Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Blend 1. Pours gold/amber with a white head. Smells dry, funky, signature JP house character, acidic, some citrussy elements. Tastes minerally, dry, acidic, some bitter hints, oaky, some acidic character with a touch of residual sugar on the finish. One of the driest JP beers I’ve had to date, but excellent as always.
PhillyCraft (5595) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Bottle. Pours an awesome glowing yellowish orange. Lacing is spontaneuous and head is normal. Tiny specs of seidment. Aroma is sour peaches, brett, barnyard horseblanket funk. Taste is lemon zest with oak and all other kinds of complexity in there. It honestly reminds me a little of DDG from Lost Abbey in its mouth watering puckerness and amzing gueuze complexity. Really Tasty Man, Try This.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with Andrew, Linh, and James. Courtesy of James. Pours a glistening honey golden with a spiderweb laced spotty white head. Aroma of peaches, strawberry, apricots, tart lemon, farmhouse funk, lactic acid, savory gouda cheese, and musty wood. Sour, tart, cutting palate. Loose yet supple and supportive. Flavors of lemon and strawberries with a tangy raspberry finish. Holy shit.... This is amazing. Very floral, fruity, and tart. Best Jolly I’ve had yet.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Moderately hazy, golden orange appearance with a white head. Bretty, citrusy, huge pineapple, mango/lemon, somewhat funky aroma that is stellar. Tangy, moderately tart, huge bretty pineapple, lemon citrusy, funky, barnyard flavor with a dry finish. Fuck yeah!
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the JP cafe. Pours a cloudy golden with a thick white head that fades to a thin layer leaving nice lacing. Aroma is typical JP funk with barnyard, lemon, and a tartness & acidtity to it. Highly carbonated with a nice body. Flavor is very acidic, and sour citrus with a nice lingering aftertaste. Absolutely loved this.
MbpBugeye (39) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stubby Duvel style 330ml bottle with a batch label ’round back that reads Blend 1 Bottled 12-01-10. $10 a piece at Winking Lizard on Bethel in Columbus.
A- A pretty heavily clouded rustic gold colored beer pours out and drives a big thick white head in my flute glass. The haze isnt so much as to give this a muddy or murky look. It allows light to pass around the edges giving it a glowing halo of honey yellow. The retention is really good. The glass never has any less than a 1/4in thick layering of froth.
S- The bouquet on this beer is a potent and pungent one. The bulk of it is very lamicesque. Big squeezes of lemon juice, old oak, a big urine like funkiness as well. Earthy spice, presumably from the Bam Biere, adds to the funky base in this beer. There is some nice bright citrus pith aromas as well. Plenty of pineapple and oranges help give this a fresh, lively aroma.
T- The citrus aspects of this beer really play well along side the sour, funk and acidity. Sourness peaks mid palate but gets tamed back towards the end by an earthy, mineraly and spicy finish. The orange and lemon rind tartness also translates to a bit of bitterness that holds firm, giving it an elongated finish. Some barny funk grips the sides of the tongue as a light malt base supports it all. This tastes really good but there is a large minerally dose that could be toned back.
M- Fairly dry with just the right amount of biting carbonation that echos the puckering sourness.
D- This is pretty damn good. One of the better Jolly Pumpkins beers Ive had. Now I really want to try Lambicus Dexterius.
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Blend 1, pours bright orange. Wow, smells nice. Super funky cheese, nostril stinging qualities, awakens the senses, spectacular. Taste is sour nectarines, funky barnyard, funky cheese, and bitter hops. Very thin mouthfeel, finish of dry sourness.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My Bottom Line:
A tantalizing bouquet of flowers and various citrus fruit is spiked with brettanomyces and lactobacillus, as wheat flavors effortlessly lead to a sour twang. This is a marvelously complex and utterly drinkable Wild Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy blond.
-The soft bubbling, thin body, citrusy sourness and medium-intensity flavor profile make this amazingly drinkable.
-Cotton candy notes appear here and there. Or is it me that’s getting giddy?
-If you are a fan of Bam Biere like I am, this is right up your alley. The blend is perfect too; that Lambicus must be a powerful brew...
Bottle; thx Fred!
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big thanks to triptens for this bottle...thanks Joe! Blend 1 Bottled 12-01-10 - Pours hazy orange amber with a small foamy white head. Tons of citrus rind...super pungent. Honey highlights, real acidic tartness. Taste is roughly the same, with grapefruit rind, vinegar, orange, and a nice tart sourness through the finish.Clean and crisp, very refreshing. Effervescent carbonation and a pretty full body. Wow...this is fantastic, and blows the doors off of Lambicus.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a slight orange hue a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of acid and oak with some backing sour fruits and a bit of earthy leaves and barnyard underlying. Flavor has a good amount of sour fruits and acid with a bit of backing funk and oak as well as a hint of citrus.