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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sustaining beer that is brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March and welcome in a wealth of warmer weather.

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4.1
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2008
750 via trade a while back. shared with my girlfriend Cyn. Pours orange brown with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is big and sour with some bretty notes. Taste is sour, ruddy and overall pretty damn nice and tasty. Really a very nice big bretty bear from JP.

3.9
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2008
pours a clear copper with full white head. sweet sour bret aroma. spritzy full palate with dry finish. sour back and mild thruout. front initial dropping in finish. dry aftertaste. mild oak backgrounds.

3.7
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Amber pour with a fluffy two finger dirty white head. Aroma of bread and barnyard funk. Vinegar immediately jumps out. Tart or sour apple flavor with some hint of pear. Also a hint of brett. The barnyard carries over to the taste as well and there is a hint of ciitrus hops as well.

3.5
islay (2755) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2008
750 mL bottle. Pungent, sour, yeasty, light farmhouse ale smell. Vinegar, lemon, candy sugar, strawberry, rotting apple, champagne, pear, cherry, and watermelon bubblegum scents. Pours a hazy to cloudy light brown or dull copper. Some suspended particulate. Huge amount of uneven, cream to light tan head. Produces nice lacing. Lemon, salt, and apple cider flavors. Amber ale-like toasted malt taste. Tart, sugary, and fruity. Dry finish. Not as flavorful as I would like; a little dull. Long, dry, dirt-bitter aftertaste. Medium body. Smooth, soft, and slightly oily in the palate. Easy to drink and refreshing. Jolly Pumpkin Bière de Mars is a pleasant but unspectacular brew.

3.8
hiddenvariable (211) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2008
bottle. as always, it gushed upon opening. pours a gorgeous mostly clear reddish amber, with a huge fluffy eggshell head that fades pretty quickly, but leaves a ton of lacing, and never fades completely. mediciney funk smell, with cherry ludens backing it up, grassy hops, and a toffee caramel malt. funky, deep, complex, and even hoppy. good stuff. funky veggie toffee flavor, with notes of candied cherries, grassy hops, and woody notes; lots of brett and fruit. massively dry finish, with more bitterness than i’m used to from jolly pumpkin. very light tartness. lingering oak flavor. quenching mouthfeel, medium body, a ton of carbonation. another unique and tasty beer from them that goes down all too easily.

4.1
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2008
750 from Schroppfy. Brown/deep amber in color with a medium-large off white head. Aroma: Mild to moderate funk with molasses and alot of dark fruits, almost like some jolly ranchers in the background. Taste is malty with caramel and earthy yeast, mild to moderately funky with brett- tart fruit. In the background is some wood and vanilla. Medium bodied- Smooth and well rounded.

3.7
BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
750 mL bottle received via trade with jrob_21. Pours hazy amber with a large, frothy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), average hops (flowers, herbs, grass), heavy yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of apple, cherry, cask, and bandages. Medium bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

4
juiceisloose (1492) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Courtesy mgumby10, thanks Mike! This one poured an orangish brown color with a small foamy white head. The aroma has a very musky smell of sour citrus fruits, oak, candy sugar, and the typical JP funk. The flavor is interesting in this one with sour fruits, oak, carmael sweetness followed with some funky tartness. The oak and the funk seem to dry this one out, but not overly so. It is medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel that finishes with a hint of candy sweetness and tartness. I enjoyed this one quite a bit and I hope I get to try it again.

4
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Appearance: Gah! What is this nonsense? I’m being spewed on here. Anyway, we later end with a hazed, reddish-amber body showing plenty of effervescence and topped by a monstrously huge, off-white head. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the lacing. Smell: Altogether musty aroma with notes of oak planks, caramel malts, dried fruits, funk-bringing yeast, and even a few mint leaves. Taste: Caramel maltiness at first with a delicate sweetness that is quickly ensnared by a sharp sourness and bracing woodiness. Fair amount of barnyard funk. Tart cherry fruitiness. Some more of the malts perk back up for the woody, acidic finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Quite well carbonated. Drinkability: As always, it’s another weird, wild ride from Jolly Pumpkin.

4.1
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2009 Poured froma 750mL Bottle. Aroma pushes forth with light sour apple, saffron, and pungent aromatics. Curt and delighting. Pours in the typical amber haze of JP, with big fluffy mountains of whitish rock tumbling above in soapy opal. Flavors unravel themselves as soft caramel, supple passionfruit, and sprightly peppercorns, green. Wonderful, clean soft sourness with absolute full body. Rich and warming. Even sourness character and good wheaty back. Thanks for sharing Sean!


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