ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: August 9, ’12
Poured on draft at The Trappist into a Trappist glass.
A: Acidic, hints of berries, cherries, citric, a little vinous character, but had vinegar undertones and good funky oaky barnyard notes.
A: Pours a bronze, slightly hazy amber with a fizzy whitish head that dies away to a thin ring of lace within seconds.
T: Tart, yet juicy with a strong passion fruit flavor. Light caramel malt with a bit of toast, a little lemon, and just a hint of oak.
P: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: I do not like sours, but of the myriad that I’ve tried, this was the best. One pint was plenty for a life-time, but again, the best sour I’ve had to date. Serving: draft.
Psytron (1123) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell of fruit, citrus, yeast. Red amber colour, cloudy. Yellow creamy head. Very sour. Aroma of citrus, cherry. Soft but very plentiful carbon.
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Red pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor are delicious. I get a ton of cherry and passion fruit notes as well as some sourness, leather and barnyard funk. There is also a hint of oak. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice sour, much better version than the Maui version of this beer.
Errl (1278) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big Thanks to Jstax for this bottle I shared at Jester King Funk N sour fest Pour is redish pink with thin head..Nose is funk, oak, nice fruits, floral, dry, cherries...Taste is damn, nice tartness, fruits, oak, funk, juice, cherries..
HisBoyElroy (397) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one was pretty good. Only my second JP, and this one was much better than the last one.
SpongeRuiner (532) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells more sour than it tasted. Very refreshing and crisp. Heavy cherry flavors.
Idiosynkrasie (3119) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Minimally cloudy amber colour with small to average, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Tangy fruity aroma, hints of fruit vinegar, a touch of cherry, mandarine, mustard seed, cautious hints of wood. Taste is moderately tart, tangy, dry, unspecific fruity, maybe hints of grapes, more vinegar-, less lemon-like tartness. Round and balanced tartness, nice.
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle
With some time on it this has turned into an amazing sour. I am glad I grabbed the bottle from Lizardville when I noticed it last winter. The best thing about it is that despite years of success it shows that Jolly Pumpkin is still on their game. Should you find a bottle buy it without hesitation.
Aroma / Appearance - A warm orange base glows with rich light like a glass of orange soda. Bubbly carbonation and flat white head add more depth. Oranges, mango, and light sour notes meld smoothly with the typical Jolly Pumpkin base.
Flavor / Palate - Sour lemons and orange juice stick together from the start to the last sip. A dry finish reminds me of a mimosa - part champagne and part fresh squeezed orange. The only drawback is that at $19.99 per bottle it is a little too expensive for day to day consumption. Still, I hope the other two at the tasting also enjoyed it as much.
Mittenator (1055) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber (from backlog). Big fruit aromas with lots of tart funk. I have this twice now, once fresh and once over a year old. The aged version had much less sour and much more fruit but both were excellent.
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Brigadier for this one! Pours pink with some light pink head. Nose is an immediate burst of intense complex berries, funk, fruit, tart barrel acids, yogurt, lemons, citrus, blueberries, cherry pies. Flavor is similar fruitiness with a very thirst quenching and pleasing tart and funkiness. Really enjoyed this one.