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RATINGS: 558   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (893) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Tap @ bt with streets annie and visco. Eggy murky yellow pour with minimal head. Light tropical fruit nose with some acidity; tart palate upfront, a little spice and mellow fruit on the palate; medium-high carbonation and light mouthfeel. Sour pumpkin???


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2389) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Great pumpkin beer. The less spice the better. The mild sour goes well with a hint of the pumpkin and chocolate presence. Semisweet. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jc1762 (959) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Tap at Churchkey into a snifter showing well filtered dark honey with no head The nose shows a mix of kumquat, honey, and a tart acetic edge. Comes together quite strangely, but Im guessing its the pumpkin. The palate is highly carbonated and light bodied. Lightly tart with flavors of moderately intense orange tea and light malts that mix quite well together. Light oak in the background. Not bad for a pumpkin sour actually.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4876) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2016
750 ml bottle from Artale in Rockford, IL, served a bit below cellar temp in a Chouffe tulip. Bright amber-orange, hazy to the point of opacity, with a moderate fully lasting white head...tart fruit nose comes off as all Flanders red / sour brown at first, but a bit of pie spicing does show up eventually and remains weakly present; perhaps it serves to blunt some of the sharpness of the yeasty/tart/acidic notes both here and on the tongue...which is, again, more reminiscent of an oude bruin than anything else; if there is any pumpkin here it is only noticeable in a slight vegetal quality to the malt, which is not unpleasant but doesnt really do anything special either...overall, its sharp, very mineralic and bitter at the finish, with virtually no trace of sweetness, highly acidic, and chalky/cottony going down...a touch oily and slick, full, strongly carbonated. Not really bad as a Flemish sour though not good either - if the pumpkin or spices (which I found little evidence of) did anything it was to mute the impact of the tartness, and yet the finish remains rough and hard.

A half hour later...this improves considerably, the harshness at the finish smoothing out, the malts in the body enlarging their presence, and perhaps a bit of actual pumpkin flavor becoming faintly noticeable...I find that, at the least, I will be able to drink the bottle. Still not great, but a bit more interesting and closer to decent than I had first imagined.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2699) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at Corbets house during a tasting on October 24. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a foggy golden yellow orange with a thick light gray colored head and a good lace as it falls down. The aroma is interesting. There is a light tart pumpkin to it, but its got a light fruitiness and then the funk rolls in. There is a light maltiness and a hint of biscuit on the back end. This is not as bad as I thought it would be. Lightly tart, but not awful. The flavor is much of the same. Light tropical fruits start off, leading into the sweetness of the pumpkin and a finish thats a little tart and spicy. The mouth feel is lighter and syrupy with a bright-ish carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and tart earthy squash. Its a really interesting beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1905) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2016 Shared bottle at work from FirmaBier. Nose is sourish pumpkin. Body is hazy orange. Aroma is pumpkin, orange, biscuits, tropical fruits. sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Finish is medium lasting medium fruity yeasty citric sour, vinegar, champagne. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Not that easy, surprisingly sour, interesting, not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (1509) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Aroma is slight pumpkin, vinagar, and champagne. Cloudy yellow orange. Taste is bitter and sour. Tart isnt the word. Bitter and lightly sour. Tap

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (2532) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
(bottle) clear, bright orange amber colour with a small tan head; aroma starts with pumpkin, then hint of funk, then spice, wet wood, apples and green grapes; slightly tart flavour with a long, light bitter and tart finish, smooth palate

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ScoWRee (415) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a copper color with a huge tan foamy head. Aroma of pumpkin and spice, nutmeg. Taste is a little sour, crisp, unique for sure....Not to sure about this one yet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2660) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle from Specs. Hazy copper-amber color with a big foamy off-white head. Aroma of sour fruit, pumpkin pie, and a hint of caramel. Taste is very lightly spiced and rather tart and fruity. Medium bodied with a slick feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (3352) - Srumsand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2016
Vintage 2014. Klar gylden brun med fingerhyt beige skum. Lukter surt. Trevirke, vanilje, syrlige rde br og sitrus. Middels fylde. Sursyrlig smak, br, middels bitterhet, sitrus. Syrligheten sitter lenge. (Schouskjelleren lfestival 2016)


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