jcnielsen (1312) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to adnielsen for bringing the bottle. Pours a cloudy orangish borwn color with white head. Blueberry, floral, sweet aromas. Tangy, caramel, bitter, juniper flavors. Not a fan of this one.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to Dr. Owl for sending. Pours a cloudy, dark reddish orange appearance with a lasting cream colored. Somewhat floral, dark grape, berry, plum, a touch vinous, slight blueberry pie, a bit funky aroma. A bit tangy, tannic/woody, dark berry, light caramel, funky, grape flavor. Kind of twangy. Not my favorite.
One2remeber (125) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler. Reviewed 09.13.11.
Thick, dirty white head. Excellent CO2. Color of foam reminds me of a red ale. Body is cloudy, dark ruby red, yet glowing.
Not the biggest sour beer drinker (a handful at most) but I can tell that is the style. A mild alcohol presence that is subdued with a pleasant sour fruit (raspberry) aroma.
Taste like a juice made from dark fruits. Lingers with a beautiful combination of sweet malts and funky yeast. First time I’ve actually enjoyed this type of style to the extent of sticking with it and not reverting back to an IPA.
Warm and exciting on my pallet, a lot of flavors I am not accustomed too. Taking a sip is like eating on raspberry, taste good but I want more. Take a big gulp and the flavor explodes.
Body of a light malty red ale, alcohol feel of a mead, CO2 of champagne, and sour taste throughout. PDS is a perfect introdution beer for one looking to appreciate the sour-Belgian style. I am hooked and am looking forward to trying Jolly Pumpkin again when back home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Great work from SS and I will definitely be a huge supporter of these guys from here and out.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade 2009 bottle. Almost knocked a piece of the ceiling loose when the cork rocketed off after being uncaged. Strangely enough no gushing beer though. really cool saison that starts true to style but then gains a ton of funk from the wild yeast. Very interesting and maybe a touch more on the sour side these days compared to the saison style. A little age did nothing to hurt this brew.
jbruner (1692) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden brown on tap with bubbly off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is funky wild yeast that lends to phenolic esters when mixed with the darker malts. Taste follows, like a Belgian brown with even more funky barn house awesomeness.
olr1984 (709) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy copper orange with a large tab head. Citrus floral aroma. Citrus and fruit taste.
alexsdad06 (3821) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium plus sized head. The aroma and flavor have bready malts, yeast, berries, earthy, floral (I’m not the biggest fan of hibiscus), some herbal notes. Dry with mild Brett notes.
suprchunk (1799) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber colored pour. Small off-white head that falls fast. No lacing. Slight acetic note. Very slight. Some malt. Taste is a muted acetic flavor with some malt behind it. Pretty good. Finishes sweet and dry.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is tart with some funk and fruit. taste is quite tart with hay and citrus.
Beergeek23322 (1685) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 2012. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours amber color with a white head. Caramel, spice and malt aromas. Citrus flavors and somewhat acidic.