craftbeerdesign (2132) - 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 (2062) - 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
DialSquare (2042) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
big bottle from sampling at Proof. Hazy yellow pour with light off white head. Aroma is big lemon and light funk. Light tart taste and even sour / bitter backbone. Little salty with vegetable, pepper and tea vibes.
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, don’t really get any goord, dig it none the less. Highly carbonated, great mouthfeel. Thanks Sean! Much appreciated.
tom10101 (1819) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Bottled on 7-22-2010. Shared by Pier-Luc, thanks! Slightly hazy golden/orange, small fully lasting white head and good lacing. Aroma is of Jolly Pumpkin usual funk (but lesser than most of their beers), nice spices mix, pumpkin, oak, winey notes and lemon/citrus. Taste is slightly sweet with light funk, nice acidic presence, spices, lemon/citrus, oak, light herbal notes and pumpkin. Light to medium body. Light carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Nice balance. Really fresh despite being 3 years. Not too acetic. Mild, but really complex. I really enjoyed that one.
wedgie9 (1664) - 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.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; super cloudy orange with slight whore head; funky lemon rind, dry malt, sweet orange and grapefruit; definitely on the sweet side with spritzy orange peel, white sugar, sweet squash; drinks with a creamy vegi quality; drinks dry with a yummy creamed squash; has a nutty, dry vegi quality to it; low on the pepper but plenty of vegi sweetness; yum!!
malrubius (1511) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Trying to catch up on old notes. Brought by puzzl somewhere. Hazy pale orange with head. Tart brett peachy funky farm aroma. Tart peach grapefruit punch dry clean brett farm peppery finish. Tight palate. Awesome.
tastybeer (1486) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with GT2, thanks! Pour is hazy gold, small white head, little retention/lace. Aroma is dust, citrus, salt, oak, funk. Taste is salty, pineapple, lemon, earth, dust. Palate is dry, soft, refreshing finish.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL capped bottle, Batch 559, Bottled 7-22-10, sampled 10-22-10: hazed gold with a wonderful, thick, tightly bubbled ivory head. The 2 inch foam gives a fantastic beer mustache. Lemon-honey sweetness in the aroma with underlying soft citrus notes along with strawberries, pineapple, sun-blazed hay. Dry, barnyard(y) flavour profile with sour, dusty limestone notes and lingering bitter honeycomb accents. Butterscotch belches ensue. Perfect, tingling, tight bubbled palate. It is for beers like this that I drink...the dry, sourness of a gueuze and the fruity (non-artificial) sweetness of a saison! Awesome! Thanks to the folks in Dexter, you make truly delicious, World Class beers!