llcooldave (992) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a red amber color. Aroma of flowers, perfume and some stone fruits. I also detect a hint of pickles. Tart and dry, with some cherry flavor notes. Overall, not too bad, drinkable and refreshing. It gets better after it warms in the glass. Thanks BZK for sharing!
HisBoyElroy (301) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing special here. My first Jolly Pumpkin and I was not impressed. Bottling date of 1-18-13.
blackflag321 (386) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in snifter with burger at Jolly Pumpkin. Strong tartness followed by gentle sweet fruitiness. Very good!
gmb5127 (173) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty bland sour. I tend to like the super tart sours better, but not horrible. Wish it had more taste.
kevinsenn (808) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Grand Trunk pub, Detroit. Pours cloudy red, with a thin foamy head. Aroma is mainly just "sour". Taste has pleasant caramel malts and sour fruits; a good sour bite. Good stuff.
Arve_Christian (2468) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle at Olympen. Hazy golden color, good foam. Aromas of stable, autumn leaves, some malt- very high aroma intensity.Medium body & complexity . high sourness & good bitterness . Very enjoyable
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msnelling09 (68) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
As I crack the cork, this beer is a gusher. Like a geyser, this liquid is out of the bottle, and I see some of my well bought booze ooze onto the table. The geyser was quickly stopped after the first pour, but I would like to warn others to its gushing potential. The beer pours a deep, caramelized, burgundy color with very light orange hints. It pours with a fair head of medium sized, lightly yellowing bubbles that fizzle down to about a quarter of a finger’s width. In the light the beer is like a ruby red grapefruit color, with a dark, opaque body that seems a bit murky, but does show some nice, lazy bubbles running to the head. The head leaves a light lacing of spatter marks on the sides of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of a tart, earthy must. As the scent lingers in the nostrils I get more distinct notes of cherry and leather, much akin to a Flanders red, but subtler. A creamy, scentless sense seems to dominate the nose, which is a little bewildering to me. Even subtler than the funk is soft vanilla and oak. As the beer breathes, distinct lactic scents travel up from the glass to give the feel of a subtle Flanders red. This smells good but I want more of it! On the tongue, the beer tastes a bit like a muddled mess. Almost middling tart acidity moves bad funk notes with an odd, light bitterness that moves into smooth tannic bitterness, while a light, earthy salinity touches over the tongue. The sweet, caramelly malt in the background is nice but a bit watery, leaving the beer without the balance of the great Flanders reds. In flavor, the beer begins as tart, green apple with a bit of basement must. The must grows to an unpleasant funk with plastic and medicinal notes to it. Within the must there are intriguing hints of grass, hay, and loamy dirt, but these get caught up and jumbled into an odd sweetness, falling into a less desirable flavors. The finish is of a rotting forest floor with musty leaves intertwining with decay and soft caramel notes, and the aftertaste is nice tannic oak with vanilla and very faint, light roast coffee. This beer has a lot of potential, but just does not seem to pull its parts together. In the mouth the beer feels on the light side of medium in body with a thin, lightly-watery mouthfeel that doesn’t fit the style well. Carbonation is soft and smooth, and actually quite nice, though surprising given my bottles gushing opening. The mouth is left fairly clean accept for light acid-canceling saliva. Overall, this beer is a bit of a letdown. It has subtlety and grace in the nose, but it muddles everything in the taste and never quite weaves them together. I wonder if a bit more time in the bottle might have aided the beer along. The beer does get better as you drink it, and does have some interesting points for a seasoned sour/wild/etc… drinker, but is definitely not a beginner’s beer. The more I drink of it the more I note a definite oaky tannin to the taste, which I actually deeply appreciate but it doesn’t seem to work with the rest of the beer. I’m happy I tried it, and I hope it gets better in future batches, or perhaps with age, but for the time being I would say it is not good enough for its price point.
Advocate_Ames (314) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle. Pours a hazy amber carmel with a ring of foam in my glass. In the aroma I noticed fruit, oak, funk, a semi vinegar scent, mild spice, and a sweet grain character. The taste was of fruit, weak sweet carmel malts, a touch of spice, and a vinegar finish. I did not enjoy the finish much but it was still drinkable and did not tarnish my palate much. Overall a fine beverage.
Slubgob (138) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber into a wine glass. Lovely red color thin white head. Nose is predominantly vinegar, and this continues in the mouth.it might be too cold to let the beer come out, but ask I really get is vinegar. None of the fruity and funk I love about Flemish ales.well update of it changes add it warms up...
RRistow12 (95) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at brewery. Ill admit Im not a big fan of sours but thought if give it a try. Dark amber color almost red. Thin yellowish head. Aroma of sour yeast. Taste is slight malt followed by big sour kick. If you like sours I'm sure you'll enjoy they just aren't my thing.
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