Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish amber. Sort of chunky. Has a thick light tan head that laced nicely. Aroma is a slight grainy funk, but not nearly what I expected. Flavor is a bit caramel sweet, but is balanced well with a peppery bitterness. Slight funk and caramel fruit. Body is light, but holds up with a tight carbonation. Finishes bitter and dry.
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy golden amber, nose is yeasty, lemon, taste is fizzy, yeasty, light fruit.
tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin: Molten copper color; translucent but not clear. Crisp, beige-tinted head rests on top, clunky & comprised of large bubbles. Huge Jolly Pumpkin terroir aroma; tons of that musty barnyard, wet hay, Bretty, & cheesecloth ridden funk. Lots of oak, too. The difference here is the backdrop of pear, lemon, & a strong presence of leafy-herbal hops rounding out the periphery. Slight tartness up front in the flavor; fruity & zesty, but still more mild than the rest of the regular JP line-up (Roja, Oro, Bam Biere, Calabaza). The immediate tartness gets replaced quickly, though, by a HUGE tidal wave of funk. Sweaty horse, old cheese rind, musty Brett, moldy bales of hay, hints of rotten pineapple, musk, cork, & huge driftwood. I love funk... But the balance may just be slightly off here. Slight touch of toasted malts, seems substantially darker than Bam Biere. Almost a little too dry & funky & oaky. Bone-dry finish as usual. Crisp on the palate. As a whole, it’s not bad at all, but it pales in comparison to many other JP offerings that are available throughout the year (read: not seasonal). Still worth a visit, though.
slowrunner77 (7227) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Kind of a nice hybrid of a saison, a hoppy bitter brew, and a trademark jolly pumpkin wild/sour ale. I liked the interplay between these aspects and this turned out to be a nice complex but refreshing summer brew."
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 3-14-2012. Opens up a gusher, light amber pour with a large rocky white head that sticks around forever. Aroma is tropical fruits, citrus, yeast funk, hay, slight hints of herbs and still a fait amount of a hoppy bottom note. Definitely a signature Jolly Pumpkin aroma. Citrus and peppercorn of driving the flavor to yeast funk and a more herbaceous character. Lively carbonation with a slightly bitter finish. Solid.
djd07 (6248) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a small frothy off white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is strong earth, funk, wheat, barnyard. Medium mouthfeel with a nice light tart wheat, earthy hop, and nice sour finish. Enjoyed this one.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky orangish pour. Light head. Funky and lightly sour also had some odd bitterness. Kinda weird.
TXBadger (1966) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy/cloudy amber color with off-white head. Citrus, pine, and grassy on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes a bit lighter than I expected, light bodied almost.
alliance100 (1002) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml - pours a dark rusty orange . Big Brett and barnyard tart aromas. Taste leaves a bit to be desired ... Thin , faint hop bitterness , almost no sourness . Drinkable but a bit of a let down from JP .
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Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ottle, shared with a group. Cloudy light amber brown with a very lively head. Yeaty, lightly funky, lightly fruity roma. Lively mouthfeel, spicy and funky elements dominate the palate, yeasty more than malty, dry almost tart finish. Not what I was expecting,
Beerhunter111 (11052) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit großer Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Citrus, Gewürzen, säuerlich. Geschmack säuerlich fruchtig, würzig.