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RATINGS: 1185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This delicious farmhouse ale is named for our Jack Russell, who struck by a car, bounced back in fine tenacious Jack Russell fashion, and is brewed for those of us who knocked down, have picked up, dusted off and carried on undaunted. Golden, naturally cloudy, bottle conditioned and dry hopped for a perfectly refreshing balance of spicy malts, hops and yeast. Please enjoy our beers in good health, And look both ways when crossing the street!


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carlitoguevara (3) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2006 does not count
a sour yeasty smell yeilds to a explosion of sour fruit notes balanced against a hearty backbone of brett

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a large foamy white head...this was a gusher...of course it was...it was a Jolly Pumpkin :) Head laced and sustained. Aroma of citrus, green apple, barnyard, yeast, brett and some tart/sourness. Really loved the aroma on this one. Flavor of tart apples, yeast, various spices dry and bready. When a brewery makes this as their "session" beer you know the brewery has to be good.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2006
12 oz bottle via kramer17801(thanks!). Pours an almost clear golden blonDe. Large foamy white head. Tons and tons of tiny bubbles rush to the top of the pilsner glass. Nose is fruity/spicey of wheat, bannanna, peaches, and perhaps some brett yeast? Flavor is the same with a dry sour/tart fizzy finish. A bit overcarbonated as well. Donít really care for this one.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2006
One of the best aromas Iíve ever smelled. A perfect marraige of fruity saison esters, funky brett, and smooth oak. Flavor is funkier than the aroma, very dry, brett, seltzer characteristics. Slight lemon, but mostly funk. Pour is a very pretty dark yellow/orange with a massive, lacing, rocky and firm head. This is an amazing beer, hopefully soon Iíll be able to buy it locally. The oak adds a glorious layer to the aroma and the flavor that really throws this saison to new heights.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Poured a hazy golden/orange color, with a lasting white head. Aroma was of light citrus, and perhaps coriander. Intersting flavor... some citrus, a little spice. Not terribly fantastic. Fairly bitter and dry. Good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Pours very cloudy gold with thick, uneven white head. Aroma is heavy with yeast, grass, and fruit (lemon and orange zest) with some sweet malt aromas, too. The flavor starts mostly yeasty. The middle of the beer has some malts and some aromatic and bitter hop flavors. There is a grassy astringency, too. The finish has some citrus fruit - mild sour and bitter flavors. The finish is very crisp and dry with a long after-taste.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danimal34 (41) - Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Very good beer. Hoppy, slighlty malty. Beautiful head. A touch of spice and yet goes down smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2006
12 oz. bottle from Merchants in Dearborn. hazy yellow with a big frothy white head and lace that lasts and lasts. a lemony floral aroma with some coriander and banana notes. a yeasty musty sour funk permeates from the middle to the finish. sourness is a bit overpowering at first but tends to grow on you. the dry tart finish leaves you wanting more. an interesting well crafted brew, just not a style I have grown fond of yet.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere 12 oz bottle Recent bottling (?), puckered 10/06 Slow pour in a tulip glass Poured murky pale orange with a huge rocky fully lasting white head with good lacing. Smelt of strong sour apples, fresh lemons, soap, cloves or coriander. Taste was upfront harsh green apple sourness with faint bitter grassiness and spice and faint sweet lemon followed by a perfectly blended albeit light bitter sweet and sour modly taste that dies on a fairly short citrusy finish. Mouthfeel was light bodied, watery then dry, lively fluffy carbonation, with a strong chalky finish. Overall, a saison that looks and smells wonderful, but attacks the palate and tastebuds too aggressively to achieve a balance.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3892) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Moderately hazy yellow with massive head, long lasting. Dry, yeasty aroma, citric, fruity, and a hint of Juicy Fruit chewing gum. A little bit oí lambic there too. Very dry in the mouth with an astringency at the end that I donít enjoy much. Interesting front flavors of citrus and orange peel, which enhances that bitterness effect. A bit flat on the palate, even though it doesnít lack for carbonation; just could be a bit more robust. Has a lot of potential, but drinking enough issues of dry, bitter, sour (in a bad way), and flat come up to knock it down for me. Thanks to Bu11zeye for giving this to me!


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