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Jolly Pumpkin Bière de Mars Grand Reserve

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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Original batch aged 14 months in bourbon. Recent batch (65) aged 27 months.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3871) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Shared by JCB. Clean soft copper brown pour with 2 finger off white head. Phenolic and tart nose with some dry funky notes. Very tart in the mouth with some acetic notes and a touch of burnt grain. Floral esters show too with some sweet fruit. Very tart on the finish. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Matt. Big thanks man!! Clear orange appearance with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Sour oranges, grapefruit, vinegar, oaky, lightly spicy, a touch of caramel, and toffee in the aroma. Taste is sour fruit peel, orange juice, grapefruit, heavy oak, a hint of pepper, funk, and red wine vinegar. Light body with medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle at CGBD. Pours gold with a white head. Oaky and lightly fruity, with medium tartness, wood, and hints of vanilla. Really damn delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Thanks Tooch for the bottle. Bottled March of 2011

A - Pours a cloudy plum purple / red. Decent head that fades fast.

S - Nose is great. Big cherry pie and sour cherries, figs and an oaky rodenbach nose. A slight bit of copper penny.

T - very nice. wow. Exceptionally tart and dry finish. I instantly get a bit of heartburn which is troubling but to be expected..(better go grab some tums). Lovely lemon and fig qualities. There is some vinegar but not much.

M - Medium bodies, slick and not too carbonated

O - Great beer. Great serving size. nice and drinkable on a cool summer evening.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2013
#4400, sample at The Festival. awesome beer. sour cherries, tart acidity, bourbon notes. complex and balanced. need more of this

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep caramel/amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flflavor have a wonderful tart cherry character, oak, light vinegar, some of the Jolly Pumpkin funk, even a mild vinous note. This is a crazy drinkable beer. I just wish I had more of it to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Pours a hazy dark red with a off white head. The aromas are wonderful, sour cherry ,oak, dark fruits and vinegar. Acidic, balanced with a great tart finish. Amazing beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from 2010 - thanks Deyholla! Pours hazy reddish chestnut with almost no head and only a thin ring of beige foam around the glass rim that does manage to leave a bit of lacing. Aroma is wood, bourbon, tart cherry, funk, somewhat vinaceous - red wine. Flavor is much the same, light to medium sweet and corresponding tartness, tart cherry and bourbon notes forward, with funkiness coming in later along with lemon rind to provide just a pinch of bitterness. Woody notes linger to the finish, but do not bring much associated astringence. Medium body, basically flat in the mouth. Very nice tasting; I just wish it had maintained some carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
This was courtesy of Darren proprietor of The Local Beer Bar in Eureka, my favorite watering hole. Pours a dark amber with a very small off-white head. The nose is funky and sour. Seems like there is some wood. . Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is quite sour and shows wood for sure. Lots of sour fruit. Finish is sour and very tasty. Really delicious sour ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (2974) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle 4/24/10 316/318 (Courtesy of FlandersNed at DLD)-Pours amber. Aroma of yeast. Taste of the same. This full Bodied brew was nice but missing the bourbon.


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