JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I hope this will break the string of brews that have been less than appealing to me tonight. Lightly hazed straw color with a foamy off white head that settles to a centimeter of foam and leases one large ring of lace. Light grapes, lemon zest, hints of horseblanket, wild flowers and weeds, light anise and mild melon swim through the nasal cavities. Somewhat watery in feel, but i would guess that there should be some airiness to this one. A delicate balance of pale malts and a floral hops existence. Light lemony finish that keeps things crisp and clean. A summers evening or even a bright spring day type brew. Enjoy the warmth of the breeze or buds sprouting. This one seeks the soul and drives out the bad spirits. Thanks Michael and Jason.
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful golden color with a huge chunky white head that slowly receeds, leaving a very nice lace on the glass. The aroma is a little sour with floral and hop notes. There is also yeast and some of that funk. The flavor is different. Upfront it is rough hopiness and then it fads to a sour funkiness and the finish is actually slightly toasted sweetness. I can definitely understand the attraction. For a beer with only 4.5% alcohol there is an amazing level of complexity here. Very well done.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 Well... aren’t you wild?<P>
Beer is hazy medium yellow-gold. Head is larger-than-average, white, frothy, mostly and quickly diminishing but lasting head. Light bubbly lacing.<P>
Nose is earthy and optimistic: Malty with light notes of lean toasted grain/cracker; Hoppy with moderate resinous herb, moderate/heavy lemon zest; Complex, funky yeast notes of moderate barnyard, horseblanket, band-aid, light flicker of cellar.<P>The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter/dry and moderately acidic with a longish, lightly/moderately bitter, lightly sweet, lightly acidic finish. Touch astringent on the gums. Honeysuckle abundent in retros.<P>
The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.<P>Long, lean, dry, earthy. Gloriously accurate.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 Bottle.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (barnyard, horseblanket), with a strong note of lemon, lesser notes of white pepper, sour apple, band-aid, and clove.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Like an old school saison, perhaps, back when they were spontaneously fermented (and thus fairly tart). Pretty strong lemon-juicy nose, but otherwise pretty varied and enticing. Kinda like a light modern saison with a dash of lambic. Quite cool, and a great quaffer (should be in 750mL bottles, really). Pretty watery mouthfeel, but that’s the only thing that’s not great.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a nice blurb about the ale on the right side of front label, no bottled/freshness date. Made a good appearance, poured cloudy with small bits of sediment, an amber hued golden with a foamy, somewhat billowing white head that slowly settled into a thin, semi-sticky, foamy lacing, decent carbonation. Had a big farmhouse funky nose, spicy, musty, a slightly sour fruitiness and a dry earthiness. A smooth, textured on the tongue, creamy medium bodied mouth feel, very good drinkability. Spicy malty taste at first, followed by a dry hop bitterness, the label wasn’t lying, earthy, a sour fruitiness and a dry yeasty, grainy malty finish, in a word, delicious.
A good Farmhouse Ale from Jolly Pumpkin, balanced tasting and highly quaffable.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kramer17801. Pours out a hazed up amber/golden color with an eruptive white head that stands a good two inches off the liquid. Fantastic sea foam lacing is left behind. Spiced, funked and lightly flowery nose. Plenty of sour in aroma. Light bodied and just a touch overcarbonated initially, thankfully the carbonation level decreased fairly rapidly. Really nice to sip on, the flavors are a bit sharp and peppery. Quite spicey in a pleasant way. At 4.5% this would make a great session beer paired up with some funky cheese and greasy snausage.
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Hazy straw, huge pillowy white head, sticky lacing.   Spicy nose, citrus, pixie stix, slight floral aspect.   Whoa, getting all sorts of goodies on this one, corriander, ginger, subtle apricot, peach, and some flora.   Semi-dry, a bit chalky, remaining lightly tart throughout.   Full bodied, moderate to full mouthfeel.   Pepper and sweet mustard seeds linger.   Not as sharp or floral as other examples, but this one is definitely unique and very tasty!   Thanks to jtw and SuIIy for the bottles!
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2006 The aroma is really complex with an emphasis on yeast. There is citrus, malt, grass, flowers, herbs, and of course the barnyard. But, it is not overpowering. The flavor is just as complex as aroma with many of the same characteristics. It has much lower alcohol content than I was expecting but in the case of this beer that’s a good thing because it has such a delicate flavor. It is a little sour but it seems to work well with the moderate bitterness and the yeasty thing it has going on. The palate is light and the finish is drier than expected. This is my second time trying this beer and I liked it better the first time.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Dilly Deli. Bright, pleasant aroma - light citrus, floral hops, perfumy brett funk. Hazy golden color, medium-sized white head. Very easy drinking, bright flavors, moderate bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. A really nice saison - would make a great summer beer.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A mostly lasting small frothy white vieil tops up a hazy medium yellow body. Moderate lacing. Few average size particles. No bubbles. Aroma presents malt being moderate hay ..barnyard, funky, and a little nutty. Very complex and pleasant nose. Hops are light leafy ... soften by barrel aging and very well balance overall. Yeast character is moderate barnyard. Also, there are . Initial flavor is medium sour while development is moderate acetic and sour plus some meaty and salty ovetones. Finish is medium . medium body... oily texture... Lively carbonation...
[Bottled ; dates are unknown]