crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Red super hazed pour. Smell is of toothpaste initially then into mulled cidre. Flavor is wormwoody, some nutty character, mostly spices, anise, fennel, mild funk/tartness. Not bad.
Scopey (9061) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Stu66666. It pours deep clear amber with a small off-white head. The nose is earth, wood, leather, brett, must, barnyard, peachy, apricot and dirt. The taste is bitter, lightly sour, sherbet, lemon peel, mild acidity, earth, wood, peach and vinous notes with a dry finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Interesting and quaffable.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by notalush. Orange-amber pour with a fairly sticky white head. Aroma is loaded with rich earthy brett, cologne, perfume and a fresh leathery funkiness. Very light citrus with light lemon and orange over a rich earthy woody character. Soflty tart along with a light caramelly back note. Very perfumey and complex. Classic Jolly Pumpkin. Very tasty and delicious.
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle - 75 cl, thanks Marsiblursi!) Sampled on February 16 - 2008. Shady yeast particle copper color, tan head. Extremely gushing bottle, had to wipe the floor a bit. Scent has Brettanomyces / Belgian wild yeast feel to it; acidic almost lambic like scent. Acidic and wood taste, some apples. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
arminjewell (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, big thanks to DoubleEE! 2011 bottle. Hazy orange pour with thin to no head, aroma brought nice notes of vinegar, but not in a very acetic way, nice dark fruits, slight caramel, molasses notes, hints of earth, lots of spice notes come through but they have tamed with the bottle age, nice bretty funk in there with a touch of grass, basement, and slight tropical fruit that works somehow. Taste is a mix of slightly sweet caramel, toffee, going into slight vanilla, mixing into tart lemon, hints of a tart berry, touch of earth, going into some slight nutmeg, cinnamon, nice funky dust, basement, earthy and grassy funk, with slight bretty peach and pineapple that work with the red fruits of berry in there. This is drinking fantastic right now.
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2009 Amazing looking rocky tan head on a murky brown and red body. Inviting, pungent nose of funky spiced nuts and bread, along with some sour apple and honey, and some cedar and oak barrel. Sourness is a bit lower than expected from the nose - lightly prickly on the tongue, somewhat acitic, but also very smooth, especially on the back, with some mellow, soft chestnut/acorn/walnut flavors, along with some banana bread and spiced cider. A very nice beer.
DrSilverworm (8567) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Shared with friends over a game of Catan. Blend 4, bottled 10-08-2012. Somewhat hazy amber color. Thin white head. Couple loose bits of lace. Active-looking carbonation. Medium-plus body. Smooth, bright, sort of tingly lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice, citrusy, bretty flavor dominated the taste. Some spice. Don’t really get much chestnut... Little to none. Some darker malt, though. Hint of chocolate, and dark fruit. Nice tart taste. Light bitter, moderate spicy. Solid, bretty belgian ale.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2011 Any first impressions?
-A creamy head settles over the muddy dusk.
-Orangey citrus fruit and accompanying herbal spices, comforted by a nutty sweetness, lie on classy wooden flooring.
-Chestnuts obviously provide most of the beer’s sweetness, emboldened by an otherwise meditative spicy flavoring.
-The carbonation is ample but delicate, exactly how these Belgian ales should be carbonated.
What if you dig deeper?
-The fruity, nutty sweetness isn’t overdone, agreeing with the subtle, intelligent tartness.
-The wooden dryness softly drops the curtain.
-All in all, this is a quite humble spectrum of flavors.
-Another Jolly Pumpkin success, an understated but serene and well-brewed creation.
Bottles; no date.
DocLock (8532) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the 1st of a roughly 100 beer backlog to be rated by the King of Suds. Bottle from Craft Ale. Pours clear deep caramelly coppery with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is earthy peaty, malty, with some piney and sour mashy fruit notes. Tastes tart, fruity, with earthy, nutty, and spicy notes at forefront, and a balanced malt late. Not terribly complex or palate hefty, this one is enjoyable but not an earth beater. I would not pay 20 bucks for this again, whatever that is worth.
jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011-11-12. Hazy orange body with a small white head. 3+ Crisp medium sourness in the flavour has a pleasant zip to it that lingers in the aftertaste, but simple it is fairly subtle, but lovely. 7+ Pleasant lightly funky aroma is lightly floral and sour. 7+ Average plus bodied palate. Very enjoyable. On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Cafe, Ann Arbor