mathieuc (925) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brown with a thin white head that leave heavy lacing. Aroma is winey, fruity, fresh. Taste is tart but not puckering, with only the tinyest amount of sugar and a load of spices. Flavors are mostly on the cocoa side for me, with a fruity wine feel. This isn’t up to the "Chocolate Block" (an african red wine) level as far as chocolate goes but it does add a nice dimension (it needs a while to get used to, though.). Nice one!
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is hazy brown with nice beige head and good lacing. Aroma of cocoa, spices, brett, oak, winey. Taste has more wine, spcies, brett, cocoa, moderate sweetness, semi-dry finish. Medium-low body and good carb. A one of a kind brew.
BierFiend (240) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with small light tan head. Smells of spices, orange, and semi sour. Tastes of spices, orage peel, and slight sour. Medium/short flavor and medium/high carbonation.
magsinva (844) - Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle fromApp Vintner - This is probably my most favorite Jolly Pumpkin Brew that I’ve had because its not as sour as many of their other offerings. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still sour, but it’s well tempered by the brown ale and chocolate notes. Very Nice!
jbruner (1882) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 951, bottled 01-17-2012. Pours a hazy brown with fluffy tan was that dissipates to leave good lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, spices, and dark fruits. Taste follows with a nice sour punch at the end that lingers. Good stuff.
kayres (366) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown with a thin tan head. Sour aroma. Very tart, sharp. Hints of lemon, coriander, spicey
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icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (bottled in 12-2011)
Aroma: Tart berries, cloves, spice, citrus
Appearance: Cloudy orange/brown with short lasting white head
Taste: Citrusy bitterness, cinnamon/spice, tart
Palate: Minimal carbonation, but lively mouthfeel nonetheless. Finish with a hint of spice, orange, and tartness... citrus rind bitterness aftertaste
Overall: This is a complex beer with a relatively light body. The orange peel is pretty apparent, as is the cinnamon spice. The tartness makes this very drinkable, and there is a drying, mouth puckering sensation that makes you want more.
ardiesr (62) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Funky, tart, complex aroma. Lots going on with chocolate and tartness. Flavour has toasted malt flavours with cocoa, lesser amounts of orange and cinnamon. Great sipper.
BeerGolem (606) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 750 ml partagée par Tom10101, merci! Robe ambrée, relfets rubiconds. Collet persistant et dentelle. Belle apparence. Arôme : orge, sucre, orange, canelle, caramel, fruits tropicaux (mangue?), bois. Goût fruité. Acidité et sucré bien tempérés. Texture sirupeuse.
tom10101 (2092) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Bright amber with a medium persistent off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of Belgium yeast, sourness notes (similar yet different to most other JP beers), cinnamon, caramel and orange. Taste is moderately sweet with light sourness, caramel, cinnamon, wood red fruits and cacao. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Weird mouthfeel, hard to describe. This one is a sipper, not much because of the alcohol (which is quite well hidden), but because of the caramel/sour/spices mix. Not easy to drink, but still enjoyable. Quite complex. The balance is good for this kind of beer, but I’m still not sure that all the components get along together. Interesting.