BigBeer45 (1422) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 750ml Bottle, Batch #244,245, JP has a batch label on the bottle that I have not seen before (I picked up this bottle from the brewery),
pours a hazy light amber brown with honey increments, has off-white bubbles that eventually thin and leave lacing,
bottom of the bottle was completely covered with a coating of sediment, apple sourness, unripened apples, citrus fruits,
faint sweet fragrances, faint spices and some funk earthiness, tart with some real faint caramel,
faint lemon grapefruit citrus with a touch of leather(?), I noticed some spice sweetness as it warmed up a bit,
the finish starts with grape skins and ends with a medium bitterness with dry sour tartness that lingers thereafter,
every sip brought a tingle to my nostrils, letting the ale warm up increased the tingle and I found this ale easily drinkable at room temperature,
I could not sense any alcohol in in aroma or taste, a nice gentle drinking ale.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woo whoo! My 4th year anniversary on this site.Pours a cloudy, amber color with a hugh foamy head.Looks like the head you would see on a rootbeer float.Sourness and nuts on the nose.Flavor is tart, nuts, yeasty and floral.Finish is tart and spicy.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another really cool label from JP with a fairy looking creature holding some sort of puzzle. This is a really bright orange color with a 1cm white head. The smell is funky, spicy, musty, and swampy. A little stinkier than the other Jolly Pumpkin beers I have had. The first taste is grassy, sour, and dry at the end. maybe some tart lemon flavor as it warms.
05/16/08 batch 244,245
Excellent orange appearance. Funky smell, herbal. Lemony spritzy flavor with an interesting finish. There is some sour going on but it is faint and enjoyable. Some biscuity malts and then a dry finish iwth sour edges.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-02-2007 02:35:03
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slight hazy light amber with a three finger head. Smell is funky zesty crisp and fruity. Taste is lightly tart with a hint of apple and lime, lighter fluffy Belgian flavors. Very refreshing
chucklemation (1399) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light brown with a foamy white head. Aroma is a spice that stands out with a sharp bite and lactic acid. Flavor is tart lactic acid and that same spice. The tartness has a bit of a bite to it, or maybe that’s the spices used. Pretty good.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2012 Draft. Pours a cloudy golden amber with a large white head. Aroma is medium sour, lots of fruit, and some spice. Flavor is fruit (apricot in particular), spice (nutmeg predominates), caramel, medium sour, some earthy funk. Finely carbonated, great mouthfeel. Strikes me as a biere de garde or maybe a strongly flavored saison. Great beer, great brewery.
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head that fades quickly. The aroma blends a certain level of sourness, nuttiness, Belgian yeast, and a hint of nutmeg. The taste is mildly sour, slightly sweet, and a touch umami, with an aftertaste that is slightly sour with some clove flavor emerging. The palate fuses a lively carbonation, slick texture, and a light body.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Auburn pour with some white head. Aroma is soft bretty sourness, sweet malt and fruit skins. Flavor is the same, lightly tart fruit skins, oak, pretty sweet malt, some biscuity malt also. Its actually pleasant.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. thanks tim. exploding foam. lost half the bottle before I could pour. hazy copper pour with big lasting frothy head. house aroma is sweet, nutty and spice. very lively palate. sour., doughy. big spice and hints of chestnut. carbonation dominates an otherwise tasty brew.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange pour. Clear with lots of bubbles a thick fluffy light tan head. Sour aroma with vinegar notes. Bitter with sour notes. Hoppy finish. Fruity grapes and spice. Woody and lemony finish.