MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Aroma is signature JP funk, sour with dark malts, lemon and cocoa. Pours dark muddy brown with a medium head and great lacing. Flavor is sour yeasty funk with roasted milk chocolate. Palate is tart and creamy, a little dry. Unique and tasty.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 12oz bottle. Cloudy orange/brown color with a medium head. Fairly good retention and lacing. Aroma of wood, bretty funk, cherries and plums. Tangy, fruity taste with a bit of peppery spice. Texture is tangy and a bit thin.
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mahogony color with a nice light tan head. Tart aroma with a bit of roastiness way in the background. tart, light citrus flavor with some earthiness and slight caramel. Somewhat lighter bodied. LIngering citrus sour that turns slightly earthy/floral. Body is a bit too light for this and Iwanted a bit more malt flavor. Lacking.
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper color with a light tan head. Aroma is strong of spices up front, yeast, dark fruits, chocolate, and some roasted malts. Flavor is of roasted malts, chocolate, brown sugar, spices, yeast, and a little bit of some tartness. I really enjoyed this beer, it’s a good balance between the sour and tartness and the roasted malts. Delicious.
BigBeer45 (1243) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Bottle: Pours a dark brown that is brown amber around the edges (a dark ruby when held up to
light), off-white head that dissipates to a ring around the mouth of the glass,
Jolly Pumpkin sour woody aroma with some funk fragrance, dark malt that reminds me of the Madrugada
Obscura but not as intense, dark roasted malts in the background, faint coffee grounds in the background,
some berry fragrance engulfed in a sour tartness, grapefruit fragrance,
flavor is of the typical JP sour on the tongue, sour apple, faint wood,
some roasted malt flavor, there some fruit-berry flavor towards the finish,
and a grapefruit citrus kick in the finish to make the palate dry,
citrus sour puts a tingle in my nose with almost every sip,
soft spice flavor and also hints of flavor from the JP ’Madrugada Obscura’,
it is faint but there, roasted malt and faint burnt bitter chocolate,
carbonated and light on the palate, a dark thirst quenching ale.
Nephilium (1326) - Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice funk aroma, some sourness, some oak, and some fruit. It pours a hazy reddish-brown, with a thin white head on it. Crisp tart flavor, nice and refreshing. Seems to be pretty much what they say. Bam Biere, just darker.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Poured a slightly hazy brown color with some red shining through. Head was light tan with good retention and lacing. Aroma was of white wine, clove, and subdued roasted malt. As with all of the Jolly Pumpkin offerings I’ve tried in the past, this was one was also very effervescent. Lightly acidic and dry on the tongue with flavors of white wine, burnt firewood, and dilute vinegar. Thin mouth feel. Very thin.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[592-20070908] 1pt9.4floz @ Sourfest 2007 (Buffalo, NY, w/ rudolf, frylock, IPFreely, jerc, swoopjones). Woody musk aroma with funky yeast and light poo. Hazy, dark brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Medium woody notes in the flavour with hints of smoky cigarettes. Medium body is a little sour. Surprisingly mild, despite the description above.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mucho thanks to Swoopjones for sharing. Rich brown, light brown head. Nose is JP funk & cocoa, light fruitiness, brown sugar. Flavor is JP funk, lightly tart plum, smoke, lemon. Lemony butterscotch finish with some fruit going on.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a brown color out of the bottle. Had been looking forward to trying this one. Smelled slightly sour, with some fruit in their as well. Tasted of lighter fruit, earthy, woody, some definite funk, not nearly as much as other JP’s though. I really enjoyed this beer. Thought it was very nicely balanced. A gateway into the world of sours for sure.