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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Ok, so the joke was that Jolly Pumpkin doesnít 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8481) - 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 whatís 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3056) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (824) - 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.

3.8
   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.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (607) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Tart, spicy aromas. A hazy pumpkin orange. Smooth pumpkin light spice the cacao adds a nice richness to the beer. Very refreshing. Light spice cacao left behind.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (511) - - FEB 12, 2015
Pours a cloudy yellow. Light and citrusy on the nose. Very lightly spicy but well balanced sour. Very good. Would be good in warm weather. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (2503) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Tap at Null. Cloudy light orange pour with a small head that fades to a ring. Aromas are peaches, lemon, sweet potato, herbal funk, and light brett. Tastes mostly like lemon juice and brett. I donít get any pumpkin or cocoa unless you count the slight sweet potato taste I get. Light funk, light herbal spice. A boring beer to me with just a light sourness and lame flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (817) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
peachy, sour aroma with lemon and spices. taste is sour orange and pumpkin, finish has a citric bite.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (462) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2015
This is an old one. Bottled in 2013. Didnít quite foam over when I opened the bottle, but about 1 inch of foam stuck straight up above the bottle rim. Poured with a big white thick head. Sour spice aroma. Is this beer supposed to be sour? Tart mildly spiced taste. Not getting much pumpkin. I think it tastes pretty good. Nice bubbly dry mouthfeel. I really like it. Hope itís supposed to taste this way.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scouser (291) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a little white head and no lacing. Typical aroma of a sour, almost vinegary. Malty at first, then a blue cheese vinegar, followed by cinnamon, clove nutty flavour a complex and good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours murky amber with a tall white head. Aroma is bready, citrusy, and spicy. Taste is a totally unexpected sour tangÖ green apple, tart citrus, cherry, earthy with a bready malt background. A fruity beer with mild vegetable notes, but no pumpkin, oak, or cacao (unless the cacao is present in the slightly bitter finish). Not a typical pumpkin beer!


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