DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super awesome jolly pumpkin ale, belgian strong ale, thank you GT2, bomber, strong and sour and sweet, so good
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Batch 1198, 9/18/12. Chose to crack this one on it’s anniversary. Sadly, it has an overpowering medicinal off-flavor. Very recognizable chlorophenols. There’s a little bit of oak in the finish and just a bit of the tart fruit others described. Unfortunately, it is undrinkable. Others on Untappd report possible infection. If you’ve got a bottle from this batch, might as well open it now and see if you dodge the bullet.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange body small off white head
Sweet fruit, spice, and caramel aroma
Sweet spice fruit and caramel flavor
Medium light body mod high carb
Rrauth (920) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Really nice tasting sour. Loving it. Even though its not Xmas. Worth picking up more
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
keanex (1145) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 627/628, Bottled September 30, 2010 (almost 3 years).
Appearance: The body is a bit murky, but it’s a beautiful chestnut with a stocky and dense tan head that persists for a long time. Even when it’s settled, it’s still a dense coating with a creamy ring.
Aroma: Tart cherries with red wine vinegar, hints of oak with sweet vanilla and a dash of cocoa. Very enticing aroma!
Taste: This is pretty excellent. Moderately strong vinegar makes for the entirety of the first sip. From there there are huge oak tannins that make this a big astringent and wine reminiscent, sort of like a Cab Sauv in ways. The finish is a bit abrupt, but lingering for a moment is a slightly tart and syrupy cherry. This drinks nice after three years.
Palate: Medium bodied, a bit thin, with high carbonation.
Overall: This drinks very nicely after three years. I wish I could get this fresh to see how it’s fared, but the distributor has pulled out of NJ. Shame! I would liken this to a Flanders brown, but I’m new to the sours so it’s not very easy for me to discern.
ogreface (1218) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Egészen sötét, vöröses barna színe van, habja vékony, hamar eltűnik. Illata élesztős, cefrés, gyümölcs ecetes, selyemcukros. Ěze is hasonló de nekem túl savanyú. Kózepesen testes, igen szénsavas. Utóíz fanyar, boros. Fura az egész..
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml split with my wife Batch 1198 Bottled 09-18-2012
Served in a Tripel Karmeliet tulip
A - Pours very dark brown with a light tan head. Nice thin cap with specks of lacing left on the glass.
S - Smells like rotten milk right off the top. Spices mixes with a very odd funky aroma,(and lots of it) grapes, dirty yeast, spiced figs and berries, old tangy dark grains, mildewed wood, sour dairy(not in a good way)
T - Opens up tart with green apple skins, grapes, pears, muddled spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, lightly sweet dark caramel malts lye underneath the funk and spices. Brown sugar comes out more as it warms with a sour lactic taste. Finishes with a sweet and sourness, spicy and funky.
M - Medium to moderate creamy body, spicy and dry feel, medium weight in body.
Funky for sure. If I closed my eyes I’m not sure I would have guessed the color of this beer. I wanted to like it more but I couldn’t get past that sour/curdled milk aroma. The funk was not the funk I want to be apart of. It didn’t seem to have any direction and seemed to be a mess of sorts.
While I’m glad I tried it I would never seek this out and I wish I would have only bought one. My least favorite offering from the folks at JP.
Serving type: bottle
doublebock (487) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Dark brown with thin layer of white head
Aroma: Yeasty ginger, orange and nutmeg
Taste: Spicy caramel maltiness with orange peel and cinnamon with a subtle sour flavor on the finish
Overall: Interesting combo of a Belgian Ale/Winter Ale/Sour but I would have like a bit more sout.
tom10101 (1851) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Bottled in 2011. Hazy reddish brown with a small off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is fruity and sour with a strong wood presence, light ketchup and light spices. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately sour with strong wood presence again, spices, Jolly Pumpkin brettanomyces signature and light ketchup notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body. Light to moderate carbonation. Mouth puckering sourness. Another good Jolly Pumpkin beer, but this one isn’t their best. Interesting take on a Christmas beer.
ansjelaah (875) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gedronken @Qdt, met dutchdrebus, joes en benzai, bruine kleur met beige schuimkraag, zuur, rokerig, fruitig