ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Labeled Batch 907, Bottled 11-02-11. Pours a dark but translucent reddish orange, lots of head; this was quite lively out of the bottle. Aroma nice, oaky, lacto, nutty, some tartness. Body was very lively, finish brings back oak and nuttiness, tartness there but not as overwhelming a say a Flanders style red would be. Kind of weird, I have to say a well done beer, but just not my particular favorite.
hapjydeuce (986) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Still pour with fine microbubbles, quite different appearance than what others have noted here. Hazy orange-amber color. Lovely spiced aroma of holiday spices, pear, and citrus. Some funk to the aroma as well, with a subtle oak nose. Initial flavor has a smooth nutty malt tone with lemon citrus in the mix, followed by more bread-like yeasty tones with a lightly bitter, sour finish. The tartness is balanced well, but I get a weird metallic finish at some points. Very carbonated. Enjoyable.
Atheist_Peace (981) - 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.
ARH (971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, poured into a snifter. The warm aroma has notes of apricot, nuts, a bit of a sour citrus, and a light biscuit note. The hazy orange beer is topped by a dense, white soap head that keeps a moderate amount of retention and leaves a mild lacing. The taste is a medium sweet and bitter balanced by a medium light sour note. The texture is oily with fuzzy carbonation. The medium body is, up front, a bitter sour citrus note with a toffee and light bread backing. The finish is a notable nuts with secondary oak, toffee, apricot, and nut flavor. The aftertaste is dry with bitter citrus peel, oak, apricot, and dank herb. It lingers a moderate length of time with only a light intensity.
Brouwerij (958) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blend #6, Bottled 10/10/12, 25.4 oz Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a finger of fine off-white head. Decent retention with some lacing. Aroma is moderately funky, barnyard, tangy, spicy. Flavor is moderately sour up front and builds slightly, fades into herbal, vegetal, and spicy finish. Mild bitter that lingers. Moderate carbonation, less than many sours, and a light, crisp body. Slightly tart, oily, finish. Not a very traditional belgian ale, it is more herbal like a sour saison. Regardless, it is an excellent, tasty, refreshing beer.
MJGG (952) - 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.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden coloured with a nice off white head. Aromas of bread, orange peel, cinnamon and nuts. Tart and fruity flavour with notes of bready malt, spice, orange fruit and herbs.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An explosion of sour citrus in your mouth. Bottled in October, it would have aged beautifully for many years.
bubblehouse (921) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe the best sour I think I have had. I have come to expect nothing but from jolly pumpkin.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
05 Bottle. Pours is murky tan, amber color, with a huge rocky off white head that lasts forever. Aroma is yeast, malt, nuts, some sourness. Flavor is very tart acidic, yeast, malt, citrus, spice like cinnamon and clove, oak, there’s a lot going on here! Palate is light to medium with huge carbonation and a linger tart finish! Fanatstic!