BLADT (670) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap pour @Covenhoven. Opaque copper color. Thin head. Tart, cherry nose. Taste follows. Smooth. Lots of cherries. Some strawberry sweetness lurking behind.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle...pours a murky copper with a thick cream head. Nose has hints of lime zest, sweet caramel, bread dough, mild barnyard notes and a nice vinous merlot twang. Very tart up front quickly turns dry and oaky...leading to a bit of citrus zest and a dry, clean finish. Gotta love the Jolly Pumpkin!
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 75 cl. Heads up for an excellent work with the labels. Dark and amber-golden that is almost clear with a white head. I scent citrus and almonds and something like lactose. The taste is calm, sourish and not very powerfull. I taste vinegar, some orange-peel and tonicwater
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (batch #256), thanks sersdf. Chestnut color with a whipped egg-white-like head. Smells slightly flemish - oak, funk, spices (clove, cardamom), apple pie, hay, cheesey. Pithy flavor with more funkiness. Tartness left on the lips. Tonic water aftertaste and light bodied. Not my favorite JP, but it has it’s merits.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: snifter. pours a straight opaque mahogany. nice medium khaki colored head. great retention and lacing.
S: tons of coconut, lemon zest, big sour nose. some blood oranges. some tropical fruit, papaya, mango.
T: nice tropical fruit flavors, hints of papaya, coconut, and a dash of mango. big time sours in this. absolutely delicious. great malt, but the barrel aging in outstanding.
M: higher carbonation level, bu fits the beer. great palate all over this one. very unique mouthfeel. velvety.
D: I could probably drink anything from JP for the rest of my life, amazing palate characteristics form from their barrels. try to get this one....it is phenomenal.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber brown with a decent beige head. Smells of sour apple bubble gum and spiced malt. Tastes like sour apples, sour grape, some smoked wood, some spice, slightly citrusy, tart, very acidic. White wine-like dry finsh. This is the first beer of this style that I have tryed and it is overwhelmingly good. Its not like anything Ive tried. Very complex and very unusual. Awesome.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a clear copper with full white head. sweet sour bret aroma. spritzy full palate with dry finish. sour back and mild thruout. front initial dropping in finish. dry aftertaste. mild oak backgrounds.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of unclejedi. Thank you, sir. This has been one of my most wanted beers for quite a while, very excited to finally try it.Pours a really nice looking amber/orange body, tons of carbonation shooting up from the bottom of the glass. Huge, pillowy white head, very sudsy and soapy looking. Unbelievable lacing all over the glass, I don’t see how a beer of this style could look any better, so I have to give it a 5. Nose is tremendous, lots of flower petals, various spices, yeast, barnyard funk, oranges, lemons, apples and pears. I’m probably shorting it by not giving it a 9, but for some reason I can’t quite go there. Flavor brings a ton of oak into play that I really couldn’t get in the aroma, along with the wonderful sour fruits and yeasts that were present in the nose. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Very refreshing, even when we were freezing our asses off. Finishes crisp and bitter, also with a nice sour note to round things out. Wonderful beer, criminally underrated I think.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Although this beer is not recieving much praise, I completely disagree; it’s a great beer. Wonderful tart fruit flavors, intermingled with bitter organic and vegetable notes. The sourness is beautiful. Very nice.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color with a thick head. Spicy aroma that is slightly perfumy and yeasty. Smooth body and crips flavor, sweet, somewhat tart, and a little spicy - has that distinct "Jolly Pumpkin" touch. Finish is dry. All in all a well balanced and good beer.