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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8642) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2010
sampled from bottle. faint haze of suspended yeast gives it a dull but glowing bronze/orange color with a small off-white head. initial impression of the nose is of how delicate and soft the spices are layered on top of what’s already a very delicate and soft yeast: the "with spices" is most definitely pumpkin spice (with nutmeg being most pronounced and cinnamon perhaps present in very small quantity). texture is spot-on for JP: intensely delicate natural carbonation with a soft chewiness from the yeast. extremely well-attenuated, the malt sugar seems nearly completely fermented out (which makes me curious how strict JP are about the use of speciality malts, or if they are simply just masters of mash and temperature rests - perhaps the most skillful at this process of anyone outside of europe). very low apparent unfermentable sugar present. cocoa is pretty much unnoticeable, while the oak barrel wood character (which overall is fairly light) and the subtle acidity (much closer to wine acidity than beer; i.e. not sour) from the inoculated barrel are fantastically balanced and in harmony with the other two major arms of this beer: the pumpkin spice and high attenuation. damn fine stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8154) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle - Spicy sour malts and ketchupy tartness. Clear orange gold with a decent white head. Spicy, nutmeg, ketchupy notes and tartness. Pumpkin spices and tartness, fun once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2244) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
April 30, 2015. Bottle at CBC pre-tasting.
Hazy orange with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is tart fruity, earthy and spicy with baked pumpkin, orange, biscuit, apricots and light subtle spicy notes. Taste is tart and fruity with orange and lemon notes, light sweet notes of pumpkin, apricots and bread. Finish is tart citrusy, earthy and light spicy. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3649) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
750 ml bottle courtesy of hackobock. Pours hazy burnt golden with a small offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipdating. Smell is funky, vegetal and fruity crackers, cereal, lemon juice, pineapple juice, persimmon, pumpkin, hay, dry soil, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is sour, fruity, vegetal and funky. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour with crackers, cereal, lemon juice, pumpkin, persimmon, hay, dry soil, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Fun twist on a very solid JP funky sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7801) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Gusher, pours slightly hazy yellow with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, little brett, light sourness, fruit, pumpkin, mild spice, cinnamon. Flavor is light sour, yeast, light brett, oak, notes of cocoa, fruit, pumpkin, pumpkin pie, cinnamon. Medium body, quite high carbonation, light acidic finish. 150715

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle split at the sleepy-rapping tasting at Ronny & Alex’s pad, CBC fine tuner, 30/04/15. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is apricot, bitter orange, straw, mandarin, light spice, pumpkin pie. Taste comprises bitter citric peel, lemon curd, dark fruit rinds, straw, light spice, nutmeg, light pumpkin flesh. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent pumpkin affair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14388) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
Pre CBC-tasting in our rented apartment in Copenhagen 2015-04-30. Hay golden/apricot color with a nice lasting offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, grassy, hay, floral, citrus, apples. Hoppy sourish flavor, grassy, hay, herbl, hay, bready notes some pumpkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18664) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
30th April 2015
Bigger tasting at Ronny’s flat, Copenhagen. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. A slight medicinal sourness with orange and blood orange. Even a little gueuzey wet wood. Light dry finish. Curious but fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4402) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle@Ronny and Alex pre cbc tasting #2 - fuzzy orange pour with white head. Aroma and taste is prominent pumpkin, with some citric fruity notes, malty, some subtle spices, vej. Not my kind of brew generally, but interesting nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (917) - Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2015
On draft. Hazy gold orange color with white head. Tart, spiced apple aroma. Spices, pumpkin, very easy to drink though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Sweet pumpkin aroma with hints of coriander and apricot. Golden clear color with a frothy white head. Light sweet dry, champagne like start with a dry apricot finish.

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