krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
grandaddy had a barrel out back of the ol’ shed filled with nails and license plates and broken tire chains and such. after the shed blew down, that oak barrel filled with rain water-- and though it took nearly a generation-- the broth of metal, hard water and decay--plus maybe a few dead birds and some anti-freeze-- eventually turned the very color and consistency of this biere de mars. kinda smelled like this beer too, as i recall. the brew is mostly cloudy, ruddy as autumn willow, with suspended little bits of beer vitamins-- that taken daily will help to decrease memory. very nice head, lasting, one that will re-appear later in another costume: that of a bright carbonation that dances and sparkles across the stage to the delight of this audience. heavy brett and french mustard lead in the aroma. then i find dill weed and wine vinegar, medical tape, dried peach, with an earthy champagne background. imagine a bright carbonation mellowed by a milk gravy yeastiness; imagine very sharp lemony-tasting aged hops that grew even bigger fangs in their dark woody coffin of oak; think of the drying dust of a flemish horse barn, mingling in a blur of microbes with honied baklava, and imagine that it’s both contemplative and refreshing. you’ve got the idea: and finally imagine that your friend jeff left a bottle just for you after his last visit. cool. that’s where i’m at. (maybe grandaddy shoulda bottled some of that rusty muck). thanks to TAR.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy rose with a disappearing white head. Slightly floral aroma with strong cherry notes. Sticky mouthfeel with plenty going on. Taste has oranges, grapefruit, melon, herbs and minerals. Wow. Excellent brew. Finish is long and citric.
bwa5879 (826) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cloudy orange brown pour with white corona of head. Cottony sweet tart aroma, apple and florals with a hint of lactose, straightforward. Very soft carbonation, tingly mouthfeel - detectable sour, crisp dry finish. Flavor of cracked pepper, lots of lemon and apple, barnyard funk, earthy malt. Nice light bodied sour that doesn’t overdo it.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very tart sour acid nose, lacy brown mirky body, flavor is quite tart and very well soured, yet not so sour that it’s difficult to enjoy, tastes like dried out citrus rind, bitter and acidic, but it tastes like its good for me, oak flavors are hard to place, very tart and very enjoyable, I find many sours this tart to be quite watery but this has a much more substantial mouthfeel
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sour mash, brown sugar, herbal honey.
Malt profile seemed complex but maybe just more unique than anything.
Bready, slightly chewy with molasses and a tangy quality.
Appearance is a creamy reddish brown.
Earthy round finish.
tandembrauer (805) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal (mandag i annen). Pours clear amber with big off-white head. Aroma of white wine, vinegar, caramel. Taste sour, but not extreme. Malty caramel and cherries.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a dirty brown and reddish color and a medium head. Very fruity aroma of apples and citrus. Flavor is slightly tart at the beginning, that tunrs into bitterness. Medium bodied beer that is quite nice.
King_Alex_II (791) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark clear red color with close to no foam. Light sour smell. The taste is sweetish, sour a tiny bit bitter. A quite fitting combination. Nice beer with a satisfying aftertaste.
ddemmingjr (790) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 3-9-12 that overflowed slowly. Poured opaque, burnt orange with bubbly off white head that recedes. Nose is Brett funk, barnyard, fermented apples and cherries with distinct oak notes. On the palate, tart, sour cherries and plums, oak and tea. Mouth puckering dryness on the finish. Great beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml. Jolly Pumpkin has the most amazing labels. I keep saying that but it needs to be reiterated. Pours ruby red with a huge, fluffy, airy white head. Amazing lace. Aroma is cinnamon apple cider, JP funk, apple pie, spicy goodness. Spicy, smooth, tingly mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Not as sour or funky as I’d expect. A bit peppery. Not one of my favorite Jolly Pumpkin’s but good nonetheless.