xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Mars
750 ml bottle
Released 04/07, idealized 05/07.
Moderate pour in a beer mug (it’s all I had :(
Poured a clear brown with a huge frothy to rocky fully lasting head with excellent lacing.
Smelt of strong sour brett and citrus, and moderate leather, oak, toasted malt, spices.
Taste was upfront strong sour brett, orange lemon zest, moderate oak and toasted malt followed by a strong horseblanket sourness and leathery oakiness on a long finish.
Palate was light to medium bodied, lively carbonated, watery on a dry finish, lightly to moderately puckering.
Overall, this one kind of took me by surprise. I didn’t really know what to expect, but the sourness is not over the top and the oak balance is way above par. There isn’t anything to hate in this one. Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Another one of my favorite styles. Sour lemon malty...so balanced in aroma and flavor. Such great carbonation like a champgne. Very dry and so summer like. I loved this brew all around. paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
A: snifter. pours a straight opaque mahogany. nice medium khaki colored head. great retention and lacing.
S: tons of coconut, lemon zest, big sour nose. some blood oranges. some tropical fruit, papaya, mango.
T: nice tropical fruit flavors, hints of papaya, coconut, and a dash of mango. big time sours in this. absolutely delicious. great malt, but the barrel aging in outstanding.
M: higher carbonation level, bu fits the beer. great palate all over this one. very unique mouthfeel. velvety.
D: I could probably drink anything from JP for the rest of my life, amazing palate characteristics form from their barrels. try to get this one....it is phenomenal. myxologyst66 (10) - lahaina, Hawaii, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Amazing tart fruit nose with the perfect amount of horse blanket. Light and refreshing with a gentle sour finish. Barrel notes, flavors abound. Perfect beer for sushi or even jambalaya. World class, thank u Ron. sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2005
What an excellent brew- again Jolly Pumpkin continues to impress! This robust ale boast a thin lacing of caramel to compliment its fruity aroma.
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottled. Cloudy brown pour, dense, light tan head. Nose is sour with a hint of brett mustiness, barnyard, cherries, apples. Flavor is tart, vinous, oaky, barnyeard, lemongrass, and spice. Bitter herbal finish, tart and refreshing. Excellent. AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2007
2006 Vintage. An orangey-red color, lightly hazy with an uncharacteriscally Jolly Pumpkin, thin head that is bone white. Aroma is intense with rotting, sour cherries, oak, vanilla, coconut, and a red wine-like acidic overlay. Powerfully intense flavor profile. All of the aroma components are in the flavor with the oak showing freshness, lots of coconut, a solid sweetness, and a balancing tannic bite. brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - OCT 14, 2009
Deep ruby pour with a frothy white head. The color contrast looks gorgeous. Nose has layers of tart cherry, fresh wood, and a bit of wholesome barnyard funk. Flavor is bursting with tartness but is beautifully balanced by an amazing dried/preserved strawberry sweetness that I just cannot get enough of. Exceedingly smooth and drinkable, as the abv is spot on. Definitely my favorite from Jolly Pumpkin so far ... no contest. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bomber at Jerry’s. Hazy, but brilliant brown with modest, frothy, tan head (barrel-aged) / Sour, acidic nose of orchard fruit, caramel, / Medium body, soft carbonation, sour, just a hint of sweetness so mostly dry and woody, solid malts, excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of turning apple, cherry, oak, caramel, raisin, rose hip, chrysanthemum, leather, light old sweater / Does it get any better than JP? MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Jolly Pumpkin know what the fuck they’re doing when it comes to dealing with funk. Biere de Mars pours red-brown and maintains a decent head considering it’s such an acidic beer. Dusty basement, leather, tobacco, and musty fruit aromas. The taste is equally wild and weird. Caramel, sour apple, balsamic vinegar, and subtle citrus. Sound weird? It is. Yet it totally works. Not as punchy as some Sours, but there’s still a fair amount of vinegar-like acetic sharpness. Reminded me a lot of La Roja, and there’s nothing wrong with that at all.