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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Ok, so the joke was that Jolly Pumpkin doesnít 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1879) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Tap, City Beer Store. Good beer, but sorta middle of the road for JP. I didnít really taste any pumpkin. Some light holiday-ish spices, but this beer sticks to JP sour/oak character much more closely than expected. Nice and dry taste. Fairly funky. Nice looking beer - darkened amber with a big head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Pours cloudy golden with strong ultra pilllowy head. Overtones of ginger and citrus. Flavor is a bit sour with ginger and mild hops. Nice overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12942) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2010
75cl bottle. Large rocky white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger, some orange, light clove, cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some ginger, light sour. Light-medium body, light creaminess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Pours a deep tan with LOTS of quickly rising off-white head. Nose is barnyard funk and lots of belgian yeast. Flavor is a bit of hops, some sourt Jolly Pumpkin twang, but mostly this beer is just classic farmhouse ale. I donít get it. It isnít a pumpkin ale at all. I liked it, probably more than my rating would imply. But Iím giving it a lower "overall" score than I might otherwise because it isnít what it claims to be. I was really looking forward to my first pumpkin ale of the season, but I guess Iíll have to wait a bit longer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2324) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2010
750ml bottle from bev4less. Batch 610. Pours a cloudy copper color with a huge clumpy white head that has good retention and crazy lacing. The aroma is strong and overtly funky with sour pumpkin, oak, vanilla, cloves and brett. The taste profile is similar to the nose, loads of sour pumpkin, mild spices, biscuit, lemons and persimmons. The palate was smooth with prickly carbonation. Finishes long and sour. Overall: Very nice sour pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Draft from The Good Pie. Pours a clear, bright amber color with a finger-thick off-white head. Some lace. Aroma of sour grapes, tart apples, fall spices, funk, and a little bit of a vegetal/earthy note that must be the pumpkin. Flavor is also sour, tart, and fruity, with spices, sweet and toasted malts, funk, and more pumpkin than the nose. Light-bodied, with subtle but crisp carbonation and an apple juice mouthfeel. Funky finish. The pumpkin here is very subdued and gives way to a very cool spicy, sour beer. I didnít quite know what to expect but enjoyed this a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle. Poured a hazy orangish copper with a small tan head. Nose of sweet tart fruit, with smoe spice. Taste is mix of fruit, light pumpkin, spice and sweet malts. A bit of tart fruit in there as well, though not as funky as most other JP brews. Overall, a decent and interesting pumpkin ale, thatís not overlly funky or pumpkiny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Batch 610. Bottled 8/13/10. The beer pours a yellow-orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma begins as your basic pumpkin ale. I get some nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin. However, since it is a Jolly Pumpkin beer, you know there will be some tartness and it is present in the aroma. The flavor is pumpkin, brett, nutmeg and cinnamon. There is also a low amount of tartness in the flavor, but the beer is more funky than sour. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice, interesting take on a pumpkin beer. Glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle and draft from Caponeís. Pours an opaque light brownish orange with a thick, bubbly, frothy white head. Aroma of nutmeg, ginger bread, tart, sourdough bread, and subtle notes of fresh pumpkin and dry hops. Medium bodied with a rich, tonge-coatingly tart palate. Slight sourness through the finish with notes of pumpkin rising before the final flourish. Very cool Pumpkin ale from the Jolliest of Pumpkins. Happy Halloween!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle (batch 604)... Poured hazy, dark, burnt orange with a thick, fizzy, white head with nice retention. Some Brett on the nose, funky and musty with yeast and spices. Drinking, it tasted tart with a mild pucker, the funish showcased the pumpkin-squash notes with hints of cloves, nutmeg. Clean yeast flavors, and even a mild hoppiness in this brew.

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