punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy yellow gold pour with a big rocky white head. The aroma has the same sour apple right upfront that I get from all JP beers. There’s also some various hints of spice, chestnut, coriander, lemon and orange zest, and some pepper. Mouth puckering sourness hits the taste buds first and then fades to grassy, floral hops, soft caramel and biscuit, some ripe fruits, damp oak, citrus, and apple cider vinegar. Dry medium body with lots of carbonation. Im really a little amazed at how delicate the numerous flavors are in this and yet the sourness is still quite strong.
MJGG (896) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille de 750 ml. Arômes typiques du funk de Jolly Pumpkin, très porté sur les brettanomyces. Robe blonde foncée et trouble, légère dentelle et effervescence assez active. En bouche, le caractère des brettanomyces de Jolly Pumpkin est également à l’avant-plan, créant une impression de pulpe d’orange et de pamplemousse blanc. Légère présence épicée (cannelle ?). Finale très sèche montrant une belle acidité rappelant les agrumes. Toujours agréable.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of the Merrit Island tasting hosted by mcbackus. Poured a golden orange color. Smell was woody and tart. Flavor was sweet sweet malts with a hint of sour apple. I like the sweet and malty ones so this one was okay in my book!
Atheist_Peace (860) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very cloudy pour with an average sort of head that lasts and leaves a nice little lace. Spice jumps out on the nose with a nutty sort of edge. There’s a definite lactic note there as well, and a real lemony quality. All the same notes come out on the palate in much the same way. Very interesting and lightly sour.
bgburdman9 (856) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and sout aroma. Cloudy light brown color with a thin white head. Leaves a very tart flavor on the tongue but still ends very smooth. Maybe a little nuttiness, but i have no idea what chestnuts taste like.
humlelala (816) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2013 Sample offered from bomber @ Cafe Habengut @ May 30th 2013: Slightly flat as the bottle was opened yesterday. Definite tart elements in the taste but moderate and well integrated. The spicy element is still composite and difficult to break down but it is definitely remniscient of the spicy complement to the traditional US pumpkin ales. Practically mo head, hazy amber with subtle floaties.
Original rating on June 23rd 2012: (75 cl bottle courtesy of GT2, cheers; batch 907, bottled 02/11 2011) Pours a cloudy apricot with a bit of white head that laces the glass. Aroma is cidery with notes of berries and a hint of some spice I don’t recognize. Oily texture, soft carbonation and a smooth, slightly spicy and not too dry finish. Taste is mildly tart with a sweet edge. Girlfriend says: "it reminds me of apple cider from Brittany."
undsioux7 (789) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
There is no mistaking jolly pumpkins beers! Cloudy deep orange/brown with a medium just off white head. Classic tart musty basement aroma and flavor. This one adds in a nice nutmeg and slight dark fruit flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to JohnC for sharing. Mostly just tart malty flavors, was not able to detect any benefit from barrel aging likely due to sourness that overpowered the whole experience.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So well integrated, and so well balanced. The wood character, the tartness, the funky notes, the fruit character and everything else just combines to form a really nice drinking, complex brew. Once again JP has created a masterful brew!
thome50 (780) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via wavvers, thanks Baker. Pours a light golden color with a frothy white head for a sour. Lots of carbonation in this one. Sour funk aroma comes through very early and only grows. A little bit of nuttiness in the aroma but not overpowering. The taste is more sour but very well balanced, lactic, and then some malt characters but not a lot of other spices seem to come through. A very good beer but not necessarily screaming "FALL!!" like I was expecting.