iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL capped bottle, Batch 559, Bottled 7-22-10, sampled 10-22-10: hazed gold with a wonderful, thick, tightly bubbled ivory head. The 2 inch foam gives a fantastic beer mustache. Lemon-honey sweetness in the aroma with underlying soft citrus notes along with strawberries, pineapple, sun-blazed hay. Dry, barnyard(y) flavour profile with sour, dusty limestone notes and lingering bitter honeycomb accents. Butterscotch belches ensue. Perfect, tingling, tight bubbled palate. It is for beers like this that I drink...the dry, sourness of a gueuze and the fruity (non-artificial) sweetness of a saison! Awesome! Thanks to the folks in Dexter, you make truly delicious, World Class beers!
AdamJackson (3262) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 559. Bottled 7-22-2010. Split 2 ways. Got it in a trade 2 weeks ago. Enjoyed at 39F and allowed to warm.
A - Very hazy, burnt orange nice fluffy head. thankfully this JP beer wasnít a gusher.
S - The smell is really good! Nose is very Arthur or Anna like. tart, acidity is low with a lot of orange, clove and other spices.
T - The taste is nice. Itís a lot of sweetness. I honestly donít get much pumpkin in the tasting notes. Finish is a minor astringency but itís very weak.
M - Dry, tart, filling
O - Iím enjoying this beer a lot. Spice could go down a bit but it must be that classic JP yeast spice Iím getting. Tasting great after 4 years in the bottle.
orangesol (941) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
*Moving my old review over here*
Big thanks to womencantsail for opening a bottle of this at the post RS party tasting. Poured into a tasting glass.
A - Pours hazy orange with a nice light cap of white head leaving light lacing down the glass.
S - Just like any other jolly pumpkin beer. Nice tart funk mixes well with the pumpkin, light spice, some oak, and a bit of citric fruit, most notably lemon and some peach. Nice balance but nothing too over the top.
T - So they finally made a beer with pumpkin in it. Plenty of tart funk up front mixes well with the pumpkin and other flavors, similar to the nose. Not your typical saison, obviously!, but still very enjoyable. Not overpowering at all, quite refreshing in fact. I really enjoyed this one.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Very nice light, refreshing, feel on the pallet. Finish is funky but it doesnít linger for very long.
D - Very good stuff. I might have to try and get a bottle of this for myself. I really liked how well the pumpkin worked with the typical jolly pumpkin funk.
RobertDale (3923) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Aaron. Pours a hazy pale gold with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, funk, and spice. Taste is lemon, funk, wine, oak, and grass. Somewhat dry and tart. Nice.
Damico (2766) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours murky deep yellow amber with a grayish white head. Aroma brings some soft mint and floral notes, suggestions of lavender. Flavor brings a tart balanced dryness with dry lemony tang ending, nice herbal notes from the healthy additions.
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 522, bottled 7/22/2010. 750ml bottle pours a very hazy straw gold with some creamy, white head. Nose is lemony, herbal, mild oak, grass, straw, musty but also floral. Flavor is mildly tart, earthy, mildly sweet, a little almond, grass, lime, parsley, a little celery seed. Herbal although clean finish. Really cool.
DenverLogan (849) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 750 ml bottle. Pours copper gold with moderate head and lace. Aroma of Chardonnay, sweet fruits, slight mint. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of apricot soda, black tea, currants, lemon zest, and slight barnyard. Overall spritzy, refreshing, significant citrus flavors.
Lukaduke (2488) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye ! Pours a hazy yellow golden color with two fingers of thick white foamy fizz. This beer rides the line of weird and strange and delicious. Lots going on from vegetal barnyard soaked musky oak to bright lemon, stonefruit and tart funk. Really interesting balance...hard to wrap your head around. Pepper, twig tea, some pumpkin roundness...Mouthfeel is perfection with great tiny bubble carbonation that fizzes the finish out into something special.
tom10101 (3383) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Bottled on 7-22-2010. Shared by Pier-Luc, thanks! Slightly hazy golden/orange, small fully lasting white head and good lacing. Aroma is of Jolly Pumpkin usual funk (but lesser than most of their beers), nice spices mix, pumpkin, oak, winey notes and lemon/citrus. Taste is slightly sweet with light funk, nice acidic presence, spices, lemon/citrus, oak, light herbal notes and pumpkin. Light to medium body. Light carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Nice balance. Really fresh despite being 3 years. Not too acetic. Mild, but really complex. I really enjoyed that one.
Huhzubendah (2797) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt!
The beer is hazy and orange, with a finger of dense, white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma offers some funky citrus, with some lemon zest and subtle spice. Lots of citrus and funk in the flavor. Delicious Brett character. Quite good. Very drinkable. Smooth on the palate, with a pleasant lingering aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-08-2011
Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brought by Todd for my birthday tasting. Thanks a bunch for this Todd! Cloudy golden orange in color with a fingers worth of tight white head. Nose is ridiculously complex. It is bursting with juicy citrus fruit and some subtle grassy, citrusy hops. It reminds me kinda like Hill Farmstead Mimosa, but I think this is slightly better. Flavor is bright and tart, white wine character, citrus, and classic Jolly Pumpkin yeast. Light mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, light acidity, and a long finish. Might be over thinking this a bit, but this beer is one of the best American sours Iíve had to date. Itís so bright and juicy and just alive with flavor. Thanks a bunch for introducing this to me Todd, this was a memorable experience.