SpongeRuiner (568) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very fall feel beer. Nice and tart. Always refreshing from Jolly Pumpkin.
Japalo (1046) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@home. Red amber clear. Two finger head. Medium fruity lime onion notes. Taste of aged brown ale. Red Flanderen clone with a twist of spicy cinnamon. Dry with a sour round finish. Great complex brew.
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/30/2010. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a nice 2-3 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart apple, cherry, lemon, orange peel, pepper, clove, cinnamon, toast, cocoa, hay, grass, leather, funk, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of tart apple, cherry, lemon, orange peel, cocoa, toast, pepper, clove, hay, grass, cinnamon, leather, funk, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy/spicy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of green apple, cherry, lemon, orange peel, cocoa, toast, pepper, clove, cinnamon, hay, funk, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/spice/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly creamy, crisp, and slightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wild brown ale! All around great balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
JBPortland (460) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, batch 931 bottled 12/2/11. This oneís got a little age on it (roughly 21 months). Open the cap, itís a gusher. Pours semi-clear reddish toasted brown with small thin head into tulip. Nose is sour, tart spices, cinnamon, acidity, earthy, citrus notes, funk. Mouthfeel is low carbonation, a touch on the thin side, but smooth, a bit more carbonation would elevate this. Taste is apples, cinnamon, molasses, spicy, pumpkin notes, musty, funky, pears, oranges. Finish is mild tart which gives way to a spicy sweetness. Tastes like Autumn. Very nice beer, well constructed. Refreshing.
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blend 3, 2009
Tasted on 9/8/13 from a capped 750mL bottle purchased at Lush West Town a couple years back. Pours hazy dark amber with a very thick tan head that slowly recedes to just thicker than average lace. The nose is nicely tart with wine vinegar, brown sugar, orange peel, and a touch of baking spice. The flavor is not quite as sour as expected, but nicely tart with the same brown sugar, orange peel, baking spice, and just a light touch of pleasant bitterness. The body is medium with a tannic texture, average, but stinging carbonation, and a long tart and lightly bitter spiced finish.
mathieuc (996) - Quťbec, 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 isnít 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 (248) - 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 (846) - 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 Iíve had because its not as sour as many of their other offerings. Donít get me wrong, itís still sour, but itís well tempered by the brown ale and chocolate notes. Very Nice!
jbruner (1983) - 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.