RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Pumpkin and cacao aroma and taste with a silky palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Draft at pizzeria paradiso. Pours a hazy orange brown. Spicy flavor with lemony tartness. Very dry and funky. Notes of nutmeg and clove. Maybe a bit overcarbonated but its jolly pumpkin so thats expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1610) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2010
750mL bottle. Batch #610. Bottled on: 08/13/10. Pours a murky rust color with a thick and fluffy meringue-like head that leaves chunks of lacing down the side of the glass. Fairly sour aroma that features some caramel maltiness, cinnamon, nutmeg, a little vanilla, and a big lemon presence throughout. Thin to medium-bodied. A bit of caramel upfront in the taste. Drying biscuity flavors follow along with touches of wintry spices. A bitter finish. A BIG sour lemon taste throughout. I dont get it...does Jolly Pumpkin aim to have all their beers taste somewhat infected?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (2074) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Tap, City Beer Store. Good beer, but sorta middle of the road for JP. I didnt really taste any pumpkin. Some light holiday-ish spices, but this beer sticks to JP sour/oak character much more closely than expected. Nice and dry taste. Fairly funky. Nice looking beer - darkened amber with a big head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Pours cloudy golden with strong ultra pilllowy head. Overtones of ginger and citrus. Flavor is a bit sour with ginger and mild hops. Nice overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2010
75cl bottle. Large rocky white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger, some orange, light clove, cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some ginger, light sour. Light-medium body, light creaminess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Pours a deep tan with LOTS of quickly rising off-white head. Nose is barnyard funk and lots of belgian yeast. Flavor is a bit of hops, some sourt Jolly Pumpkin twang, but mostly this beer is just classic farmhouse ale. I dont get it. It isnt a pumpkin ale at all. I liked it, probably more than my rating would imply. But Im giving it a lower "overall" score than I might otherwise because it isnt what it claims to be. I was really looking forward to my first pumpkin ale of the season, but I guess Ill have to wait a bit longer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2416) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2010
750ml bottle from bev4less. Batch 610. Pours a cloudy copper color with a huge clumpy white head that has good retention and crazy lacing. The aroma is strong and overtly funky with sour pumpkin, oak, vanilla, cloves and brett. The taste profile is similar to the nose, loads of sour pumpkin, mild spices, biscuit, lemons and persimmons. The palate was smooth with prickly carbonation. Finishes long and sour. Overall: Very nice sour pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9706) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Draft from The Good Pie. Pours a clear, bright amber color with a finger-thick off-white head. Some lace. Aroma of sour grapes, tart apples, fall spices, funk, and a little bit of a vegetal/earthy note that must be the pumpkin. Flavor is also sour, tart, and fruity, with spices, sweet and toasted malts, funk, and more pumpkin than the nose. Light-bodied, with subtle but crisp carbonation and an apple juice mouthfeel. Funky finish. The pumpkin here is very subdued and gives way to a very cool spicy, sour beer. I didnt quite know what to expect but enjoyed this a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle. Poured a hazy orangish copper with a small tan head. Nose of sweet tart fruit, with smoe spice. Taste is mix of fruit, light pumpkin, spice and sweet malts. A bit of tart fruit in there as well, though not as funky as most other JP brews. Overall, a decent and interesting pumpkin ale, thats not overlly funky or pumpkiny.

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