RateBeer
Home >

Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Goord

 (RETIRED)
overall
99
99
style
Serve in Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Biere de Goord, a saison brewed with kale, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin and green tea, was created by Jolly Pumpkin to help raise awareness about prostate cancer and generate funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign. The beer was aged in oak and bottle conditioned. This is an extremely limited edition beer brewed to mark National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September. Besides the Denver Rare Beer Tasting, the only way to taste this beer is to order it through The Rare Beer of the Month Club or visit one of the Jolly Pumpkin locations in Michigan.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
A: The pour is a cloudy apricot/peach colored beer with a big head that is just off of white. S: Like almost any Jolly Pumpkin beer, the nice tartness is immediately noticeable. Quite a bit of fruit such as lemon, peach, and cantaloupe. Thereís a light spice to it as well as some sweet malts and wet oak. I donít really get a lot of the flavorings, though. T: A refreshing tartness along with a nice oak flavor and some drying aspects start the flavor. The malt is a bit more pronounced than on the nose, though thereís more of a green/grass thing going on here. I think I may actually get some of the kale, too. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation and a dry finish. D: I wish the pumpkin seeds and kale (and other additives) were more pronounced, but this was a very good beer anyway. A pleasure to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Big thanks to Mayor McTurd for sharing this one - rock on, Sam! Nice pour, faintly peach/gold in color, with a typically abundant JP head, crackling carbonation with nice (not overly sticky) retention. Nose has a very faint tartness to it, suggesting not so much the beloved funk as a kind of intense spice cabinet well stocked also with fresh root vegetables and so on. Dry and spicy to the taste as well, and you can certainly detect a tealike quality in the thick of the woody flavors. Very light fruit and cheesy funk in the dry finish, blending well with the mild spice. Well done, distinctive saison.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2011
From the Rare Beer Club. Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bright golden color with a large foamy yellow-white head that lingered forever and produced great lacing. The aroma was yeasty and a bit musty with a strong sour citric element and touches of pepper and egg white. The flavor was strongly tart, bitter and sour with a hint of vinegar and notes of lemon, bread and pepper. The finish was long, tart, sour and bready. Medium body. More of a sour than a saison. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured hazy yellow with a white head. aroma was citrus, funky cherry, and pumpkin. flavor was lemon, funky, and oak? with a light and dry body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3569) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
750ml bottle thanks to womencantsail at the post-Bruery tasting. Cloudy golden in color with a one-finger white head and some thick lacing thatís typical of Jolly Pumpkin. The aroma has pumpkin (what do you know?), herbal notes, pepper, and your typical Jolly Pumpkin funk. The flavor is that of a standard dry and tart, slightly wild saison with some other interesting notes thrown in. Earthy and herbal with green tea and pumpkin, a unique combination that works about as well as you might think it could (which is not great, but good). The finish is a little weaker than Iíd like. Medium-bodied and slightly tart and dry with a good level of carbonation. A nice concept beer, and one Iíd like to give another shot later if they want to brew it again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2011
750ml bottle. Batch 559, Bottle 7-22-10. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of some funkiness, squash, some woodiness, pumpkin (seeds), and some herbalness. Tastes of vanilla, some funkiness, citrus, some fruitiness, wood, and some spices.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
bottle. thanks to kan! pours hazed gold with white head. nose has that jp funky with subtle goordy. flavor of sweet honey, funk, veggies, spice, clean good stuff. i know this review sucked but this was tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
[3507-20101204] 750mL bottle. Some lambic yeasts aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Fruity yeasts flavour has light lemon notes. Medium body. Nice, repeatable.
(@ Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY; w/ DuctTape, jerc)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2010
bottle courtesy of mibirder. Milky yellow with a nice creamy head on it. Funky aroma that Iím noticing in all JP beers. Mild acidic sour with light mouthfeel & nice carbonation. Didnít notice the pumpkin flavor, but thought it was nicely spiced. Enjoyed this very much!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Courtesy of mibirder. Cloudy yellow, minimal white head. Aroma has nice lacto sour up front, hints of pils malt and light floral/citrus character. Flavor much the same, really nice combo of floral/citrus, donít really get any goord, dig it none the less. Highly carbonated, great mouthfeel. Thanks Sean! Much appreciated.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 9


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50