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RATINGS: 504   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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12023) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 1, 2010
750 from Guerde, Styles or ericandersnavy. Had it for awhile. Apologies for the bad memory. Pours light amber with a foamy three=-finger head. Smells of pie spice and funk. Medium body with mild carbonation. Lightly sour, towards medium funky. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Got to try a bottle of this thanks to, "hannont". Colour... golden-orange with no head. Nose... Whoa! Get a whiff of Dr. Funkandspice!! With some polystyrene thrown in as well! Palate... bright, lively acidity on the tongue, spicy notes, tangy on the soft palate, a general funkiness with a medium oak, dryish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12102) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
(750ml, Batch 436/437, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a cloudy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of lemon, horse blanket, pumpkin, and nutmeg. Flavor of yeast, black pepper, pumpkin, peach, and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2010
750ml bottle, batch 436/437 blend, courtesy cmillward. Pours a hazy, glowing, medium orange-amber hue. A small, frothy, ivory colored head settles in to a thin patch with a bubbly edge. Tiny spots of lacing are strewn about the glass. Aromas kick off with the signature JP funk, prominently showing oaky, earthy brett over a base of softly sweet cereal grain, fresh pumpkin, and general fruity tartness. Dusty cinnamon, clove, and cocoa lend subtle, complimentary spice. Flavors are tart, but not overly so, showing a hint of lemon that is quickly neutralized by the grain and sweet pumpkin. Everything gets a soft dose of the cocoa and clove, and cinnamon makes an appearance as well. Brett remains softly funky and dry, imparting a grounding earthiness. On the palate, a medium-light, crisp body offers fine, active carbonation and a drying, thirst quenching finish. Chalk up another interesting, enjoyable concoction from Jolly Pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6571) - Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2010
750 ml bottle from HPWS. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a large foamy off white head that slowly collapses to a thin blanket of creamy bubbles. The aroma reminds me more off a spiced cider with apples, cinnamon, cherries, and citrus. The brett and tartness are also there with the usual JP funkiness. Everything works well together. The flavor has many similarities with the nose. The tart citrus and brett show themselves quickly before this reverts back to the spiced cider that came though in the nose. This is at times sour, while at others the cinnamon and other flavors seem to dominate. The JP funk is present, but the whole pumpkin thing seems to be missing. There are some bready malt notes and toasted sensations that come through late. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Rating #61for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5716) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 750ml bottle thanks to mar bottle #436/437) Pours opaque orange with yeast floaters and nice bubbles. Nose of oak and sour fruit. Taste of nutmeg, lactic acid and good carbonation. This is sour, but not in a good way. Don’t think pumpkins make a good sour beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle shared with masonjar! Pours a near clear glowing viscous auburn. Great JP bretty aroma, medium sweet. Love the pumpkin taste! all the JP goodness with almost fantome like intriguing depth. A great JP beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4279) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Thanks turdferguson for sharing. Pours a bright hazy orange with an offwhite head. Nose is spicy and tart, peppery, pumpkin meat, yeasty. Flavor is characteristic JP, nice yeasty tartness intermingling with nutmeg and allspice with a meaty pumpkin background. Tart and peppery on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Thanks to CMillward for the pour. Orange gold pour. Sour pumpkin, cinnamon aroma. Taste is light and dry, pumpkin and some spices. Finishes nice and dry. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Thanks to TURDFERGUSON for sharing this one. Dusky brown pour, like an oud bruin, but a lovely tart aroma of mild sour and ripe autumnal fruits, including of course pumpkin. Something very pungent and earthy at work here, as far as possible from the sticky artifical flavors you usually get with this style. Very faint bready and sweets are there if you strain, but it’s altogether more modest and tart than anything else, with pumpkin being almost like an infusion. Very good.

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