Brigadier (3175) - 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 (1523) - 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 (3202) - 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 (17146) - , 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.
AlainG (1403) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrée et voilée où sa mousse se résorbe en un mince voile. Des arômes très intéressants de fruits tropicaux avec leurs acidités propres. En bouche, c’est acidulé d’une belle façon, par le citron, ou encore le fruit de la passion, entremêlés de levures sauvages. De belles qualités olfactives et gustatives, qui ne cherchent pas à remplir une page complète, donc elle est assez distincte. Malgré tout, elle ne semble être qu’un souvenir sitôt dégustée. Pas de traces majeures ne restent en arrière-goût. N’empêche que le plaisir est renouvelé à chaque gorgée.(Blend 2. Embouteillée le 05-02-2012) (799-030913)
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a sour beer tasting at Beer & Beyond. Thanks DSG. Pours brown hazy with a small head, aroma of cherries, vinegar, dried fruits, sourness, flavor is sour with dried fruits, cherries, vinegar, medium to full bodied
tastybeer (1832) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Hazy copper pour, small white head, little retention. Aroma of tea, cherry, dust. Taste is tart, lightly sweet, fruit. Palate is soft, slick, tart finish.
probstblueribbon (3212) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint, 9.4 fl. oz bottle from Bieropholie, cold, shared with Blair. Very cloudy red court with a faint white head. Quite tart caramel, woodsy, a bit funky, tight. Medium body, gentle effervescence. Quite a bit of yeast fruit, light funk, lots of wood, bitter herbs, nice; lightly tart with nice sour fruits and a funky finish.
myxologyst66 (10) - lahaina, Hawaii, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A barrel aged blended sour ale with Maui lilikoi and bing cherries from Michigan. Fruity floral aroma, rich ruby red color with a complex sour fruit taste and tart dry finish. Perfectly balanced with a lingering sourness that leaves u wanting more. Ron had told me this beer gets even better after a year and after tasting a batch of the blend 8-2012 I agree 100%.