kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 750 ML bottle: Lasting light cream colored head on a medium amber hazy body. Plummy and floral (rose like) aromas; lightly musty and earthy, and bready malt w/ some spicy pepper and ginger notes from yeast. Lemony citrus esters as well as some band aid like plasticky phenolic as it warms as well as a brett character. Well balanced but lightly bitter mid palate into the dry finish. Spicy peppery yeast, a bit citrusy hop flavored and a bit tart w/ some green fruit flavors and raw hops. Lighly plummy and has a slightly bitter aftertaste with toasty malt flavor. Medium body, highly carbonated, smooth with well hidden alcohol. Maybe a bit too young, but very flavorful and drinkable. Some age might lighten up some of the bitterness a bit as it’s a little too bitter for my palate. A very good beer though!
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on cask. Poured cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma had brett, lemon, citrus, oak and cherry. Taste reminded me of some of Russian River’s offerings. Palate was dry but quite effective with a lot of brett on the palate. Very pleasing on cask. I’ll have to try this out of the bottle.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, Spuyten Duyvil. Pours a hazy amber with a thin lasting head and almost no carbonation. Aroma is very complex with lots of brett (either infected or just came from an oak cask.) either way it was fantastic. Had a slight acidic and tart aroma, some lemon zest and citrus in the aroma as well. Flavor is very smooth and mellow with a great complexity of fruits, caramel malts, citrus, lemon, spices, and a nice slight lactic and brett finish. I think this was a lot better on cask, although I dont remember how I liked this in bottle.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a large beige head. Aroma of orange, pepper, florals, lemon, and herbs. Flavor of bacteria strains, citrus, coriander, herbs, and malt. Another fabulous beer from Jolly Pumpkin!
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
In a word, awesome! Pours with a massive head which settles slowly. Hoppy, spicy aroma. Not to steal from the commercial description, but definitely a silky mouthfeel with a massive (but not vegetal) hop flavor. Reminds me of some of the best homebrewed pale ales I’ve tried. If Jolly Pumpkin ever stops brewing this, I’ll probably cry myself to sleep for days!
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foamy off-white head, unclear orange body. Extremly fruity in the aroma with a sharp spicyness of white pepper and other and a note of yeast. Reminds me somewhat of a De Dolle brew, which is a positive thing! Yeasty and fruity flavor with a nice dry spicyness, tones of vanilla. A nice beer from a good brewery!
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light hazy amber colour with an off white head. Fruity and light yeasty aroma with a faint spicyness. Yeasty and fruity flavor with a dry spicy finish.
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clouds reddish coper color with a nice fluffy head. Sour fruits and hops in the aroma. Very spicy fruity flavored highly carbonated beer. A little more bitter in the finish than I would have lided. Overall not bad, just not my style. Worth the purchase price for the stunning label art work!
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
number 600 another Michigan beer for 100 marks. from the bottle. popped the cap on this big bottle and it foamed all over the place. poured a cloudy copper, with a big white head, that left some great lacing. aroma, sour fruits, hops, toast, honey, spicey. flavor like dry wine, sour grapes, with a touch of sugar some alcohol, fruity. a differant beer but not to bad
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy amber colour with a off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruity. Sweet and fruity flavor with a little spicy finish. Fruity finish.