luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750. Beer is cloudy, medium caramel brown with a large, pale pink, frothy, mostly lasting, diminishing head.<P>The aroma is malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, trace caramel and light cookie; Hoppy with light notes of grapefruit oil, resin/pine, trace floral; Yeasty with light notes of basement, trace of dough and horseblanket; Moderate miscellaneous note of alcohol, decompsing leaf and apple. Reminds me a bit of Medovina’s harvest Cyzer.
<P>The flavor is moderately acidic/sour, lightly bittersweet with a long, lightly bitter, lightly acidic/sour finish.
<P>The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is average.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to bbuckets tasting group. Sugary sweet apple and a good dose of funk with a little oak. Not overly sour, and very drinkable.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at NoogFest III. 750ml bottle. Pours hazy orange with a big frothy head that never stops coming. Fairly light aroma with sweet hints of fruit and spicy yeast. Apple (?). The flavor is probably the best I’ve had from a Jolly Pumpkin. Light spice and lemon fruit with that signature Jolly Pumpkin yeasty funky business. Nothing over powering like many of their others IMO. Saison like actually and enjoyable in flavor. Way too carbonated for me though (as is usual for their beers). However, overall I liked this one. It was refreshing.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to BgBurdman for sharing this at the last Columbus tasting. The aroma is sour and some funky grass smells as well. The pour was a golden brown with a small head. Slightly sour taste with a good bit of yeast and some tangy flavors as well. The mouthfeel was light with ample carbonation.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of yeast, citrus, amber malts, nutty earth. Medium hazy orange amber sparkling hue with a large rocky, foamy, off-white head that mostly lasted and left great lace. Flavor is earthy, nutty, amber malts, and a sour tart finish. Palate is light bodied and lively. Very drinkable with a nice sour finish but could use a little more flavor. Nice though.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light amber appearance with solid white head. flavor is incredibly unique, tasting almost like a gueze with acidic and sharp sourness that finishes very dry with some oak likely from the chestnut. a very enjoyable brew.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a dense, rocky, firm, off white head. The aroma is filled with caramel, spices, fruit, and an earthiness. Flavor is has notes of caramel, spices, fruit, and a funkiness. The finish is slightly tart.
ketchepillar (1182) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL shared by CanIHave4Beers! Batch 908 bottled on 11/4/11. Oh Ron, you dog you. Chestnuts?! Ok, clear nuts. Hazelnuts, or, probably chestnuts but I don’t really know wtf a chestnut is like. Moderately sour. Earthy, with some cheese funk late in the flavor.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe orange surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse en dentelle qui s’estompe. Arômes acidulés d’épices et de gomme balloune. Saveurs d’épices et de houblon amérisant.
humlelala (1174) - 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."