dnstone (2158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great lemony flavor with just a little tartness and oak that doesnt overpower in any area. A great summer beer. It is very much like a dry white wine; I would recommend it to wine drinkers.
rgf001 (153) - München, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Magic. Once in a while you get a perfect beer. Firkin at bangers Austin. The perfect farmhouse ale.
koleminer20 (693) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Finally getting around to adding beers from the Detroit Zoo Brew! Enjoyed on September 26. The pour i a hazy gold with a decent foamy white head and some incredible lacing. The aroma is definitely a sour Belgian. There is a strong funk and then the malts dominate. On the back end there is a nice bit of fruit and lemon-y citrus. The flavor is much more malty and bready. There is a little bit of a cherry and lemon blast before a strong woodiness sets in. The mouth feel is a little light, but the carbonation is really powerful. The aftertaste is a sour, malty and fruity, It’s a pleasant surprise, but I’m still not too big on Belgians
mathieuc (1448) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2013-05-31 thanks to VanJamer, thanks! Pours a hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves great lacing. Nose is of brett leather, spices, barnyard. Some flowers and a little dusty brett. Taste is pretty much completely dry and really fruity, like a mix between apples and peaches maybe. Body is medium and carbonation pretty high (the usual Jolly Pumpkin slow-gusher). Overall a fine brett beer, every bit as good as I remembered it being!
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. golden with two finger fluffy head. awesome tart flavor with quite some yeasty funk. light hops.
eduardovl (925) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle served in a pint glass.
Enjoyed @ PiBar - Lausanne
A: Pours a pale yellow color. Slightly hazy. Forms a big bubbled and aired white head. Medium to low retention and many lingering lacings left in the glass
S: Quite funky. Malty and sour in the nose. Reminds a Saison somehow since it’s also quite spicy and peppery. Lemony hops and a bit woody
T: Sweet malts followed by a nice moderate sourness. Lemony and peppery. Notes of oak and citrus fruits. Interesting and mild touch of grassy and lemony hops
M: Medium body and carbonation. Sour and citruses aftertaste
O: Excellent drinkability. My first Jolly Pumpkin. Good surprise.
[ BA Review @ 6/2/2013 ]
tightslice (232) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is sour cherries, lemon peel, dried apricots, mild funk, some wood. Taste is tart, earthy, peppery, spicy yeasts. Has characteristics of a crisp, dry white wine mixed with a mild vinegar and a belgian farmhouse. Extremely enjoyable.
Dr_Fellini (496) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a fizzy off white head. Aroma is oak, mildly tart, belgian spice. Flavor is much of the same with a mild tart oak character. Lighter in body and very drinkable. Overall pretty solid.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this one is cool. it’s a little tater than the wit or the bam, and has more of a unique spiced golden ale flavor going on. Funky as all get out but still would be a cool summer beer or meal beer."
brewballs (207) - USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I waited years to try this brew and I was not disappointed. Golden hue. Lacy head. The aroma is breezy, the hops leap from the bottle. Malts, barley and citrusy. It is an ale but it has the sensibility of a Belgian ale. Smooth wash down. Extremely drinkable and refreshing. A very noble beer.
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/31/2013. Pours lightly hazy deep golden color with a 3 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart lemon peel, orange zest, apricot, pear, green apple, white pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, wet wood, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of tart lemon peel, orange zest, apricot, pear, green apple, white pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, hay, straw grass, wet wood, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy spiciness and light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon peel, orange zest, apricot, pear, green apple, white pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, wet wood, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and robustness of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding Biere de Garde style. All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and oak barrel flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.