Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle. Tawny brown iced tea body with almost no head, no CO2. Nose-special kind of funky that is barn, sweet, big note of Chardonnay. Taste-very wine like-slightly sour, white grapes, white wine (Chardonnay or maybe a weak Riesling), muted dry woody spice, light orange zest, and tannins. As I said, very wine like. The wine, oak, and funk dominate. Very different and very well done. A near perfect marriage of light Geuze and oak. Mind blowing.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009 Cloudy golden-copper body. Probably the Jolly Pumpkin where the barrel shows-up the most. In fact, in this one the woody barrels taste are nose-to-nose with the Brett as the dominant flavours. Caramel and fruity notes in the back. Unlike other Jolly Pumpkins I’ve only had this one in tasting sessions. I need to drink a full 750ml to really make-up my mind on this highly complex beer. A bit more eccentric than the rest of their line-up. So out-there in fact that I’m reminded that one possible translation of Biere de Mars is Beer from Mars.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick murky brown body with a reddish hue. Brown foam. Aroma is dark malts and plum with a nice earthiness. Flavour is sweet with a presence of vanilla and some geuze like yeasty quality thrown in to the mix.
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Murky brown/ruby red color with a lot of carbonation and brown foam. Aroma is very earthy and malty with some hints of dark fruits and lots of malts. Flavor is very sweet and malty at the beginning with nice earthyness at the end. Many malts and fruity flavors blended well together to give a very complex and deep flavor. Aftertaste is sweet and a little bitter. Very nice beer.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2006 Poured a muddy brown with an off white to no head at all. Aroma is earhty mostly dirt and some atic must. Flavor is very little... some cardboard, some nothing, some its own mix. No sour at all here, possibly vanilla and possibly oak since it has some earth, but more like dirt. Ridic smooth like I know some top quals are, but still just eh.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sam’s. Wow.Sour and musty with a slight touch of vanilla and oak. A mix of gueuze,barnyard and teasty goodness.
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells great in the glass, clear but odd brown color. I was initially disappointed at first taste as the flavor wasn’t much different than La Roja. However, I poured another glass a few days later at a warmer temp and was greeted with a much more complex flavor, especially the oaky notes. Definitely NOT a beer to be drunk by the pint. Good, but definitely not my favorite of Jolly Pumpkin’s offerings.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2006
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light, clear red-auburn. Thin, wispy head, barely present. Nose is wondrously good, great promise here. Acidic, lightly oaky, just the right kiss of sourness--this is a great, great smelling beer. The brett is there as well, just a bit of funk, nice balance of the yeast, wood, and sourness, really intriguing. Regrettably, the flavor can’t even vaguely begin to live up to the promise of the nose. First impression is an overly thin and watery beer, very little carbonation, just does not stick in the mouth at all. Very lightly tart, bit like concentrated grapefruit. Some vanilla and oak. Vaguely acidic, but not much going on. After how lovely this one smelled, an incredibly, incredibly disappointing beer.