EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle thanks to GT. Pours a hazy dense orange brown with a thin white head. Oaky wine like aroma. Dry sour flavor. Thick creamy vanilla oak throughout. Very tart finish. Very refreshing on a 100 degree humid day in DC. thebaldwizard (1365) - 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. dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Pours a medium to light brown. Lactic aroma with hints of vinegar and rubber. Rather sour and not what I was expecting Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Brown pour with a small offwhite head. woody, tart, spicy, fruity. a bit funky. Flavor is woody, tart brettiness, excellent mouthfeel, a bit dry, barnyard abounds. MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 750ml - 2005 - Thanks Pailhead - Aroma of oak, candi sugar, brett, red wine vinegar, some cherry and spice. Pours transparent brown with a medium head and great lacing. Flavor isn’t as defined as the aroma. Lots of brett funk, oak, port wine, cranberry, yeast, with a nice tart finish. Palate is sour and tangy, maybe a bit thin. Overall this is another fantastic brew by JP.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark bubbly ruby orange, off white head. Aroma is funky, musty, tangy bleu cheese, slightly peppery. Flavor is pepper, salami, and tangy bleu cheese. Lacks a certain complexity yet is pleasurable to drink, if but a bit one-sided. apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2006
The aroma is very musty and cellared - sour, with hints of wood and raisins...not sweet at all. Looks decent, but not really like a bier de garde, with a reddish orange body and nearly no head at all. This is very typical Jolly Pumpkin - very sour, very little sweetness. Some caramel. It kind of leaves me longing for just a little something more of something...its very drinkable, though, even somewhat interesting. awaisanen (1310) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2007
From a 750mL Bottle. Fairly transparent, honey-copper colored pour with a small layer of white head. Definitely not the carbonated monster that so many other JP beers are. A pleasant, lightly caramelized malt background supplements a fresh sweet pear and apple fruitiness. Some musky canteloupe rinds and ripening strawberries add further delights to the tart, lightly fruity bouquet. Light to medium bodied mouthfeel with a creamy carbonation. A little on the sweet side for a JP brew, but not cloying, either. Some gently sour, earthy white grape skins start out the flavors, and then morphs in to a delightfully ashy, musky cheese rind character. Some sweaty leather and zest from an aged lemon round out the finish to the palate. Quite enjoyable overall, but a crisper carbonation, fuller head, and drier palate would make it even more so. Thanks, Tom! Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2011
Denmark, Ulfborg tasting with J&C. Dark amber color, with small head. Sweet malty aroma with lots of caramel, and a vinous touch. Flavour reminds me of Flemish sour, which is the type of sourne3ss I erally enjoy. Very vinous, still maintains it’s malty background. Lead to a ncie dry finish. Lovely. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Finally got to drink this beer on the fourth of July, been saving it (unintentionally) for awhile. Was worth the wait. 750 purchased from West Lakeview. Orange amber color with huge frothy/creamy white head. Very nice barnyard funk aroma. Flavor was nice sour, dull malt, cherries and oak. Nice full body with somewhat cramy body. Another great beer from JP.