574deadzone (538) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hopcat. Pours a hazy copper brown with a thin beige head that leaves some thick intricate lacing behind. Nose involves quite a bit of wood, citrus and berry notes, earth, some leather, apples and pears, with a touch of candle wax and ripe fruit. Taste is mostly tart with a light sweetness and a fair bitterness. Tingly, tangy, cleansing, softer carb, with a dry, wood-tinged finish. Nicely enjoyable, lots of stuff going on, refreshingly tart.
bytemesis (1413) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours cloudy amber brown with a small beige head and great lacing. Aroma is light tart, bit of funk, lemon, cherry, cinnamon, caramel. Flavor is the same, with strong orange zest and cinnamon notes. Light body, light astringence. Meh
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ O’Hara’s Freehouse. Rated on 29.01.2010
Aroma is sourish with citrus, earthy and leathery notes – feels quite like Orval. Flavour is also somewhat sour with citrus, ripe fruits, earthy notes and roastiness. The salty & sour JP aroma does not fit here very well.
Albe (56) - ITALY - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange color and a creamy tall white head. The aroma is complex but delicate, nutty malts, wood, some caramel and little orange peel. Flavor is moderately sour and acidic, balanced with a little both sweet and bitter tastes. The typical lively carbonation together with a dry body makes it fresh. Surprising brown ale, very easy and pleasant.
NikkTwist (884) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Eulogy. Late 2012 version. Poured a hazy orange brown with a huge frothy white head. Runny lace. Difficult to categorize. Light spicy golden brown ale. Hint of fresh oak. Some toasted wheat flavors. Some vanilla caramel but not particularly sweet. Orange seeds. Medium light palate. Definitely a bit of Brett bite, but does not read as a sour per se. Appears to be the wheat beer base left to its own devices. Bizarre, unusual, interesting with a wild untamed edge. Quintessential Jolly Pumpkin. I like it a lot but falls a bit short of their stronger offerings.
BoBoChamp (4180) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, American brew, with cacao and cinnamon, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, malty and slightly vinous/woody, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!
SPDickerman (698) - Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky orange brown with a small light beige head. Smells sour with a touch of caramel. Taste is sour, sour, and sour. Light-bodied with slick, astringent texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial finishes with a sour tingle.
salvaticas (124) - - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at one eyed Betty's in Ferndale. Nice strong taste with a bite. Interesting flavor. Good
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Fatehunter (749) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half finger of head on a cloudy, light brown body.
The aroma is orange chocolate, alcohol and nuts.
The taste is quite boozy, a big dose of lemon bitterness in the middle, finishes with a touch of sweetness. It’s a bit confused.
Crisper texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
It smells amazing but the flavor didn’t back it up. Fairly bitter for the style.
Lukaduke (1013) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich copper brown color with a three finger sticky off white head. On the nose is that tart jolly pumpkin brett with rustic earthy back notes that grow more and more complex as the beer warms in the glass. Big earthy malts with subtle bitter hints of citrus peel, warming chai spice and some tart funk that balances the round earthy malt backbone. Very tasty and complex !