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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1790) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Draft. Spicy, sour, yeasty and sweet all on the same palate. The malts, which are nice, cinnamon toasty malts, fade right into the landscape against the bright floral yeast, sour fruit and effervescent feel. A special beer, if not a great one, to gently persuade a belgian-style ale to take on such unusual notes.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (1299) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle to glass @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration 2017
Ciemno bursztynowy kolor z cieniutką białą pianą. W aromacie lekkie cytrusy, przyprawy, czerwone owoce. Smak jest kwaśny. Dominują owocowe nuty: pomarańcze, morele, lekka śliwka. Potem odrobina drożdżowych klimatw i przyprawy. Pijelne, chwilami dzikie, bardzo ciekawy profil. Nie wiadomo czy to Brown Ale, Sour Ale, czy Belgian Strong Ale?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (941) - HONG KONG - MAY 14, 2017
Hazy amber, medium cream head, some lacing. Aroma is slightly sour, spices, plums. Very rich taste, sour fruits, plums, cocoa nibs, spices, caramel malts. Medium sour, low bitterness, very crisp and refreshing for a Belgian style, without too much candi sugar after taste (which is what puts me off in Belgian ales), medium body, lively, astringent finish. Great ale!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (936) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2017
Cloudy medium chestnut pour with thin white head and decent lacing. Straightforward sour Berry aroma with some honey. Soft carbonation , mouthfeel is velvety, finishes quite clean but a bit astringent. Flavor has pert Berry sour with weathered wood, hint of cherry. Good sour, a bit bitter or astringent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clareeses (89) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2017
On draft at Hop Cat. Pours opaque brown, little head. Plum esters in the nose. Taste is sour and fruity (plum, raisin), finishes with a little bit of plum skin flavor. Really drinkable and unique wild ale - Another great one by Jolly Pumpkin!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmzl (316) - SLOVENIA - FEB 14, 2017
Fresh pear compote, caramel, cinnamon, orange zest, brett tropical fruit and medicinal, light acidic acid, dry apples, a bit sharp.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (4492) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Wood, intense barrel, spices, cinnamon, citrus fruits, bittersweet orange, light alcohol. Clear, dark brown, medium, dark brown. Medium bitter, light sour. More sour citrus fruits, lemon juice, bit of funk, soft carbonation, medium bodied, more funk and dry bitterness in the finish. Beautiful BSA, intense and complex, very nice aroma. Keg at BrewDog, Shepherds Bush.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3645) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Keg in BrewDog, Newcastle. Ruby with a thin cream head. The taste is sour with dry spice, red fruits and some warming booze. Apple skin dryness. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3299) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A hazy amber/brown coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Sour, yeasty, spice aroma. Tastes rather similar, sour, fruity, yeasty, spice. Not really my style of beer but I can still appreciate the quality of this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7812) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Keg at Brewdog as Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial, 7.5%. Hazy murky brown, almost opaque, foamy light brown head. Aroma is digestive biscuits up front, some light toffee and wafer. Body is fairly light, tingly carbonation and a touch frothy. Taste is quite fruity, in contrast to the aroma. Fig and raisin, sugary, prunes, a touch salty. Quite sweet but dries out into the finish. Decent enough. Probably the least impressive of the JP beers I tried today.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (10452) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Red brown with a thin foam. Plummy, figgy with red wine vinous character. Orange rind with mixed spices. Bready with toffee malts. Cherry stone with a tart, usual Jolly Pumpkin cheesiness. Green apple. Dry cocoa finish. Very good.


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