CheesedMan (572) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Pours a beautifully clouded auburn color. Head is huge and billowy, with peaks much like freshly whipped meringue. Aroma is spicy and citrusy, some yeast and funk thrown in for good measure. I find myself wanting to continue to inhale. Flavor is bright and spicy, with a nice hop "pop" on the finish. Very amazing beer. Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2007
This starts with an aroma of spice, with a certain sourness hiding behind it. It pours an opaque amber, with a thick white head. The flavor is peppery, with a hint of dryness there. Strong presence of spice, with a hint of citrus fruits. Very light palate. I don’t think there’s a Jolly Pumpkin beer that hasn’t impressed me. DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Pours a ruby red color with a big, foamy white head. Aroma is spicy, sour Jolly Pumpkin funk smell. The tart, vinegar like smell of a Flemish Sour is here but a little more subdued and appetizing. Taste is smooth, tart, subtly sour that is flavorful but extremely easy to drink. Another solid brew from JP. gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 I’m not huge on the sour beers, but this one I enjoyed. Didn’t find it to be as drinkable as I would’ve liked, but the taste was pretty good. csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 3, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 750ml bottle. Pours hazy reddish copper with an off-white head. Aroma is corriander, yeast, other spices, and sour citrus. Initial taste is spicy, earthy, and corriander followed by a funkiness with horseblanket and barnyard aspects. Finish is spicy hops. Full mouthfeel. Really good.Old rating, just added.
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
750ml bottle brought back from Chicago. A great belgian style pale ale. Nice malt backing, some spiciness, mild funkiness and sourness, and a big flavorful, hoppy finish. This is an amazing session beer.
Second brew sampled at joebrew’s Friday evening beer tasting at Cellars. Pours a burt golden yellow brew with a thick foamy off white head with excellent retention. Around of floral hops, citrus (lemon) peel, and some light vanilla. Taste is like a Flemish sour but with more yeast and esters with extra carbonation. Finish is slightly sour and tart with some spice aftertaste. badgerben (5324) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Murky copper color with a thick head. Musty coriander aroma and something almost smells pickled. The taste is extremely bitter and puckering right away. Dry wheat and lots of spices. I almost think I can taste cranberries. tyler_mn (2464) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Bottle. Pours cloudy copper/amber. A very unique nose: barely any of the bright, citrusy sweetness I’m used to in JP beers. Hints of cedar wood, musty basement and sour yeast. There’s a bit of a sourdough bread component, too. Fairly lively carbonation. Nice balance of of spice, sweet and dryness on the palate. Notes of pepper, citrus and new oak. Finishes fairly dry. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 Hazy golden-orange pour with a substantial fizzy head. Aroma has some nice citrus, spice, yeast, and light breadiness. Taste is a really nice blend of bread, orange, a pleasant hop bite. This one is really nice. JP does a great job as always. pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Slightly clear orange beer with a white head. Smells sour and bready. Almost biscuity. Almost Saison like flavor. Sweet and sour. The finish is really bitter. I didn’t expect such a bitter finish.