Christian (12716) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy amber with a big and lasting, fluffy white head. Intense and unique aroma of funk, spice - lots of pepper - wood character, and some exotic fruit, especially pineapple. Dry and spicy flavour with wood character and lots of tannin and pepper for refreshing result.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Batch #378. Medium to deep slightly hazy orange body, thick, puffy buff head. Sweet, fruity nose with pear, caramel, bread dough, and spice. Doughy body, plump for a Jolly Pumpkin beer, with light fruit, brown sugar, and spice, also plummy, with warming alcohol. Tart and tannic in the finish, building after a few sips, but thankfully never overwhelming the palate. This beer was a gusher, but I am happy that I was able to salvage most of the bottle.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Not a gusher but a creeper - I was warned to chill this one down, which probably helped!. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a large sized, frothy off white head. Some large particles. Aromas of yeast, spices, some rye, and fruitiness. Tastes of rye, spices, fruity, and yeast. Light sour finish.
hirigalzkar (2896) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The appearnce is spectacular! Huge, huge creamy and long lasting head. Definitely 5/5! The rest of the beer is not that good. Kind of boring for being a Jolly Pumpkin beer. Sour, dry and with a lot of rye.
finol (3040) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden brown with a huge and long lasting cloud-looking head, impressingly firm!
Fruity and semi sweet with lots of rye in the taste.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
LCBS 2010. Lots of earthy spice, yeast, honey, light caramel, rye spice. Flavor is a bit hot, some light hop, candi sugar, malty sweetness. Light woody notes. Interesting.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle from Ølbutikken in Copenhagen. NIce art work on the lable and appearently "a breath of air from the wings of madness." Batch 378. Pretty alive when uncaped - keep a glass ready. Pouring a deep moisty orange with a massive foamy head. Quite good looking.A fresh aroma with the perfumic caracteristics of the trippel without getting too much. Notes of apricots, walnuts, rye, brett and some fruity stuff. Taste is fresh with bitter notes and some perfumic notes. The finish is not worth writing about - its not there. The palate is medium to light. Normaly Im of the opinion that it should be left for the belgians but actually I think this one works out quite well. Very drinkable and pretty balanced
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is lactic, spicy, some
Taste is very lactic, some spices, a touch of rye, lots of alcohol, some hop bitterness.
Well, to be honest, I am not getting much out of this. Alcohol, a bit of spices, low hop bitterness, and lactic sourness.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting ’10. Pours a coppery-blond with fluffy head. Plenty of fizz. Nose is spicy and full. Quite bready with a nice phenolic overtone that lends a sweetness. booze hides out in the background. On taste, the rye keeps it spicy and dry. full bodied and alcohol is well hidden. some cloves. Well fermented. Finishes dry. Very tasty stuff.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from splax23. Batch 378. Dirty gold color and pours with a booming head but not a gusher. Fruity esters in the aroma along with cloves, mild spice, flowers, and the trademark JP funk. The flavors are spicy and dry. Fruity notes; tangerine, sharp citrus. This has some grainy notes and a little bit of the rye comes through as well that I didn’t really get in the aroma. Lots of funky yeast provides another element but I expect nothing else from JP. Very dry in the finish with a little alcohol sneaking in there. A very nice beer. Tastes more like a Saison than a Triple to me and I’ve got no problem with that at all.