deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
On tap at the A2 location. Pours a hazy earthy orange with a creamy light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has traditional JP funk with chestnut and a hint of sweet grains and sourness. Flavor begins with sour fruits that combine surprisingly nicely with the chesnut and sweet grains. Real nice. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
750mL. Pours cloudy peach with a thick, thin near yellow beige head. Nose is quite incredible. More funky than other JPs with a lot of Lost Abbey Cable Car character: peach, tangerine, dried pineapple, lemonade, cotton candy. Wow. Just floored by this nose. Hints of acetic sourness and as it warms cinnamon and subtle spice emerge. Taste is very neutral and refreshing. No chestnut and fall spice nonsense. Hints of tea leaves and spices but dominant character is quenching Gatorade with peach and tangerine acid. Super fresh, light bodied, quenching. Fall saison perfection. Only qualm is hints of butterscotch that add fullness and deplete crispness. Slicker than wanted palate. Great stuff regardless. Must have more!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone PhillyCraft (7229) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly enchanted glowing orange. Typical awesome JP head with some of the most beautiful lacing I have seen from them. Aromas are funky candy apple sour notes with spices and vanilla oak. Taste is woody(oak) as well as hints of nutmeg, wild yeast, accompanied by an ultra chestnut tasting finish. Very layered beer, and another solid sour from Jolly Pumpkin. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Big lactose flavors on this one, funky bretty lactosey delicious goodness, worth more than one frowny face. DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Hazy orange gold, thin white lacing. Mildly sour nose white notes of cherry, pumpkin, nutmeg and clove. The flavors are much of the same-delicious and complex with only a slight sour note. Love.
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Batch 244,245ketchepillar (1198) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Tasted on 12/2/12 from a capped 750mL bottle given to me by a very generous member of the beer community. Pours clear copper-orange with a very thick and fluffy white head that slowly recedes to thick, but even lace. The nose is lightly tart with some spices, perhaps cardamom, and a bit of caramel malt with some candied orange peel. The flavor is quite a bit more sour than I anticipated, with plenty of citrus peel, the same spices from the nose, and the malt a little lighter than the nose. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long, sour, and lightly bitter citrus peel and spiced finish.
750mL shared by CanIHave4Beers! Batch 908 bottled on 11/4/11. Oh Ron, you dog you. Chestnuts?! Ok, clear nuts. Hazelnuts, or, probably chestnuts but I don’t really know wtf a chestnut is like. Moderately sour. Earthy, with some cheese funk late in the flavor. CanIHave4Beers (4187) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours an orange color with the usual towering, beautiful, fluffy Jolly Pumpkin style head that leaves great lacing on the glass. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 26, 2013
The aroma is nutty, very nutty... chestnut-y with some clean laundry and a rich earthiness and a mild funky woody character.
The flavor is sharply nutty (is that even a thing?) with a light sourness. The beer is very earthy, rich, and mildly roasty. Everything is perfectly balanced, dry, and satisfying. As it warms a little bit of sour cherry becomes a touch more dominant.
Pours a orange golden color with a big rocky foamy head... Aromas are tart stonefruit, rustic wood and a hint of warm spice. The palate is balanced and bright. Ripe fruit, candied orange, nectarine and lots of funky barnyard flavors roll through the mouth and gain complexity with some nice woody barrel notes and soft vanilla oak lingers... really tasty beer and another winner from JP! ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2013
A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet grainy and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, chestnuts, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, tart green fruit.
T - Sweet grainy and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, pepper, chestnuts, other spices, tart green fruits, hint of sourness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, estery, and spicy finish.
D - Great balanced and complex version of the style.