sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2005
The perfect match for my tastes, I instantly fell in love.
An appreciation for it’s old-world brewing style and oak-aging make revealing the subtle hints Curacao and coriander that much better.
I am truly inspired by this ale.
undsioux7 (874) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 cask at Happy Gnome. Pours a cloudy yellow/gold with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus and a bit of spice. Nice funky cellar flavor to go along with the tart wheat and spice. Very light and good on a hot day. Brad89 (6) - Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2010 does not count
The 750 ml bottle pours hazed golden with a perfect white head. The aroma is classic wit with the great JP tart nose coming through. The flavor is exceptional, subtle sour notes, crisp, hints of citrus. It really delivers but is clean and is a nice session beer. It is definitely a base wit, but the JP sourness really makes this beer. I will drink this all summer and all winter! FlacoAlto (4197) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Pours a hazy gold-orange color, it is topped by a frothy off white, creamy head that is held up by an ample carbonation. The aroma is spicy with orange peel dominating, but there are notes of ginger, pepper, a hint of musty cobwebs, earthy coriander, and a bright citrus acidity. The aroma is quite nice.Barnaby (22) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2009
The beer is nice and light on the palate. It starts with a citrusy orange character and finishes with a bright acidity, that moves to an herbal perhaps woody tannic note. There is a nice light wheat character here that mixes well with the other refreshing components of this beer. This really is quite well done actually, at first it seems like a straight up Belgian Wit, but there are subtle notes of complexity here, and I do believe that there is perhaps a bit more acidity than is typical of the more simplistic Witbiers out there. This beer has lots of good spiciness to it as well, I get notes of ginger, pepper, coriander. I like that the coriander is used correctly in this beer, it is not too strong and the earthy-herbal note that is typical of overly-spiced versions is held nicely in check.
This is definitely one of the best Belgian Wits that I have had, I am a sucker for a good Wit, but I think that this has struck a really nice balance. It is bright, citrusy, and quite refreshing, yet it has some subtle complexity to it, but not so much that it gets in the way of this beer being refreshing like it should. Hopefully the barrels that this beer is aged in will be properly inoculated, because this could use a bit more funky complexity to it, that would definitely make this beer perfection in the glass come late spring to summer time. This is by far the best beer from Jolly Pumpkin that I have had, This is in fact just a world class example of this style, and I hope this brewery can get their Barrels going such that all of their beers can get to this level.
batch 304/305 pleasantly sour aroma, apricot, dried fruit bright yellow-golden appearance with a light foamy head. smooth and highly carbonated dry champagne on the the palate Overall, an absolutely delicious, special beer.
Hopper8 (197) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2017
For whatever reason I wasn’t getting the tartness I normally get from a Jolly Pumpkin beer, I suspect something was off with my particular brew. The corriander and orange peel really shone in this brew and it was nice, but it wasn’t soured like a normal Jolly Pumpkin beer. I’ll have to try again, but man I was still really really into it, and that’s crazy to me. BrewerDub (34) - USA - JAN 7, 2007
All I can say is WOW. This is some unreal sh**. Poured with an enourmous white head, a slight hazy golden color. Awesome aroma that smelled of oranges and cloves and corriander. Not at all heavy in the mouth, nicely fizzy and finishes with a nice tartness. Very Very good stuff. MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottled, poured in a dimpled mug. The color of JPCB is a washed out light yellow. It has a large creamy head that doesn’t leave a lot of lacing. The aroma is tart with a hint of wood and cooked yellow hominey. This is a wonderfully refreshing beer with just the right amount of citrus tart balanced with a surprising smoothness. There is a lambic-like taste that makes me think of wild yeast. The finish is quick and dry. This is an excellent Jolly Pumpkin beer and one of my favorite wits. SudsMcDuff (8439) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
wow, i forgot how much i really enjoyed this brew until i started going through my backlogs, this one was fun! ... poured a pale golden colour, good constent head ring .. zesty with a slight funk .. clean and crisp .. sweet, lght barnyard, honey .. what a nice take on a witbier from JP... a sexy sexy clean easy drinking brew, great to start the day off with.. TonyDiUlio (664) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
When it comes to Belgian Whites, I get jolly over this Jolly Pumpkin. Being as I began my beer tasting world on witbiers, I have grown to truly love them. And this one takes the cake. Its combination of orange, coriander, and sour fruits mixes to make a memorable beer.