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 (782) - 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!
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours golden with white 1 finger head. Aroma has light Duchesse notes. Vinegar, fruity, grapes, cherry, malts, some peach and light nutty. Taste is light and delicate. Spices are there. Lige a krydderkage. Some yam. Prickling carbonation and light peppery dry finish.
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.
BeerGolem (769) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber with not much head and some lacing. Aroma is overwhelmingly brett (typical Jolly Pumpkin) with slight notes of fruits. Nice sourness, but the taste lacks of balance. Bitter aftertaste. Good carbonation. Full bodied.
Robe ambrée. Léger collet, un peu de lacing. Puissant arôme de "brett" (typique des Jolly Pumpkin) avec quelques notes fruités. Goût sûre agréable, mais manque d’équilibre. Arrière-goût amer. Ronde en bouche, bonne carbonatation
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Spuyten Duyvil. Pours a deep orange with a wispy and quickly-dissipating head. Aroma is spice (cinnamon and coriander), nut, malt, and yeast. Taste is roughly the same, with a character that effortlessly evokes the autumn season. Quite a nice beer.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark orange with a tan head. The aroma was fruity (apples), oak, and spices. The flavor was somewhat tart, dry oak with a hint of apple spice, nuts and cinnamon. Overall, a really tasty brew, high quality and sophisticated.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. The bottle is now green, unfortunately, unlike the old brown ones. Batch 244,245. Wonderful appearance on this one, just like I’ve come to expect with this company. A clear golden honey color with a huge rocky white head with great retention and great lacing. Amazingly complex aroma on this baby. Freshly roasted honey nuts, slight chocolate, brown sugar, christmas, normal JP funk, all integrated together and blended beautifully. Chestnuts roasting over an open fire. The nuttiness here is more appetizing than any other beer (mostly brown ales) where I have noticed a nutty character, it must be the chestnuts. Taste is subdued in its funky and tart flavors with some of the nuttiness and chocolate of the aroma coming through but much, much more subtle. This beer smells better than it tastes, unfortunately. Probably the least sour and funky tasting JP I’ve had to date, probably because it’s new. Drinkability is very high. Nice soft mouthfeel with a slight dryness. I’d be interested to see how this ages, though it is certainly nice right now.
furthur (759) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at anchorage brewing, orange amber beer, nice creamy white head, good lace. Aroma is subtle, slightly roasty lemon. Taste is salty, lemon, lime, peach, and earthy chestnuts. Palate light, carbonation soft and subdued.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of cmwillard: ours a cloudy orange good lacing with a white head. aroma has that great JP funk with slight oak a little vinegar like tartness, very nice. flavour is acid and a bit tart good sugary malts too slight oak another solid JP