Nephilium (1817) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2008
(Batch 244,245) The aroma starts with the standard tart funk of almost all of Jolly Pumpkin’s beers. Underneath that, there are hints of nuts, and a touch of chocolate. Pours a clear amber, with a huge rocky white head. The taste is a peppery, nutty ale, crisp on the palate with a slight bit of tartness to it. Very tasty, and works quite well even in summer. bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
750, corked and baled, thanks, BVC! Pours hazy gold with a lacy white head. Funky, brett-laden nose. Light body and medium carbonation. A dash of fruit in the flavor. Dry and sour finish. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
750, corked and baled, bottling 3, 2007. Thanks, BVC! Crystal clear light amber with bright gold highlights. Thin fizzy white head. Tart molasses and vinegar nose, almost like bbq sauce. Lightl, slightly watery, somewhat fizzy carb. Soft, clean, and tart. Mild, medium-long tart finish. The appeal of this beer is difficult to explain, but it is powerful once you get a hold of one to drink. SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Gushed would almost be an understatment! Even after pouring over 12 oz. out of the bottle this continued to foam over. Aromas are of funk, apple cider, cinnamon and caramel…very Fall and reminds me of apple doughnuts from the apple orchards in the Fall. In the mouth it is tart and sour with the funkiness from the nose running throghout. Recently I have had some overly funked Jolly Pumpkin’s but this one was quite good. Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
small brownish/orange body with a huge 4 inch white head.(infected?)the aroma is brett,dusty red apples,cologne,cinnamon,and caramel.flavor is light brett,lemons,caramel malts,and pumpkin.seems like the aroma is a bit more complex than the flavor.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
Bottle shared by notalush. Orange-amber pour with a fairly sticky white head. Aroma is loaded with rich earthy brett, cologne, perfume and a fresh leathery funkiness. Very light citrus with light lemon and orange over a rich earthy woody character. Soflty tart along with a light caramelly back note. Very perfumey and complex. Classic Jolly Pumpkin. Very tasty and delicious. notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Super hazy golden beer with a fizzy head - typical JP funk in the aroma, with some cool minty and herbal qualities - a lot of earthy funk up front, followed by a moderate acidity - a bit of nuttiness and vegetal character - probably the funkiest JP beer I’ve yet had - the acidity cuts it a bit, and gives it a more lambic-like character - there is some odd vegetable-like flavors far in the back that make it less enjoyable, but this is still another interesting JP offering. thedm (6178) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2008
This bottled brew from Indianapolis, IN poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was mildly funky with lambic malt notes. The mouth feel was strongly tingly and bubbly from start to finish. Very lambic like. The flavor contained notes of lambic like musty slightly sour tart mild hop malt notes. It gave me gas. Overly carbonated. TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2008
Bouteille verte de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Le contenu a completement explosé lors de l’ouverture de la bouteille ne laissant que la moitié du contenu. Arôme: Odeur d’épice avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices avec une pointe d’agrumes et de gomme. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût fruité. (Rating #1759) hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle and labeled Bottling 3, 2007. Medium sized off-white frothy and fizzy head that mostly diminished, hazy, one ring of lacing, visible carbonation, and a golden hue. The aroma was sweet, sour, tart, spicy, malt, some caramel, acidic, lambic like and brett. The flavor was sweet, acidic, fruity, spicy, sour, some malt and light caramel. Spritzy mouthfeel and medium bodied. I had a hard getting this beer rated as I was turned off by the aroma and the flavor as well as I just couldn’t get into the taste of this beer for some reason. This is definitely a beer I could not drink an entire bottle by myself. Next!!