zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Buckeye Beer Engine: arouma is tart and cinnamon spice and caramel malts. Well balanced by lactic acids, pumpkin and lighter fruit. nice dry finish. Wish more brewers would make funky, sour pumpkin beers because this just hit the spot.
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2010 Bottle at Beer Engine. Rerate. Hazy amber pour. The aroma is incredible. Softly sweet with a lot of pumpkin spice and a soft leathery undertone as well. Soft funkiness with the spice backing that up. A kiss of mintiness behind the spice and the brett. Softly fruity finish with a touch of soft tartness. Lean body despite the soft sweet flavour. Lingering minerally/minty finish. Really awesome stuff.
Deep golden-amber pour. The nose has a lot of soft sourness and vineous tartness. Softly lactic character and a fairly wild flavour. A little bit of light oakiness as well as some wheaty spiciness. The smell is great but something about the flavour just doesn’t sit right with me. Warming brings up a kiss of other spices as well. I want to like this, but I don’t really.
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juiceisloose (1056) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. This one pours a hazy, dark orange color and topped by a small, bubbly off white head that settles quickly to a thin film. The aroma shows that classic JP funk with notes of earthy spices and oak along with notes of pumpkin, tart fruits, and a cereal grain malt base. Cinnamon, clove, and cocoa also add to the spice mix. The flavor follows and is slightly tart from citrus fruits to go with the cereal grain and pumpkin flesh. Notes of cinnamon, clove, and cocoa come through as well. The brett is slightly dry and adds a touch of funk and some earthy characters. Medium bodied and crisp on the palate with plenty of carbonation and a dry finish. This is an interesting take on the pumpkin beer style.
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Buckeye on our way to RBSG. Pours a hazed orange gold with a soft beige head. Soft fuzzy light sour and caramel. Very faint pumpkin flesh. Medium bodied, lightly sour. Long slow gentle sweetness and a little funk.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured hazy light reddish brown, citrus, bready, little earthy, little funky, slight spice.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours attractive clear ruddy brown. Wonderful nose of pumpkin, tart citrus, and a touch of chocolate. Better flavor with same influence. Lovely yet smooth on the palate.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Has that signature Jolly Pumpkin sourness, but it is relatively light. Some cucumber and nail polish remover. The pumpkin is there, but its mellow. Good mouthfeel, but there is a harsh solventy character all throughout this. Something seems to have gone here.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by SpencerDB on 6/6/10: Pours a cloudy deep bronze copper with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a semi-sweet floral pumpkin character and a hint of tartness and mild funk. Starts with decent body and effervescent carbonation with some light biscuity malty sweetness and some fleshy pumpkin flavor. Finishes with a light tartness and some grassy hay with good bitter balance. An enjoyable and complex pumpkin ale.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle via sparky on 3/21/10.
hazy pale pumpkin pie tinted brown colored pour with a thin off white head.
it smells like pumpkin earthiness, caramel, cinnamon, slate, citrus/orange, faint skunky hops and a little mustiness.... all with the usual jp funk in the background.
the flavor is similar... i don’t get as much of the pumpkin sweetness and a lot more citrus comes through. this time it is lemon peel... all with the usual jp funk.
the crisp medium body is zesty and refreshingly dry.8/4/8/4/16/4.0
nimbleprop (5577) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010. Pours a translucent, nearly transparent, orange with a sticky white head. Nose is vegetal, sweet, spices, yeast. Flavor is sweet, spicy, malty, yeasty, oranges, apple juice. Finish is medium bodied and lightly sweet.