Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A fruity amber sour-acidic ale with a dirty farmhouse character. Ok.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed when approximately 1 year of age. Bottle from my man sarro, thanks a lot Kyle.
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a persistent small beige head.
In long: Nose is funky-sour, a strong fruity character, a wet dog sleeping on a horse blanket. In mouth the beer offers a medium body with an active tickling carbonation. Taste is a strange array of not-always-harmonious flavors, plums, tart dark grapes, funky sourness, caramel, dirty wood, leathery brett, earth, woody wine, dirty wet cloth, citric acidity. A too much acidity bite, that lowers the drinkability. Not that plumy, seems to me that with age the plums faded away a bit and developed grapes and vinous flavors. All in all a decent sour ale, but a below average Jolly Pumpkin. I really need to rate all Jolly Pumpkin beers I can find, is it a sign that I have an obsessive compulsive problem? Honestly, is it? I need to know. Am I obsessive? Seriously. Am I? Please bm me, I really need to know. Have you sent me a bm yet?
merc7186 (2083) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Plums, Apricots, Mild Hay
T: Apricots, Mild Red Wine Barrel, Mild Plum
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour
Overall, a nice decent sour with a mild plum take but not much beyond it.
jredmond (5328) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Body courtesy of Ramy at Paul’s Housewarming 2013. Pours a deep orange body with nice thick white head and lacing. Aroma is spice, grapes, funky peach and additional sour fruits. Mouthfeel is medium with nice lightly acidic palate and notes of tangy citrus fruits, grapes, peach and that classic JP funk. Decent wheat and malt character balances out the sour/tart flavor bringing this closer to a saison than a sour ale.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 976 3/26/12 @Pauls new condo Tasting shared by Ramy-750 bottle-offwhite-cloudy gold. A-tart, wood, lt malt. T-aecitic fruit, wood, lt malt, some funk yeast.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Ramy at Paul’s housewarming tasting. Pours a somewhat hazed peach tinged amber with a thin white head. Acetic and tart, somewhat old fruit. Medium-bodied, tart with a nice amount of funk and a bit of tart acid. Long acid and funk into the finish.
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Ramy at Paul’s tasting. Pours cloudy amber with off white head. Nose and taste of plum, soured fruit, oak, vanilla and grape juice. Light funk. Medium body. Moderate sourness.
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared by dudeabide. Pours a hazy light brown amber color with a small, disappearing off white head. The aroma has some light roast, JP funk, plum/dark fruits, tart character, and some wood. The flavor is much of the above; the plums are more noticeable, JP funk, some toasted malts, earthy and some oak. Overall, this was pretty mild and a bit disappointing considering what some people wanted in trade for it originally.
matt7215 (2172) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by jsprime. Amber with a tan head. Nice funky amber. More bretty then sour. Nice drinkability. Thx Jeff.
StefanSD (2130) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from secret santa. Thanks. Batch 976. Pours a murky dark amber color with a small white head that soon fizzes away to a fine ring. The aroma is tart with sour dark fruits and some light funk. The taste is complex with sour plums, sour grapes, oak, vanilla and caramel malts. The palate is on the lighter side and the carbonation is lively. Finishes medium in duration with lingering sour fruits. Overall: I kinda liked this, its on the subtle side, but that’s OK with me. A good sipper--Pair with Jarlsberg cheese and cashews
JohnnyJ (4356) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from bottle. Semi cloudy amber pour, with an off white head. Lightly fruity, plums, lemon, mild sourness, some funk, malt, and toasty. Overall mild sour, not very flavorful, but still nice.