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RATINGS: 785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
koleminer20 (874) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
From notes. Finally getting around to adding beers from the Detroit Zoo Brew! Enjoyed on September 26. The pour is a nice brown, somewhat amber, with a nice beige head and some good lace. The aroma has a nice fruit to it. Dark and dried, but a good fruit. There is a lot of malts and a good breadiness to go along with some funk. The mouth feel is pretty solid actually with a nice carbonation to come off as quite thick. The aftertaste is really bready with a sourness and bit of funk that I don’t typically expect in a brown, but Jolly Pumpkin does the Belgian thing pretty decently

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 17, 2014
Hazy light brown with a big lively head. Aroma is pure brett with some hints of cocoa. Very dry, some hints of spices. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hagenwagon (11) - - NOV 9, 2014
Expected better. It's not terrible, but given previous comments, didn't live up to it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
750 mL bottle. Brown with a large off-white head. Aroma is tart, funk, plum, berries, and nectarine. Taste is of funk, tart, plum, roasted malts, and earthy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4309) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. The look is brown reddish, beige colored head, and mostly clear. The smell is tart, funk, Brett, fruit, sour, candy, and good. The taste is funk, florals, dry, fruits, Brett, and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patricks110 (1931) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours a dark, murky brown with a massive beige head that sticks around forever. The nose is pleasantly fruity and estery but hard to define. Sour fruit and light clove spice in the middle with milk and dark chocolate, cinnamon? and coriander. An pervasive cocoa and chocolate flavour throughout. The finish has mildly astringent bitterness and a nice sourness that balances well with the richness of the cocoa and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
On tap @ 10 East - Jolly Pumpkin beers used to be on the top of my "must get" list, but many of them have that similar house yeast flavor/funk that gets in the way. This was a pretty decent beer, oaky and barnyard aroma and flavors dominate. Watery. Reminds me in some ways of a Petrus ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
2011 bottle from the shelf at pivni rozmanitost in prague, funny what can turn up there. anyways light brown, hazy and flat, no surprise given its vintage; aroma of apple vinegar, woody sourness; very little of the original beer showing, save for a hint of cocoa powder; pretty tart but made more sense by the end of the glass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2014
On tap at Perennial. It poured a hazy brown color with a beige head. The aroma was of cocoa, spices, some brett, oak and a hint of wine. The taste was of more wine, spices, brett, cocoa, some moderate sweetness with a semi-dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2657) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, spices, pears, vinegar and bread. Taste is light sweet and light to medium sour with notes of dried fruit, light vinegar and pears. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good. Nicely balanced.

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