Boutip (4661) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a light brown color ale with big white foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is sour with some oak and some Brett character. Taste is quite sour and tart with some oak but really dominating by Brett yeast. While I enjoyed this American Wild Ale very much, I could not really feel any spices or chesnut as mentioned on the label since the Brett really took over. Body is light with some great carbonation. Another great JP beer that could serve very well as a session beer.
GRM (2959) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9,4 ouces, purchased on February 18 2007, savoured on March 3 2007; eye: voluminous off-white head, oak color with caramel reflections, clear, light effervescence, some lacing; nose: nice woody oak, chestnut, alcohol, quite fruity, grapefruit, light caramelized malt, some yeast; mouth: unusual palette of flavours, chestnut, woody, caramel, oak, an unknown but quite present flavour, woody finale is lighlty dry with a hint of bitterness, lightly astringent, lightly sour, a bit thinner than I would have like, creamy teture, lightly bitter, medium body, not much carbonation; overall: good
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, acheté le 18 février 2007, savourée le 3 mars 2007; oeil : mousse blanc cassé volumineuse, chêne avec des reflets caramel, claire, légère effervescence; nez : beau boisé de chêne, marron, alcool, très fruitée, pamplemousse, léger malt caramélisé, un peu de levure; bouche : palette de goûts inhabituelle, marrons, boisée, caramel, chêne, un goût inconnu qui est assez présent, finale boisée légèrement sèche avec une petite pointe d’amertume, légère astringence, légèrement surette, un peu plus mince que j’aurais aimé, texture crémeuse, légèrement amère, corps moyen, peu carbonatée; en résumé : bonne
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of northerntimber. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of perfume, wild sourness, cherries and spicy. Tastes sour with lemony elements. As the beer warms, caramel and peppery splashes emerge. Finishes of tarte cherries.
ElGaucho (2200) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Belgian strong qualities in the nose with some sourness. Beautiful dark cloudy amber. Equally beautiful, large, creamy off-whitehead with rising bubbles. Very lively carbonation. Reasonably well balanced with a hint of fruity sweetness. Enjoyable. Pretty enjoyable beer. A little too dry, sour and subtle. Somewhat one dimensional. Good at what it’s trying to be.
ABUSEDGOAT (2351) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to mcbackus for this one. Cloudy dark orange pour with a huge head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is spices, yeast and oak barrel, hint of fruit and caramel. Well balanced and delicate, light tartness with a dry finish, medium body. Enjoyable.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange/amber. Ample off white head. Aroma is funky, musty, tangy, citrus, & spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, allspice). Smells very autumnal. Flavor is funky (slight tangy bleu cheese), spicy, sour, wheat, a little bit of crispy bacon. Excellent.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve really enjoyed all the JP beers i’ve had so far, although I think most of them taste very similar, that house yeast strain gives a very unique finish. This one stood out a bit, more of an earthy quality, the chestnuts give it a dry woody flavor. The aroma on this one was a floral shampoo kinda scent, the sourness blended well and a light spiciness develops in the aftertaste. My only complaint with this beer was it felt a bit watery on the palate, didn’t quite have the carbonation of their other beers.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a capped 750 ml. bottle with a blurb on the right side of label, no freshness date.
Poured a amberish orange with a fluffy, foamy head, decent retention.
Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, sweet spices, nutty, a light citrus fruitiness and earthy yeast.
Good carbonation and a crisp, dry, velvety smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant tasting, a soft tart orangey/lemony fruitiness, toasted caramel with some a little roastiness, toasted chestnuts, nutmeg and sugar, clove and coriander, earthy, bready yeast, a vanilla woodiness, a nice hop bite, and a dry malty, yeasty finish.
Another tasty ale from Jolly Pumpkin, well worth trying.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A ruddy, brown color with orange highlights and a thick, lasting, rocky, tan head. Aroma is mostly actectobacteria like a flemish red ale with some warm caramel and brady notes. Flavor has definite cooking spices dominating the profile that I did not get in the aroma. The acetic nose takes a backseat in the flavor but balances the beer nicely and there seems to be an earthy hop presence that shows itself on the palate each time you swallow. A few points off for simplicity and lack of unity between the flavor and aroma but I do like the CO2 level on this beer as it is not overdone like many of their offerings. He is definitely locking down on some solid stuff.
SpringsLicker (3126) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This clear, deep amber brew put up a huge, long lasting creamy head of off-white.
Funky spicy aroma that teases you to taste.
Sweetly balanced flavor with just enough bitterness.