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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Ale brewed with Chestnuts, Juniper, Sage & Caraway. Oaked Aged Bottle Conditioned Sour Ale

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Blend 4 Bottled 12/31/2010
Tasted on 12/28/13 from a capped 750mL bottle obtained in a trade quite a while ago, I am very excited to finally try the last of this series. Pours opaque dark brown with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick, sticky lace. The nose is sour and funky with the sage coming through as a bit savory, sweet/spicy caraway, and herbal juniper with a touch of caramel malt. The flavor is the same sour and funk from the nose (a bit different than I usually expect from JP), with red wine vinegar, herbal and nicely bitter juniper, sweet and peppery caraway, and savory sage and chestnut, this beer is super complex, and very nicely balanced. The body is medium with just under average carbonation and a long, complex finish that encompasses all flavors and aromas mentioned above.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (1735) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to NielsenRatings ! Pours a deep mahogany umber color with a finger or so of khaki foam. The nose is tart plum and cherry with rustic woodsy herbalness, touches of licorice, rye, mint... wow. This beer is complex ! The palate follows the nose with great contrast in flavors from the deep earthy spiced notes of caraway, rye, juniper, autumn leaves, wet oak, tart cherry, rotten plums... nice background acidity ! Very interesting and complex yet still highly chuggable !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coreyc1221 (258) - Truckee, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Sweet cinnimon pumpkin with dark malt aroma. Dark dark brown in color with off cream colored head. Sweet cardimon in start then a very smooth creamy finish. Damn balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. Brown pour with a slick of tan foam. Aroma is spices, brett, light funk, and lemon. Taste is light tart with brett and spice, lemon, and light bitterness. Clean mouthfeel. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (923) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
This is absolutely superb. Sort of a beautiful holiday ale, with just the right amount of funk to add intrigue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours a very nice dark amber with unfiltered characteristics. Aromas are spice and funk with even bready malts. Taste is nicely funky with mild spice and quite a nice line of burnt caramel. Palate is even and effervescent. Overall a solid beer that breaks the mold on holiday ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (838) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
Lukter kirsebær. Mørk farve og godt med skum. Smaker som fruktvin med tydelig eikepreg. Melkebaren.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (969) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
God frisk fruklukt kissebær? En god frisk smaksoplevelse med god ettersmak. Leskende og godt i sommervarmen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (9889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle. dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, berries, brett, nuts, oak, lemon. Flavour is sourness, berries, brett, nuts, oak, spices, lemon. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
In short: A chaotic semi-sour, semi-sweet, semi-funky and strangely herbal-spicy dark ale.
How: Bottle 750ml. Not too sure about the age, consumed 2 months after receiving it from sarro, thanks a lot Kyle.
The look: Cloudy burgundy body with many small particles, large beige head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose has some of the signature Jolly Pumpkin funk along with sage, oak, unusual spiciness, herbs of all kinds. This sure is a intriguing aroma. Taste is a big mix-bag of stuff, hazelnuts, mild-medium sourness, caramel, funk, strange spiciness, pecan pie, sweet orange peels, plenty of fresh herbs, ripe berries, more… A whole lot of flavors, this is not a boring beer, but it is also a bit messy, far from a harmonious beer. I found the beer to moderately enjoyable but I expect more harmonious beers from Jolly Pumpkin. I was slightly disappointed. There’s a thin line between a complex beer and a messy beer.
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