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.
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!
undsioux7 (867) - 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
bgburdman9 (861) - 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.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(2 years old) aroma similar to a viognier or albarino. green apple and melon predominates. sour grape, plum and apple in the taste. finish is a bit smokey with lots of sour cherry. tasty and refreshing.
bwa5879 (826) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky medium brown with a mist of white haze on top. Very soft carbonation, creamy viscous mouthfeel, effervescent finish. Fruity but indistinct sweet tart aroma. Floral taste, a bit of fine wheat, hint of red wine tannin and lager yeast. Crisp and refreshing, more for summer for me than fall.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split this one with the wife.
750ml served into an over sized wine glass.
Bottled on 9-29-2011
A - Pours an orange amber with a small white head.
S - Spiced apples, fermented fruit, earthy damp wood, cinnamon sticks, allspice, fragrant herbs.
T - Tartness upfront with a spicy backdrop of cinnamon and allspice. Some lemon tea and other tart fruits almost tastes like a fruity herbal tea. Nutty caramel malts carry a sweetness that doesn’t dry out until the very end.
M - Medium body, medium lively carbonation, dry finish.
This really does remind me of fall. Light funk with good tartness. Not sure I could pick out the chestnuts. Delicate flavors and an inviting nose make this a joy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
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 (783) - 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!
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium copper color with big foamy off white head. Aroma is fairly bretty, tart, with fair amount of caramel, hint of cherries. Flavor is slightly tart, sour, touch of caramel and vanilla.