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RATINGS: 842   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2617) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2013
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2269) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Draft to taster at cappyís pour dark gold to light copper with thin ecru head. Nose light tart cherry, clove, sweet citrus. Taste sweeter malt, bready, vague fruit, then cinnamon and spice in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4129) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2016
A very nice belgian strong. Pours dark brown with a thing spicy character. Som citrus, some plum and raisin, some chocolate. Tried with Jess at El Bait Shop in 2016.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2016
On tap. Brown colour with off white head. Fruity, cherry aroma. Sweet, fruity, cherry and peach taste. Mediumbody.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (1737) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
Murky and slightly reddish brown colour. Sour aroma with some vinegar. Taste is more sour cherries with a finish thatís like a cherry pit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Hazy light brown. Sweet up front, cherryish sourness, has a mellow barrel note, brown sugar, has a nice subtlety to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerplace (704) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at St. Augustines on Rare Beer Tap Takeover. Fruity, spices aroma and taste with hippy bitterness. Like a hybrid of Flemish, Saison and Sour Ale. Pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6222) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
9th July 2016: on-tap in the NaparBCN Brewpub with the RBESG guys. Another American beer a long way from home, found in Barcelona. Off-white head on an autumnal orange body. Fruity nose with sour pointers, taste had a bit of spiciness within the semi-sour fruity flavours. Liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2016
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, march 26th 2016. Amber body with a small white head. Aroma of curned malt, lactic, with old oranges and cardamom. Taste is sour, not as intense as many JPís, probably partly due to a sweet chocolate and caramel note, with fruity esters. Sharp bretty finish. A bit different from many sours, though itís no doubting itís a Jolly Pumpkin.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4628) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Dark copper color with a heavily lacing white head. Aroma is sour wood. Flavor is sour church but the finish is quick and lightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3626) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2016 Tap during RBESG16. Hazy reddish light brown. Plastic, sour overripe fruit, glue, bitter leaves and spices. Under medium sour and bitter, light sweet. Medium bodied. 3.2

Update: Tap at Jolly Pumpkin Detroit. Still a bit of weird plastic spices, cinnamon, lemon. It seems better now, but still the spices and sourness donít really mix.


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