Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to craytonic for opening up this bottle. Served in a Tripel Karmeliet glass.
Pours peach with a good white head. Faint lacing and a bit of a collar on the way down. The nose carries a bit of light spice and very mild funk. A bit of citrus in there as well. Fairly restrained and not quite in your face like some Jolly Pumpkin offerings. Nice and balanced. Flavor has a bit of light spice plus some citrus. Light earthiness and straw. Light body with a dry finish. Very nice.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: November 14, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: cloudy yellow, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, touch of pulpy pumpkin
Body: creamy body
Flavor: flavor starts off sweet before a tartness kicks in before finishing up with a spicy finish, lemony tartness, touch of floral, yeasty spicyness
Date: November 03, 2011
Source: cellar stock
has aged into a beautiful tart and lemony beer with a nice complex musty character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep gold, with floating brown flecks and a two-finger white head slowly shrinking. Aroma: strong aroma of orange pulp, melons, some earthy spices and a little pineapple over some traditional saison must. Taste: very tart up front, with a puckering citrus blast, followed by a bit of light crackery sweetness; the spice of green tea and peppercorns are there, but subtle. Finish: extremely dry, with the tart/sour notes remaining over a bit of barnyard funk. Notes: Itís like a sour patch kid or sweet tart candy. Very drinkable palate, but the tartness prohibits gulping. Batch 559, bottled on 22 July 2010, had it on 26 November 2011.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A semi-funky, super-tart and super-dry blonde ale. Intense, original and oh so good.
How: Bottle 750ml. Batch 559, consumed approximately 9 months after the beer release (first and only batch so far I think). Bottle sent to me by WeisGuy, thanks a lot Shane
The look: Cloudy peach color body topped by a small white head
In long: The strong and bright nose is smells like a funky fruit salad, a slice of cheddar, barnyard and dank basement. Taste is sharp sharp and sharper. Intensely tart, lots of lemon skin, dry green herbs, dust, tart white grapes, musty, dry oak, dry straw, extremely dry, unexpected strong salty sensation, uber-astringent. This is a refreshing beer but the intensity of the funky tartness and extreme dryness makes it more of a sipper than a thirst beer. I did not notice the advertised pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. This almost came through as a stronger Bam Bier that aged in carbernet barrels or something like that. Crazy good beer worthy of Jolly Pumpkin. So I read here that this beer ďwas created by Jolly Pumpkin to help raise awareness about prostate cancerĒ. Did you know that if a man was conceived doggie style, he has 1 in 6 chance to be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his life? Same as other men.
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light hazy gold pour with abundant white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is full of gueuze-reminescent aromas, super tart, quite funky, spicy, with light old hop herbal notes. Taste is sweeter, more grain, good herbal notes under all the powerful jolly pumpkin sour/barrel notes. Palate is well carbed and full bodied, finishes slightly dry. One of the best JPs Iíve had.
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL Bottle. Tart, spiced, and very, very, very musky aroma. A taste of immaculately fresh white grapefruit. I was really worried about the level of spicing in this beer, but this is pleasantly soft and married. Spices donít overwhelm, but instead add to the complexity of the beer in a way that makes it a unique and fun Saison. Never soapy, always light and refreshing, but flavorful. I keep coming back to grapefruit and grapefruit rind as the overriding, spice-like emergence. Maybe a touch of lime. Good, good stuff. Young in a way, as itís not that sour.
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 8/2/11 from a capped 750mL bottle shared by SpdKilz, thanks Carleton, bottled 7/22/10. Pours hazy light orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to spotty lace and a decent collar. The nose is tart with some gooseberry and tropical fruit notes, green apple skin, the signature Jolly Pumpkin funk that I love, and some lemon acidity. The flavor is tart and sour up front with green apple skin and gooseberry, and pumpkin seeds, moving to Jolly Pumpkin funk, and some lemon acidity. The body is medium with slightly stronger than average carbonation, and a long, tannic, funky, acidic, and lightly bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle-pours a dissipating foamy light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is vinegar/acidic, light/medium malt, vinuous. Taste is grape skin/tannin.
markwise (4306) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to askofficerfriendly for this one (I think). Pours a bright hazy yellow with an energetic white head. Nose is brett, vinegar, Jolly Pumpkin yeast, some woody funk, and a prickly citrus. Flavor is similar- vinegary and bretty citrus with some funk, wood, and vague tea. Medium in body and interesting sour saison.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to deyholla for this sample at DLD11. Yellow white pour. Earthy wheat aroma funky and interesting in the way that JP does so well. Citrus wheat flavors light some sour earthy flavors. More subtle than I expected. Bitter fresh finish. Decent beer. 7/3/8/4/15