john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2017 OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 859/861 Bottled 8-3-2011
Served in a Duvel Tulip.
A - Pours a hazy golden color with a 2 finger head that held up very well. A few droopy lines of lacing.
S - Funky basement yeast, spicy, dusty dry grass, pears, sourdough bread, tangy fruit, dank wheat malt,
T - Nice tart lemon upfront, allspice, heavy dose of pepper, soured fruit, dried apples and pears, the brett yeast is more subtle than the nose but really compliments the beer. Notes of wood in the background. Finishes dry with a crisp citrus bite at the end.
M - Moderate foamy carbonation settles down a bit half way through the glass, light to medium body.
Not super complex but great flavors packed into a small ABV. Very impressed by that.
The lemon was a tad lactic, plenty of spiciness, solid fruity middle with a dry finish. The aroma was almost perfect for what I want a Saison to smell like. I liked this better than the E.S. Bam.
Serving type: bottle
Bottle. Bottled May 2017; BB undated; Drank Nov 2017 - Hazy orange gold in colour. Small foamy white head. Fruity; lemon citrus, grapefruit, apple. Spicy. Yeasty; mildly funky. Malty. Hoppy; moderate hop bitterness. Bittersweet citrus fruity spicy yeasty throughout. Dry and mildly sour. Bitter slightly tart finish. Very drinkable. (2017-11) Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 1, 2017
From Dec 2007 ccex (1373) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2017
I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
This pours from 12oz bottle a cloudy yellow-orange with a *huge* very billowy head of foam that doesn't do a whole lot of receding. It gets so thick that I imagine I could spoon it out and it would keep its shape. I like that.
The smell...hit me as soon as I popped the cap on the bottle. It's all fruity and yeasty and funky and it has notes of candy sugar and tartness. Pretty darned complex.
The taste up front has a mix of sour and sweet flavour. The sour is mostly from apple, the sweet is from a mild malt presence.I'm getting a yeasty flavour now as well as a touch of funk and some peppery notes. It has a thin mouthfeel, the carbonation is high, and it finishes crisp and dry with a short but pleasing aftertaste.
Overall, I find this Saison a treat to drink and quite sessionable. I'd drink it again, no problem. Thanks again, John!
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 Pours a cloudy golden with small white head. Aroma has lemon, sour apples, yeast and some good barnyard funk. Taste is sour with a short clean finish and crisp mouthfeel. Body is light but not watery. Easily drinkable and delightful, and true to Jolly Pumpkin's reputation. VDuquerroux (1900) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2017
Bottle, 375mL. 4.5%. #1800. Purchase ("Biere-revolution.com", FR). Home. A golden light opaque beer with a medium white foamy head ; good retention ; ok lacing. Biscuit, fruits (citrus), wild woody notes (brett aroma I guess), herbal note. Light to medium dry fresh sour, sweet note, light bitter. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation, dry sour lasting finish. Overall, enjoyable ! tightslice (1450) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine in Orlando, FL. Aroma is floral, spicy yeast, fruit (maybe peaches), mild funk, some oak. Taste is dry, crisp, tangy fruit, nice underbelly of brett (but not heavy-handed), nice hoppy-ness as well. Very balanced. Classic stuff.
higgsbison (271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Sampled in Ann Arbor at their brewery. Its sour aspect OK but way too light.
Sorry these notes were just for myself now I'm forced to publish them and need more characters to do so, hence this sentence
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone M4grem (95) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2017
An excellent farmhouse. Slight tangy, a bit spicy, light body. Very drinkable and goes well with food.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone OsuStu (282) - - AUG 13, 2017
12 oz bottle. Color of grapefruit juice, hazy and opaque. Soapy white head with some suspended orange bits. Aroma is citrus, yeast, straw, and bitter apple. Similar taste. A bit sour with some funk. Big lemony citrus, biscuit, and green apple. Huge carbonation and a crisp finish. Desverger (13193) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2017
[email protected]bergstaden (3266) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2017
May 2017, Copenhagen - gold yellow coloured pour with a white head. Fruity and floral grassy hoppy, yeasty, some nice orchard fruits, bretty touch, floral and herbal nuance into the close.
Golden with a white head - Fruity hops and some wood notes in the aroma - Malt body with some tartness and wood flavours - Malts and woody notes goes into the finsih - This was nice