Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml bottle served in a Duvel green tulip. Blend # 5, bottled on 5-09-2012.
A: Pours a burnt orange color with a yellowish head forming the pour. It has some nice body to it as it recedes to a thick cap and collar. Nice sheets of lace are left down the sides of the glass.
S: Some light cherry tartness with some yeasty sweetness to it. Sweet fruit juice is also present in the nose. Definitely missing some lacto sourness in the nose. A touch of oak is present on the nose as well.
T: Sweet fruit juice, maybe some blueberry and cherry, with a very subtle tart note. Some light lemon grass with a odd celery note to it. Oak tannins with some vanilla sweetness on the finish with a pale malt body.
M: Medium to light bodied with a prickly carbonation level. Clean, semi-drying finish.
O: This was entirely disappointing. The beer itself wasn’t bad, but it’s very poor representation of the style. No biting sourness and very little tartness in the taste as well. Not worth the price.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-03-2012
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Leighton’s, many thanks to LKS. As ’Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano Palena ’Ole’, 2012 vintage, 6%. Vibrant orange, clear, pretty still, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is balsamic strawberries, some malt vinegar, redcurrant. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation, tooth-coating. Taste is cherry, malt vinegar, muddled fruits and dry into the finish. Pretty decent.
koleminer20 (1495) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared by Gus at his birthday bottle share. The pour is a clear orange red with a thick collar of white head and no lace. The aroma is incredibly sour. There is a light acidity and battery acid there but the fruits are great. The flavor mimics this very well. There is a bitterness for sure. I like the sour fruits. Nicely balanced, but I would imagine this is better as it were fresh. The mouth feel is thin and light with a crisp carbonation and a lingering sourness. Good for sure
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ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus for his birthday. 2012 vintage. Aroma is very fucking funky, almost an off manure smell, horse blanket, sour. Appearance is reddish brown, off white head. Taste is weed, some sour, dank, barnyard, meh. Mouthfeel is medium body and light to crisp carbonation, dry sour aftertaste. Overall, I thought it would be much better but it’s drinkable.
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up on the US. Vintage 2012. Pours clear reddish gold with a frothy, off-white head. Light musty funk in he nose, some tangerine, orange peel. Light to medium sweet flavor with mellow acidity, some lemon, leather, light grass, damp wood, more tangerine. Light bodied with average carbonation. Super clean on th finish, with more lemony acidity, subtle woody dryness, hints of berries, salty sweat. Excellent. Extremely well balanced and drinkable.
Theydon_Bois (15000) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to the LKS, 21/01/16.
Orange amber with a decent off white covering.
Nose is funk, straw, bitter orange, on the turn melon, brett strokes, light wood must.
Taste comprises tarte citrics, funk, dish cloth, soured fruit mash, light balsa, fruit balsams.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a puckering finale and light acidic bite.
Scopey (10658) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle by thanks to Leighton.it pours clear deep copper with medium yellow - white head. The nose is musty, funky, muck, mouldy peach, cider vinegar and damp wood. The taste is crisp, tart, lemon sherbet, gooseberry, white grape skin, cider vinegar, damp leaves and Granny Smith apple with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Comes rather well. Decent stuff.
Vignale (2852) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från demolenbeershop drucken med ölföreningen. 2012 vintage. Syrlig lite funkig och ganska kärv doft, syrliga bär, lätt röd vinäger. Smaken är syrlig, stram och ganska bärig men också träig. Moreller, körbärsskal, välmogen passionsfrukt, syrliga röda druvor, hö, träig eftersmak. Aningen vinäger men inget som stör. riktigt gott.
emacgee (4487) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting color, reddish with an amber hue. Two fingers of off white head that settles nicely. Aroma shows cranberry and raspberry with wild notes and some wood. Very nice, bright and tannic with some acidity and fruity notes. Light bodied and dry.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blend 1, bottled 04-26-2012
Pours a dark copper/ruby red color with burnt orange edges when held to a light. Completely still with no head or lace.
Musty aroma with a nice blend of barrel, earthy funk, vinous fruit and subtle vinegar. At first the oak and funky bugs dominate but as it warms the cherry juice and other dark fruit notes come to the forefront. Subtle acetone but more of a vinegar presence than solvent.
Thinner bodied than expected with soft carbonation but not as still as it looks. Slight herbal/medicinal presence with strong cherry juice and dark berry flavor. The funky yeast and barrel presence are very subtle, taking a back seat to the sweet vinous fruit notes. Not very sour or funky with a subtle acetic quality in the finish. Kind of watered down with low carbonation and a one dimensional flavor profile making this collaboration beer pretty boring. Disappointing offering from Jolly Pumpkin.
GarrettB (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 16th, 2013 - Jolly Pumpkin and Maui Brewing must have put in some serious air miles to get this done, but the product is a fine sassy potion, cramming essence of cranberry into every milliliter. Enjoyed at home, I popped the top to find the cranberry scent quickly unfurling itself like a genie, colonizing the room and settling in for the whole bottle’s drinking time. It’s a sour scent with tons of raspberry and cherry, with a tang (distinct from the sour) but it is largely defined by its own acerbic quality. The taste leads with more of the tang, behind which a collection of fruit flavors gather - pomegranate, cranberry and tangerine. It’s not too sweet, instead stuffed with cranberries. That bitter-acidic sweetness doesn’t last long either, blooming then quickly wilting, leaving the beer demanding another sip. It’s not too bright, just acidic, with each intake screwing up the face and lips a bit. But in a good way. A human way.