smroush (281) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Sour aroma dominates, somewhat grassy underneath the sourness. Malts pretty subdued. Some spice, particularly mild clove.
Cloudy amber color; moderate to heavy white head.
Taste dominated by the sour flavor. Pretty dry. Moderate bitterness.
Medium body; fairly thin texture; lively carbonation; finish is sour.
Overall a decent beer, but the sourness dominates too much for my taste. I like the subtle spice, but overall the complexity is moderate at best. ebone1988 (1919) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Aroma is light sour, funk, skins. Appearance is amber golden, off white head. Taste is lightly sour, malt, bitter from hops (possibly) not much else. Mouthfeel is medium body and crisp carbonation. Overall, not real impressive for my first Jolly Pumpkin. ippopotamo36 (2382) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle purchase at Hoppiness beer store in Koper/Capidistria-Slovenia, consumed in Serbia. Pours amber color, quite cloudy with a tick off white foam. Nose: quite a distinctive wild sourness, berries, macerated grapes, a hint of caramel. Loads of wild mint as well. Mouth: lively carbonated, quite watery, spicy after taste, too much herbal in the end. Bit rough...for me. Did not get the chestnuts but appreciated the concept all in all. It talks to autumn in a way.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone glennmastrange (2868) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle. Moderate to heavy straw for the malt, moderate orange peel for the hops, heavy musty and barnyard for the yeast, with hints of cherry and vinegar. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white, with good lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is medium amber/orange. Flavor starts heavily acidic, then finishes heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter and sour. Palate is light to medium, watery, with a lively carbonation and a tart and dry finish. A nicely soured Belgian Ale. Zymurgeist2 (2246) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Tap at pita kabob in Visalia. Warming spice aroma with distant autumn vegetable. Beautiful late sunset deep orange with moderate white head that quickly dissipates to a bubbly white collar. Taste is orange and kumquat with slight persimmon. Thin mouthfeel surprises with a spike of spice in the mid palate. Altogether interesting if not outstanding.
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Draft at ABC tap takeover: Poured a caramel with very faint head. Aroma is roasted nut, woods. Taste is a different mix of tart and nut. Not my kind of beer. ARH (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
On tap, poured into a snifter. The warm aroma has notes of apricot, nuts, a bit of a sour citrus, and a light biscuit note. The hazy orange beer is topped by a dense, white soap head that keeps a moderate amount of retention and leaves a mild lacing. The taste is a medium sweet and bitter balanced by a medium light sour note. The texture is oily with fuzzy carbonation. The medium body is, up front, a bitter sour citrus note with a toffee and light bread backing. The finish is a notable nuts with secondary oak, toffee, apricot, and nut flavor. The aftertaste is dry with bitter citrus peel, oak, apricot, and dank herb. It lingers a moderate length of time with only a light intensity. nealblind (1864) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2015
clear dark gold pour some white foam. Aroma funky oak, dust granny smiths markers. Light carb. Buttery lacto. Chestnut aftertaste, obscured by oak and sour, concrete dust. some burnt plastic on the end. bitter type finish. A complex, balanced beer that lets one too many flavors in the door. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle, SX Bottle Share, Ale House, Chelmsford, 3rd November 2015.
Three years old. Bordeaux wine notes. Oak barrels. French yeast. Taste is lemons, grapefruit, Bordeaux St Emilion, soft malts. Incredibly good. furthur (1192) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Draft at anchorage brewing, orange amber beer, nice creamy white head, good lace. Aroma is subtle, slightly roasty lemon. Taste is salty, lemon, lime, peach, and earthy chestnuts. Palate light, carbonation soft and subdued.