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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sustaining beer that is brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March and welcome in a wealth of warmer weather.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5964) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2007
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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3445) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2007
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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2007
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2007
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2007
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2007
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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012 Reddish orange pour with a white head. Nice fruity aroma. Sour and spice fill the mouth. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2009 Superb aroma. Flavor is herbs, leather, orange peel, and spices, with a distinctive sour tang to it. A bit cheesy on the finish as well, but quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Dark Orange/Red Color with Sandy Head. Dry Yeast, Bittersweet Fruit and Oak Aroma. Syrupy Mouthfeel. Medium Bodied. Vinous Quality with a Grapey Tang. Dry Yeast Notes...Some Nice Spices..Fruit Notes and an Oaky Flavor..Very Smooth, Tart..and Very Enjoyable.


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