ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Thanks to the guys who shared this with me in line @ Jackie O’s. Hazy gold pour with a fizzy white head. Aroma is lacto and slightly vegetal. I was a little put off at my initial first whiff. Medium tart. Dry but not super dry. Spicy, vegetal, oaky tannins. Nice saison brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
A: The pour is a cloudy apricot/peach colored beer with a big head that is just off of white.
S: Like almost any Jolly Pumpkin beer, the nice tartness is immediately noticeable. Quite a bit of fruit such as lemon, peach, and cantaloupe. There’s a light spice to it as well as some sweet malts and wet oak. I don’t really get a lot of the flavorings, though.
T: A refreshing tartness along with a nice oak flavor and some drying aspects start the flavor. The malt is a bit more pronounced than on the nose, though there’s more of a green/grass thing going on here. I think I may actually get some of the kale, too.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation and a dry finish.
D: I wish the pumpkin seeds and kale (and other additives) were more pronounced, but this was a very good beer anyway. A pleasure to drink. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Big thanks to Mayor McTurd for sharing this one - rock on, Sam! Nice pour, faintly peach/gold in color, with a typically abundant JP head, crackling carbonation with nice (not overly sticky) retention. Nose has a very faint tartness to it, suggesting not so much the beloved funk as a kind of intense spice cabinet well stocked also with fresh root vegetables and so on. Dry and spicy to the taste as well, and you can certainly detect a tealike quality in the thick of the woody flavors. Very light fruit and cheesy funk in the dry finish, blending well with the mild spice. Well done, distinctive saison. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2011
From the Rare Beer Club. Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bright golden color with a large foamy yellow-white head that lingered forever and produced great lacing. The aroma was yeasty and a bit musty with a strong sour citric element and touches of pepper and egg white. The flavor was strongly tart, bitter and sour with a hint of vinegar and notes of lemon, bread and pepper. The finish was long, tart, sour and bready. Medium body. More of a sour than a saison. Decent. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured hazy yellow with a white head. aroma was citrus, funky cherry, and pumpkin. flavor was lemon, funky, and oak? with a light and dry body.
nickd717 (4683) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
750ml bottle thanks to womencantsail at the post-Bruery tasting. Cloudy golden in color with a one-finger white head and some thick lacing that’s typical of Jolly Pumpkin. The aroma has pumpkin (what do you know?), herbal notes, pepper, and your typical Jolly Pumpkin funk. The flavor is that of a standard dry and tart, slightly wild saison with some other interesting notes thrown in. Earthy and herbal with green tea and pumpkin, a unique combination that works about as well as you might think it could (which is not great, but good). The finish is a little weaker than I’d like. Medium-bodied and slightly tart and dry with a good level of carbonation. A nice concept beer, and one I’d like to give another shot later if they want to brew it again. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2011
750ml bottle. Batch 559, Bottle 7-22-10. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of some funkiness, squash, some woodiness, pumpkin (seeds), and some herbalness. Tastes of vanilla, some funkiness, citrus, some fruitiness, wood, and some spices. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
bottle. thanks to kan! pours hazed gold with white head. nose has that jp funky with subtle goordy. flavor of sweet honey, funk, veggies, spice, clean good stuff. i know this review sucked but this was tasty. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
[3507-20101204] 750mL bottle. Some lambic yeasts aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Fruity yeasts flavour has light lemon notes. Medium body. Nice, repeatable.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2010
(@ Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY; w/ DuctTape, jerc)
bottle courtesy of mibirder. Milky yellow with a nice creamy head on it. Funky aroma that I’m noticing in all JP beers. Mild acidic sour with light mouthfeel & nice carbonation. Didn’t notice the pumpkin flavor, but thought it was nicely spiced. Enjoyed this very much!