allfreej (567) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Aroma: Sour, barnyard, pumpkin pie, allspice.
Appearance: Cloudy copper pour. Dense, tawny head with excellent retention and lacing.
T: Tart, horse blanket, allspice, pumpkin pie (slight). As the brew warmed, the pumpkin pie charcter increased a bit, though not as "pumpkiny" as some others of the style I’ve had, such as Southern Tier’s Pumking
P: Well carbonated, nicely dry finish, well-balanced.
OA: I’m a huge fan of JP’s ales, and this one is no exception. I’d class it as more of a sour rather than in the vegetable/spice/herb class. The pumpkin is muted and the sour really overshadows it. Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle enjoyed on Thanksgiving. Pours an amber orange with a large fluffy white head atop. Nose is coriander, yeast, sugar, and farmhouse. Taste is tart... sugary, lemon, citrus, slight yams. Good fizzy Jolly Pumpkin brew, not overly intense. WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle. Batch 610, Bottled 8-20-10. Pours a very hazy sediment infused yellowish orange color with a massive lingering foamy head. Flavor is lactic and slightly tart with hints of pumpkin spice. Light and fizzy on the palate, highly carbonated. Flavor is lingering mildly dry notes of pumpkin and cocoa. Interesting take on the style, but I’m not sure that I would know this had pumpkin in it if the bottle didn’t say so. SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 23, 2010
bottle from phaleslu consumed with parents. pours a lightly hazed copper with a big pillowy white head. notes of soured bready pudding and spice notes. pumpkin is not so prominent. light lactic and acetic acid sourness. pumpernickel bread. super easy to drink. light. complex. well made spiced holiday brew. nice. Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Pours a cloudy orange copper with thick frothy head. Aroma is quite tart, almond. Flavor is is tart with notes of hay, grass. Not very much pumpkin flavor or cocoa flavor. Confused by the description and the actual beer.
SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
This stuff was killer! .. As a huge funk fan but not at all a pumpkin fan, this was good vs evil .. . touches of spice with a beautiful air of funk, a nice balance . .. i liked it.. how many times have I told you to pick that damn thing up? A lot, I think. Probably several, ...maybe. Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2010
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Murky orange-brown body, medium-thick light buff head. Spicy nose, lactic, with nutmeg. The body is rather dry and acidic, featuring pumpkin spice, oak, and vegetal notes, with a tannic, dry finish. The spicing is not particularly unusual for a pumpkin beer, but the tannic acidity and lactic notes are unique. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Tap at BT. Pours a hazed deep gold or lightish copper with a thinning head. Aroma is actually a nice balance of typical JP funky unique brett which has its own spice character of sorts- and then balanced with a modest and not overpowering pumpkin pie spice- cinnamon, clove, allspice, etc.- moderate sweetness and cracker with light dusty cobwebs as well. Flavor is toasty, good funk, bretty, with light pumpkin spicing, zesty tart twang towards the middle and end, with a slight cherry pie funkiness, and a mostly dry crackery finish. Not crazy good, but not nearly as bad as I was expecting based on some peoples thoughts on the beer (although they had super fresh). I think this will continue to evolve and perhaps get even better. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2010
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Rating #2500. Dark brown pour with a thin layer of off-white head. Mild spice and pumpkin notes with a slight touch of that Jolly Pumpkin funk. The pumpkin isn’t the overpowering pumpkin pie spice but actual pumpkin flavor with a touch of spice to enhance it. Some lightly sour notes near the end with a mildly sweet and spiced finish. drowland (9184) - 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!