TH28 (254) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. No date. Appearance: pale yellow and mostly clear, with thick bubbled white foam cap.
Aroma: Lacto sour aroma dominates. German weizen yeast is barely noticeable. Was expecting more.
Taste: A light sour apple flavor is prominent, with the lactic acidity front and center. Again, no noticeable banana esters or clove phenols I’d expect from something with weizen yeast.
Mouthfeel: Light body and a crisp carbonation.
Finish: tart acidity from the lacto lingers on the tongue well after the swallow. A faint hint of light maltiness as well.
Overall: I was intrigued by the combination of German weizen yeast and sour cultures to try this beer. The thought of those wonderful weizen esters and aromas with some acidity seemed like a great combo....but I honestly get none of it. The lacto dominates in the absence of any semblance of weizen yeast character. The beer is still very crisp, tart, and drinkable, but I feel like I’m drinking a slightly subdued Berliner Weisse
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle . Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, citrus, brett, lemon, orange. Flavour is yeast, citrus, brett, lemon, orange, spices. KRS 080814
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin: Soft, golden color with amber towards the center. Hazy throughout, topped with a bright white, cotton-like head. Aroma has a nice mix of yeasty, hefe-like indicators & funky, saison-like zest. Banana, citrus zest, pear skins, soft wheat, mild horsey funk, old cork, faint lemon-lime, & a hint of earthiness. Like a mildly funky, ever-so-slightly tart hefeweizen. Flavor is an amplified version of the aroma. Lots more fruit... Pear, white grape, green apple, citrus zest, even a small hint of cherries. Soft graininess & a big blanket of wheat. Very small tartness spike alongside a nice handful of funky cork & wet hay. Back-end is yeast heavy, showing the "hefe" side of things more clearly. Finishes with notes of banana bread & clove, as well as a small hint of drying oak. Mouth feel is like a saison (thin, crisp, dry) rather than a hefe (creamy, chunky). Interesting take on a style of uncharted territory. I really like this beer.
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Au nez, beaucoup d'acidité, une légère odeur de banane et un côté agrumé bien acide. En bouche, on goûte en premier l'acidité, suivi d'un goût de blé mélangé avec la banane sucré. La finale laisse la langue râpeuse, un goût acide qui persiste un moment. Vraiment une belle bière qui désaltère et nous fait saliver! Vive Jolly Pumpkin!
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Erzengel (5526) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 1/20
Smooth and slightly sour. No deepness, fresh wheat aroma, lots of carbonation. Nothing special, not a great brew. No typical Weizen-aroma, only a bit sour, nearly no tartness. Very disappointing... 4/10/3/4
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Gold in color and slightly hazy with an average sized white head. Aroma is tart, wheat, lemon, oranges, light hay. Taste is tart, lemon, wheat, crisp, light straw.
solidfunk (5312) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very sour finish on this. Not quite as well balanced as the other bams. Pours cloudy yellow with good head and lacing. Sour citrus. Tap at Sancho pistolas
drsandman (618) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy yellow, white head. Aroma is tart lemon funk, faint oyster, apple, wheat, yeast. Flavor is tart and dry, some clove & wheat. Overall nice beer, like a soured heffe better than the original style.
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Cool beer. I want to dock it points for friggin exploding...maybe I will if I can’t exchange it :). Loved the sour hefe flavor and aroma though. Pretty neat...different than a berliner tastes, & different than most Jp beers. "
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Barnyard funk is the most assertive aroma, but hints of citrus are also detected. An unfiltered pale yellow pour with little head and no lacing precede a very rewarding taste experience. Wheat, bread, citrus, and a sourness that creeps up on you in the finish and lingers on the sides of your tongue well into the aftertaste. Light body with crisp carbonation. Overall, I liked this beer. A refined and well crafted wild beer.