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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Pours a translucent copper with small head. Aroma of tartness and apricot (perhaps just the sour front giving off a fruity appeal). Some spice and little to no pumpkin. Flavor of a sour, with mostly wood and tartness coming out. Not sure how to rate a beer I like, altho it doesnt give off much of anything that typically a pumpkin ale offers...including the pumpkin.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GMCC2181 (1601) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle shared by robert at SL. Pours a hazy orange, decent head. Nose of some light spice, cinnamon and pumpkin with an overall tartness. Taste: The tartness/sourness and pumpking really off set each other and didnt blend well. Sour and pumpkin, thats all I tasted. Medium body with lots of carbonation. Overall: A good idea, but just not to my liking at all.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 17, 2010
750ml bottle. batch 610. bottled 8-13-10. hazy orange with a small white head. nose has light touches of pumpkin and spice with some familiar JP funkiness. flavor has floral notes, da funk, very light pumpkin and spice mostly in the form of cinnamon. not much pumpkin here is thats what your expecting, but it has a delicate subtleness. love the artwork.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5686) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Pours deep orange into a snifter. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Licorice, nutmeg and pumpkin aromas. Spritzy with upfront caramel, pumpkin, and funk. Lasting spice finish...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4397) - Sofia, BULGARIA - OCT 16, 2010
750ml bottle from K&L. Finally a pumpkin beer from Jolly Pumpkin. I just love the way this beer looks. The color is a clear bright pumpkin orange, and the head totally overwhelms the glass with thick white billowing foam. Thick lacing remains after the clouds recede. Nice subtle pumpkin aroma. Jolly Pumpkin usually goes big on the funk, but this time it is restrained. Spicy with a hint of chocolate. The flavor also has big pumpkin, a little sweet and only mildly funky, although the house yeast is evident. Slight cocoa and pie spices balance it out. Very smooth and silky on the mouthfeel with soft carbonation. For a pumpkin ale, I think this is great, and Im a big fan of pumpkin beers. Guess these guys finally lived up to their name and I didnt have to keep calling them Jolly Blump- ok, lets not go there.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 Hazy orange-amber with good, creamy, off-white head / Tart nose of orchard fruit, caramel, pumpkin and brett / Light body, acidic and moderately tart, lively, fine, carbonation, with good balance and finish / Flavors of apple, pumpkin, caramel, chrysanthemum, straw, coriander, clove, nutmeg, cocoa, and barnyard funk / Superb, but what isnt from JP.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (6078) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. The aroma has lots of spice, some funk, some sourness, citrus, bugs and I really concentrate I can maybe / possibly detect a hint of pumpkin. Medium / light body that is very crisp and has subdued sharp carbonation. The taste starts with fruit, citrus, bugs and spice. There is a nice lightly toasted malt and it seems to have a hint of pumpkin. It seems like the pumpkin is smoothing out some of the JP funk more than giving it flavor. the finish is spicy and buggy just like Id expect from these guys. Nice beer & probably my fave pumpkin beer since you can barely tell its there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Whole foods. Tap. Almost bright amber. Nice blend of funk, tartness and spice on the nose. Dry, tart, spicy, a touch of lemon and cranberry. Light and effervescent. Nice pumpkin beer because it doesnt taste like one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7119) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Draught at Sycamore. Slight pumpkin taste furthered by a distinct wine body. Lots of tang and sour and apple in there as well. Very nice. Didnt pick up much of Alans nibs. Thanks, Sanford!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On tap. Pours an orangish brown. Nice pumpkin and spice aroma and tastes with a perfect sour taste. Best pumpkin beer I had this year hands down.


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