TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Smells like JP. Orange with big fucking huge small-bubbled white head. Maybe a little over-carbonated. I dont know shit. Spicey, bready, orval-like nose with hints of broken vacuum cleaner. Ugh. Kinda tastes like orval too, but this much drier. I feel like this brewski just has way too much carbonation and the dry hops only make this brew drier and less tasty, in my opinion. I spent a fortune on shipping from LS and this is what I get. A poor choice and my least favorite JP so far. 184.108.40.206.13
------ Having had several more bottles recently, I am beginning to see the nuances of this beer that I feel like I was missing before. Everything balances so well and the flavor is so full for such a low alcohol beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden color. Head was big and bubbly with good retention and lacing. Aroma is yeasty bread dough accented by coriander and citrus. Like all of the Jolly Pumkins I’ve tried so far, this one is extremely effervescent. Acidic and prickly up front eventually giving way to a softer citrusy orange flavor. Finishes with a touch of wet stone. Decent, but not great.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 Thanks to Silphium for the bottle. Hazy straw color with large head. Head turns rocky, and has fair lacing. Aroma is spicy belgian yeast and sweet malts. Taste is fairly tart with black pepper, lemon zest and sweet malts. Signature JP brett overtones throughout. Light to medium body. tangy texture. Slightly acidic finish. Good stuff!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 12oz bottle…poured dull and golden, clearer than the calabaza blanca. full white head with a champagne like bubbly….aroma is grassy in nature…spicy and tart taste with a little bit of a hoppiness to it but not drawing too much attention to it. high carbonation as with most JP beer....i can see why people regard the Bam Bier as a decent session beer
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dull gold, carbonated with a firm white head. Spicy citrus and yeast aroma. Very tart and rather bitter. A little thin in body. Clean and quenching.
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical Saison style, with a thick white frothy head and an abundance of carbonation. Very malty and a pinch of hop. A graet color, but not a fan of saisons. The palate is thin and the finish hase a bit of fruitiness to it, maybe apples. My favorite part was the aroma, very strong, withmore hop aroma than taste. My first JP.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first saison and what a door it opened. This is a unique and different type of beer. I love dogs so the story of the Jack Russell made me think about my own dog who has bone cancer and loves beer as much as I do. The pour was a carbonated gold with a huge half glass head that painted the glass. The aroma was like a Belgian. Spicy and yeast. The taste was very different. Spicy, sour and hoppy. Very dry and very good. My eyes are opened!
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Huge white fizzy and then frothy head that was mostly lasting, minimal lacing, fizzy carbonation, transparent on the first pour and cloudy on the second pour, and a straw yellow hue. Nose was malty, spicy, sweet and mildly hoppy. Flavor was thin, spicy, malty, sweet, and mildly hoppy tasting. Mouthfeel was smooth and thin. Light-medium body. Nicely done for the style and worthy of a try.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice blast of Belgian aromas up front. High carbonation. Initial flavor is very tart, citrus with some green apple acidity. Finishes with a woodsy, bitter note. Well done.
EithCubes (5555) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Excitable but no gusher. Cloyingly sweet nose with lots of coriander and citrus. Hefty dose of acidity, sourness, and possibly vinegar. Golden pour with a sticky, creamy head. Extremely, brutally dry taste (at least until adaptation). Spices muddle together and end up leaving little impression. Some nice faint piney notes in with a splash of sourness, but not what I was expecting from the nose. Also would benefit from increased yeastiness. Crisp and slightly tongue numbing despite the low abv. Body is medium-full, aftertaste has a lick of lemon. Certainly easy to chug, but I’m not really looking for that in my Saisons. An off-balanced disappointment.