rejtable (2626) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2017 bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A selfish pour from 750 bottle into my trusty JK snifter. Primarily orange with gold edges. Topped by a few large bubbles, but no fine carbonation or head to speak of. A hearty swirl brings a few bubbles back to the top, but they fade quickly. Smells of sour funk, pineapple, whiskey, orange and vanilla. Taste is warm whiskey, hay, sour apple, earth, ripe red grape, barely sour pucker at the end. This would be an outstanding beer with reasonable carbonation (a sparkly finish). More time in the bottle would be quite advantageous, too.
Tap at brewery. Pours clear dark straw some head and some lacing. Nose is fruity, red wine. Notes of tart cherries, grape must, barnyard. Medium sweet, light/med tart. Medium sticky body with lively carbonation. Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2017
A dark orange amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice fruity malt with light candy sugar, light Brett, light lactic notes, nice and complex. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with orange pulp, light tropical fruits, light Brett, light lactic notes, Orval beauty, very nice and complex. OttBottShare March 2017. Dogbrick (12939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Sample at Aficionado’s during the "Big Bad Bottle Share" on 02/10/2017. Hazy bright orange color with a medium white head that burns away steadily to a film. Stringy lacing. Aroma of funky lemon, yeast and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of funky yeast, citrus, oak and malt. The finish is funky citrus and yeast. Pretty good overall. anstei (2173) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle at RBGT. Pours cloudy amber. Aroma is funky farmhouse, some fruit, little oak barrel. Body is medium, lightly sour with a good tartness and a late bitterness. Long and fruity, yet lightly boozy palate. KyotoLefty (10209) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2017
750 ml bottle. Amber-red color with lace. Hay and grass in the nose, strawberry and raspberry, citrus fruit. sour flavor, huge berries as if they were added, good level of tartness, hay, wild flowers. Wild and funky.
maekchu (3856) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2017
Bomber. Thanks, Mike. Sour fruity nose, tart peach, some tropical fruit notes, too. Medium yellow/amber color. Light sour fruit initial, smooth stone fruit in mid, moderate bittering. Thin body and quite astringent. Interesting, tart, and tasty. stevoj (4967) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2016
750ml bottle from last night’s share. Pours out a cloudy opaque brown with a small beige head. Aroma is initially some light fruity notes, tartness also comes through, as does some of the barrel. Taste is initially the sourness, but behind that lingers the fruity tastes and a bit of savory spice. BuckeyeBoy (7545) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 15, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a hazy brownish topped with a sand head. Nose is light fruit notes tartness barrel notes and spice. Taste is more of the nice sour notes tartness light fruit funk and a nice barrel note. Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle; Pour is deep gold, with a one finger white head into this glass. It retains poorly , with light lace presence. The nose is musty, minerals, with bready malts and lemon grass notes. Pepper Spice revels itself as well. The flavor profile is a little rough around the edges- which... is fitting I suppose to the packaging elements of this beer. It begins initially tart sour notes with lemon pie, and a certain harshness from the brett and the dry hopping, which reveals more light tropical notes and bittering. Notes of hay and more white pepper round things out to a dry, boozy finish line and oaky tannins. It would be difficult to attribute the word delicate as the brewer did with this beer. I would ultimately call this another somewhat muddled but fun attempt from Jester King Bule (2137) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2016
750ml bottle pours a brown color with a bit of head. Nice sour funk balance. Tannic barrel. Some currant flavor.