lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice lightish brown color. Smell is light on the spiced belgian yeast aroma that I typically don’t care for, making this nicer than expected for me, and a cereal like sweetness comes along too. Taste is nicely malty, somewhat sweet for a belgian, and a lighter than average yeast character. This is easily one of the more drinkable belgians for me.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 05/19/2006
Appearance: hazy brown with a red edge, whispy beige head,
Aroma: sweet estery malt aroma,
Flavor: nice light chocolate flavor with a touch of tartness,
Overall: really nice and easy drinking Belgian brown with a wonderful tart edge
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of walt. Suprisingly good. Like many of the Jolly Pumpkin brews I’ve had minus the brett. Smooth, very drinkable. Nice brew.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour looks like lowly carbonated apple juice, with a small, mostly diminishing off white head. Aroma is of caramel apples, toffee, mild sourness, semi-sweet malt and loads of yeast. Seems very unrefined, possibly not complete. Flavor is more apple, sacchromyces-like sourness, pear and cherry. Doesn’t taste like any Belgian brown previously encountered. Very good nonetheless, with fruity and moderately dry finish. Off the wall.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the O-Town throwdown. Poured out a hazy brown with a thin white head. The aroma is musty, funky, soured and tart. For the flavor I get some sweet malts hitting up front and that is quickly over run by moldy cheese sourness and hints of lemon. This beer doesn’t taste as tart as it smells.
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler(?)...O-Town Throwdown... Murky golden ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Terrific retention. Acidic, fuzzy fruit nose with notes of lemon, apple, sugar cookie and yeast. Sweet, tangy (almost tart) flavor with light, aged-hop bitterness. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Lightly sweet, toffee, black cherry finish. Degarth provided this beer... thanks, man!
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one came to me from Walt via Degarth at the Fl. Gathering. Sour pear aroma. Pours light brown. The flavor starts out spicy, with some sourness, and an overall mustiness. There is also some light brown sugar flavor.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Walt for sending this my way.
This poured a hazy brown color. The nose was very yeasty. The flavor had lots of fruit in spice. It quite saison-like. It had a clean citric finish.
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Walt for kicking ass and sending this out to me. Poured a cloudy brown body with a decent head to it. Yeasty aroma with hops being detected. Flavor is of yeast and malt with decent carbonation. Finishes smooth and with a slight tart. Enjoyable.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to JasonMech77...
Appears a hazy, light brown, along with a light off white head that quickly fades into a mild film and collar. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of bready yeast, caramel, light tartness, lightly toasted malt, and ripe fruit highlighted by plums, cherries, and spice.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with light tartness, over-ripened fruit, toasty malts, caramel, and nuts standing out as flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, yeasty, slightly tart with a semi-dry finish.