Jolly Pumpkin Not Special K
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Sour ale brewed with Kamut, an ancient strain of wheat

ChiGuy68's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChiGuy68 (523) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Tasted on tap at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor. It poured an amber hue with a light beige head and streaky lacing. Sour apple and spice on the nose. Tart bitter taste. I now understand the theme here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8894) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Dark amber with a thick beige head and a sour wheat aroma. There is a medium-bodied wheat flavor that is fairly sour but a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2798) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Amber reddish in color... Aroma of light berries, tart wheat... Flavor is slightly tart and sweet, notes of berries, cranberry... Mouthfeel is smooth, enjoyable beer... Slight bitter astringency on finish... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (5500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Dark amber draft at river roast. Duller sour but super drinkable. Berry cherry grenadine and mild sour for the style. Would have again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
On tap @ Beachwood Brewing. Murky amber pour with small white foam. Typical peach and apple tartness on the nose from Jolly Pumpkin. A bit of toast and red grape...slightly vinous and acetic. Maybe some plum. Flavor has a nice sourness to it, though as it warms up, it becomes a touch acetic. Lots of plum, currant, and red grapes. Maybe some black cherry. A lot of that soft stone fruit character to, though...interesting beer, not my favorite from Jolly Pumpkin, I prefer their lighter colored beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Growler: Murky, slightly red-tinted copper-brown body with a slightly beige tinted, chunky collar that never fully grows into a head. Aroma includes notes of black cherry, vinous red grape, soaked wood, cotton-y funk, a small hint of lacto sourness, a touch of leathery earthiness, & hints of tobacco leaves. Very woody flavor with tons of that signature JP terroir funk. Cottony, crawling with bacteria. Mildly spicy tobacco, leathery tartness, ripping dry cherry skins, vinous tannins in the finish. A touch of alcohol, extremely dry. This makes for a pretty good soured & malty brown, but Fuego is far superior.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Pour on tap at One Eyed Bettys, hazy reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of sour grain, biscuit, brea, typical JP yeast, hints of oak, vanilla, tannic notes, some sweetness as well. Taste is a mix of white and red fruits, hints of oak, vanilla, touch of sour yeast, biscuit, some wheaty notes, hints of grass. Finished slightly tart, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (3412) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Growler thanks to tectactoe for sharing. Pours a cloudy copper color with a small foamy ring. Aromas are oak, dark fruit, and spices. Tastes dusty with overripe fruit, apples, and oak. Very, very dry. Goes down kinda rough. An ok sour at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Courtesy of tectactoe

Growler: The aroma consists of a light apple, faint fruit, and a hint of spice. It pours a hazy brownish-orange with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with light apple with a touch of fruit. The finish has light-moderate floral notes, faint lemon peel, and oak. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Draft at the Ann Arbor brewpub. Pours amber with thin beige head and great lacing . Aroma is leather, tobacco, citrus. Taste is plum, bakers chocolate, lemon. Medium body, light tartness.

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