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RATINGS: 508   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
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Bottle batch 436/437. Slightly orangish-gold pour with a small white head. The aroma is freshly baked pumpkin, classic JP funk, and rounded out with a hint of lemon and spice. The flavor is initially tart and funky upfront with light pumpkin and nutmeg on the finish. There’s some notes of light citrus and a slight earthiness from the cacao. The body is creamy, medium-full with lots of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to Blutt59. Pours a murky orange with white head. Aroma has some tang, light pumpkin, kinda weak. Flavor has some nice tang, faint pumpkin, some light funkiness. Mouth feel is light body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, a very tasty, interesting beer...........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2009
bottle thanks to decoman. cloudy light amber with a cream head. spices, light pumpkin and a nice tart overtone. nice on the palate with a spicy pumpkin flavor and a good tart bite in the finish. age could do this one well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
walleye (1073) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2009
got the last bottle at champane’s a few weeks ago. poured a golden orange with a very small white head. aroma all the pumpkin spices that you can think of, some sourness that comes with jp beers. flavor the sourness comes out 1st than the spices. jp does another good one

   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 (11690) - 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 (6166) - 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 (7898) - 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 (6193) - 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.

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