AdamJackson (2626) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 559. Bottled 7-22-2010. Split 2 ways. Got it in a trade 2 weeks ago. Enjoyed at 39F and allowed to warm.
A - Very hazy, burnt orange nice fluffy head. thankfully this JP beer wasnít a gusher.
S - The smell is really good! Nose is very Arthur or Anna like. tart, acidity is low with a lot of orange, clove and other spices.
T - The taste is nice. Itís a lot of sweetness. I honestly donít get much pumpkin in the tasting notes. Finish is a minor astringency but itís very weak.
M - Dry, tart, filling
O - Iím enjoying this beer a lot. Spice could go down a bit but it must be that classic JP yeast spice Iím getting. Tasting great after 4 years in the bottle.
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours murky deep yellow amber with a grayish white head. Aroma brings some soft mint and floral notes, suggestions of lavender. Flavor brings a tart balanced dryness with dry lemony tang ending, nice herbal notes from the healthy additions.
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt!
The beer is hazy and orange, with a finger of dense, white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma offers some funky citrus, with some lemon zest and subtle spice. Lots of citrus and funk in the flavor. Delicious Brett character. Quite good. Very drinkable. Smooth on the palate, with a pleasant lingering aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-08-2011
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Turdferguson. Cheers, Sam. Pours a bright cloudy golden with lovely and large white head. Aroma is Jolly Pumpkin-esque. Lemony and bright. Taste is tart, with wood and earth notes and citrus rind. The kale is actually present and pretty good. Very interesting.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is bright hazed orangey yellow with a thin, sticky and bright white head...smell is sweet and fruity at first...sweet with grapes, apples, pears...then some wonderful wood and Jolly Pumpkin deliciousness...nice funky notes...the taste...well, it is as if this was a wonderful collaboration between JP and Fantome...very earthy and herbal at first with leaves, horseblanket, and earth...then a lightly bitter grapeskin then fantastic light sour funk...lingeringly earthy funky finish...very well done...I didnít get any pumpkin really...
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Lukaduke (2194) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye ! Pours a hazy yellow golden color with two fingers of thick white foamy fizz. This beer rides the line of weird and strange and delicious. Lots going on from vegetal barnyard soaked musky oak to bright lemon, stonefruit and tart funk. Really interesting balance...hard to wrap your head around. Pepper, twig tea, some pumpkin roundness...Mouthfeel is perfection with great tiny bubble carbonation that fizzes the finish out into something special.
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample from a 750ml bottle @ the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II on 9/17/10. golden pour with a 1/4" white head. spice nose with some yeast. medium body with a slight sweetness, yeast, spices, light pumpkin and flavors of Brett. Some wood notes make there way through. dry and carbonated sweet finish. very nice rare saison!
holdenn (2080) - 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
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.