77ships (2154) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Personal contribution @ ĎThe Adam Jackson Tastingí. Thx! to tderoeck for picking this one up. 75 cl. bottle sampled. Pours orange brownish with a reasonable white head. Sour USA brett in the nose, light tart fruits, malts and childrenís aspirin. Taste is sour dark jam fruits, sweet kidís aspirin, USA brett, some bitter caramel and orange peel, sweet spices, didnít get cacao, maybe if I knew it was there and really tried? No one got cacao anyway. Medium to fuller body esp. for a sour. Agreeable, easy to drink.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
25/II/13 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a - bottled: XII/14/11 (2013-194) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!
Clear amber to dark orange beer, small yellowish fizzy head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit fruity, apricots, bit dusty, floral, soapy, sweet touch. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, bit sourish, fruity, apricots, bitter touch. Aftertaste: sourish, lemony, bit dry, overripe fruits, some vinegar, orange peel, chemical ending. Not a brown ale. Nothing Belgian monastic to it. No cocoa in it. Weird sourish and chemical flavours. Nope, itís not working for me. But I think 77ships might have a new top 10 beer. :-p
adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting glass, fridge temp. Bottled 12/14/2011
A - Clear and light brown 3 finger head, decent gusher
S - Cloves, peppers, honey and lemon drops. Oaky and sort of tobacco
T - Lots of funk, slightly tart, acetic and a hint of cider. Raisins and cherries
M - Medium body, nice carbonation
O - Drinkable, nice tartness ABV is well hidden.
brian60625 (609) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10 ounce draft at Three Aces in Chicago. Aroma is orange peels and apple cider. Appearance is sparking orange with lacing on the glass but practically no foam on top. Tastes include sour apples, orange and barnyard yeast. In general, it was sweet, sour, crisp, and puckering. Palate was light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation level. Overall, very citrus oriented and more appropriate as a summer beverage than wintertime.
suprchunk (1388) - Heinsberg, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy toffee and amber color. Off white head. Plenty of lacing. Jolly Pumpkin aroma of spice and sour. Some fruity aromas of peach. Tart. A little watered down malt sweetness. Nice
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mikedR (355) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not sure what to make of this one. As a brown ale it fails, but as a sour it's average to above average. Very murky copper brown color. Wildness is well pronounced but not overbearing. Good mouthfeel. Nice lingering nutty notes. 2010 "batch 5" on bottle.
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Mittenator (452) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at soup spoon. Lots of sour funk. Tart berries followed by a finish of grassy hay. Pretty astringent an a bit of a rough mouthfeel.
BrewtopiaofPJ (32) - Port Jefferson, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chocolate, orange and cinnamon pours med hazy brown. Always pleased by Jolly Pumpkin brewery. Flavor is mildly sour and acidic, balanced with a little both sweet and bitter tastes. Highly recommend.
Concealer (145) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have a biased opinion of Jolly Pumpkin and this beer is no different. As always this is exceptional. It is surprisingly smooth, complex with malt, cinnamon, wood, and a tiny bit of acidity. With all this going on this brew is easy to drink.
podey (488) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured draught at Gingerman NYC. Pours a hazy amber brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of citrus and earth and spices. Taste is tart funky citrus with notes of cinnamon, graprefruit and cherry. A really interesting beer.