Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of jdubFL. Pours copper with thin off white head. The aroma is spicy yeast, sweet malts and then growing tart and sour notes. The taste tart, mildly berry fruit tartness and some sour for a little while there. In the background is a consistent level of lemon tart candy.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Generous white head comforts the light orange coloured body. Interesting sweet/tart combination greets the nose with a good estery fruitiness hinting at pineapple, peach, banana, white grapes, light tannins reminiscent of herb tea. Its malty nature remains globally sweet, drawing the line between dough and biscuits. Soft yet persistent carbonation is efficient in asking for the next sip. Rather exotic an example, avoiding the mustiness, earthyness of my favourite examples, but surpassing them in fruit range and the mouthfeel is solid. Could just be a bit drier as seems to be the case with every Portsmouth I’ve had, but this sure didn’t feel like 8.5%.
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber body with a medium white head. The aroma is caramel, spices, sweet malt and yeast. The flavour is sweet malt, yeast, spices and some fruit. Sweet fruity finish. Still quite refreshing.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
PPRBSG09. Pours an orange amber body with a white head. Dusty floral citrus notes an earthy bitterness. Citrus with a low acidity some light apple leather tones. Not bad.
douglas88 (5131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by Sledutah. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A nice nose of dusty leaves, fruit and caramel. Very drinkable, a sweet flavor of honey, clean earthy malts, light spicy hops, fruity and very damn smooth. Very good.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber at the PPRBSG09. Pours a light hazy coppery orange with a thin head. Aroma is herbal, lemon grass, orange zest, citrus, a touch infection- cheese, with dusty and musty cobwebs and wet dog. Flavor is toasty malts, a bit stale, caramel, with tart lemon rind, citric and light lactic acid tartness, with salt brine, hints of cherry pit kriek astringency and dirt and earth. Kinda messy.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very strong fruity esters with light touches of higher alcohols/phenolics and a touch of buttery diacetyl. Hazy amber-brown coloured body is topped by a low, off white head that recedes to a lasting cover. Grainy and sweet with plenty of tannins and fruity esters. Texture is quite syrupy with somewhat low carbonation. It almost seems that this one isn’t quite ready. On tap at the Extreme Brewers Fest 2006.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at EBF 2006. Lasting bits of head and surprsing lacing coat the plastic atop a hazy bright apricot body....musty, farmy nose, really quite funky and weird with more than a bit of the barnyard animal character that ought to disgust but instead interests, touches of citrus keeping it in check....body is rather sugary, too sweet really with candied fruits, though some earthy herbal notes help out...interesting how much better this was than the same brewer’s saison, tasted at the same time.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks jdubfl for the share. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Nose is spice, herb, tartness, and pepper. Flavor is similar with some nice herb and spice notes and some mild smokey malts. Mild in flavor, and booze is well-hidden in this 8.5% beer. Medium bodied and interesting.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to shellebrownies on BA! Nice earthy pour, pale gold, a healthy amount of sediment, and a roiling carbonation that seems fitting. Apple and bread in the nose, again more or less as expected. Palate is a bit underwhelming and the beer is thinner than desired. Also slightly bland to taste, with fairly generic bready malts, light fruit, and just a hint of bitter flavors to the finish. Decent but not much more than that.