Psytron (1230) - 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 (5527) - 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 (1462) - 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..
SpongeRuiner (636) - 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 (3574) - 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 (2875) - 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 (1203) - 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 (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, 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.
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, cloudy amber hue, with a beige head, nice red berry mustiness, wild yeast funky, wet oaky nose, with a light toasted, caramel, wheat malt, light sour passion fruit, cherry, faint sweet and sour note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good sour, acidic, musty red berry, tart, iron-like, woody, wild funky yeastiness character, with a wheat, pale, toasted malt, lactic milkyish, spicy flavour, with a mild passion fruit, cherry tart undertone, leading towards a red berry acidic, tart, sourness finish.
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25th February 2013
Hazy deep amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, airy and crispy. Mild minerals. Pleasant light sourness. A little worcester sauce. Tangy fruits - a little mandarin and cherry. Traces of plums and raspberries. Crispy finish. Refreshing and best of all, not overly sour.