lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2012
one of the best beers I’ve ever had. tasted this at the fest last weekend. orange/copper hued, thick cream-colored meringue-like head—rocky and stiff. Classic JP aromas of orchard air, tart stone fruits, and citrus-earth. the first characteristic is dryness, bone fucking dry. incredible palate on this beer. flavors of tart, tannic plum skins, tart red plum flesh, grassy citrus, and classic JP oak which just rings of earthy orchard air.
Ron and the JP crew topped themselves with this beer. Absolutely astounding. Do whatever you have to to find this beer. barncatmatt (2287) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by jsprime. Amber with a tan head. Nice funky amber. More bretty then sour. Nice drinkability. Thx Jeff. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle shared by my good buddy Randy, you rock brotha! Wow! A Jolly Pumpkin sour that I actually like! Not trying to bash Jolly Pumpkin but I’ve never had much from them that blew me away. This one however had a nice sour tart blend that was unmistakably good. Would very much like to try again. superspak (5781) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/26/2012. Pours slightly hazy deep orange copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart green apple, plum, pear, lemon zest, hay, straw, oak, clove, pepper, toast, light caramel, vinegar, leather, funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of plum, yeast, oak, and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tart green apple, plum, pear, lemon zest, hay, straw, oak, clove, pepper, toast, light caramel, vinegar, leather, funk, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/spicy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of green apple, plum, pear, lemon zest, toast, hay, straw, oak, clove, pepper, light caramel, vinegar, leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of plum, yeast, oak, and moderate malt flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruited wild ale. All around good complexity and balance of plum, yeast, oak, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pours amber orange with a greyish head. Aroma brings sweet tart candi notes nice and pleasant with some background funk. Flavor is drier with candi apricots ending really nicely on the tongue.
CanIHave4Beers (4194) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2014
This beer here, this beer I had @ the Grand Tasting... Compliments of some generous soul, ffs! swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Pours a deep golden with a small head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is funky and tart with some really inviting fruitiness of plum and berries. It’s at once rich and deeply funky with some lemon rind.
The flavor is a touch corky & pleasantly dry. It’s not overly sour but certainly tart and certainly fruity. It’s got some nice oak and some champagne like elements.
Really a special beer that I thought I’d never get a chance to try.
Draft at festival, Light plumy colored golden ale, JP funky aroma with plums, fruity, light barnyard, plumy flavor. Very drinkable, sourness takes a back seat to flavor here. Could drink this all night GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
750mL thanks to sarro. Pours deep, clear orange (I was expecting dark) with a thicker, yellowish head. Okay retention. Spotty lace. Acid cut. Nose is odd- more pumpkin spice, rich harvest spices, toasted pumpkin seed. After decating for an hour there is more rich peach and apricot. Taste is more seltzery, tangy, more "wild" than "sour." Mildly acidic, small, funkiness. Just more spritzy, very clean, refreshing. Not nearly as impressive as the Biere de Goord. More simple, no plum character, just a nice JP style saison. I wouldn’t even put this under sour/wild compared to Lupulo de Hielo and Sobrehumano. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
transparent red copper, thin fizzy white dissipates quickly to a thin ring. Nose is woody, manure, spiced and light berry acetic. Woody front, berries mid, more spice and soft peach finish with Brett chalkiness. Flavor a bit too full for palate, but well balanced, intriguing. Bit watery. Dedollewaitor (16228) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Fanø Slumber Party, 2012. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Dark fruit, oak and funk. Tart, crisp and dry. Not overly complex like a normal J.P but quite lovely and drinkable.