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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2009
batch 436 thanks to blutt59. poured hazyish yellow with a white head. aroma of lemon, tart, earthyness, and brett?. flavor was lemon, tart, and spicey with a light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Bottle at JP Ann Arbor. Poured clear dark orange color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Solid funky pumpkin aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy pumpkin funky sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex seasonal beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2010 bottle batch 436, via trade with ogglethorp, cloudy golden pour, aromas of spicy pumpkin and salty ginger?, sour bitter lemon with a chalky texture and some wildflowers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle, batch 436/437 thanks to blutt59. Hazy gold pour. Aroma is funky, band aid and barnyard. Flavor is funk, barnyard, band aid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Bottle, batch 436/437 thanks to blutt59. Pours with a hazy pumpkin colored body and a white head that stays. Aroma is funky, styrofoam, pumpkin pulp, spice, wood and sourness. Taste is sour, wood, and vegital. Fizzy and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2009
750 ml bottle from Binnys (Orland Park, IL). Excited for this one, and surprised to find it on the shelf! Pours a nice glowing orange, pretty hazy, amber notes with a big frothy white head that laces pretty well. Aromas are subtle pumpkin, cinnamon, and caramel, a bit of fruity banana ester I think, mixed with a tart wild yeast element, a bit funky and warm, vanilla, wild barnyard and straw, a bit fruity. Subtle, but still nice. Initial is subtle, some gentle barnyard funk and light tartness, underneath comes in caramel, vanilla, and pumpkin, light and subtle pie spice and sweetness, light bitterness and earthy hop on the backend, a nice light sourness and funkiness comes up over the top, takes the dominance, a touch of lemon spritz, straw and earthiness. The sweetness is really mellowed out by the wild yeast and wet wood. Light, very drinkable, flavors work very well together. Different than most, one of the best Pumpkin Ales I’ve had. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle from Rozi’s in Lakewood. Pours a medium to dark golden with a three finger white head. Somewhat sweet aroma with plain pumpkin puree, nutmeg, white apple, and some pleasant sourness. Flavour is very clean and refreshing, with more pumpkin, bready yeast, pear, and green apple. The finish is pumpkin pie spice. This is a very clean and composed brew that I found to be thoroughly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Aroma is slightly funky pumpkins and baking spices. Flavor is medium tart with pumpkins in the mid-palate and a tart, dry, funky finish slightly reminiscent of electrical fires.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2389) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Batch 436/437. Pours a deep orange color with a small to medium sized off white head. Nose is plastic, white pepper, sour pears, and a bit of cocoa. Taste combines the same elements but is sweeter and a bit earthy. Tangy mouthfeel with a medium to long lingering finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7613) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle. Poured a hazy amber orange with a medium thick off-white head. Aroma had clear pumpkin note with a bit of spice. The flavor was odd, but worked nicely with the beer starting with sweet and spicy pumpkin notes, but finished with a earthy sour note.

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