gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours an off white with a lively head. Very light and well carbonated. Spicy as in peppery more than anything else. Decent but not complex nor real drinkable.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 750ml bottle into my wee 4oz sampler mug at World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Appearance: Poured as smoothly as possibly, eliminating any head that may have come up otherwise. A red, cinnamon color. Very attractive.
Smell: Hey, speaking of cinnamon ... a spicy cinnamon sort of nose. Sort of fruity.
Taste: My first of the style, and... interesting. Cinnamon, fruit, sour, tart, sweet... itís all over the place and should be a mess, but it isnít. Iíve not had a beer like this before, and Iím glad to finally have gotten the chance to try some Jolly Pumpkin. Itís a good beer that Iíd buy in 12oz bottles, but I wouldnít ever see myself buying a 750ml.
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
foamed right out of the bottle. cloudy amber color. nose that was sour and had a hint of vanilla. tastes of the sour vanilla as well.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A ruddy, brown color with orange highlights and a thick, lasting, rocky, tan head. Aroma is mostly actectobacteria like a flemish red ale with some warm caramel and brady notes. Flavor has definite cooking spices dominating the profile that I did not get in the aroma. The acetic nose takes a backseat in the flavor but balances the beer nicely and there seems to be an earthy hop presence that shows itself on the palate each time you swallow. A few points off for simplicity and lack of unity between the flavor and aroma but I do like the CO2 level on this beer as it is not overdone like many of their offerings. He is definitely locking down on some solid stuff.
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
OK, itís official, Iím not a fan of Jolly Pumpkin beers. The last one was classified as a Sour Ale, and I didnít like it. This one is classified as a Belgian, and it tasted again like a Sour Ale. 750ml bottle, poured a nice clear amber with a foamy off-white head. Very nice looking beer. Aroma was of tart, sour apple. Taste was tart, sour, and biting. Poured this one down the drain.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle poured into a shaker. This beer pours orange-yellow and murky with a large creamy head. The aroma is tart and fruity. This is a pretty sour beer but it has a saison feel to it. Itís okay but not really my style.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured ruby red with fluffy white head. Aroma of spices. Maybe cinnamon. Somewhat spicy with some sweet finish. Cinnamon present.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - APR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Si presenta come una meraviglia: ambrata con un bello e fitto cappello di schiuma. Aroma di caramello, legno, spezie con una leggera aciditŗ. Al palato ingresso dolce speziato poi evolve decisamente in maniera acida ma senza eccesso. Líacido Ť accompagnato poi dal sentore "farinoso" e classico delle castagne. Finale leggermente luppolato. Uníaltra ottima birra di Jolly Pumpkin.
salvaticas (437) - - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor. Nice subtle spice on the nose. Pours a brownish red with a lot of head. Very complex flavors but honestly just not for me.
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Jethro6191 (436) - Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Tart fruity aroma with some barnyard notes. Tart flavor with citrus and tropical fruit notes. Light body with a grainy mouthfeel and a high level of carbonation.