BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle acquired via trade with JAXSON...thanks again Jeremy!!! After the lineup we tried (Blabaer, Frambozen, Rosso E Marrone), this one had a hard time holding its own. Tasty, though. Murky burnt copper pour produced a 1-finger ivory head that didn’t leave much in the way of lacing. Aroma is earthy, spicy, funky, and citrusy. Flavor is much more malty, bready, and biscuity than others in the style. A little watery, both in flavor and palate. Not bad. badgerben (5180) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Batch 335. Copper, orangish color with a thin head. Fruity aroma of apple and a bit of lemon tartness. Dry, grainy flavor. Quite tart. Light fruit. Very, very slight nutty flavor, though I think the label is making me think this more than I actually taste it. A good enough brew, but based on the description I was actually expecting to taste spices and chestnuts; in that, a big let down. lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2006
Hazy deep orange-amberish beer with a nice creamy slight yellowish-off white head. Aroma is mild and soft malty, it has touches of nuts and almond liquor. Also touches of chesnut skin that gives a untherbuild tart sharpness in this brew. Aroma is sweeter than the taste. The mouthfeel is quit dry, it has a soft malty carracter with a slight spicy touch and sharp accents of sour apple skins (renette apples) and orange zest. In the afthertaste there is a nice earthy touch with hints of humide forrest soil, wild berries and wet wood The more this beer gets warmer, the more wine like the beer gets. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2011 Any first impressions?TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2006
-A creamy head settles over the muddy dusk.
-Orangey citrus fruit and accompanying herbal spices, comforted by a nutty sweetness, lie on classy wooden flooring.
-Chestnuts obviously provide most of the beer’s sweetness, emboldened by an otherwise meditative spicy flavoring.
-The carbonation is ample but delicate, exactly how these Belgian ales should be carbonated.
What if you dig deeper?
-The fruity, nutty sweetness isn’t overdone, agreeing with the subtle, intelligent tartness.
-The wooden dryness softly drops the curtain.
-All in all, this is a quite humble spectrum of flavors.
-Another Jolly Pumpkin success, an understated but serene and well-brewed creation.
Bottles; no date.
Bottle courtesy of Schroppfy! Pours a murky rusted amber. Tall tanned white head. Nose is slightly nutty, very spicy, and laden with cobwebby yeast. Taste is slightly tart fruits, light nuttiness, spices, Belgian yeast notes and light barnyard notes. Almost a light gingerbready type flavor to this. Body is light-medium and bubbly. Finishes with big spice notes, dusty yeast notes, soft fruit flavors, light nutty notes, and light tartness. Another good JP beer!
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Great appearence with a pillowy foam. I’m not sure I like the subtle wild yeast character. The same character was present in both Biere De Mars and Bam Biere, and I’m still unsure about it. After the mid-palate, some interesting fruit character comes out. The mouthfeel is nice and chewy. I wish it had more barrel character however. More oak please. Pretty good and unique. Don’t worry Ernest, I’ve got another bottle to share with you! thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Thanks to BgBurdman for sharing this at the last Columbus tasting. The aroma is sour and some funky grass smells as well. The pour was a golden brown with a small head. Slightly sour taste with a good bit of yeast and some tangy flavors as well. The mouthfeel was light with ample carbonation. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
Bottle shared with GregClow, Hogtown Harry, and Blankboy, courtesy of Greg. Deep hazy yellow, small foamy white head. Huge yeast, funk aroma, some sourness. Big carbonation in mouthfeel. Nice taste - foamy funky sourness - I sure wish I could say I was tasting chestnuts though! Maybe too similar to the other Jolly’s I’ve had, as this one did nothing to stand out to me. Slight burnt notes at the end, with mild spice. On its own, good beer, just not outstanding like so many other Jolly’s. Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 15, 2007
Shag (3001) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Clear amber, light brown in colour. Neat good sized white crown leaving decent lacing on glass.
Gently tartness, green apple, light hint of fruits ie. cherry.
Clean, short carbonation burst. Tart middle followed by fruity flavors. Sour, creamy finish.
An amber appearance with a large foaming head. Which seems to be standard for JP. The aroma was filled with strong citrus and some caramel. A bit of grapefruit and lemons showing up with a caramel and nutty backbone. A malty and sour finish. It was good but not one of thier best.