guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, golden/amber appearance with a large, dense head and nice lacing. Aroma is yeasty, musty, tart fruit, earthy; just a great mix that shows great depth. Flavors meld beautifully, from the spicy, fruity, mildly sour to the dry, hoppy, vinous, woodsy nuances. Subtle, complex, intriguing, thoroughly enjoyable.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured with extreme caution, but I got about 2/3 head and a 1/3 of beer. Note to other drinkers, let the beer standstill for about five minutes then fill the glass the rest of the way. Perhaps, placing this beer in the freezer for about 15 minutes might tame the carbonation. The nose is quite spicy, with a mild hint of cinnamon and coriander. The palate is bone dry and lightly acidic. I really dig this beers dryness, it is refreshing to have a beer that it is not so sweet. Jolly Pumpkin rocks again.
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. poured a cloudy golden with a huge fluffy white head. aroma a nice blend sweet spices with some lightly sour citrus fruit a small amount of hops pops out and a nice hit of yeast and pepper. flavor the sourness comes out first, followed by citrus and the pepper, lemon. after working around the house all day this was a nice refreshing beer to wind down with.
madsberg (11405) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Fluffy off white head. Sweet, earty, light fruity and sour aroma. Flavour is citric and sour. Quite dry and fruity with some earthy notes. Very drinkable and pleasant. Medium bodied. Ends on a refreshing sour note wiht a light bitterness lingering underneath. A big thank you goes to Mullman for this fine little beer.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pleasant stuff. Nice, slightly estery fruit nose, quite citric. PLate shows some nice bretty sourness , with a soft yeast character, and some slightly spicy/peppery citus fruit. Finish is dry and acidic/bitter, all this in a beer thats only 4.5%. Decent stuff.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very large white head upon pour from bottle. A slightly cloudy golden color. Smells of a lot of spice with hints of floral smells. Yeasty smell. Taste is very similar. Tasted a bit of hoppiness to this one with some spices I could not place. The yeast smell was also noticeable in the taste which added a bit of a sweeter flavor, but left something to be desired. Overall, a pretty nice, but not over the top, beer.
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden amber beer with a huge whitish head. Spicy aroma with pepper, yeast, and a slight tartness. Tart/lemony flavor with yeast and earthiness. Lingering tart lemon fades to earthiness. High carbonation. Lacks complexity - just thought the tartness didn’t add anything.
drfabulous (6665) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Must have forgotten to rate this one. I received the first six pack out of the grocery I frequent. But it took me awhile to get used to its skunky flavor. The sourness is there, but you really have to let the bottles sit awhile. Take a few sips. Leave the glass. Take a few more. Savor the tastes. They grow on you.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12oz shared with Immy. Pours a golden yellow with white foamy head. Nose is sweet peaches, tart and spices. Flavor has tart fruits, a little sour and some bitter lemon. Highly carbonated palate.
vyvvy (5887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2007 Massive thanks to Beerdrenched for picking this beauty up for me. Pours hazy orange with a fizzy white head. Aroma is smooth and fruity with a good amount of spice and tangy sourness. Medium / light body. Starts with dry nectar fruit and some earthiness, spiciness, coriander and hops. Then lots of carbonation takes over the palate. After than there is lots of spice (mainly hop spice) and a good amount of earthiness in the finish. Very nice saison. I with this Jolly Pumpkin beer was available in my area - pity. (8/3/7/3/16)
Rerate notes: After having several bottles this has grown to be one of my faves for a lower alcohol beer. There is a lot of pleasing wild yeast, oak and overall funkiness that isn’t found in many reasonably priced beers. The amount of flavor packed in this is fantastic. This is a consistently great beer by a consistently great brewery.