Lothore (647) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours a deep, dark orangey hue with a thick, frothy head that leaves plenty of lacing on the way down. Apricot, lemon zest and funk on the nose. sweet apricot, plum, strawberry up front, followed by a wave of mild sourness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Really great beer. Enjoyed it. mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2011
750ml bottle, courtesy of Ian. Typical Jolly Pumpkin tartness, a little Belgian spice, not horrible. paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
A: Snifter. Nice clarity of a vibrant burnt orange color, with a huge off-white head with an amazing head retention, which lead to very nice lacing.
S: Aromas are sour with some hints of citrus. There are some spices in here as well as a hint of soap.
T: a little bitter, but definitely has some fall characteristics. Such as dry leaves, some spices with a faint hint of apples. I really don’t get any nut characteristics.
M: A little dry, very high carbonation. Light body with a decent palate.
D: not my favorite from Jolly Pumpkin, but it is definitely good. I will drink it again. Very drinkable and perhaps a a new Thanksgiving beer for me.
Heidbummer (644) - SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Pours cloudy amber, lacy head. Hint of caramel on the nose, and something nutty It’s a little bit thin for me, and there’s a sourness masking the caramel I couldn’t get past. It’s decent, but not a big hitter for me. arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle into Corsendonk tulip; purchased at Green’s in Atlanta. Bottle is a gusher (the first I’ve ever experienced), just kept foaming over like a Mr. Wizard volcano. The smell of woody brett was all over the place. Smells like warm apples and apricot when you stick your nose in the glass. Very woody in the mouth, not as acidic as I expected from the smell. Dry and cob-webby but also juicy; a nice texture. Medium bodied. Spicy on the end. Good beer.
podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
750 ml bottle, Batch 908, Bottled 11-04-2011 that I brought to Brian’s suprise birthday tasting. Pours cloudy dark orange with a huge white head. This one gushed a little bit. Aroma is light funk that’s that’s a bit less than typical Jolly Pumpkin. Taste is lightly funky, spicy with an overall nuttiness and huge notes of Brett and oak.wood. Good stuff. DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a beautiful honey amber with a ton of head. Great nose is classic jolly pumpkin. Taste is thin. Has a good deal of lemon, caramel, and some spice. Semi tart but not complex. wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Thanks to Drew for this one. (Batch 244, 245) Hazy golden color with a frothy tall white head. Aroma is tart fruit at first, along with some bretty funk, then also a touch of sweet spices in the background and some yeast and honey. Tart and bitter flavor up front, like a lemon rind, followed by some sweet malts and a nice touch of spices. A bit of bretty funk is present all the way through. The finish shows a bit of nuttiness, or wood. Very nice, very pleasant. Advocate_Ames (626) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2015 A delightful beverage. I enjoy a mixture of the sour/wild ale & the Belgium style ale. This brew will affect your palate slightly. The appearance was wonderful. Overall it is better than the average beer beverage and I would enjoy having this again. CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Sour aroma, sour taste, but not as tart as I was expecting. Yeasty, but also sour taste. okay.