Blarndon (4) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2006 does not count
This is one of my 5 favorite beers anywhere in the world.
It is ashame that it only comes but once a year. gallagwar (30) - USA - DEC 23, 2006
Possibly my favorite beer. Unfortunately, it’s seasonal selection at the Princeton location. Very spicy (great taste of pepper) and flavorful. fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2002
the use of sage and peppercorn and ginger blend together well. Good change of pace but not an everyday beer. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAR 24, 2006
"Chili" beers or pepper beers ,have always been a bit of a gimmick, but there has always been a small, but loyal audience of beer lovers, who really enjoy a bit of spicy heat in their beer. I happen to be one of them, so I knew Jolie Blond was going to be a beer I wanted to try. I enjoyed this one at the New Hope, PA location, and it is pouring as a seasonal at the moment. Jolie Blond pours to a deep golden color, with a nice, white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is subtle, with light aromas of pale and biscuit malt, and a hint of cracked black pepper aroma. The palate is firm, with good pale and biscuit malt flavors, that leads into a very interesting finish. It is here that you get some flavor and heat of chili pepper, that lingers on the tongue, and then comes back and gives a slight burn to the back of the throat. Chili heads will enjoy this one, and will really like the spicy burn in the finish of this beer. I’m a fan of chili beers, so I loved this one, but clearly this style isn’t for everyone, so buyer beware. jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2002
A seasonal offering. Nice spicy mouthfeel which closes with a smooth and light finish Spices are used as opposed to hops, much like their Gothic Ale.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2005
2-12-05 Princeton Pub.... Burnt amber in color with a BIG head and lacing. Very fruity aroma.... Big on the spice flavor... almost a bit herbal. Very peppery in the flavor. The good thing is the maltiness balances the blend out well.. puts the fire out. Great beer. tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Starts off mild with just a bit of spiciness. But soon the chiles and black pepper come to the fore. Near the end, it was downright spicy. A good beer in many ways. Unique as well. Not unlike Angelina in Gone in 60 Seconds or Life or Something Like It. Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Tap at Princeton. Kind of a standard deep amber color, enticinglooking but hiding the awesome hiding within. Took a sip, tasted "normal". Took second sip, and the this beer,cried out to the individual sips like Captain Planet: "with your powers combined...i am Captain Jolie!" Spices and pepper and awesome came out and whelmed my taste buds. Not overwhelmed, whelmed. Respect willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2005
02.06.05 Princeton. Copper pour with ample head leaving islands of foam and plenty of lace - quite a sight. Wow! 1st sniff is mysterious: tomato, mineral, grainy, savory herbs. A strong chile flavor comes through right away and actually burns a bit - wow again! What an exciting and unexpected brew. The pepper burn lingers and yet the underlying maltiness balances it all to a tasty and very quaffable brew. After a few pints, it began to taste like chips and salsa. In many ways, it reminds of a gruit or the old Triumph Gothic ale. I brought home a growler. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
Sampled at New Hope location. Pours amber with a decent off-white hyead. Aroma of spices, peppers, citrus. Flavor is malty, spicey, peppers, and fiery. Good body great brew.