brokensail (14042) - 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.
Oakes (13931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber colour. Fairly funky, oaky aroma. Spicy flavour, aggressively yeasty with light backing maltiness and a tart finish. Interesting but Iím not big on the aggressive yeastiness.
chrisv10 (13468) - DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy dark yellow with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, mint?, yeast, white wine and brett. Flavour is malt, fruit, brett, mint?, little sweet, white wine, little dry, yeast and a little bitter.
gunnfryd (13341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is brett, spices, yeast, malt, berries. Flavour is brett, yeast, orange, spices, apple, berries. Very nice beer.
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Pours a hazy orange tinged amber. Creamy beige head. Slightly sour aroma. A bit peachy. Medium body with mild creamy carbonation. Flavor is a bit like light stone fruit. The sour moderates a bit towards the finish. Very refreshing. Turns a bit citus after awhile.
argo0 (12501) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, Batch 336) Medium off-white head that leaves nice lacing, atop clear light brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, Brett, lemon/orange, some tobacco, light oak, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, lemon/orange, some Brett, tobacco, light cherry, cinnamon/anise/medicinal. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dilly Deli. Poured clear brown color with an average fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with great lacing. Solid spicy tart citrus aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium spicy balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Complex standout beer.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of wood, herbs, spruce, cherry sourness, mustiness, and earthiness. Flavor is a sour funky delight with some woodiness and apple. Another superb Belgian from JP!
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 24, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber with a lasting white head. Aroma has fresh oak, coconut and bourbon notes on top of grapefruit and brett. Dry and tart grapefruit and brett flavour with a strong tannin character, with a faint note of christmas spices and possibly a nutty touch. There is a little spicy hotness in the finish.
FatPhil (11833) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 750ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - shared by oh6gdx - thanks!
Deep orange, small head. Bizarre aroma - odd fruitiness and brett acidity, but with a noticeable malt component too. Palate crisp. Orange taste, some dry spices too, old cloves perhaps, and a touch of soap. Sourness doesnít fit in perfectly. Certainly interesting and well-made beer (though the brett is clearly not spontaneous, and sticks out a mile), but not my style.