mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2007
not that bad tasting. i’m not sure if its mixing with taste of the previous beer i had or just this one but i taste dill pickles. i love pickles HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
Bottle. Pours with a hazy yellow color. Aromas of citrus and lemon, flavors are of tart citrus, with a yeast backbone.
This beer is similar to a RR Temptation, similar carbonation and similar sourness without the oak component. nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2007
Bottle. Hazy honey color with a big white head. Nice, fresh aroma - gueze-esque. Straw, yeast, grass, marvelous hop notes, and light malty backbone. Slightly tart flavor. Flavor isn’t as nice as the aroma... Still, great upfront spiciness and a super mellow finish. Highly carbonated, almost like seltzer, but it works. This is a nice saison - give it to me with a bratwurst and some sunshine and I’ll be your friend forever. Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2007
Bottle, this stuff is great! Poured a slightly hazy deep straw color with a billowy white head. Great aromas of spicy yeastiness and earthy hops. I was skeptical about a dry hopped saison, but that quickly faded as I took my first sip of this delight. Bubbly mouthfeel and a great spicy flavor with anote of sourness and dry finish. Wonderful beer. The more Jolly Pumpkin I drink the more I want. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2007
Bottle from the legend MartinT! My god i wasnt expecting this, peachy, earthy, lambic goodness, tart, amazing. Taste is going down the same lines as the aroma, what a beer i could drink this till it came out my tits.
hoppymeal (38) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2007
Straw colored and hazy with a tight white head. First smells are perfumy, tart green apples, and then a light honey with a little spice. A lot going on in the aroma of this one. There is a slight sweetness first on the tongue which is followed by a lemony, grassy tartness with a bitter finish. The beer is crisp and refreshing and although this might not be something I choose for everyday drinking, Jolly Pumpkin has a very wide array of aromas and flavors built into this beer.
Stine (1793) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 The pour is thick and cloudy, dandelion yellow. Dried red apple and spice aromas lead - paprika and clove. Sundried tomato. Dusty mint leaf hops with a trace of citrus. Grassy, damp taste with a spicy, herbal sentiment. Sparkly, sprightly mouthfeel, distantly dry in the finish. A perfect balance of complexity and refreshment, fitting to satisfy any occasion. Outstanding. brstp (201) - - APR 14, 2007
Bottle from City Beer Store. Miller Lite color, but the slight haziness and creamy white head give it away. Beautiful aroma of belgian yeast, sour apple, a little dirt, lavender. Thin mouthfeel, fruity, smooth, a little more bitter than I was expecting but not unpleasantly so. Made my ears perk up a little. demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2007
12 oz bottle: A wonderful sour apple aroma at first. a wonderful floral aromatic to the scent, herbs, and almost a white wine aroma to it too. Very interesting aroma to say the least. Pours a cloudy orangeish/yellow with a rocky white head that lingers. Flavor is I can tell that the yeast is in there. with a fruity smoothness that is quite sessionable. nicely spiced and overall a thirst quenching beer, I really like this Jolly Pumpkin beer. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 Hazy golden color with a big cakey head. Aroma is musty, spicy, and sweet with some sweet fruits, yeast, and earthen scents detectable. Taste is a complex mix of sweet & bitter fruits, yeast, earthy malt flavors, and some light spices. Another good JP beer. 12/8/07 - Just bought another case of this and found the latest batch to be even better - nearly a "9" in taste as the sourness is more pronounced and pleasant. Greater sour-citrus aroma that really appetizes. Oh, and its still only 4.5%ABV so I can have one (or perhaps two?) with lunch or dinner without feeling any effects.