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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A sustaining beer that is brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March and welcome in a wealth of warmer weather.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2006
750 ml bottle poured a clear orange amber with a minimal ivory head. Aromas of orange, cherry, spice and a bit of wood. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of orange, lemon, wood and spices with a dry tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2006
The pour reveals a hazy amber color with a thin bubbly head. Very good sweet and malty aroma with fruits and a sturdy dose of acidity. Very good flavor of fruits, malt with some farmhouse character and a crisp acidity, it finishes sweet and dry. Superb stuff, JP does it again !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2006
The aroma is very musty and cellared - sour, with hints of wood and raisins...not sweet at all. Looks decent, but not really like a bier de garde, with a reddish orange body and nearly no head at all. This is very typical Jolly Pumpkin - very sour, very little sweetness. Some caramel. It kind of leaves me longing for just a little something more of something...its very drinkable, though, even somewhat interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Thanks to TAR for this bottle - Cloudy copper pour with minimal head - medium tart/acidic aroma, with notes of oak, earthy/barnyard qualities, and some almost lambic-like funkiness - flavor is mildly acidic and somewhat tart up front, followed by big time wood flavors, then a gentle sweetness and a hint of grain, apricot - subdued spices and hops in the finish - a bit of alcohol warmth finishes it all off - a good beer, but not one of JPs best.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Bottle. Poured hazy brown with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus spice aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and bottle conditioned thin particles. Medium sour flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2006
After its removal from the 750ml brown bottle, it pours a hazy brown, and upon reaching a level where I could decant the beer it forms an opaque brown with a creamy light tan head that is kingly in size, as it slowly dissipates, the residual lace forms a tight girdle upon the glass. Nose has that nice Oak Barrel tartness, pleasing malt sweetness, citrus like crispness, and a real portent of the joys to come upon the tasting. Start is semi-sweet, or semi tart, your choice, nice grain presence, top is moderate in feel to the palate. Finish has a perfect acidity, the hops as they should be, understated but detectable, quite dry, desert bone dry to be exact, long lasting after taste glues itself to your palate, a prima fascia example of an often over looked style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2006
A finely crafted beer, pouring a light brown with small suspended particles and a slender beige head. The aroma is a sharp malt, sweet and caramel, with oak, yeast, and an herbal hopping. Warming drink. The flavor has a somewhat sour bitterness to it, malty and woody with an underlying light brown sugar sweetness. There’s a subtle spiciness to it, along with a modest alcohol burn. It finishes surprizingly clean, then begins to warm the innards. Nice.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 Beer is clear, light brown with a moderate, frothy, beige, mostly diminishing head.<P> The aroma is malty with light notes of toasted grain, moderate notes of caramely biscuit; Hoppy with light notes of grassy herb and lemon zest; Yeasty with a light-to-moderate notes of basement and sour barnyard; Light miscellaneous sugar, winter spiced alcohol, oaky vanilla and a moderate note of aged vinous sour cherry.<P> The flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic with a long, lightly warm, lightly sweet and acidic finish.<P> The body is medium, the texture is velvety-to-creamy and the carbonation is lively.<P>Sublime.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9895) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2006
Lightly hazed brown ale with a thin creamy off white head. Woody cherry aroma, with barnyard qualities, veering on white wine. In mouth, a nice light flemish sour, with lactic notes, light herbal character, nice and quite interesting. At the Mondiale, June 2006.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2006
750 ml bottle. Pours copper with a thin filmy head. Malty caramel aroma with a touch of citrus and candi sugar. Slight sourness in the taste and a bit estery. Nicely done.


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