drfabulous (2945) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wondrful. Rich and full. Nice creamy taste. Another excellent brew from Jolly Pumpkin. If you see it, buy it.
Hopswagger (22) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: Gushed once the top was popped and tumbled into a murky burnt sienna body. Head has moderate retention and presented itself as a mound of dense frothy cappuccino that settled to a bubbly big with filmy lacing.
S: Astringent medicinal aroma, chocolate oranges, funky basement yeast, sour dough bread, moldy rye, foam shoe polisher with mink oil, and faint whiffs of tropical fruit bubblicious.
T/M: Taste comes off as a Flemish with sour lemon tea flavor that brings a spiced lemon pinesol essence that coats the palate like cooking oil. Funky basement brett, old leather, oak, cayenne pepper, and berries. Burnt cocoa, very faint cinnamon, linger in the background. Moderate body with spicy carbonation.
O: An interesting beer to say the least. I was unsure about this from the first taste but as it warmed it began to grow on me. Funky and tart but not as spiced as I expected. Itís not a fantastic beer but I like the approach Jolly Pumpkin took on this. Probably wouldnít buy it again considering the price.
maxwelldeux (2217) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color with a thick off-white head that disappears quickly. Nose seems a bit light to me, though I get some of the spiciness coming through. Taste is slightly sweet up front, but with a bit of sourness in the finish.
bierbairn (8) - - APR 7, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Crispy, tart, dark, slightly bitter. Tiny bit of sweetness. Refreshing if you want a dark beer on a hot day.
DuffMan (5189) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared between a few of us. Medium hazy brown with a lively tan head. Aroma is not as sour as most JP beers Iíve tried-- the cocoa is readily evident here, like a dry cocoa powder. The palate shows the trademark lactic sourness (love it or hate it, canít escape it -- I love it), but the cocoa and spices are easily found and combine to make a really intriguing flavour profile. Moderately carbonated, bordering on lively. The more I drank, the more this really grew on me. Oddly quenching and filling both at the same time.
glennmastrange (1884) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate grain and hay for the malt, perfume and grass for the hops, light mustiness for the yeast, with notes of apple, red wine, wood and vinegar. Head is small, frothy, light beige with a few spots of lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky, medium red/brown. Flavor starts heavily acidic, then finishes faintly sweet, moderately acidic and lightly bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a fizzy carbonation and has a tart finish. Itís nice how the flavors unfold in a sequence in this tasty Belgian Strong Ale.
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown pour with a white head. Aroma is full of dark fruit with some toffee thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of caramel and chocolate notes, as well as some tart apples, oak and a bit of funk. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
mikem409 (1133) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours murky amber with thin semi tan head. nice aroma of tart green apples and pears. taste is slight tangy apricot and apples, slight hop finish.
Brouwerij (407) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a finger of white head. Settles in minutes with sheets of thin lacing. Aroma is tart/sour, lactic, mildly oaky, vinous, and fruity. Flavor is moderately tart, lactic, slightly vinous, with a moderately boozy finish. Alcohol is not particularly well masked. The cocoa and spices didnít come through, masked by the tartness. Flavor gets more vinous, tart, and bitter as it warms. Moderate carbonation, medium body, crisp texture, a moderately astringent, warm, and oily finish. A moderately sour and boozy brown ale, very pleasant but hardly worth the price. Maybe shouldn?t be classified as a sour, but it is definitely not a belgian strong ale either.
flylikeabanana (158) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours burnt caramel with a medium white head. Aroma is dominated by Brett acidity. Tastes like a sour brown ale without any of the characteristic sweetness. Some hints of cinnamon and brown sugar on the aftertaste if you can look past the sour yeast flavor.
Hansen (5435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, lasting. Acidic aroma, fruity too, red berries, faint wood. Flavor is acidic too, light sweet, moderate bitter. Dry texture, light astringent.