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RATINGS: 1028   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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An artisan white ale brewed in the classic biere blanche tradition. Spiced with orange peel and coriander, you'll find it refreshingly tart, with a wonderful dry finish.

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3.7
SpringsLicker (3639) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Clear medium yellow body with a puffy white head. Lemony aroma with some bread dough and a touch of Belgian funkyness. Spritzy, with some tartness. Sweetness that fades seamlessly into a lingering dryness.

3.6
blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear very pale yellow with a spare diminishing frothy white head. Aroma of fruit, lots of spice, citrus, yeast and a mild funkyness. Spicy, citrusy flavour with some yeast and sourness -- gets a little "geuze"-like after it warms a little. Light to medium bodied, nicely carbonated. Good stuff, I quite enjoyed it.

3.6
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Tap. Aroma: Lemon, coriander, sourdough bread, and a chemical aroma that I couldn’t place (almost like cough syrup). Appearance: Watched the bartender pour this one. Came out of the tap very foamy, but eventually settled down. Hazy lemon meringue pie yellow with a bright white evervescent head. Head lingered for quite awhile. Good lacing throughout. Flavor: Tart lemon flavor followed by a bevy of spices (corinader, cloves, szechuan pepper). A delicate malt sweetness was the foundation for all these other flavors. Also detected notes of hay and grass. Palate: light to medium bodied. Seemed a bit drier than many other witbiers I’ve tried, which I enjoyed. Carbonation was lively and prickly on the tongue. Finish seemed a little watery to me. Overall: An enjoyable beer that a beer newbie could pick up and enjoy, but with enough depth to make it interesting.

3.8
HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2006 Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle. Poured murky yellow with a small white head, huge dark chunks in the bottom. Wonderful aroma - funky, sour, very spicy, lemon juice - coriander and orange zest; sharp, almost eye-watering. Sharply spicy and yeasty, lemon sourness, malt lurking, the coriander and the lemon really take the driver’s seat. Acidic, sharply lively bitter mouthfeel, very funky, spicy and complex - excellent beer, quite a shift from the Midnight Sun M that preceeded it!

3.6
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2006
750ml - Aroma of yeast, candi sugar, bananna, orange peel, and coriander. Pours transparent yellow with a huge lasting head from the constantly cascading champange like bubbles and great lacing. Flavor matches the aroma with the spiciness really taking over as it warms. Palate is sticky and tart. Interesting and tasty.

4.2
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2006
After being slightly disappointed with the Bam Biere, I decided to open this one. It was 95 here today, and I was outside most of the day, so once this one was very cold, I opened it up. Pours out with a giant head, with chunks of shit floating all down through it. Fear not, it does not four up the flavor of this beer. Smells fruity, with a nice smell of oranges and some oak. Taste is very similar, and very refreshing. Much more complex than say...Hoegaarden is. This beer definately makes the brewery stand out, as any brewery that makes a really good solid Witbier gets my vote. Really great beer, and worth trying at any cost.

3.6
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Light to dark yellow color with a big bountiful head. Sweet spicy aroma almost pasta like. Fruity in the flavor, some hints of lemon, has a nice wheat character to it. A little tart but ends up with a nice dry finish. My first jolly pumpkin very interesting

3.7
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Poured a light straw color with a very slight haze and a fluffy tight white head. Aroma has a very wheaty, hay-field character, with lots of lemon. Flavor is lemon, with mint, and sourdough. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry and tart. What I really enjoy about Jolly Pumpkin ales are the brettanomyces chraracter that leaves and interesting depth to their beers. This would go well with white fleshed pan sheared fish or under the shade of a tree on a warm summers evening.

3.4
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Delicious aroma, very enticing, dried flowers and fresh cut wheat stalks, with a spicy citrus zing in the flavor, and some nice toasted malt, clean and very dry, with some nice fruitiness, and yeasty esthers. Still has that JP sour flavor, with evident corriander zest. Definitely worth trying.

3.1
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
It had a thin, fizzy head and a body that was way too translucent for a witbier. It is quite dry but the aroma is just not the spice and citrus that a good wit should be. Agree that its closer to a saison than a witbier. Not what I was expecting out of a top ten wit for this site.


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