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.
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.
ddemmingjr (783) - 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.
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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.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle: pours a dark chestnut brown with a medium sized foamy off white head. aroma is heavenly good amounts of oak and a burst of sour, good tart apple, cherry-vanilla. aroma is amazing.
flavour is full of JP funk bright apple tartness and a good balancing sour. caramel fades in and out the whole time you taste it. finishes well with the dry wood flaovur and more tartness.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewed in the USA...... Courtesy of Woody from B.A !!!! Pours a hazy copper color with a nice medium white head. Aroma of fruits, musty funk and mild apple cider. Taste is sour with some fruit, caramel, citrus and pepper. The mouthfeel is zesty, very enjoyable and finishes on the dry side. This biere de garde was a fan favorite at the party.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample from 750 bottle at the CASK Group Brew in Jacksonville, Feb 25, 2012. Red-amber beer with a yeasty, sour aroma. Flavor was strongly sour, malty with some funk. Notes of cherry and plum. Pretty good.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Tampa tasting. Poured a dark, hazy, amber color with a thin orangeish head. Acidic, woody nose with notes of yeast, dried fruit, and mild funk. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet and acidic with notes of caramel, fruit, wood and brett. Finishes bitter and acidic.
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. Pours a red brown with a thin beige head. Nose is sour cherry with strong woody notes, vanilla caramel and black peppercorns. Also a straw like note thats a little odd. Fairly spicy up front with sour cherry notes. Big woody creamy caramel in the middle. A burst of suprising hops in the finish keep this one balanced but also keep it from being a favorite of mine. As always with JP, an interesting and well done beer.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish brown with a thick tan head which leaves good lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma has caramel, brett, sour apple and grape. As it sits hints of oak, vanilla and plum come into play. Taste is tart and alcoholic with the sour apple and caramel dominating at first and then vanilla and oak coming in later. Smooth yet tart mouthfeel.