kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ML bottle: Medium amber w/ no head. A thin ring forms around the top of the body, but does not have a head. Seems as though it would be white though. Oak wood aroma is immediately noticeable as is the Jolly Pumkin yeast twang/brett aroma. Malt is lightly grainy, but mostly just oak & yeast character. Lightly toasty & bready as it warms and the yeast becomes a little peppery, but all other aromas are fairly light. The beer is fairly dry from start to finish. Very oaky and wood tannin like in the flavor. Very immediate taste is lightly sweet w/ a light tart fruitiness. A light cinnamon taste comes around mid palate from somewhere, maybe the yeast. Aftertaste is dry, oaky, and lightly toasty malt. Lighter medium body, medium high carbonation, light warming alcohol. Definitely not my favorite JP beer. Others have been good up until this point, and it’s not a bad beer, just a bit 1-2 dimensional IMHO as far as complexity goes. Could us some aging to mellow out the oak character.
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the bottle (1pt 9.4oz0 bought at a store. poured a reddish color, with a beige head. aroma, sour, orange, floral, as it warms some anise and malt comes out. flavor orange, cherries, caramel , yeast, did get just a touch of wood. nice clean and dry finish.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Amberish color with a beautiful funky earthy sour aroma and taste. This is one great funky beer.
drsandman (1083) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Fools Gold NYC. Pours a darkish amber with a very thin tan head. Aroma is oak, sour cherries, acidic wine, brett, funky must. Taste is full of funky granny smith apple, white wine / oak barrel, sour grapes, barnyard brett. Really delicious, great balance.. nice tart sour taste.
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.
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown/black color with off white head. Sour, yeasty nose, sour palate with a red wine finish. Nice
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber/orange with a huge head. Very good lacing. Good retention, with interesting foamy shapes. Aroma is brett, caramel malt and oak. Taste was brett and tropical fruits with sweet malt. More sweet than many of their other brews. But it still has the tangy texture. Another fine brew from JP.
rajendra82 (1053) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From BA TheBlackMallard, this 750 ml bomber was quite exotic looking, especially considering the fact that it originated in Michigan. The reddish amber colored beer that resided in it came out bubbly and foamy, and looked quite at home in a tulip. The aroma was mild but complex, evoking soured cherries, plums, freshly cut oak logs, and oranges. The taste was tart and dry with loads of oak tannins. A flash of lemon sourness mixed with some brown sugar was apparent as well. Balanced delicately between all the flavors so none was dominant, which made it very easy to drink, despite the sawdust dry mouthfeel. In the words of Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld, “Wood is Good”.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is mildly funky with strong fruit tones. Amber with a medium head. Flavor is simple, very much subdued barnyard character. Fairly thick and engulfing palate. This lacks the depth expected from JP, but is nonetheless highly enjoyable.