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Jolly Pumpkin Lambicus Dexterius



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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #113. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin head. Aroma of mild sour fruits, grapes, stone fruits and a bit of acetone. The taste is tart earth, citrus, berries, stone fruits, mild caramel malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Whew... this bad boy is aggressive as all hell. Nail polish, peach sourness. Enamel gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of someone. Pours a hazy golden orange color with white head. Sour, tart, fruit, acidic flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBWG. Pours a murky dark orange appearance with a thin head. Heavy vinegar and dark fruits. Very tannic. Pretty door. Very oaky. Some grape notes. Cheesy notes. Some oxidation. Maybe a bit old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Thanks to Derek! Pours lightly hazy yellow-gold with a bubbly head. Nose has wood, tart lemons. Quite sour flavor, mild sweetness, big citric lemon bite, pale woody dryness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Bracing sourness to finish, more drying wood, lemon tartness. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pour out of 2007 bottle, very hazy yellow pour with thin to no head, aroma brought big funky, oaky notes, hints of white fruit, nice lemony, lactic, tart fruit notes, hints of leathery barnyard in there as well. Taste is a mix of tart lemon, biscuit, bread, nice earthy barnyard like funk, hints of cheese, bleu cheese notes, nice oak, finishing sour, lactic. Nice but lacking any real carbonation hurts it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle generously extraed by Sean - thanks! Still copper colored pour. Aroma is hay, heavy oak, old musty something or another, and perhaps some light lemon. Taste has some funky gueuze characteristics with cheese rine, funk, tart/sour, and lemon. Some vinegar level sour into the finish. Watery mouthfeel. Unique and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2051) - Petaluma, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Dark cider color, barely any carbonation, sweet and sour aroma, overripe fruit, sharp acids, citric and acetic, leaves stickiness behind due to lack of carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours still orange. Funky aroma. Taste is straightforward apple vinegar

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
boFNjackson (4026) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle @ a recent tasting... Poured hazy, burnt orange with no head. This was a lactic, acetone bomb. Too much of that and crossed over into drain pour territory. Hard to pick out anything else since the acidity of this beer was so intense. Not for me.

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