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Jolly Pumpkin Lambicus Dexterius



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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 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 (2595) - 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 (1477) - Newport News, 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 (2937) - 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 (18577) - 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 (12106) - 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 (13254) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7460) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 bottle shared by tom10101, thanks man. pours cloudy pale golden without a head and leaving nothing but shy legs onto glass. assertively acetic - not necessarily puckering, awkward fruitiness - rotten pears perhaps, garbage, dill, toffee-like if not butter caramel, wood - hint of coconut, zesty and a bit cheesy, grassiness. still carbonation, light body - oily, tart if not sour, dry and lightly astringent grassy-peppery finish. blah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (4564) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Caoutchouc, acétique vibrant, aneth, chaussettes moisies habitant un liquide à plat et abîmé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3166) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
2006 vintage? Anyway, old stuff. Pours a hazy light golden with no head and no lace since it is completely still. Nose is funky with some garbage notes, sour rotting fruits and some acetone. Taste is tart but only moderately so, not too acetic like I feared but still offers some dreaded nail polish. Body is medium and texture is oily, absolutely no residual carbonation. There isn’t too much acetic acid but you still get some light burns if you try to drink to fast. Overall this was OK and almost completely true to style, glad to have had the opportunity to try this!

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