arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, big thanks to DoubleEE! 2011 bottle. Hazy orange pour with thin to no head, aroma brought nice notes of vinegar, but not in a very acetic way, nice dark fruits, slight caramel, molasses notes, hints of earth, lots of spice notes come through but they have tamed with the bottle age, nice bretty funk in there with a touch of grass, basement, and slight tropical fruit that works somehow. Taste is a mix of slightly sweet caramel, toffee, going into slight vanilla, mixing into tart lemon, hints of a tart berry, touch of earth, going into some slight nutmeg, cinnamon, nice funky dust, basement, earthy and grassy funk, with slight bretty peach and pineapple that work with the red fruits of berry in there. This is drinking fantastic right now.
maxwelldeux (2933) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copperish color with a moderate white head. Nose is slightly sweet with some spiciness coming through, and the chestnuts are subtly there. Feels fizzy in the mouth and with a bit of sourness, actually. A very interesting brew...
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet grainy and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, chestnuts, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, tart green fruit.
T - Sweet grainy and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, pepper, chestnuts, other spices, tart green fruits, hint of sourness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, estery, and spicy finish.
D - Great balanced and complex version of the style.
Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a hazy darker orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of light roasted malts, oak, lemons light spice and mild funk. Flavor was moderately sour, but not offending or acedic, sour chestnuts, and blood oranges in the finish. Interesting stuff.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - APR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Si presenta come una meraviglia: ambrata con un bello e fitto cappello di schiuma. Aroma di caramello, legno, spezie con una leggera acidità. Al palato ingresso dolce speziato poi evolve decisamente in maniera acida ma senza eccesso. L’acido è accompagnato poi dal sentore "farinoso" e classico delle castagne. Finale leggermente luppolato. Un’altra ottima birra di Jolly Pumpkin.
Concealer (583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2014 Re rate. Tap at hops and pie. Cloudy amber with a lasting beige head. Aromas of citrus, sweet malt, caramel, tart fruit and spice. Tastes tart upfront with citrus, caramel with an underlying sweet malt and spices. Light bodied, lingering tart fruit, caramel and spice.
baraciisch (1505) - USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burnt orange in color... Aroma of oak, citrus, sour funk... Flavor is slightly sour, notes of hazelnut, oak, spices, finish is slightly tart on the palate...
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Naka (698) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy effervescent amber. A 2 finger cream-colored head that leaves some nice lacing. A spicy bretty acidic aroma with lemon. The flavor hits you with a sour funk up front, but the sour is cut nicely with a sweet pear flavor. A touch of oak, but not too much. Finishes extremely dry. Almost silky mouthfeel. So good.
Lukaduke (1677) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a orange golden color with a big rocky foamy head... Aromas are tart stonefruit, rustic wood and a hint of warm spice. The palate is balanced and bright. Ripe fruit, candied orange, nectarine and lots of funky barnyard flavors roll through the mouth and gain complexity with some nice woody barrel notes and soft vanilla oak lingers... really tasty beer and another winner from JP!
csaso (1198) - Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - average size foamy head, medium copper color, pretty tart caramel aroma and flavor with mild fruity spiciness
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone