maxwelldeux (2209) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a very thick white head. Nose has some sour and some nice farmhouse funk to it. Taste is a little sour, but has a crisp bite to it. Interesting drink.
Fukito (682) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy bright pale golden with a creamy white head. Cidery aroma with some ripe apples. Esthery phenolic flavor with the faintest malt touch. light palate dry and refreshing.
BeerSkull (902) - SWEDEN - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Very fruity and spicy aroma of apples and yeast. Very fruity taste with hints of citrus, spices and heather. Tastes quite a lot like cider. Dry, rough and quite short aftertaste. A different beer!
chinchill (571) - South Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a 750 ml bottle (bottled 12-28-10) into a snifter. It looks like unfiltered apple cider, but with a fluffy, off-white head. About 1.5cm of sediment-loaded liquid was left in the bottle.
Smell: Wild yeast with a bit of a brett. Slightly sour and floral.
Taste: mild for style, with lingering Brett and wild yeast, leather, earthy hops and some lemon. Mildly sour and fruity.
M; Light body; semi-dry; tart.
O: rather mild flavor; not a bad thing for the Brett component. Bretty/earthy/funky beers your kind of thing? ... then this oneís for you.
Foffern (728) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy old gold colour with a white medium head. Fruity and sour aroma of hay, rowanberries, vinegar, Belgian yeast and oak. Lots of the same in the flavour with the addition of citrus, and feels venous. Sour and fresh, and with a dry ending. Is rich and slick in the mouth, and has a light bitterness. Delicious and fresh, and good with food.
artmcd8 (640) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap a Jolly Pumpkin. Smells a bit like wet blanket/urine/funk but I cant say I donít like it. Tastes of a farm.
charule (232) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Jolly Ann Arbor. Cloudy yellow orange pour. Smells like urea. Tastes like a farm. Bleh
Wombata (327) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: grapefruit, funky brett, lemon, dusty straw,
Palate: light body
Flavor: dusty straw, lemon, spice, medium bitter and dry finish.
Comment: Good complexity.
gonzosauce (133) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Editing my rating with a 2yr old bottle. And holy hell get one of these and forget about it for a good while. All the better qualities of sour beer, and far less of the odd ones. Compared to Oro, a Jolly that starts very sour without the age, and has won íbest ofí for its style.. the 2yr Bam blew away a 1yr Oro drank on the same night (which is incredible in its own right). Seemingly freshly extra tart and expanding on the tongue, with perfect aggression against the taste buds and wonderful, fluid mellowing as it slides over the palate and into a grin-inspiring aftertaste. Bam was one I wasnít sure would age so incredibly (particularly in comparison to other Jollys you KNOW will age well). But damn, one of the better beers Iíve drank in a good bit. Iíll be grabbin up a few more specifically to age. In truth: I would not give a fresh Bam nearly this high of a rating (probably closer to a 4)... but with age comes grace, wisdom, and knowledge. Or something like that.
malkyore (53) - - MAR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had in a flight. Pours murky amber with not much head. This is my favorite type of nose. Malty but with enough brown sugar and hops to give it a very nice character. Taste is bitter first that gives way to a nice sweet middle and finish. Grapefruit and malty caramel taste dominates. One of the sweeter beers that Iíve had to say.