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RATINGS: 609   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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Dark clear red color with close to no foam. Light sour smell. The taste is sweetish, sour a tiny bit bitter. A quite fitting combination. Nice beer with a satisfying aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 Beer is clear, light brown with a moderate, frothy, beige, mostly diminishing head.<P> The aroma is malty with light notes of toasted grain, moderate notes of caramely biscuit; Hoppy with light notes of grassy herb and lemon zest; Yeasty with a light-to-moderate notes of basement and sour barnyard; Light miscellaneous sugar, winter spiced alcohol, oaky vanilla and a moderate note of aged vinous sour cherry.<P> The flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic with a long, lightly warm, lightly sweet and acidic finish.<P> The body is medium, the texture is velvety-to-creamy and the carbonation is lively.<P>Sublime.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Bottle from Sam’s. Wow.Sour and musty with a slight touch of vanilla and oak. A mix of gueuze,barnyard and teasty goodness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Shared bottle at Uber. Hazy amber with big head. Mild sweetness. Actually, pretty mild everything. Light yeast and musty flavor....a good drinker, but not very overwhelming. A little bit of sour fruit. Not what I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007
this was a lot like one of the fantome’s i’ve had (the dark summer i think?) lots of fruit, plum, pear, apricot, green apple, and lemon with strawberries. some candi sugar, hints of malt, and floral/perfumey flavors. some very nice funky cheese flavor as well. i like my beers sour and fruity. very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Light sour apple aroma starts things off. Deep golden brown body with an eternal, fluffy, off-white head. Full palate with perfect carbonation. The taste is very light. Wood, sour flavors and some yeast. Very restrained and easy to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Bottle. Aroma of sour fruits with musty bread. Medium brown hazy hue with a small fully diminishing head that left no lace. Flavor is sweet and tart with a nice dry earthy finish. Palate is light-medium bodied and soft. Very good beer. Wonderful sour falvor and aroma with a great earthy balance. Bravo!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2009
750mL: rich dark brown appearing brew with a very mild white head with very little retention. some oakiness and sour notes to the nose. mild hop presence, initial main flavor is some tartness/sourness followed by the first tinge of oakiness then some fruity yeast flavors and a lingering oak and alcohol flavor. very dry finish, but there is some malt flavor that is present, which is pretty rare for jolly pumpkin. perfectly fermented beer and the oak is proudly evident, but not overbearing. very good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ketchepillar (1195) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2010
On tap at MBGSF 2010. Really funky bretty. Pretty sour. Cherry. This may have had some variation from the original but I’m not sure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - APR 7, 2006
Hints of earth, fruit, oak, and acidic aromas are present. The color is a cloudy copperish. Head is small and short lasting. Slight sweetness at the forefront followed by a sour finish.


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