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RATINGS: 986   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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An artisan white ale brewed in the classic biere blanche tradition. Spiced with orange peel and coriander, you'll find it refreshingly tart, with a wonderful dry finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2006
Pour is hazy deep dark yellow with a big bubbled fast fading off white head...definate funky aroma...tart and citric yet yeasty and horseblankety...taste is very dry...some oak, some tart flavors but definately spicy and warm at first...lots of malty citrus flavors, finish tart and sour...very very interesting and unique...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pulykamell (4) - USA - APR 23, 2006 does not count
Lambic, wild-yeast aroma, reminiscent of a gueuze. Carbonated, lively mouthfeel, almost like champagne. No Belgian lacing whatsoever in this beer. Immediate flavor is citrus, fades to sour yeast, and leaves an almost tannic dryness on finish. Its short aftertaste with sparkling acidity makes this a refreshing beer. Itís a different take on the witbier. Think witbier meets saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2404) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2006
From the bottle.

Pours a hazy straw-gold with an ambitious white head. The aroma is sour yeasts and a bit of orange and candy-shop and hint of coconut and nutmeg. On the tongue, the beer is surprisingly sour and rustic, almost heading into saison territory. Lemon juice dominates the flavor early, spiced up by belgian witbeer yeasts and ginger and again the coconut with a nice and impressively bitter grassy-hop finish that only appears very late in the sip. The palate is sparkling and refreshing.

This my first taste of Jolly Pumpkinís wares, and Iím impressed. This is a very nice take on a belgian witbeer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2006
Still has that ridiculous sour aroma. Iíve never seen a more carbonated beer. I thought the glass was going to explode. Flavor is a watered down Bam Biere which is good because that beer is horribly bad. This has the same sour vinegar taste. Doesnít taste at all like witbier. again, not that bad because itís not as intensely gross as the Bam Biere.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2006
looks pretty dumb. very effervescent, which is cool, but the head lacks personality and the color is a little close to high life. also, i accidentally poured the bottom of the bottle into the glass several minutes later - big mistake. enormous ugly brown/red chunks of yeast. smells and tastes like JPís. RealLime lime juice flavor into the finish, huge sourness. smells pretty appetizing though. far from my favorite wit, sorry ídrew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2006
750 mL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a way-too-overactive head. Thereís really not much in the aroma. Maybe a slight mustiness and a little bit of citrus. First sip .. wow! Thatís one tart mutha. The label says itís brewed with orange peel. You can say that again. Way too much orange peel if you ask me. Very tart (bordering on sour) and bretty. Now, normally, I love to have a bit of brettanomyce in my beer, but it doesnít jive well with this one. I also didnít get a hint of spices in this. This one is different from any other wit out there, but Iím not sold on it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
Cloudy blond color. Citrusy aroma (lemon). Thin body, light wheat character, citrusy, dry, very light astringency. Correct bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 10, 2006
Thanks to Zuchinincat for sharing. Pours a very cloudy light straw with a pillowy white head that lasts. Aroma is acidic with light notes of traditional spicing. The body is light, effervescent and refreshing, but not that mouth-filling. The flavor is innitially tart...like gueze tart but it melds into a funky fruitiness with notes of orange and lemon. The finish is exceedingly dry. This is a perfect summer thirst quencher.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2006
750 mL bottle. Poured a pale, hazy golden with a towering, creamy white head. Nose was wonderfully tart and funky, with coriander spiciness, lemongrass, and orange zest. Flavor was a tart and sour assault on the palate.. stronger and more complex than any witbier Iíve tried. Lemon and orange zest were spritzy with a sour barnyard/yeast/Brett complement. White pepper and coriander left a lasting spicy impression... along with citrus and cellar. Excellent and exciting brew!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2006
Pours a hazy straw with a gigantic fluffy white head. Aroma of sour yeast, coriander, lemon, orange, and some barn. Spices are not very present in this brew. Fairly sour in the taste, otherwise following the aroma pretty well.


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