juiceisloose (1048) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. This one pours a cloudy, deep burnt orange color and topped by a tall, fluffy head of dense white foam that coats the glass with thick rings of lace. The aroma is very floral with notes of rose petals and hips, hibiscus flowers, and earthy spices. The signature Jolly Pumpkin barrel funk comes through with some peppery spice, old wood, and dry brett all atop a dry, doughy bread malt base. The flavor follows suit with the dry bready malt and some caramel sweetness serve as the back drop to the earthy spices, bretty oak, floral hops, and flowery rose petals and hibiscus. The palate sports a substantial body with tingly carbonation and a nice dry mouthfeel on the crisp finish. This is very different beer with all the floral components, but I’m just not a huge fan of the big floral components in beer. Even still it is a very well done beer. Another solid saison from the guys at Jolly Pumpkin.
tom10101 (1058) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to SourNotes! Clear copper with a medium, mostly lasting, white head and some lacing. Aroma is winey with roses, hibiscus, slight citrus presence, funky notes and a slight Saison yeast presence. Taste is also winey, but less intense than the aroma. Rose and hibiscus are presents along with funky notes and slight citrus. Mouthfeel is winey and a tad watery. Medium body. Slightly dry. Very good Saison. Less funky than other Jolly Pumpkin, but still really interesting. The rose petals and hibiscus gives this beer a unique profile.
BeerGolem (499) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille partagée par Tom10101, merci Tommy! Robe cuivrée, reflets rubicons. Arôme: barnyard, fruits, malt, levures. Bon équilibre en bouche. Petite touche d’acidité vineuse. Un peu terne en bouche. Ca reste une excellente saison!
berntholer (144) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light beige head. ginger-brown clear colour. smells fruity, cherry, rose and also some brett. slight sour, dry taste that reminds of orval. nice quite special saison. bottle 75cl / notes from backlog
tcane7 (810) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with thick, bubbly off-white head. Nose of barn funk, apple juice, dark cherries, rose hips and lactic acid. Taste is floral and light. Much more of the rose hips and petals, hibiscus come through on the palate. Some funk and cherries as well. One of my favorite JPs.
gruberm (69) - - APR 1, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mittenator (453) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was excited and scared to try this based on the description. Not usually a fan of "flower" flavors. This was funky and sweet/tart. Great sour.
nuplastikk (3286) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml. Orange-brown. Oliy head. Not unlike every other JP under the sun....awesome. Mellow doughy malty tones. Sour tones of course. Straightforward, underlying vanilla tones. Another nice one.
czar (2232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks! gusher - hazy medium dark golden, red-pinkish hue, with a decent off-white head, some retention and lacing. light tart fruitiness along with breadied and toasted malts, woody notes, few spices, very nice floral bouquet, ginger-lemony notes. relatively dry. average carbonation for a saison, light body, nice lightly acidic and herbal-citrusy finish. a good saison.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8th October 2011
Cloudy red - brown beer. Big fluffy pale cream coloured head. Mild sour lactose nose. Light dry palate. Flavour is somewhat odd. Mild lactose and watery hibiscus - tangy, Mild floral notes - really just a bare whisper of rose. Mild minerals. Dry finish. It’s okay but too wishy washy.
mathieuc (281) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge gusher upon opening, hopefully there was some left to be split 2-way. Pours murky brown with a nice and creamy white head. Smell is semi-funky with a hint of sourness detected. Nothing I could clearly point out as coming from the rose or hibiscus but still a bit of perfume here and there. Taste is mildly tart and fruity. Flavors are reminescent of La Roja but maybe a little subdued. A really nice saison still, a mighty fine one I would say!