AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 Vintage. An orangey-red color, lightly hazy with an uncharacteriscally Jolly Pumpkin, thin head that is bone white. Aroma is intense with rotting, sour cherries, oak, vanilla, coconut, and a red wine-like acidic overlay. Powerfully intense flavor profile. All of the aroma components are in the flavor with the oak showing freshness, lots of coconut, a solid sweetness, and a balancing tannic bite.
ehaak26 (53) - - JUL 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Aroma is citrus and barnyard. Taste is pleasantly sour. Very drinkable.
thorongil2 (2207) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) clear, bright amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of wood, sourness, spice; moderately sour, bit spicy, refreshing flavour with a medium long, medium strong sour finish
daniele (7810) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 2/12/16 blend 01 ramata velata piatta leggere note acetiche legno secca buona acidita lieve idrocarburi
copestx (66) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Wild yeast, cherries and oak in the aroma. Taste is sour fruits, oak, chestnuts, plums, a more classic Flanders red (as opposed to the more vinegary brown) but with some funk and lemon as well. Mild carbonation. Really, really good.
chucklemation (1305) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber/brown with a thin white head. Aroma is lactic acid, fruit, and herbal and spice notes. Flavor is similar. This is pretty sour. Pretty good.
Nocturne (1731) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Murky orange shade. Finger of head. Notes of grape, green apple, citrus, deep earthiness and oak. Dry and slightly sour taste. Nicely joined up. Seems like a good example of this style.
jhamp9 (1608) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red copper pour with a white head. Aroma is earthy funk, wood, and some tart cherry. Taste is funk, earth, wood, berry skin, and faint apple cider vinegar. Dry finish. Light body.
onceblind (6909) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep amber with a thin off white bubbly head that recedes a little fast. Earthy funky and peppery nose full of white pepper, lactic and bretty combined funk, earthy Amber brine and something almost like Colby jack cheese. Funky earthy flavor with a slightly tart Amber malt, gentle citrus fruitiness, light sour, and some barrel notes. Earthy and peppery and slightly red-berry flavored throughout.
Kr1srobn (1) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - JUN 3, 2016 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2016-2-12 bottle, the yeast seemed too spontaneous ferment, good pucker factor, no malt, little body, have had better Flanders, but this was enjoyable.
nytex1130 (2) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2016 does not count
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
There have been only two beers I’ve had that I took two sips of and poured down the sink. This, sadly, was one. Average smell and appearance still didn’t prepare me for way-too-fruity and sour flavor that was unpalatable to me. Didn’t get any taste of the oak barreling at all. After taste wasn’t any better. It’s the first Jolly Pumpkin that l’ve had after being intrigued for a while. May be a while before I stick my toe back into the water.