hayduke (5209) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
This was courtesy of Darren proprietor of The Local Beer Bar in Eureka, my favorite watering hole. Pours a dark amber with a very small off-white head. The nose is funky and sour. Seems like there is some wood. . Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is quite sour and shows wood for sure. Lots of sour fruit. Finish is sour and very tasty. Really delicious sour ale. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle 4/24/10 316/318 (Courtesy of FlandersNed at DLD)-Pours amber. Aroma of yeast. Taste of the same. This full Bodied brew was nice but missing the bourbon. Dunt (316) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2011 bottled provided by Matt. Sampled side by side with a 2012 Biere de Mars. Pours a murky brown in color with a soapy ring around the glass. Nose is full of oak, vinegar, some cherry, and sweet malt. The flavor is slightly more sour than the regular biere de mars as well as more astringent. There is light malt vinegar character to it as well. Mouthfeel is light and moderately acidic, low to moderate carbonation, and a short finish. I think I almost prefer the regular biere de mars to this. It has more balance and is a little less harsh on the palate. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours somewhat murky brown/reddish with very low white head. Low lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, sourness, malt, intense fruits, sligth phenol. Taste is of sourness, fruits, JP signature. Palate: Ligth body. Overall: Pretty good, refreshing. tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Julien, Pier-Luc and Benoît, thanks! Amber brown with almost no head. Aroma is clearly Jolly Pumpkin with lots of red bruits, acetic notes and can be compared to a good flemish red. Bourbon is barely noticeable. Taste is about the same as aroma. Moderate sourness. Mouthfeel is dry and acetic. Almost no carbonation. Interesting Sour in the Jolly Pumpkin mold. It was have been more intriguing with the bourbon being a little more present.
deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a purple hue and a grayish head that starts at the edges and dissipates completely. Aroma has a nice sour red fruit note with a bit of vinegar and a strong oaky backbone. Flavor begins with acid and vinegar but mellows out to more of a sour red fruit and a oak backbone. jtclockwork (16582) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish amber brown. Nose/taste of cherry vinegar, tart red berries, oak, vanilla, brown sugar and tannins. I don’t get any of the bourbon from the barrel treatment. Aggressive acidity up front. Settles down after a few sips. Medium body. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
330ml bottle thanks to Auoracrisis. First off, this beer was fantastic, just wonderful but I am already biased towards the regular biere de mars which we rarely see in Colorado. Dark red with a healthy head at first that died quick. It smelled a lot like the regular version, sour flanders style beer. The taste however had a very pronounced and beautiful oak flavor to it that complemented the beer very well. Sour but full and not so much the lemon flavor I have detected in Biere De Mars. I was actually astonished by how much better it was with the extended oak aging. Fantastic beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-19-2011 19:28:16 Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Shared with Mike and Matt. Served side by side with Biere de Mars.
The beer appears a slightly darker brown than the Biere de Mars, with a bit less head and lace. The aroma is funky, with a strong lactic, acetic presence. It smells similar to Russian River Consecration, which is definitely a good thing. Oak, slight vinegar, tart, Brettanomyces, acetic. Definitely worth a try if you are a fan of funky, sour beers.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-13-2011 crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Pours with no head. I’m missing the bourbon here. I get the acidity but pretty one-dimensional. Easy-drinking but missing something.