sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to cmubeerman for sharing. smells like a jolly pumpkin. looks great. got the yeast, but that was a mistake. pretty sour, interesting. pretty easy to like for the sour biere de garde type beer. way too carbonated, though.
MrDick (354) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, golden pale with a geyser of bubbles which quickly vanishes. Aroma is syrupy and floral. Lots of flavors in this - hops, spices, fruit. Another great beer from Jolly Pumpkin,
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle. Cloudy yellow-gold with a tall, rocky white head. Heavy floral aroma with phenolic and fruity esters, citrus and pepper. Mild musty tartness up front, melds into a perfumey herbal set of flavors. Melon, appleskin, and clove and pepper flavors take over and extend into the finish with some residual wet hay. Mouthfeel is a medium light, nicely dry.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. After reading that that whaleback white ale was compared in a tasting to this, I just had to open my bottle on another 95 degree day. Pours out yellow, thick white head. Plenty of CO2 in this one. Smells sweet, fruity, and slightly hoppy. Other spices in the smell, pepper, and oak. Taste is similar, very refreshing, slightly sour, hop kicking in to it too. Very good, better than the whaleback white. Went very nice with a burger, and very nice with the hot weather. Awesome.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold, large head that diminishes quickly. Seems very carbonated. Aroma is berry, sour and some pepper. Taste is sour, slightly fruity,some wheat and pepper. Carbonated, medium body.
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of TheBeerCellar2: Poured a light hazy golden color ale with a huge foamy white head with perfect retention (bottle was a bit of a gusher when opened). Aroma of pepper is surprisingly quite dominating with some sourness (brett) and some traces of oak. Taste is real interesting mix between sourness, sweet malt some pepper and other spices though not as much as the aroma was suggesting. Carbonation was a tad too excessive and body was above average. Another impressive effort from this fine brewery.
shrubber85 (9935) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice sour malt/barnyard/hay aroma. Cloudy yellow-amber color with large head. Acidity and carbonation hit the tongue first followed by mild sour lemon mixed with musty hay. Finish is sour lemon peel mixed with pepper. A work of art.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Very cloudy, pale golden-yellow beer with a thin white head. High carbonation. Amazing oaky aroma, some vanilla, spicy yeast, clove, lactic sourness all playing off a fairly straightforward Belgian pale malt base. Beautiful creamy texture, soft and silky with noticable wheaty spiciness. Fruity as well, some lemony citrus. The acidity really picks up as the beer begins to warm. Light bubblegum. A fairly prominent herbal/noble hop flavour as well. Long chewy oaky finish. Peppery character comes forward as the beer warms as well. Light soft leathery notes add even more complexity to the mix. It’s about 90 degrees and 90% humidity right now and this beer was made for times like this.
BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle from artusory. Pours a pale straw yellow, very bubbly, fast-rising bubbles, a medium creamy and frothy white head that lasts, some spotty lacing. Aroma is malt (meal, cereal), yeast (dough, grass), fruity, spices, orange and citrus, cardboard notes. Medium acidic and bitter, tart fruit (green apple, peach), yeasty body, orange spiced finish. Medium bodied, smooth palate, especially given the amount of carbonation.
thornecb (5275) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Explosion pour into a tulip. Huge, frothy bright white micro head. Fruity esters throughout the room. Fizzy, with sweet triple and peppery, tart, sour fruit. Lasting dried fruit finish. Nice.