rederic (3335) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2007
Hazy amber hue, with a big frothy beige head, leaving laces, yeasty, fruity nose, with wild yeast brettanomyces note, red pepper spiciness, green apple sourness, faint wet oakiness, with a citrusy, spicy aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, tart, flowery hop character, with a mild brettanomyces sharpness, toasted malt note, peppery spiciness, acidic grapefruit fruitiness, leading towards a malty, tart, floral leafiness and bitterness finish. GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2007
Appearance:Hazy amber,bif head..
Jolly pumpkin is great,but all the beer taste the same think.... IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Thanks to Secret Santa Pailhead for this beer. Poured a hazy amber with a large overflowing off-white head. Rich aroma of sweet bread, cinnamon, a bit of sour funkiness. Flavor is quit dry and consisting of flavors some cinnamon, wintergreen, peppermint, a bit of nuttiness, though finding it is a strain. I’m not finding the flavor to be as complex as the nose, as the dryness of this beer really seems to be overshadowing the flavor layers. Well-crafted, but I’m just not getting enough complexity to move this to the next level for me. johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Gusher alert! As soon as I opened it a foam river shot it of top. I poured maybe an ounce into a pint glass that quickly over flowed. After about 10 minutes the foam finally subsided from the pint glass but it still took awhile to pour a full pint. Now to the rating. Poured dark red with huge white head. Aroma of cinnamon and spice. Good cinnamon flavor to start with some fruit hints. Finished with some spice. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 22, 2007
An attractive pour on this one. A clear, rich light brown color with some orange and copper highlights. The head was creamy and off-white on the pour with good retention as it slowly collapsed into rocky peaks. Decent lacing. The aroma was the expected bretty funk at the onset, but as it opened up it showed great depth. Beyond the sour funk there was soft caramel malt and nuttiness (chestnut). A bit of old wood came through too. The flavor was expectedly funky, but some hops and softer caramel came out too. Crisp apple with a super dry finish. Enjoyable.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007
pleasant sour earthy aroma. very smooth and sour. nice bitter balancing finish. yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
From bottle, no 17 at Papsoes blindtasting. Pours hazy orange with a collapsing head. Brett aroma, citric to acidic. Flavour is subdued sweet and with a classic brett flavour of acidic to citric notes. Quite nice. Finish holds a nice caramel sweetness beneath and smooth and controlled brett flavour. Mellow and nice. Far finish holds a mild woody tone. Beaver (1790) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2007
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white head that quickly goes to a thin film and collar that leaves some lacing.hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
The aroma is doughy malts with tart, slightly sour, fruits and some spices.
The flavor is earthy yeast with some bready malts. It has some tart and slightly sour fruits, wood and some spices and a dry lightly bitter finish. It has a bit of a washed out and watery flavor. The mouthfeel is medium with lots of sharp carbonation.
Overall, it’s a pretty typical JP brew, although not one of their better ones. I’d prefer more sourness and less watery flavors.
Bottled. Still pour with fine microbubbles, quite different appearance than what others have noted here. Hazy orange-amber color. Lovely spiced aroma of holiday spices, pear, and citrus. Some funk to the aroma as well, with a subtle oak nose. Initial flavor has a smooth nutty malt tone with lemon citrus in the mix, followed by more bread-like yeasty tones with a lightly bitter, sour finish. The tartness is balanced well, but I get a weird metallic finish at some points. Very carbonated. Enjoyable. Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2008
UPDATED: APR 16, 2009 (Bottle, thanks Degarth) Pours medium muddy, medium brown. The flavour is woody, malty, light bretty and light spicy with tones of mild oak-ish vanilla, earth, subtle chestnuts, milk and mild toast. The nose is quite creamy underneath the acid notes. The flavour is light to medium acidic, light sweet, light toasted, light to medium woody/oaky and light to medium fruity/berry like. The mouthfeel is light tart and medium dry with a citric sting. Medium bodied. Good!