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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


unclebleen's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (101) - - MAY 23, 2015
Served on tap at Milkeller. Hazy dark red Amber color with a large white head. Strong fruit and citrus aroma. Very fruity and sweet flavor. Medium body with fizz throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (772) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2015
On tap, poured into a balloon snifter. The aroma is oak and sour cherry with a warm bake spice and pie crust, along with some caramel adding to the mix late. The beer pours a murky amber with a thick, white soap head that has a moderate light retention and only a light, runny lace. The taste is a balance between medium sweet and sour with a slightly less potent (although still present) bitter; it has a nice overall roundedness. The beer is oily with a soft fizz and a medium body. The taste is dry, sweet, tart plums, cherries, and a hint of citrus with a light woody smoke, light caramel, and a swallow that has a zesty, zippy clean quality with a bright toffee flourish. It finishes clean with a resinous character and a taste of light, sour citrus, candy apple, candy corn, and a dry rye bread which lasts only a short time leaving just a touch in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (427) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (729) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Hazy amber color with hardly any head. Aroma is nice oak tannins, bretty, fruity, balance between gummy bears and spicy soy sauce. Taste is fruity, apples, oak, smooth carbonation, slightly sour finish. Beautiful. Not too intense but beautiful!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Tap @ Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar - St. Louis: Mild sour ale with a small oak influence. Not too crazy with the pH. Bitter tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2548) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
Tap at Jolly Pumpkin Detroit. Had this a couple times in bottle too but just never rated for some reason. Hazy copper pour with a 1 finger head that fades slowly to a film and leaves great lacing. Huge oaky and tannic aroma with some red fruit and light brett funk. Light sourness in the taste. Big red wine, oak, and vinegar with some vanilla and light floral/cotton funk. Very smooth. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3680) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
Draft at the Bridge. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves a fair amount of lacing in the glass. I can’t say im getting much on the nose. Big oak notes on the nose. Solid hop notes on the tongue. Finishes clean. Jolly pumpkin doesn’t do little beers and this is no exception.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (271) - - APR 19, 2015
Remember when you dared your friend to stuff like 4 sour warheads in his mouth in middle school? Me neither. But this is what I always figured that was like for him except good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1948) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Pours a super hazy copper with a small white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Nose is of fruits, oak and surprisingly light on the vinegar (the characteristic Jolly Pumpkin twang I mean). Taste is lightly tart and fruity. A lot of oak. Refreshing acidity. Body is medium, carbonation moderately light and mouthfeel is tannic and oaky (should have said "vinous" simply). Overall a really nice "bière de garde", tweaked by Jolly Pumpkin but in a good way and really drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3265) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen, Cardinal mars-15, rett etter Calabasa Boreal: nypusset kobber med kort hvitt skum. Kanksje litt surere enn foregående, men fortsatt like lett å helle innpå. God karbonering, elegant slank munnfylde med sursyrlig ettersmak. Stikkelsbær, kirsebær og maltsødme. Iflg Sigmund så tilsetter JP alle sine øl litt av deres egen brettanomyceskultur.


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