Travlr (19551) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle, 2008, courtesy of ryan - thanks! Clear amber color, small fizzy white head. Aroma of slightly funky cream soda. Taste has black pepper, swet caramel, slightly bitter finish. Decent.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
2007-11-30, PapsÝís Blind Tasting
Cloudy light amber color; huge head (and I start suspecting...). Sourish, infected aroma over all, maybe a bit fruity. Dry and astringent mouthfeel, sour and buttery, clearly infected. Too high and harsh bitterness. Undrinkable.
harrisoni (16587) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chrisoís Kook Tasting 09. Thanks to Ken for this one. Moerate sour aroma. Really easy drinking. Enough sourness to keep palate interested. Some wood on aroma. Very drinkable, some orange fruit.
rlgk (16556) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Slightly hazy golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Herbal chestnut aroma, caramel, spicy, pepper, citrus, woody notes, some grass. Spicy fruity chestnut flavor, grassy, vinous, sourish, solvent notes. Quite nice.
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75cl. A dense, two-finger off-white head forms over a clear dark golden body. Pleasant aroma with fruity sourness, a spiced touch and some malty notes too. Itís medium to full-bodied and with a nice carbonation level. The flavor has the same sourness, spices and a little maltyness. Pretty annoying spiced touch, I canít recognize it, but thereís some allspice and herbal notes. Woody hints too. Seems very simple at first, but itís really nice and tasteful. Sure a beer I could have again. And again. 140111
saxo (16066) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are brett, straw, wood, malt, fruits, spices and malt. Vinous and well balanced.
Rasmus40 (15785) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy dark golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, light bretty and light spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 260913
TBone (15528) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (Pikkulintu, 0,75 ltr).
Hazy orange color, small off-white head. Very herbal, hayish, a bit perfumic nose. Sour, grapefruity, some tangerine peel, vanilla. Herbal-spicey cooking, weird beer. Itís like some Fantome saisons.
Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle at VV tasting, Odense. Batch 335. Pours amber orange with a small creamy white head. Nose is funky - barnyard, oak, brett and hops. Lively mouthfeel - close to spritzy. Dry and warm taste with hops, oak, brett and vanilla. A little tart & yeasty. Very nice and complex beer.
brokensail (15214) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a slightly hazed peach color with a large white head, maybe just a bit off-white.
S: The nose has the signature tartness of Jolly Pumpkin with a lot of hibiscus notes to it. Quite a bit of funkiness to it with notes of hay and wet oak. Thereís a bit of a lemon zest note to it, too.
T: A strong flavor of chestnuts comes through and provides a strongly "meaty" flavor. The tartness here is minor, but certainly noticeable. Again, lots of floral notes, specifically hibiscus, with a bit of rose petals. Quite a bit of spice to it, also, but I donít really notice anything in particular.
M: The body is medium with a medium but lively carbonation.
D: Even for a Jolly Pumpkin beer, this is pretty interesting. I liked it quite a bit, but itís definitely different from most of their beers.