bb (7051) - 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 didnít add anything.
drfabulous (4266) - 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 (4178) - 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 isnít 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.
shigadeyo (3092) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, golden with a slight orange hue. Vigorous carbonation, almost too much. Aroma is of bananas and some pineapple, slightly yeasty. Nice light, crisp t brew that has a slightly spicy lemon flavor. Gets a bit more spicy as it warms - I think the flavor gets even better as it warms as well as more of the subtle characteristics of this beer come out. Mildly hoppy with a dry finish. Very refreshing. This was my first Jolly Pumpkin brew as well as my first Saison. I am quite happy with both the brewery and the style and really look forward to trying more of each!
12 oz bottle, $1.75 from Riverís Bend.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy gold with a white stubborn head. Smells of bananas, wildflowers, perfume, citrus and doughy yeast. Tastes lightly peppery with lemony hints. There are lots of tangy grassy notes as the beer warms. While the taste is decent on this one, it doesnít live up to the aroma.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma very strange combo of apple and egg. Poured a nice golden hue with a white cap. Flavor is good, citrus and spices. Palate was nice as well dry finish. I liked this one also the nose just doesnít seem to match for me though.
Beerdedone (2785) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, spices, and yeast. The flavor is citrus, spices, and bitter. Hate the style, didnít care for the beer.
UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 Wow. Loved it. Unfortunately, I had to drink out of the bottle in front of a camp fire. White foam kind of spews right out of the bottle and my first instinct was that it was infected. But, we are talking about Jolly Pumpkin here, that Ron guy puts on a clinic by making a little old world funk come alive in a tasty way. Light, summer lemon zest without a sour ale vibe if that makes any sense. Little more heavier hopped then I expected, although I couldnít place which hops I thought I detected. Little sweet and round at the end. Had some clove but no banana. This a toned down Jolly Pumpkin for the masses. Great beer.
Rerate from a glass this time: kind of a cloudy orange look with a rocky head from hell. It does have a little bit of an eggy danky smell, and I guess eggy danky smells are a bad thing. Lowering it score a tad, but still think this is a great beer.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2006 Bottle: Golden color with light white head and lacing. Nose of brett, some nice citrusy malts and earthy floral hops, nice and pleasant yeasty. Good, balanced. Finishes musky. Light sulpher and copper, nice complex yeast, whoa, lots of sediment.