joshmcg000 (293) - Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is lots of yeast. The yeast profile give lots of fruity sweetness with plenty of funk. Nice medium body malt profile. Extremely good.
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
apricot flavor, no aroma. Off tan head. Not much flavor, almost sour, reminded me of a sour beer.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was on of the many casualities for me at beerfest. I was to gone to truly enjoy the gems I had com across. Maybe next time
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 750mL bottle, batch 335, rated July 18, 2010. Pours a hazy amber with some off-white head. Aroma has cherries, chocolate, toffee, some raisins and some sour funk. Flavor has lots of orange peel, oak, gentle sour funk, caramel malt and sweet cherries. Finish is mildly bitter citrus peel with a bit of sweet fruit.
UnsofistaCat (230) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As expected this was a foam monster. Pouring this thing was challenging to the point of ridicules. Huge rocky head that refused to dissipate. Even when I put the bottle down, with it still ĺ full, odd bubbles were foaming out of the bottle reminiscent of frog eggs and making a mess on my coffee table. The beer itself was beautiful looking-the color reminding me of the river in the U.P. called Smithís Creek: Amber but almost glowing. This one was a bit bitterer then I thought. It had the usual apple tasting brett but something seemed a little out of wack. Green apple, hops, and oaky. The backend taste of chestnuts actually had a slight unlikable plastic trait to it. I didnít dig this Jolly Pumpkin as much as I do others. However, its entirely possible I just wasnít in the mood for it and will try it again.
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry and tart. Oak aged. Maybe some Brett? Reminds me of Roddenbach with some added apricot, chestnut and nutmeg. Thin body. The flavor is nice, but a little on the weak side. Not my favorite Jolly, but still nice.
falco242 (207) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Little bit of a farmhouse smell with notes of the oak and wild yeast. Hazy golden pour with some lace. Fantastic blend of fruit with a subtle spice and the sourness is not overwhelming but makes the beer brilliant. Great palate and overall awesome beer.
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. this didnít gush as much as iím used to from jolly pumpkin. it pours a hazy honey color with a sizable off-white head that sticks around a bit and leaves some decent lacing. nose dominated by a sweet amber malt, with a big fruit profile and lots of funk. spicy pears and melons and lemons abound, mixing with a grassy floral hop. nice laid back malty taste with some spice, and more lemon and melon, but this time with a bit of strawberry or some other sweet red fruit. the hops come out a lot more in the taste. big notes of grassy, piney, and floral hops give it an almost pale ale type ending. incredibly dry finish, with a lightly tart sweetness and a great hop bitterness. medium-bodied, highly carbonated, and oh-so-quenching. eminently drinkable. this stuff is satisfying my thirst more than gatorade did earlier in the day. and thereís not another beer thatís anything like it. this is why i like jolly pumpkin.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle. nice hazy golden amber, minimal white head. slightly sour nose and taste with nutty tones. short after taste. good.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared a bottle of this with BeerBaron617. It poured a nice hazy orange/amber/chestnut color with a thick off white foamy head. Doesnít have the super sour aroma that many Jolly Pumpkin beers have. It tasted sour, but not quite as sour as some we have had. The spices in the flavor are quite subtle, and it wasnít very remarkable.