sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark with tints of red in color only when you hold to the light. Slight lingering head and lace doesn’t stick around long. Deep nose, almost begging for a little something more, slight fig, red apple, oak, slight tart cherries, and a slight wineyness(is that a word?). Rich and sour in the mouth. Never lacking from beginning to finish but progressivly going from lighter to fuller from start to finish. I like the way the acids interplay from citric to the almost underlying baslamic notes. Will be sitting on my batch 3 and 4 for years to come.
yngwie (13617) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It’s not looking very good in the glass, with its reddish brown body, and just some off-white bubbles for a head. Berries dominates the aroma, pleasant but a bit weak. Sour fruits and a touch of vinegar too. The flavor too has some vinegar, as well as lemon, dried fruits and berries. Full to medium bodied, quite tart, finishing with berry flavors that lasts. A quite nice one, but not the most impressive Jolly Pumpkin beer. 110930
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Ryan. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is acidic fruity esters, light caramel and cookie malt, oak notes, light alcohol with spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with acidic and tart grapes, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3569) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with a trace of thin, fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, oak, bourbon, earthy notes, and sour notes. Flavor is mostly sour fruit with some supporting malt; dry, sour finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
gunnfryd (10671) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. dark browm colour with a beige head. aroma is brett, oak, sourness, berries. Flavour is brett, oak, sourness, berries, funk , yeast. Nice beer.
jtclockwork (8461) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. No head. Nose/taste of cocoa, caramel, very tart dark cherries, wild yeast and dark chocolate. High acidity in secondary finish. Medium body.
50belair (2271) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Destructo, thanks Ryan I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time. Light brown pour with a small off white head. Vineyard aromas. Sweet with lots of grape and vinous notes, caramel, and green apples. Nice..
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the kind soul that shared this at the last sour tasting. I am thinking it was blazer06, but I am not sure. Pours a somewhat murky brown with an off-white head. Nose is crushed aspirin, vinegar, wood, balsamic vinegar, and a nice oaky quality along with that JP Michigan yeast. Flavor is similar with vinegar and aspirin followed by JPMI yeast, and hints of vinegar. Light to medium in body and a nice sour overall.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of pantanap. Thanks, Kan! Pours a dark cola-brown color with a reddish hue; minimal head formation, showing mostly as large, slightly oily-looking bubbles. Not a whole lot of carbonation here. A rather vinous nose, with acetone tendencies along with dark red fruits and a whiff of unrestrained ethanol. Medium bodied; some mildly tannic red fruit, plenty of core acidity (almost bracingly so), and some significant sourness that seems to be on the acetic side; either disappointing beer or a disappointing bottle. Wholly muddled. Lasting finish of lightly tannic red fruits and acetic sourness; not particularly enjoyable, though many of the core notes are endearing. I hope this is an off bottle.
Geokkjer (5787) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, sour berries, chocolate, funk and yeast. Flavor is sweet and sour with some caramel and rosted notes. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice beer.
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a dark brownish color, with a thin layer of off-white head.
S: Perhaps not entirely surprisingly, there is a strong vinegar aroma (balsamic?) as well as what seems to be red wine. A bit of fruitiness in the form of raisins and cherries. Lots of oak with a really leathery note.
T: Starts of with more balsamic vinegar and sour cherry. Still plenty of leather with a slight vinous character. The finish has some red wine vinegar, oak, and is just an extreme sourness.
M: This one is medium in body with some medium to light carbonation.
O: I think I would just prefer to have any number of other Jolly Pumpkin beers, but this wasn’t bad.