rbrazell (1763) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from CBX. Deep hazy amber pour with a large frothy white head with thick sheets of lacing. Funky, musty,oak yeasty aroma, tangy citrus along with hints of spices, flowers and a very light sweetness. Citrus, oak, yeast funkiness and lactic acid. Relatively smooth body and lower carbonation for JP beers. Very tasty. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Light brown with a few particulates, small head. Bold aroma, spicy and sour, pumpkin. Taste is sour and bitter up front. Light spiciness. Mild yeastiness. Finish is exceptionally clean. Body was a little too watery for me. DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2007
2006 bottle shared by Blake. Pours to a clear brown amber with ample carbonation supporting a huge meringue-like head. Woody, cinnamon-spicy aroma with tart acid over ginger bread malt. Great flavor on this stuff - tart green apple, tangy nutty wood, and lemon citrus over soft pale malt. The mouthfeel is aided by velvety carbonation - not at all tingly or harsh. This beer is well put-together; I don’t dig on the nutty flavors too much but it’s still tasty. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle, SX Bottle Share, Ale House, Chelmsford, 3rd November 2015.
Three years old. Bordeaux wine notes. Oak barrels. French yeast. Taste is lemons, grapefruit, Bordeaux St Emilion, soft malts. Incredibly good. Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a rich amber color with a sour pumpkin smell. Taste is clean, simple and light pumpkinly. A quickly dissolving aftertaste, that leaves a light rose petal flavor on the tongue. Almost a sweet caramel flavor in the aftertaste, that goes away too fast...
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Reddish pour with a nice sour aroma of species and chestnut. A really good flavor and a nice bite. Good stuff! JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2008
2007 bottle. Nice golden-orange color with a pleasant, oaky aroma that features some pleasant sourness, spices, and citrus. Flavor has a nice citrus bite with a bit of bretty sourness that is well balanced with gentle spices, oak, and assorted fruits. Nice mouthfeel. This is a classic example of why JP rules! ttoadee (1665) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Deeep gold pour, finger of tight white head. Nose is Jolly P Brett. Sour. Middle is bright citrus, mellow hints of nuts. Finish is mostly dry, with a nice caramel under note. jc1762 (1652) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Thanks Greg for sharing the bottle!
Poured into a wineglass showing a finger of clean white foam and dry orange peel.
The nose shows light cooking spices but mainly a mix of Bretty funk, dry apricot/citric zest, and hints of oak barrel.
The palate is well carbonated and light bodied. Flavors of dry apricot, light tartness, a hoppy bitter finish and a citric zesty spiciness. sokuzs1 (1644) - POLAND - DEC 18, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2016 Aroma: white grapes, vinegar, apple, apricot, spicyTaste: light sour, apple, some leather, apricot, light chestnut