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Jolly Pumpkin Lambicus Dexterius



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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Belgian style Lambic brewed traditionally (100% spontaneous fermentation). (Blend of 4 yr, 3.5 yr and 2.5 yr)

Malts: Pils Malt, Raw Wheat
Hops: Aged Hallertauer

One of Jolly Pumpkins founding goals was not only to be the first all oak aged sour brewery in the US, but the first production Lambic brewery as well. We began creating this beer over four years ago. Brewed using a traditional turbid step mash, an extended boil, and allowed to cool overnight in one of our open fermenters. Moved the next day into some of our most sour barrels. No culture yeast is used, only our native Dexter cultures.

Notes of orange, grapefruit, and a wonderful funky sourness complete the picture. Bottled Still.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. Cloudy dull orange with no head. Aroma of lactic funk and a little wood. Flavour is above moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [17-09-2016]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2844) - GREECE - SEP 22, 2016
750 ml bottle shared at the original Chez Moeder Lambic’s cellar. Light hazy orange color with no head. Light malty and yeasty aroma, funky, bretty, barnyard, citrusy fruity, orange, vinous, wood. Light sweet and moderate to heavy acidic taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kraddel (6386) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
@ A day to sink all seasheppards. Thnx for sharing, everyone !! Pours rather clear amber. No real head. Smell is funk, dry, some oak. Mild sourness. Taste is intensely sour, but in all the wrong ways. Acid, lemon, lactic, infection sourness.... Not nearly where it should be. Cool to have ticked another ’geuze’ but its a shame to compare this to a real geuze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2015
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 Bottle: Cloudy, dense sunburnt orange body with a fizzling white head. Total vinegar, white wine grape aroma, acetobacter, green apples, faint wood & cotton, minerals, lemon, sharp acidity. Very acidic flavor, lemon & acidic with a touch of perfume, vinegar, nail polish remover, acetic acid, green apple, a hint of hay. Burning acidity in the finish. Breathtakingly sour. A little much on the solvent finish, but it’s decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2639) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 9/16/12 from a capped 750mL bottle that I had obtained in a trade quite some time before. Pours burnt orange with some thin bubbly lace, but no real head. The nose is very sour and funky with lemon vinegar, dusty, a touch of pineapple and oaky vanilla. The flavor is the same sour and funky with a dusty character, plenty of vanilla oak, lemon, white wine vinegar, peach, pineapple, and a touch of white peppercorn. The body is fairly light, very tannic, with no carbonation and a long, amazingly complex finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
750ml bottle shared big thanks to Lukaduke! Pours hazy pale red dark orange with no head, still as intended. Nose is pretty sharp right out the gate with some strong acetone and funky fruit and wet grain. Palate however holds lots of tasty ripe tart stonefruit without being too acidic, lots of farmy funk and musty basement wood and dirt floor. Finish is dry and sour fruit, peach, some tropical fruit, citrus. Fun beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (3039) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours a still slightly cloudy golden color. Nose is a bit acetic of the bat with big aromas of sour oranges and oak. The palate however is soft and gentle with layers of wet hay, funky stonefruit, huge toasted oak tannins that play nicely with the sour lemon, composted orange and lots of musty basement character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (19387) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Hazy orange-amber color with small to no head. Nice aroma, old cellar, mold, some cobwebs, also a bit cheesy, lightly fruity. Lowly carbonated, hence the mouthfeel is a bit oily; there is some malt flavor, but the acidity is nasty, with acetone, chemical acetic acid, Band Aid.
Out of balance, weird, really not pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12938) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle - Oaky barrel notes, sour fruit and some ketchup. Cloudy orange and no head. Tart vinegar, spice and ketchup. Lots of weird flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14687) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours an almost completely flat orange with a few bubbles as head. Nose is quite tart, with loads of oak, moderate vinegar, and medium tartness. Flavour brings out oak, vinegar and loads of tartness. Very vinegary and oaky, with totally flat carbonation. Not an authentic gueuze by any means, but quite a cool funky sour blonde ale nonetheless. Nice one to try.

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