Jolly Pumpkin Spring Sour
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
A blend of Bog Beast (contract brewed by JP for Tortuga Ale Company), Fuego del Otono (Autumn Fire), Bam Noire and Berserker (contract brewed by JP for North Peak Brewing). This beer is available in draft format only at Jolly Pumpkin Cafe and Brewery Ann Arbor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2011
(Growler) Pours a clear orangish brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma is quite acidic, vinegar, cherry, stone fruit, sour apple, and caramel. Flavor of lemon, signature JP funkiness, raisins, and some herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Growler…Clear burnt-orange ale with no head. Funky sour cherry, white oak, leather, and caramel aroma. Medium-bodied with nearly expired carbonation. The flavor provides sweet caramel and toffee, funky sour cherry acidity, a gentle squeeze of lemon and woody, tannic bitterness. Not sour; barely tart. Balanced very decently. Finishes tangy, moderately bitter and tongue-numbing. Thanks to the ever-generous 50belair for this flip-top growler of JP goodness!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2011
A growler via Kyle thanks to the best crew around! Pours a clear reddish amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma is quite acidic with stone fruits, some signature JP funk and a hint of sweet grain. Flavor starts with sour stone fruits and funk with a growing acidic note that becomes a bit harsh. Despite acidity, drinks nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
growlered, thanks to bu11zeye, murky copper red color with no head, aroma and flavor are nice woody sour cherry, pinot grape, chalky fruit finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this growler. The beer pours a brownish-red color with a small white head. The aroma is full of tart apples, tart cherries and some brown sugar and toffee. The flavor is extremely acidic. I get a lot of very sour fruit (mainly apples, lemons and cherries) as well as some brown sugar and toffee. I also get a little bit of yeast and funk which compliment the other flavors very nicely. There is a little bit of vinegar flavor as well, but it is hidden in the back. Medium mouthfeel and light carbonation. A very nice sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
In short: A very tannic, oaky and semi-funky Flemish style sour ale. Very good
How: Bad-ass 1L flip-top growler sent to me by sarro, thanks a lot Kyle
The look: Clear burgundy body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Nose has some of the typical JP funk, dark cherries and some other red fruits. Taste starts fruity (dark cherries, red apple skin, dark grapes) but quickly turn very tannic, mouth puckering, extra dry. The most tannic and oaky of all the JP I’ve had and I don’t why that it since this beer is supposedly a blend of other beers I know that are far less tannic and oaky. Flavor-wise there was definitely a lot of classic Flemish Sour going on here except that it was a bit funky. I liked this beer a lot but I still prefer more of the regular lineup of Jolly Pumpkins. JP is one of my absolute favorite brewery and I would love to drink each and every JP beer, which is impossible with me living in Montreal. Apparently people always want what they cannot get, this is bullshit, I cannot get Danny DeVito to take me from behind and I’m perfectly fine with that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(Growler thanks to bu11zeye) well carbonated, brown-orange pour with just a few bubbles lingering as head. Nose is acidic, tingling, tangerine, wood barrel when swirled, currants and just a touch metallic. Taste is very tart, wood barrel, currant, touch of cocoa, cherry, well carbonated, and a bit of an acidic finish. Alcohol is huge in the palate linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4311) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Growler courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a clear dark golden to orange color with light carbonation. Aroma is lightly sour, easy fruit but remains fairly subtle. Flavor is lightly soured with some easy grains. Dry notes and finishes tart. Light tingle continues through the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2011
draft in Ann Arbor awhile back - Pours red with a lingering head. It has an assertive, sour, dark fruit aroma with wild yeast funk. The flavor is tart with berries, cherries, and lots of funk. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
This is a slightly hazed brown. Nice funk in the aroma. This is early in the souring process because it’s not exactly tart, but there’s an excellent quirkiness from the wild yeast. Good intro into sours.

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