hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Rated on 5-05-2011 (Bottle Batch 378) This beer pours a huge foamy, fizzy off-white head that is short lived, hazy golden body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malty, funky, hops, sweet, fruity, spicy, some pepper, light sourness, and tart. The taste is sweet, grassy, pepper, rye, brett, some alcohol, and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is somewhat complex with all the different aromas and flavors taking place. It is a sipping beer and worth trying. joshwoodward (575) - - APR 1, 2014
Had a glass on tap at the pub. Delicious, definitely a big boy for a JP, but funky and sour enough to keep it honest. Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2014
750 ml bottle
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Despite being an immediate gusher this was another excellent production from Jolly Pumpkin. Throwing rye into a tripel did not create some strange novelty. Instead this, kind of like rye IPAs, sets itself apart while retaining the characteristics of a beer true to style.
Aroma / Appearance - After the foam settled the glass was full of caramel bronze liquid. The bubbly foam never really settled 100% but instead left a layer of frosting. Graham crackers, caramel, pretzels, sourdough bread, and rye all contribute to a thick and sweet experience.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy with a tickle of spices this is not subtle. The full bodied mouthfeel contains within a blend of yeast, rye, caramel, and bittersweet chocolate. The long lasting finish gives plenty of time for reflection as well. A well rounded release is definitely a winner if you want something different than your average tripel.
Big thanks to yourefragile for opening up this bottle. Long time want. Served in a Jolly Pumpkin tulip.
Pours a clear light copper with a huge, rocky white head of foam. Very creamy and extremely long lasting. Cap throughout and really nice lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose has a bit of oxidized malt along with a sizable rye presence. Some light pepper and phenols as well.
Flavor begins with rye and a fairly-heavy phenolic presence. A bit of rye in the background, as well as a touch of bread. Body is light, dry, and crisp. A bit bitter.
Very mild touch of bubblegum in the nose as it warms.
Probably a bit past its prime, and ages different than most Jolly Pumpkin beers. I’m not sure what the design was, but this doesn’t have any oak, funk, or acidity. As a plain tripel, it’s not bad, but it isn’t anything noteworthy either. wlajwl (7209) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Aroma is fruit, mild spiciness, malts and a hint of hops. The flavor is fruit/raspberries, mild sour notes, malts and a mild spiciness in the finish.
madmitch76 (26413) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2012
2nd October 2010Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
Persistent slow gusher - mmmmm! Cloudy amber beer, big white head (no surprise!). Lightly sour nose! Light palate - dry and crisp. Creamy malt with fruit and spice. Acidic and sour fruits - dry and yeasty. Light and airy but it’s infected I beleive and there is not enough here to make me think it’s worth a re-rate. Overdry and bolloxed.
In short: An original rustic big blond Belgian ale, like a cranked up Saison, very goodsayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2011
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed probably fresh, pplit three-way, thanks to the Trois-Rivières comedic duo
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is moderately rye, some dry grass, rustic yeast, musty woody notes (although no wood/barrels here). Taste is crunchy grainy pale malts, very rustic/barnyard, a bit bretty/leathery, rye presence is very discreet, fruity notes of pears. Finishes dry. Drinks more like a big Saison than a Triple per say. I really liked that beer. The Beaudelaire series is far from the usual JP signature funky beers but they are just as good. After that beer we went back to the party, I got drunk again and broke stuff, because when I’m drunk I turn perfectly working items into dozens of useless smaller parts. Basically when I’m drunk I’m like a reverse MacGyver.
(Bottled, 0.75l, rated 2011-07-22) Hazy copper with HUGE amounts of foam (had to pour the beer in three glasses right away). Sour, berry-malty and sweetish nose. Flavor is sweet and berryish, with lots of sourness and some green apple. Some rye maltiness, too, and alcohol not completely hidden despite the sweetness. Medium body, foamy CO2. All the JP beers are from the same mold, but this is not among the best of them. JulienHuxley (5980) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle. Slight gusher. Amber pour with frothy dirty white head. Aroma is very rye forward, tons of brett, JP funk, some belgian yeast, quite spicey and yeasty. Taste is tart, lots of grain, tripel yeast, bready, a tad of alcohol. Palate is good, full bodied with prickly carbonation, long finish. mjs (7778) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2011
(Bottle, 0.75 l - batch 378, at Pikkulintu, 20110708) Gusher. The beer poured amber and a little bit hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sourness, spices, fruitiness and rye bread. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, fruitiness, sourness, sweetness, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was sour, fruity and bitter. Not the best JP brew.