Beaver (1589) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white head that quickly goes to a thin film and collar that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is doughy malts with tart, slightly sour, fruits and some spices.
The flavor is earthy yeast with some bready malts. It has some tart and slightly sour fruits, wood and some spices and a dry lightly bitter finish. It has a bit of a washed out and watery flavor. The mouthfeel is medium with lots of sharp carbonation.
Overall, itís a pretty typical JP brew, although not one of their better ones. Iíd prefer more sourness and less watery flavors.
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.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Popped off the cap and a steady flow of foam came out and wouldnít stop - I had to pour it into 3 separate glasses. After all that, I had a glass of a muddy dark red clay-colored brew with an off-white head. Right off the bat, this smells the least funky of the JP brews Iíve had to date (all but the Calabaza). The light funk is there along with a nuttiness and some fall spices. The taste was pleasantly funky, dancing around on the palate and complimenting the spices. The finish is dry and thereís more sour on the back end than I expected. Probably the most subtle of JPís brews.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750 ml (batch 899/900, bottled 10-7-2011) from Oak Street Provisions) Pours cloudy amber-gold with an off-white head. Aroma of fruit and spice. Mouthfeel smooth, medium-full. Taste is tart, medium sour, citrus, spice and yeast.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice amber/brown with a thin white head. Aroma was a bit of sour funk with some nice undertones of malt, a little cinnamon maybe? Flavor was sour brett yeast on the front (not overwhelming in the slightest though), but there were a lot of other things playing in the background. A nit nutty, a nit of a tannin kick, a little vanilla. Very nice beer from Jolly Pumpkin.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of plastic, caramel malt, toasted coconut, standard JP funk. Flavor a mix of caramel malt and that JP funk. A little more body and malt to balance the by now boring funk than in some other JPís, but still not really getting me going.
Zeswaft (1570) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is all over the place. Copper color with a small bubble white head. Aroma is tart, bret funk, woody oak, some fruit. Flavor is rich and complex...huge profile. Well balanced and very interesting.
nealblind (1556) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark gold pour some white foam. Aroma funky oak, dust granny smiths markers. Light carb. Buttery lacto. Chestnut aftertaste, obscured by oak and sour, concrete dust. some burnt plastic on the end. bitter type finish. A complex, balanced beer that lets one too many flavors in the door.
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.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing amber. Large, frothy, off white head. Nose of sour, funky yeast, toasted nuts, spices, and bready malt. The brett is really kickin in this one after almost a year. Same flavors as above with the sourness dominating, some earth and oak in there as well. Medium body, well carbonated. Tasty brew.