ippopotamo36 (2562) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 2, 2017 juiceisloose (1552) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. This one pours a cloudy, deep burnt orange color and topped by a tall, fluffy head of dense white foam that coats the glass with thick rings of lace. The aroma is very floral with notes of rose petals and hips, hibiscus flowers, and earthy spices. The signature Jolly Pumpkin barrel funk comes through with some peppery spice, old wood, and dry brett all atop a dry, doughy bread malt base. The flavor follows suit with the dry bready malt and some caramel sweetness serve as the back drop to the earthy spices, bretty oak, floral hops, and flowery rose petals and hibiscus. The palate sports a substantial body with tingly carbonation and a nice dry mouthfeel on the crisp finish. This is very different beer with all the floral components, but I’m just not a huge fan of the big floral components in beer. Even still it is a very well done beer. Another solid saison from the guys at Jolly Pumpkin.
Tap @So Good in Rome. Dark ruby-copper cloudy, medium off-white foam with retention and drafts on the glass. Nose: graveyard feel of flowers ;), funky sourish a bit (+). Mouth is easy compared to ABV, charming sour, mild pepper. BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2017
On tap at Biercab. Reddish colour with white head. Fruit, marmalade aroma. herbal, hibiscus, fruit, slightly acidic taste, barnyard. Medium body. Defreni (3297) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2017
Fad: Orange meget let diset �l. Sur duft af eddike og let krydderurt. Smagen sidder i skabet. Den eneste grund til �llen ikke er helt oppe at ringe er den lidt tynde mundfylde. Der mangler lige det sidste. AndyW68 (1603) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Car orange with sediment and floaties. White head. Aroma is garden and linen. Taste is hibiscus, floral and a hint of light caramel. Enjoyable. Clareeses (160) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2017 Bottle shared with Beastiefan2k!
aroma 7 - slightly floral and wild yeast
appearance 3 - clear medium Amber
palate 3 - slightly thin mouthfeel, as it sits bit more carbonated straight out of the bottle.
taste 7 - sour apricot and apple, finish is reminiscent of a cider.
overall 15 - not my favorite jolly pumpkin, but it's an easy sipper.
VinegarStroke (445) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle: Deep copper, thick head and good lace. Lifted fruit, florals, caramel and the classic chalky Brett profile. Clean. The palate is light clean, sour. Hint of caramel. Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2017
So, this has been on my wishlist for a while. Like, back when Jolly Pumpkin was fashionable. So, naturally, I was excited to try it. I’ll save the suspense - it was really good. Now, describing the aroma and flavor is kinda pointless, because it is right there in the description - rose hips, rose petals and hibiscus. All of those are prominent, as well some brett and wine. Well balances and a prefect palate. Nice stuff! slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Brilliant pinkish red. Aroma is floral rose and tart berry. Mildly to moderately sour, which works really well with what’s goin on here. Mellow for JP, but very nicely done. justkoehn (171) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Heavy lacing and light head. Beautiful red appearance. Flowery aroma. Sits lightly on the tongue with a mild spicy flowery taste. Unique and fun summer beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone PanMarek (463) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Cloudy, dark amber (almost brown) with thick beige foam, more smooth than jagged. Rich floral, peppery phenol notes with distinct lacto acid and tartness. Tart, minerally, and astringent on first taste with a smooth, slightly bitter finish. The rose hips, petals and hibiscus create a complex tart bitterness that compliments the mineral flavors. The yeast phenol gets a little lost. There is some sour apple flavors and a slight lemony tartness toward the end. The body is medium and the carbonation is soft. The finish is dry, but the middle tastes are quite fruity. Though it has the dry aspect, I would compare it to the Anchorage Love Buzz or the Long Trip.