Jolly Pumpkin / Nøgne Ø / Stone Collababeire Special Holiday Ale

RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Ale brewed with Chestnuts, Juniper, Sage & Caraway. Oaked Aged Bottle Conditioned Sour Ale

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle shared with Pat, Andrew, Dallas and Bobby. Pours a hazy, dark amber body with off white lacing and some aggressive bubbling. Aroma is spicy, tart, sour, nutty, you can really smell the nogne influence here. Mouthfeel is tart with smoked chestnuts, sour tartness - very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3454) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Complex, rich beer. Mild aroma. Flavor’s cocoa, sour sweet spicy. Soft carbonation. No sign of alcohol. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (3450) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
Backlog. Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 20.05.13. Unclear brown. Sour aroma of berries. Taste of malt, sourness ans spices. First aftertaste is sour, then spices. . Dry mouthfeel. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4177) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
750 ml Blend 3 bottled on 12/30/2010. Nose is lightly tart, with notes of nuts and horseblanket Clear brown with a medium heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is fruity, nutty, tart, and a very light funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Funknmilla (743) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Rating from 3-22-2010...Medium brown smells like the coca cola syrup Mama used to give me with an upset belly "did you put it in your mouth?"....licorice in my mouth along with a bready malt...its intriguing, verging on weird....a little over carbonated and bitter finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chrishrt30 (102) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours like dirty dish water, thick brown and murky. No real head. Wow, amazing aroma, smells like Christmas cake, liquor, fruit and spices. Aromas of brown sugar, cinnamon, cherries and freshly cooked bread. The flavours burst out of this beer, so juicy, yet so rich. The Christmas cake follows through, strong spices of nutmeg and cinnamon, glacier cherries and thick doughy texture. Finish is smooth and creamy, strong alcohol warmth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11476) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"it’s been a while since i’ve had a JP beer with a distinct enough base to tell it apart from other JP beers. the pumpkin beer for example, had practically no pumpkin flavor or aroma, just the house JP funk (which is fine, but a little repetitive at the price). this was not that way at all. juniper, sage, and caraway explode out of the bottle. the funk is there in the aroma and flavor as well, which was expected, but compliments, rather than overshadowing the spices. nice full feel, finishing very dry and fruity. well done, though the first release of this beer in 08 is still my favorite spiced ale."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5679) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. Mixture of spice and oak in the aroma. Good beer that is really enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (971) - Genova, ITALY - JUN 28, 2014
Spina @ fob. Ambrata scura con schiuma eterna. Birra piuttosto calda. Corpo medio con carbonazione soffice. Balsamica con finale amarognolo ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (3161) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to NielsenRatings ! Pours a deep mahogany umber color with a finger or so of khaki foam. The nose is tart plum and cherry with rustic woodsy herbalness, touches of licorice, rye, mint... wow. This beer is complex ! The palate follows the nose with great contrast in flavors from the deep earthy spiced notes of caraway, rye, juniper, autumn leaves, wet oak, tart cherry, rotten plums... nice background acidity ! Very interesting and complex yet still highly chuggable !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2697) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Blend 4 Bottled 12/31/2010
Tasted on 12/28/13 from a capped 750mL bottle obtained in a trade quite a while ago, I am very excited to finally try the last of this series. Pours opaque dark brown with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick, sticky lace. The nose is sour and funky with the sage coming through as a bit savory, sweet/spicy caraway, and herbal juniper with a touch of caramel malt. The flavor is the same sour and funk from the nose (a bit different than I usually expect from JP), with red wine vinegar, herbal and nicely bitter juniper, sweet and peppery caraway, and savory sage and chestnut, this beer is super complex, and very nicely balanced. The body is medium with just under average carbonation and a long, complex finish that encompasses all flavors and aromas mentioned above.

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