prawlie (1433) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
75 cL bottle bought at the Great British Beer Festival 2012. Batch 1073. VERY lively, lots of head on pouring. Opaque golden copper. Very floral hop aroma. Bitter, and highly hopped - a little too much. After the initial hop shock however this is quite drinkable. Tries hard, but doesnít do it for me.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle thanks Craig. Pours a golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma of Brett, lemon, white pepper, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with heavy carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nicely bitter and very dry with a great Brett linger again.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craigís. Hazy copper orange, thick frothy white head. Big bretty saison nose, light juicy fruits, soft juicy peachy hops. Dry, peppery, overfizzy, very lemony, slightly soapy, long bitter lemony finish. Ok.
cgarvieuk (19760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... hazy amber ... thin white head ... soft bretty soft fruit nose ... little fizzy ... soft yeast ... soft lemon zezt ... little brett bitter on linger
JStax (4538) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy light gold with an enormous white head of foam. The head lasts for quite awhile. It took several minutes to pour three glasses. The aroma is very heavily funky with some definitive lactic notes coming through. The taste on the other hand, is not quite as tart as the nose would indicate. Itís actually kind of sweet. Overall, this is a very good beer. However, the nose is very misleading of taste. Wish it was a little more sour than it is, but so be it. Itís still a kick ass bitter.
Swans (130) - FRANCE - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold color with a thin fluffy head. The aroma is like a sweet lemon cake above a monkey's ass. Good sour & bitter balance with a dry and fresh aftertaste. A good one
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RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 759 bottle dated 3-23-2011. Opaque cloudy caramel-amber colored beer with a huge off-white head. Aroma is a good balance of hops, acidity, funk, and sweetness Lots of citrus, pine, some tropical fruits. Taste is medium to heavy bitter, strong hop presence considering the age of the bottle. Only a hint of sourness but itís there. Finish is bitter. Light bodied, a ton of carbonation-too much. Good on a hot day.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 ml into a cervoise goblet. Batch 753, bottled 3-18-2011
A: Slight hazy mixture of amber and copper. Ridiculous head with ridiculous retention. Lace is insane as well.
S: Funky yeast with some light tropical fruits. Some banana as well with a finish of a slight tree bark and hop mixture.
T: The taste is a heightened version of the nose, but more hoppy. Funky yeast upfront with a slight vine through the middle and finishes with some bitter hops.
M: Smooth and creamy on the mouth. Medium bodied with a light fruit finish and some high carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer. Funkiness with the hops on the backend really made it cohesive and it worked nicely.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-18-2011
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap at Beer Engine 28Sept2012, What is wrong with you people? seems like they ruined what could have been a good bitter, the funk and farmhouse aspect just ruins this to me, it adds a back tart note that wrecks what a good clean bitter should be
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably my least favorite in the Jolly Pumpkinís lineup. .. but it is interesting nonetheless.This is an interesting ale that displays a ton of depth and complexity, but at the same time, it lacks drinkability and balance.