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RATINGS: 463   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 16, 2005
beer decants a hazy reddish brown, with a nice short tan head that retains well and leaves ample lace. nose is quite a bit cleaner than I expected - very nice, rich malt notes and some earthy hoppiness, with a hair of underlying tartness. very inviting. flavor is solidly that of a biere de Garde - a solid maltiness up front, with a lightly bitter finish. also some licorish notes in the finish, as well as a slightly tart astringency, which I attribute to the oak. a real solid example of the style, and again, cleaner than I expected.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Delicious. Probably the best Jolly Pumpkin I’ve had. Honey and tart smell. Fruity flavor. Light vinegar. I could drink a whole big bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Two sips and the sneezing began. These funky beers always destroy my allergies, yet I can’t stop drinking it. Dido on what everyone else said about this beer. Not as sweet as I thought it would be, thank god!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Pours a bronze amber with a thin white head and fizzy carb. The aroma is sour, wood, vinegar, with notes of tart apples and grapes. The taste is moderately tart with great fruity favors on the back end. It’s delicious, smooth, and refreshing. Great tart, dry finish. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Not the way I wanted to try this one. I dropped the bottle and popped the seal on the cap, forcing the issue. Thanks to my dropping, this one pours a huge off white head. Very fluffy head. It clings to the glass very well. The aroma is a bit sweet with citrus, with a bit of spice. The color is a coppery orange. The flavor is different. You can taste the barrel aging coming through, with a hint of orange, a bit of grass, with a tart finish. This gets better with more air allowed to it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Mars 750 ml bottle Released 04/07, idealized 05/07. Moderate pour in a beer mug (it’s all I had :( Poured a clear brown with a huge frothy to rocky fully lasting head with excellent lacing. Smelt of strong sour brett and citrus, and moderate leather, oak, toasted malt, spices. Taste was upfront strong sour brett, orange lemon zest, moderate oak and toasted malt followed by a strong horseblanket sourness and leathery oakiness on a long finish. Palate was light to medium bodied, lively carbonated, watery on a dry finish, lightly to moderately puckering. Overall, this one kind of took me by surprise. I didn’t really know what to expect, but the sourness is not over the top and the oak balance is way above par. There isn’t anything to hate in this one.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2008
Usually I like the Jolly Pumpkin, but mixed feelings about this. First off, i do not dig the smell. Its very strong so it gets a few points there, but its not good so it loses most of them. Too fruity. Very tart and sour for such a dark beer, I can definetly taste the oak aging and the yeast.As always for beers like this, its too sweet for my palate but I can appreciate the beer nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Bottle: Color is amber brown with a light head. Some malt and tart aroma. Flavor is at first malty and then a moderate sourness with pretty strong woody oak spice that gives it a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2006
pours a clear ruby red with a nice little white head minimal lacing. aroma is a little bit cherry, yeasty dust and a little sour. taste is spice, yeast and wood.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chef201atc (261) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Slightly cloudy deep amber, slight off-white head. Aroma is funky with some brett, slightly fruity. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Flavor is tart, some tannins, astringent and wine-like.


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