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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Ok, so the joke was that Jolly Pumpkin doesn’t brew a pumpkin beer. Well, now we do. Just this one. Packed with real pumpkins, hints of spice, and a gentle kiss of cocoa to liven the soul. An everyday easy way to fill your squashy quotient. Guess now folks will have to find something else to joke about...


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Sampled in a bomber. A nice carbonated brew with a brown hue. Nicely seasoned with a spice base.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3263) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2014
0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a lovely looking almost glowing peach orange really cloudy one with lots of small particles and a small islandy lacing off-white head. Really tart on the aroma with sour red fruits, wood, green gooseberries, something slightly spicy also, and the spices really opens up when the beer gets some temperature. Smells really nice. Average carbonation level with a light creamy soft oily mouthfeel. Again the fruits is dancing on my tongue with a conservated lemony touch. That usual Jolly flavor is so present here. I’m having a hard time identifying this as a pumpkin ale, but it’s really well tasting. Some white peppery spices in the finish before it rounds off with a sour red berry finish. Mhm... Really enjoyable. 31.03.2013

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2014
750ml bottle pours out a hazy golden amber topped with a white head. Nose is acid funk fruit and sweetness. Taste is funk fruit citrus pucker. Damb tasty

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at Max’s Sour Fest. Pours hazy bright amber with a fizzy white head and some lacing. Tastes like light pumpkin, nice and dry, not too sweet, dry spice, gourd flavor. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dry pumpkin, sweet spice, and breadiness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crispy34 (374) - Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bomber bottle. Aroma is sweet, almost sour, with plenty if spices. Appearance is a hazy golden. Taste is spicy with some sour notes. As it warms, you can start to taste the pumpkin. Palate is carbonated, with a sour finish. Overall, a really good beer. I could see drinking a lot of this since I enjoy sours. It is not too sour to where you can only have one or two and be soured out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ajcanon711 (35) - - FEB 11, 2014
Delicious. Favorite part is the aroma - spicy and sweet. Taste is subtle pumpkin and spice. Light taste and feel. ---AJ's Approval

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (632) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden borwn with a persistant white head. Aroma is wheaty, yeasty, pumpkin pie spice. Flavor is allspice, clove, sour wheat, a bit cidery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (894) - Vermont, USA - FEB 2, 2014
750 mL bottle opened and shared by WillRunForBeer. Many thanks! To long-stemmed goblet, it pours a hazy, dark orange with which a snowy white head 1 finger in length stop atop. Aromas of persimmons, puréed bosc pears, sweet potatoes, hazelnuts, wheat white, and cured ham. Tastes the same with the addition of farmhouse yeast, acid, and kumquats by mid-palate to swallow. An all-around pleasing beer. Would have again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1860) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Batch 436/437
Tasted on 2/1/14 from a capped 750mL bottle purchased quite some time ago, this one has been in the cellar for quite a while. Pours clear burnt orange with a thick white head that very slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is really ripe with that great, signature JP funk, with a bit of richness and a touch of dusty chocolate (coming through more as the beer warms) and baking spices. The flavor is much more sour with the cocoa on the back of the palate. This beer is a bit richer than some JP that I’ve had, I am guessing that can be attributed to the pumpkin. The body is light with nearly sparkling carbonation and a long sour, funky, and touch of rich cocoa finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1582) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours a hazy yellow. Foamy white head. Sour and funky aroma. Slight pumpkin flavor. Some cinnamon. Very nice.


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