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RATINGS: 862   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!

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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Bottle: Pours red/brown and slightly hazy with a 2 finger off white head. Aroma of acidic fruit. Flavor is quite sour and malty with plenty of juicy fruit notes. I find the cocoa unnoticeable but the orange peel is prevalent but blends perfectly with the sour. Like a jolly rancher but not as sweet as a framboise.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
750mL bottle, courtesy of Schroppfy! Pours a clear, dark amber color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Pleasant, bretty aroma, showing tart lemon and dried fruits; hints of cinnamon; really gets close to a Flemish sour profile. Medium-to-full, tart mouthfeel: significant brett character; lively carbonation; chewy malt and bready backdrop; spice and tart cherries. Lots of intriguing stuff going on with this beer. Lengthy, raisiny and tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2803) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Hmm, well this beer promises alot more complexity than it delivers. Starts out with a cloudy copper apperance and large foaming head. The aroma is initially deeply fruity, with notes of peach and orange, but seems to quickly switch to a more simplistic doughy yeastiness with a slight touch of funky sour brett. The flavor is also lightly tart with a mild brett presence, yeasty and surprisingly quite dry, almost puckering so towards the finish. Light fruitiness but difficult to flesh out given the total dryness of this beer. Hints at spiciness but I could not uncover the cacao and cinnamon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2007
Somewhat sour brew for the style, sugar, fruit, some brett, very easy drinking on a hot day,usually a bsa is a sipper, but this was a drinker for me, refreshing. Very nice. Thanks to cquiroga for the brew. Woodshop tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2007
Rating #900, 750ml bottle courtesy of Mr. Styles, thanks Chris.

Im not quite there yet when it comes to being a big fan of Flemish Sour types of beer, so when I popped this one open and poured it into my snifter and got a big aroma of brett and some sour funk, I was a bit leery. However, the flavor turned out to be subtle notes of spice, oak, citrus, yeast and malt. The only time the sour notes from the aroma became apparent was in the dry finish. All in all, a solid choice for my 900th rating. very enjoyable beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottle shared by sliffy. Red-orange pour with a off white head. Aroma was of lemon/lemon zest, sour, light brown sugar, dark fruit and oak characteristics. Flavors of oak, sour, caramel malt, brown sugar. Light body, oaky/bittersweet/sour throughout with a sweet/sour finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle: Pours a hazy brown with a white head. Aroma some light musty funky notes, caramel, a faint chocolate, and some fruits. Flavor, caramel, brown sugar, slight chocolate, a light sour funk to it. Just delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2007
Big ol bottle. Pours hazy rust brown with big off-white head and very good lacing. The aroma is very musty with some spices, maybe pepper and orange peel, wet wood, and brett. The flavor begins with pleasant, subtle sourness, with some woody character and musty brett. It gets maltier toward the middle with a slight brown sugar note. Some fruity acidity also emerges. The cacao is first noticeable toward the finish, where there are dark tones, dry prickliness, nectarine, and a hint of whisky. Fruit and must persist into the aftertaste. This is good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - APR 19, 2007
As expected, a gusher! Pours a dark cloudy brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is very spicy with lots of brett funk and green apple skins. Burnt cacao and alcohol finish off the nose. Flavor is quite malty, ctirus driven, with a lasting sourness combined with unsweetened cacao bitterness. Medium bodied, with a nice dry finish. This is a great offering from Jolly Pumpkin, and really gets the tastebuds working.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4056) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2007
Bottle from OhioDad shared at the Beerinator gathering April Fools Day. Nose is very funky with brett and spices. The spices and cacao really added a nice twist on the usual brett attack of the nostrils. Flavor started off sweet with the the cacao making a brief appearence and then lends to the unique funky sourness, citrus, and yeasty flavors that many JP products tend to have. Still very nice, but overall this isnt a favorite among the brews Ive had from them. The flavors just dont mix as well as I had hoped. Still, a very solid and quite unique offering. Thanks Scott!


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