Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A flowery and tart red Saison. A nice girly rustic ale.
How: Growler shared at post HF FoFA 2013 party.
The look: Almost clear bright red body topped by a small pinky-beige head.
In long: Nose is garden flowers, a certain rusticity (not the signature JP funk) and hints of red tart fruits (raspberries?). In mouth the beer offers a standard clean thirst ale mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation. Taste follows through. Hay-like cereals, hibiscus, tart red fruits, lemon zest, grandma pink peppermints, white pepper. A bit reminiscent as their Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire iO but less rustic, less dry, more flowery, more fruity. Overall a bit ďgirlyĒ. A decent beer but this was one of Jolly Pumpkinís weakest offering. This is my opinion and you have to respect my opinions, because if there is something I hate it is when some random dude on the internet treats me like Iím just some random dude on the internet.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at JP in Ann Arbor. Pours a hazy pink with a pink head. Nose is some floral character, some nice malt, tartness, and some peppery yeast with hints of Jolly Pumpkin yeast. Flavor is similar with floral notes galore, tartness, and the characteristic Jolly Pumpkin yeast. Light to medium in body and delicious overall.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish/copper color with ivory head. Sour fruit, bretty, dry hay, wood aromas. light body, average carbonation. Lightly tart fruit flavors with wet wood, dry wheat, and brett funk---tasty mellow sour----good
jcartamdg (1592) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful red with a thin pink head. Floral aroma, berries and funk. Taste is floral, tea like, slightly tart and funky. Really cool beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap a the JP Brewpub in Ann Arbor, MI. Poured a reddish color with a pinkish tinged head. Fruity, herbal, berries, yeast, floral, and a lighter spiciness. Lighter tart finish.
ansermadide (1419) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Jolly Pumpkinís Cafe in Ann Arbor, this looks super sour, glowing rose/red in color with a light pink head and
amazing lacing. Itís gorgeous, but definitely not what youíd expect from a beer. It looks more like something your
grandmother would drink. Its aroma is strong of rose petals and perfume, with a touch of soured grain, yeast, and fruit.
Itís not as sour in the mouth, very much like a watered down sour red. Itís very thin, very perfumy, light on the palate and
mouthfeel. Itís definitely very girly and not as sour as I expected it to be. Itís finish, reminiscent of a sour red, offers more
sourness than the flavor. Yes, this is much like a watered down sour red - with lots of perfume and flowers. Neat, but odd.
Different, but well-done.