bodied with average carbonation, and a dry finish. Really good beer, but I’m not sure that its worth what Ted told me he paid for it.
Pailhead (4377) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma is floral with some tart cherry and faint caramel. It pours a hazy amber with some sediment and a large off-white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and faint cherry. The finish turns to moderate floral bitterness, oak, and faint tartness. It’s medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-copper pour with a huge rocky off-white head. Sour, floral, oaky aroma. Lots of sourness right upfront in the flavor with some oak, citrus and a touch of caramel. Medium body with lots of carbonation.
jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mL bottle (i think?) a slightly hazy orange-copper with a bubbly off-white head. cascade hops and tart jolly pumpkin house aroma (yeast and barrel) - bready malts and brett, and it hardly can be considered a pale ale, at least not in the american sense. not outright sour, but approaching sour and with more time in the barrel or bottle, it might get tarter. smooth, lightly bitter flavor with some grapefruity citrus and the tartness is well-balanced. dry woody finish, reminiscent of bam biere, one of my favorites.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to my friend rose who brought this back from a trip to NYC! Classic jolly pumpkin aromas, tart citrus, great brett character in the nose. Pours pale blonde with a thick white head. A good bitterness with good brett flavors, mild funkiness, with a sweetness. It reminds me of something between Oro de Calabazza and Bam with a hint of Orval. Pretty good beer!
Tmoney99 (9984) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MBGF Summer08. Poured hazy copper color with a large fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture. Medium sour flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.