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RATINGS: 511   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6572) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
750ml bottle, shared with my hosts at a dinner party. Batch 2, bottled 2/28/13. Mostly clear red orange brown color. Thin off-white head. Couple dots and ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body, more full than you’d expect from 4.5% [was this 4.5%? I thought that’s what the bottle said..]. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Nice, complex aroma. Good dark fruit. Light cherry. Some fig. Light floral, citrus. Just a hint of spice. Light vanilla, butterscotch. Where I work, this seems to be a favorite among fans of Jolly Pumpkin. Now I understand why. Very robust and complex, and more rich than expected. Nice moderate sour taste, light tart more, really. Moderate sweet. Much haze in the last pour. Wonderful, complex, robust, surprisingly easy drinking and rich open-fermented ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish brown pour with white head, aroma brought tart red fruits, hints of vanilla, nice oaky notes in there with a mix of big spice, yeast, slight caramel and toffee as well. Taste is a mix of toffee, dark fruits and caramel into lots of spice, yeast, slight tart lemon, oak, finishing earthy, dry, slightly tart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5556) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have the usual JP funk from their house yeast, grass, lightly toasted bread, mild citrus, some acidity. Medium bodied, just a hint of caramel. Solid beer, but not my favorite from these guys.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2145) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head, No Lacing S: Red Plums, Cherries, Bready T: Red Plums, Mild Cherry M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Watery Overall, a pretty nice stable biere de mars with a good flavor that doesn’t burn you out.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
One of the best Jolly Pumpkin beers I’ve had. Really funky and weird. Very refreshing. Will definitely be getting more of this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Blend 2 Bottled 2/24/10
Tasted on 9/17/13 from a capped 750mL bottle that has been in the cellar for quite some time. Pours dark, opaque, mahogany with an average white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is very tart with tons of lemon acidity, white wine vinegar, a touch of burnt rubber funk, and just a light hint of the caramel malt that is obviously providing the darkness of this beer. The flavor is extremely sour and tart with tons of lemon, wine vinegar (very vinous), a nice touch of vanilla oak, and a very nice caramel malt underlying. The body is medium with a woody, tannic texture, lively carbonation, and a long, super sour and vinous finish. This beer with age is otherworldly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (506) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Appearance: Brown orange color with thin white head Aroma: Musty malty and cinnamon Taste: Toasted caramel malt. Slightly tart with notes of orange, ginger and nutmeg. A bit reminiscent of a hefeweizen Overview: A good introduction to the sour genre as its seems to be a cross between a kolsch and a oud bruin

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
myxologyst66 (10) - lahaina, Hawaii, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Amazing tart fruit nose with the perfect amount of horse blanket. Light and refreshing with a gentle sour finish. Barrel notes, flavors abound. Perfect beer for sushi or even jambalaya. World class, thank u Ron.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured cloudy amber with a thin head. Nice mesh of funk and acid. Good tartness with light spicing and decent wood presence. Nice drinking beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Soft sweet wood and light funk. Light acid, medium bodied, tart, acid and wood. Soft acid, light wood, tangy and tart into an acidic finish.


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