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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Originally cask only at the 2012 Reserve Society Initiation Party. Later Bottled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beermack (709) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2014
75cl bottle (2013) courtesy of deekyn. Hazy reddish brown, thin white head. Massive juicy kumquat tang on the nose, apricots, vinous notes, strawberry, oak, light vanilla, citric zing. Taste is fabulous: so light and juicy, full of peach and kumquat. Decent funk, lemon juice zing. Red berries in there too. Really great sour kick. Lingering berries and citrus, so zesty. Decent oak lingering too. Serious brew, love this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (437) - Valley Village, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle. If you know the regular version, this is pretty much what you’d expect / hope for from a kumquat variation. Surprised at how well the fruit cuts through the strong, complex flavor. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
pours hazy dark golden orange with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. very fruity and juicy - prunes, cherries, grapes, if not kumquats, perfumey - pears, for instance, fruity and nutty maltiness, spices-plenty, woodsy. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, astringent and citric finish. balanced. tasty. good - but i still prefer regular version, i.e. without kumquats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3548) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to pandableh for this one! Clear amber/copper with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is very fruity with light acetic notes, spices and light buttery presence. Taste is very fruity with light acetic notes, spices, light butter and light sweetness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Good Sour Ale. Very fruity and not too acetic. Drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1815) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle graciously shared by Tommy, thanks! Pours a light brown, clear with no head. Aroma is really potent, loaded with exotic fruits and a definite minty freshness. Some alcohol can be felt through the nose but I believe it is fitting here. Taste is fruity, lightly acid and spicy. This is like drinking some really nice sparkling fruit juice. Really nice, really fruity, fresh and drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2310) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Pours deep amber with low off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of very nice fruit juice, some sugar. Taste is of fruit juice, acidity, sweetness, some sourness. Palate: Medium body. Low carbonation. Overall: Pretty good. Fruity. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5139) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours a cloudy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, tropical fruit and vinegar. Malty and caramelly flavor with a tart, tropical finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4426) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep, hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of sourness, light fruits, some light spice and rye, and some citrusy bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A good sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2492) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to Randall. Poured into a snifter. White head that was zapped away to leave nothing. Amber reddish in color. Orange like and citrus nose with some gland watering tartness. Flavor is similar with a chest wrenching tartness. Not the most sour but upper 20% if not 10%. Drops off quicky and finishes quite dry. Still puckering on every sip after. Nice fruit expression but not having the original I’d say its good plus. But not great. Overall the beer is very enjoyable and would buy another bottle if offered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2014
750ml bottle pours a very dark amber with some spitty white head. Nose is mostly tart, lots of grapefruit pith and pulp, some medicine, funk, a little worm wood. Flavor is very tart, not just grapefruit and kumquat tart, but medicinal, lactic, some light candy, a flick of grain. Full, tart finish.

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