wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnished copper hue with a slowly receding creamy white head and steady carbonation. Sour cherries and an elegant musk come forth first. A sprinkling of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice follows. Dried grains are also present. The flavour is a little maltier at first than I’d have suspected, full of dark breads and wild berries, but that quickly fades into the sour cherries and soft funk that was to be expected. Spices are easily tasted but don’t offer unwanted dryness. Attenuation feels just about right, enough to stand up to the sour/funk with delving into super-dry lambic territory. Carbonation is very active and tight and there’s a gentle oiliness to the mouthfeel. Worthy of respect, but over shadowed by some of the JP counterparts.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red color wit brown hints and a tall off white head that leaves a thin blanket of foam. Not a lot in the aroma, just faint spices and some yeast. The flavor is very peppery with a lot of other spices thrown in. Long spice note on the finish.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The 750 mL bottle itself looks super cool with an epic illustration of some nautcial myth battle or something...cool. The beer pours dark ruby/brown with booming and persistant head. Interesting aromas and flavor. Sour spice, wheaty yeast, nutmeg scents with touches of cinnamon and apple cider to smell. Also quiet floral bouquets are whispered on the nose. Soft sour citrus/spice, peppery tangy taste laced with coriander,citrus, smoked vanilla and berry. A unique brew and one that is worth a try
BuckeyeBoy (5174) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle Pours out a cloudy brigth rust color topped with a off white head. A great sweet aroma. tast of wood and a little yeast. not bad but not the best from Jolly Pumpkin. thanks BuckDich
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy copper pour with a big white head. Nose is sweet and tart, fruity, and leads into a sour apple note. Taste is woody with wine notes, tart fruitiness, a little hops, and a dry tail. Thanks Jordan!
thegreenrooster (3852) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark orange with a large white head. Aroma is all things barnyard with some perfumy essence. Flavor is tart and dusty with some wood smoke and alcohol. Tasty and different.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 7/17/07. 750ml bottle. Hazy amber hue. Ring of off white head. Sweet and tart nose. Tart and musty. Full bodied. Big effervescence. Apparently it has the lovingly refered horse blanket taste and aroma. Tart and bitter palate. Good, but not great.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour big white head. Sour aroma with oak, cherries, and just a gueze like scent. Flavor is sour yeast, a lot of oak, some smoke even, but basically a big sourness with light notes of fruit and oak. This is funk at it’s finest and with the classic JP sourness.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 bottle.....aroma: fruity, tart, and oaky in the nose. i couldn’t specifically pinpoint the fruit but hinted at some cherry and apple, a little spice and malt played a subservient role though....appearance: trasparent/clear amber brown with a humongous off-white head (had to wait awhile for the head to settle actually)....taste: a nice blend ot tart that mellowed out to just a hint of sweetness, oaky with a barnyard funk compoenent to it, somewhat grassy.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost no head at all, just hints of white over a hazed red brown to maroon body. Sweet tart fruit. Lively and sharp. Really opens up with some warming. Oaky and a bit tannic and still a vinous sweetness balances this beer. A little thin in the body, though still lively. very subdued carbonation. Big oaky cherry. solid but not dominant malt. Tangy and sour, but again, not dominant. A long dry lingering oaky finish. A bit of herbal complexity. This beer tasted differently as it warmed up, but it was always in balance, and always interesting. I love the things Jolly Pumpkin does!