ccex (1371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2017 xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Decade topper. The beer - a living organism - spurts forth its excitement upon opening, issuing a sampler of its sure to be generous head. Indeed, the head amply more than matches the volume of beer poured, looking regally staisfied in the well-proportioned tulip glass. An aroma unlike one I recall encountering before, green apple hoppiness, with a squeeze of palpably sour citrus. A touch of sweetness from the green apple bracing the sourness. Exquisite. The head becomes chunky as is slowly fades, leaving jubilant, patterned lacing behind. The warm up to this beer is a phenomenon in itself, justifying what must by now be many hours of patience with much lesser brews. It may be the only, or one of the only, perfect scores I have given to aroma to date. The beer is no letdown in the flavor - one you could suck down like a dionysiac if you were inclined to decadent debauchery, or slowly savor were you inclined to maximize your hedonic and perceptual experience. The collisions of hops and sourness from the yeast generate a refined fruit flavor that is quite enjoyable to the seasoned palate. This is not the easiest to get in these parts but with any luck I will drink it every year to commemorate my life. (It’s a good adult substitute for friendly’s mint ice cream pie, with the green label & flavor.) Simply a wonderful idea, flawlessly executed. Now, they simply need to age this in some kind of cherry sugar soaked cask and I will give it a 5. (Ed: The second glass, by the time I poured it, the bottle had already developed its own second protruding head. Nothing like enjoying that with some cheesy midi celebration tunes provided by ratebeer...!)
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2017 Pours a hazy orange/amber color with small white head and spots of lacing. Aroma is has brett, peach, lemon, apricot and coriander, Taste is medium sour with hops coming out in the finish. Body is light to medium with a silky mouthfeel. This one is complex and refreshing, and doesn't hit you over the head. suurjuust (3807) - ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
750ml bottle. A gushing bottle. Hazy yellow amber beer, small frothy white head. Nose is bretty, apricots, yeast notes, fruits. Flavor is fruity and slightly sour, pretty dry and fruity, coriander. Crisp and dry finish, woody notes, something like hoppy bitterness in the finish. Nice balance of fruitiness and sourness. Juks (1113) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
750ml bottle, thanks suurjuust. Gusher, pours hazy amber, white head. Aroma of brett, peach, coriander, really fruity. Brett, woodiness, coriander, in taste. Herbal bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, over average carbo. I like it, nice brew! Marduk (8505) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
750ml bottle (thanks suurjuust). Cloudy orange color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Farmhouse, leather, yeasty, sweet, bit sourish in aroma. Herbal, coriander, sourish, yeasty, sweetish, oranges in taste. Yeasty and farmhouse in aftertaste. Mellow in mouth. Solid brew. martjoobolut (5229) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle (thanks suurjuust). Pours golden. Aroma is fruity, apricots, brett. Flavor is sour, fruits, bitterness, apricots, brett. Feels bit bland. Finish has some hoppy bitterness. Overall: good, i like the brett.
Kavu (5156) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2017
A small taste from a bottle @ Matinkylä. OKS cellar tasting. Pours hazy golden with a huge head. Escaped from the bottle. Aroma sweet and sour malts with some candy fruits. Flavor is sour malts, fruits, some hops. Pretty good. Dorita (55) - SPAIN - AUG 9, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2017 Light amber colour and white head. Fruity and spicy aroma. Farmhouse yeast, sour and hoppy. Nice beer Hopper8 (250) - Holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2017
I liked this beer and it’s really interesting. The spicy/sourness of the Grand Cru tradition compliment the hops in a very interesting and bold way. I think I prefer the oak aged sour in other iterations more and it is likely costing my rating of the beer. That being said for a hoppier pale ale, the sourness and spice of the beer go along to really make this a nice sipper. Jolly Pumpkin continues to be one of my favorite breweries. ChrisOfstad (359) - Hamar, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2017
0,75 litre Bottle ordered from systembolaget, at home. Dark Golden, Nice fruity aroma. Pretty Good stuff! anstei (2670) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 14, 2017
Bottle, once bought at Erzbierschof Liebefeld, bottled 03/11/14. Pours clear amber, but a huge gusher. Slightly oxidized, but aroma is otherwise little stables and funk, flowers. Body is medium, quite bitter, but with a decent sweetness. Super balanced, beautiful fruit. Medium fruity palate. Light, refreshing, yet complex and interesting. Very good.