Theydon_Bois (18220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to the LKS, 21/01/16.
Orange amber with a decent off white covering.
Nose is funk, straw, bitter orange, on the turn melon, brett strokes, light wood must.
Taste comprises tarte citrics, funk, dish cloth, soured fruit mash, light balsa, fruit balsams.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a puckering finale and light acidic bite.
Scopey (13560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle by thanks to Leighton.it pours clear deep copper with medium yellow - white head. The nose is musty, funky, muck, mouldy peach, cider vinegar and damp wood. The taste is crisp, tart, lemon sherbet, gooseberry, white grape skin, cider vinegar, damp leaves and Granny Smith apple with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Comes rather well. Decent stuff.
Vignale (3557) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från demolenbeershop drucken med ölföreningen. 2012 vintage. Syrlig lite funkig och ganska kärv doft, syrliga bär, lätt röd vinäger. Smaken är syrlig, stram och ganska bärig men också träig. Moreller, körbärsskal, välmogen passionsfrukt, syrliga röda druvor, hö, träig eftersmak. Aningen vinäger men inget som stör. riktigt gott.
emacgee (4658) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting color, reddish with an amber hue. Two fingers of off white head that settles nicely. Aroma shows cranberry and raspberry with wild notes and some wood. Very nice, bright and tannic with some acidity and fruity notes. Light bodied and dry.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blend 1, bottled 04-26-2012
Pours a dark copper/ruby red color with burnt orange edges when held to a light. Completely still with no head or lace.
Musty aroma with a nice blend of barrel, earthy funk, vinous fruit and subtle vinegar. At first the oak and funky bugs dominate but as it warms the cherry juice and other dark fruit notes come to the forefront. Subtle acetone but more of a vinegar presence than solvent.
Thinner bodied than expected with soft carbonation but not as still as it looks. Slight herbal/medicinal presence with strong cherry juice and dark berry flavor. The funky yeast and barrel presence are very subtle, taking a back seat to the sweet vinous fruit notes. Not very sour or funky with a subtle acetic quality in the finish. Kind of watered down with low carbonation and a one dimensional flavor profile making this collaboration beer pretty boring. Disappointing offering from Jolly Pumpkin.
GarrettB (1537) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 16th, 2013 - Jolly Pumpkin and Maui Brewing must have put in some serious air miles to get this done, but the product is a fine sassy potion, cramming essence of cranberry into every milliliter. Enjoyed at home, I popped the top to find the cranberry scent quickly unfurling itself like a genie, colonizing the room and settling in for the whole bottle’s drinking time. It’s a sour scent with tons of raspberry and cherry, with a tang (distinct from the sour) but it is largely defined by its own acerbic quality. The taste leads with more of the tang, behind which a collection of fruit flavors gather - pomegranate, cranberry and tangerine. It’s not too sweet, instead stuffed with cranberries. That bitter-acidic sweetness doesn’t last long either, blooming then quickly wilting, leaving the beer demanding another sip. It’s not too bright, just acidic, with each intake screwing up the face and lips a bit. But in a good way. A human way.
ICEatALAMO (1324) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blend 4. The pour is a muted ruby color. The aroma is vinegar and flowers. The taste is sour and a little bland. Don't get much oak from it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RexTalionis (3649) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Darker amber, off-white head. Tart berries and cherry vibes on the nose at first. Funkyness and vinegar notes are present too. Quite nice actually. Lemons, some straw and dry sour berries in taste. Tart and funky finish. No need for further rant here, it’s just simply good and delicious brew. Time to enjoy the rest of the bottle.
Christian (13250) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of delicious JP funk, citrus and cherry. Dry and tart flavour with sour cherries and funk, pineapple and lemon. Fabulous
Dedollewaitor (15774) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ After Odense Tasting. Dolleshomealone. Provided by the magic Chef. Pours hazy dark amber with a creamy head and lacings. Dark fruit, lime, orange, funk, brett and barnyard. Dry and tart with an oaky touch.