RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2008corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
750ml bottle. Thanks to GrbDg for sharing. Aroma: Oak, dried cherries, green raisins, lemon, funky/bretty, and a floral/herbal note that I couldn’t quite place. Appearance: Medium amber in color and hazed. White head was small and frothy with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Wheat malt, oak, Dried cherries and grapes, lemon. Funk comes across dusty/cobweb. Very tart. Some floral/herbal notes into the finish. Dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Overall: Although this was very good, it didn’t seem to pack the flavor punch of some other JP beers I’ve had. Worth seeking out.
Pours a slightly hazy dark orange color with apricot-colored edges and one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing let behind.
Very vinous aroma with lots of dark fruit sweetness along with subtle toasted oak, vanilla and coconut notes. Really nice vinous barrel character along with funky bugs and a sweet malt backbone. Slightly one dimensional but nice juicy wine barrel notes and subtle funk elevate the aroma.
Medium body with low carbonation and subtle acetic acid. Tart and funky with vinous fruit notes and damp oak. Hints of strawberry and cream, grape and dark berries. Sweet and vinous presence opens up as it warms countered by prominent toasted oak and funky bugs. Complex but well balanced and pretty easy to drink. Subtle acidic/acetic harshness but otherwise, pretty good. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Matt! Cloudy orange color, not much head. Small floating sediment. Aroma is lightly vinous with a little booze, white wine, oak, light cherry, lemon, mild perfume. Lots of white wine & sopping woody notes, slightly acidic cherry skin, mineral lemon, perfume, faint acetone in the finish. Slightly under carbonated. Overall nice stuff. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. 2014 crackin’ one whale per week #39. Hazy amber color with fleeting ivory head. Big bretty lemon, sour cherry, peach, caramel aromas. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Big tart n’ sour flavors of lemon juice, sour cherry, green apples, aspirin, with some caramel sweetness to balance___super drying finish----this one has soured up quite a bit since the first bottle I poured some five years ago____still very tasty. PhillyCraft (7110) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2013 Bottle cracked by Craig at October tasting. Cloudy amber-orange shade with minimal lace and head. Aromas and flavor of stinky barn, dust, leather, tart fruit, and complex brett. This one held up very nicely for a Jolly Pumpkin. Full of barn cream Yo! jredmond (8204) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle at Eric’s courtesy of Craig. Pours a hazy chestnut amber golden body with thin white lacing. Aroma is dusty, woody and fruity funk. Mouthfeel is medium and lightly carbonated with notes of funky fruit, barn creme, dust, oak and light acetone in the finish.
Dunt (316) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Provided by Carleton and Frank. Pours a ruddy brown in color, not much head on the pour. Nose is malt, cherry, and jolly pumpkin house yeast. Tastes of cherry, light apple, light malt, and more JP yeast. Mouthfeel is light, carbonation is light, light acidity, and a short finish. Rage. sarro (134) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Thanks so much to James for sharing this one!
750ml bottle - Pours a cloudy orangish amber color with a thin white head. Smells of oak, dry sharp funk, and orange rind rot. Also a bit of old crayon. Taste is a long wave of dry brett and oaky fruited malt with a drying finish. Lots of light orange and tangerine in the mid-palate with strong oak at the end. Nearly bone dry, but it seems to have held up well! jkwalking05 (4734) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Tasted in 2009. Ckloudy orange brown with a small white head. Aroma is of orange, light funk and oak. Taste is of oak, citrus, sour and peaches. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
pours a chestnut brown with so e red hues and a thinner off white head. The nose has a creamy lactic acid note up front, some bright fruits, red grapes, light Brett. The flavor is very lactic and creamy, light vanilla notes with some minty Brett presence. Very sweet, light to medium body, creamy with an assertive carbonation. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2011
dark amber, translucent, larger bubbled thin white ring after dissipation. Nose is peach, tangerine, oak sweetness, much more sweet than deviation, bit minty, candy-like. Flavor is husky, oak, bit medicinal, minty and lemon menthol across mid-finish, end is bitter, bit peachy, rooty, lots of creamy lactic finish, almost ice cream sweetness. Oddly candy yet minty experience throughout, contrasting though controlled.