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RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Belgian Christmas ale aged in oak barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1393) - Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Green capped 750 ml bottle from Gator Beverage, Batch 165, 167, 172, 174, dated 10/23/13 poured into Unibroue tulip on 5/12/14. Pours opaque brown that turns a bright ruby color when held up in the light. Big fluffy off white head that lingers for a good while. Aroma is sour cherries, some dark fruit, light spice, oak. I was expecting something different but this smells excellent. The flavor is chocolate covered cherries, light spices, a hint of balsamic vinegar, dry oaky finish. Sweet around the edges of the tongue. Medium bodied with effervescent carbonation. Goes down pretty easy. I really didnít know what to expect from this brew, but it is really nice and seems pretty unique. I would have this again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1617) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Shared from a day old growler in line at DLD. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of spices and some sour roastiness. Taste is sweet and sour. Spicey flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (405) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle 2012. Nose is wet wheat, lemon and horse blanket, slight sherry. The nose is nice without being outstanding, little of the xmas tones expected. Taste is good sour, wheat, a little nutmeg leading to cloves. As the taste develops through the bottle there are slight salt tones and white chocolate in the finish. Itís decent, but seemed very lightly spiced for a Christmas beer and lacked the very high standards of usual JP.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1623) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle blend 14, 2012-11-15. Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Red wine, wood, light tannins, black cherries, black berries, leather, tobacco, iron like acidity, light lactic. Medium/full body, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and light/medium sour. Good complexity and balance.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4896) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2014
750ml bottle at Little Miss Whiskeyís in DC. Pours a murky brown with some creamy, white head. Nose has a mix of things, some cooked greens, some dried citrus pith, a little bit of spice, some mild malt, almost like stale bread, a little fruit cake, some raisin. Flavor has that typical JP tartness, a little lemony, light vinegar, pithy, mild malt, raisin, some cracker. Tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1548) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2014
From a 750ml bottle marked Nov 23 2011. Batch 903. Poured a murky red/brown with a one finger off white head. Slightly sour, funky aroma. Tart cherries with a hint of oak. Sweet, in an acidic kind of way. Cherries, green apple, orange zest. Brett? Me thinks so. Medium palate with a sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3224) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2014
750 ml bottle 11-23 2011 Batch 903. Brown color thin head. Nose is sour oak, cherries and malts. Funky berries, oak, light balsamic notes, burnt sugars and lightly astringent. Still active carbonation even after all this time. Drinkable for sure.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4943) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
From the February 2014 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a murky dark brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tart and sout Sweettart candies and chalk. The flavor was tart and bitter Sweettart candies, a hint of vague spice, and caramel. Medium length tart and bitter Sweettart candy finish. Medium body. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2285) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2/4/2014. From bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of funky yeast, malt and oak. Tart flavors, malt, oak with a sour finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holtguy (121) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours brown with off white, fluffy head. Good lacing. Aroma is like a funky, woody Belgian ale. Flavor is malty, slightly roasted and/or smoky flavor. Itís tart, and combined with the roasted flavor makes it a bit different than other Jolly Pumpkin ales. But not too different. Itís very drinkable for 9% abv, as well. Excellent and I would buy again.


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