OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review from notes:
24oz pour on tap.
A - Hazy burnt orange with a small milky cap.
S - Acidic, sour pumpkin, various fall spices, allspice, nutmeg, lemons, old basement funk.
T - Lacto tartness right off the top, salty lemons, spices, follows the nose, allspice, nutmeg, light pumpkin in the background. Brett is heavy handed and brings in some basement funk. Finishes tart and crisp with ample dryness.
M - Light body, thin at times but it fits, low smooth carbonation, very dry finish.
This is my kinda Pumpkin Ale! Sour, dry, funky and spicy. The sour dominates with the pumpkin and spices lingering in the background and finally rounds out the finish with a crisp and snappy tartness. Awesome!
Serving type: on-tap
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de citrouille avec une pointe de canelle. Apparence: La couleur est dorée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citrouille avec une pointe de pomme verte et de canelle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de fruité légèrement sûrette en arrière goût. (Rating #5450)
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brouwers. Pours a clear orangish Amber color with a thick white head with great retention that leaves great lacing. Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and sour. Tastes of the same things in the smell with a sour twist. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with great carbonation. So glad Jolly Pumpkin is back on the market in Seattle. This is one of my favorite pumpkin beers.
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/29/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, green apple, lemon zest, pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, floral, grass, herbal, oak, caramel, toast, light tart funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of pumpkin, yeast, malt, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, pear, green apple, lemon zest, clove, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, toast, light cocoa, herbal, floral, grass, oak, light tart funk, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of pear, green apple, lemon zest, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, pepper, nutmeg, caramel, toast, herbal, floral, light cocoa, oak, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of of malt, pumpkin, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a really excellent Belgian pumpkin ale style. All around great balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
maddmatt639 (224) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great retention with minimal lacing. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. Tastes of pumpkin right off the bat, followed by spice notes. Rather bland and watery aftertaste.
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dresden (825) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg, with a funk. Tart lemon, pumkin and cinnamon. Works really well together actually.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at a tasting event. From notes. Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices with a nice little funky kick. Pretty darn good.
Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell of malt and winter squash. Flavor had a suttle pumpkin character , slight tartness and malty
Boutip (4669) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of sour and tart notes with a hint of cinnamon. Taste is also a dominated by typical JP sour and tart notes with a little bit of a cinnamon hint. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Very enjoyable as I was expecting based on this brewer past effort but I can barely taste all the spices mentioned on the label.
rxeight (1278) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange pour. Standard sour, lemon orange tart and sour. Maybe ahint of spice, but mostly covered by the sourness. Decent but nothing amazing.