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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ok, so the joke was that Jolly Pumpkin doesnt brew a pumpkin beer. Well, now we do. Just this one. Packed with real pumpkins, hints of spice, and a gentle kiss of cocoa to liven the soul. An everyday easy way to fill your squashy quotient. Guess now folks will have to find something else to joke about...

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (8469) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2010
11/12/10. Bomber courtesy Tim! Funky, woody, yeasty sour aroma with a hint of pumpkin spices. Sour woody tannic flavor with hints of general squash and a dash of spice and chocolate. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Draft. Pours brown with an off-white head. Flavor is pumpkin pie with JP funk. Definitely one of the better pumpkin beers Ive tried, the tart notes are interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (3133) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Sour funk with light citrus, touch of spice, and refreshing fruit notes. Nutmeg, cinnamon, light cocoa, and tart fruits. A really nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Gold, fluffy white head. Nose is JP funk, lemonhead candy, some light spices & cocoa. Flavor follows, with light tartness. The sample I had @ the JP Cafe in Ann Arbor seemed to have some lacto going on but I dont get it in the bottled version.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle, Batch 610 (8/20/10). Cloudy orange with a sustaining white head and bubbly lacing. Nose is quite fragrant with pumpkin and autumn-like spices such as cinnamon, cardamon, and allspice. Flavor is a bit flat, pumpkin and spices up front that quickly fade into a dry and bitter finish. Medium body, prickly carbonation (bottle foamed over), and watery thin texture. Fairly quotidian pumpkin ale, better than most in this oft-saturated style category but well below noteworthy for repeat performances.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Hazy amber pour with a medium porous head. Nice pumpkin, nutmeg and ginger coming through ont he nose with hints of earthyness and barnyard funk. Not too overly sweet on the nose, but very pleasant. Taste is not what I was expecting from the smell. Vinegar, lemon, lots of funk, tangelo and spice. Finishes thin, crisp and slightly astringent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (979) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Orangy tan with an out of control pillowy white head! Definite barnyard and sour notes in the aroma. The front of the taste is an citrusy sweet/sour/bitter followed immediately by a wild yeast funkiness and then again immediately by excellent pumpkin pie spiciness. I was concerned at first by the apparent "Brett" flavor because Im not a big fan of this, but it is perfectly balanced here with the spices, malt and everything else going on here. In fact, I wonder if this is the pumpkin coming through and not yeast as it can have this effect. This is the most interesting pumpkin beer Ive ever had and its a case study in balancing complex flavors without overdoing anything or ending up with a muddled mess.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle: Pours a dark brown color with a nice puffy white head. The nose is spicy with lots of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg with some light oak and yeast notes. The flavor is malty and spicy up front with a light pumpkin pie note then a yeasty slap of tartness in the tail along with a moderate amount of body, not bone dry. Full flavor and a clean spicy finish. I dont know if I love the idea of a savory pumpkin beer with all that oak and tart yeast notes, but it drinks fairly easy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle from Olive Tree. Pours a hazy orange amber with a bubbly off white head. Light oaky funk on the nose as well as light spice, cocoa dust and pumpkin / squash notes. An insanely drinkable beer.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Meh - sour, flat, and absolutely no pumpkin flavor - NOT a do over for sure!


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