darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a deep yellow almost orange with a thick foamy head. Massive carbonation as is typical of JP. Nose is very nutty, nutmeg, apple, yeast and hazelnut. Taste is slightly sour up front with a complex nutty middle and a snappy hoppy finish. Lingering sourness and caramel notes. Awesome as usual with JP. RSRIZZO (2009) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Color is a hazy orange gold with very active carbonation and a tight, thick white head. Aroma is like a spicy apple cider. Taste is crisp and sour. Starting with light/medium body it goes down crisp with a clean feel. Finish comes on with a sour cider taste and a gentle caramel nutty flavor. After taste is a dry oak bitterness with a faint plastic taste in the back. Overall its ok, I’m just not a big fan of sours. This one has nice smooth flavors so for me its better then others I have had. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2009
(750ml bottle, Batch 336) Medium off-white head that leaves nice lacing, atop clear light brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, Brett, lemon/orange, some tobacco, light oak, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, lemon/orange, some Brett, tobacco, light cherry, cinnamon/anise/medicinal. Light-medium body, light acidity. sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2009
(Bottled, 0.75l) Hazy amber with a very small, but lasting head. Tart, sulphury cherry aroma like in the rest of these brews. Sulphur is clearly present also in the flavor, with dried fruit, cloves, apricot, vinegar, and brettanomyces. Medium-bodied with low to medium carbonation. A pleasant nightcap with vinous sourness. Darkover (1540) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 Clear copper color with a white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, some sourness and malt. Flavor of yeast, spices and sourness with a hoppy finish.
JAXSON (607) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2009
750ml bottle, Oct. 2008 batch. Having had this beer several times, I can say it needs at least three months after it’s released to really come into its own. It was released way too young IMO. Moving on, it pours a really beautiful glowing, reddish honey with a pillowy beige head. Awesome. Gorgeous, vintage Jolly Pumpkin nose - softly-integrated brett, sour tropical fruits, and of course oak. The flavor is vinous, subtle, and refreshing. There is not that burst of flavor you might expect though. This could be a phenomenal beer if the flavors were more pronounced. I still really like it. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Light brown pour with a big, rocky white head. Aroma is big, bretty and oaky. Some funk, some sourness, a bit of nuts. Flavor is sour and spicey. Some wood, with a bready, nutty finish. Love the funkiness in this one. Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2009
0.75 l bottle at Konttori, Tampere. Hazy copper to amber color with creamy head. Horsey aroma with strawberry, grapefruit, star anise, red wine and hints of nuts. Horsey, oaky and gently spicy flavor with strawberry and red wine. Some tannins and warming alcohol. Nice complex beer. dmac (6387) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2009
750 ml bottle from Capones. Pours a a brownish/orange with a small to average fizzy whiteish head. Aroma is phenomenal, super funky with notes of brett, cherries, wood, lemon zest, barnyard. Medium body with a fizzy mouthfeel that dies down as this one is allowed to breath for awhile. Flavor is very washed out compared to the strong aroma but the funkiness comes through with some hints of wood and fruit. If the flavor stood up to the aroma this would have been a top ten beer for me but regardless it is still a great beer. kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a hazy dark golden color with amber highlights and a thin white head. Aroma is malty and spicy with notes of brett, bread, spice, flowers, yeast, floral hops. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of spice, honey, brett and nuts. Generally medium body with a pleasing sweet brett finish.