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Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by marburg on 07-28-2004

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Ratings:
1,783
Reviews:
728
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.63/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

After having many sours in the past couple months this one just doesn't do it for me. I don't understand the high rating I mean when compared to New Holland Incorrigible Reserve this just doesn't come close. But wait hold on, it's starting to warm up and the sourness is coming alive but then again not enough. It's a little sour in the beginning but as it warms the flavor starts to shine. There is an oaky buttery flavor that comes up in the finish and frutiness of grapefruit and tangerine. It doesn't have that white wine, grape, berry sourness I tend to enjoy in a good sour but has this other oaky, woodsy, grassy, grapefruit, tangerine flavor. It's appearance is hazy like an IPA and I find it best drunk out of a tulip. I like it but it's not as good as many other sours.

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Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Honeybourne
4.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of maz
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of videofrog
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebD
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy gold. Foamy, medium, white head fades after a short time.

Smells light tart fruit, yeast funk, spice, floral and oaky.

Tastes tart fruit and yeast funk. Light malt, citrus and light oakiness. Finish is dry with an oaky and tart fruit liberty that is short lived

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beaulabauve
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Billowing, pillowy white foamy head atop a golden, slightly hazy from a seemingly never-ending bubble flow beer. Nose is a little peppery, a touch earthy and it has just a bit of noble hop character as well. Taste has some spice up front and then some tart green apple as really, the main player. Finish is dry for the most part and leaves a minty fresh essence behind.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery, Detroit, Michigan on 02/17/17.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.24/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Taybeh
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

very good stuff...single bottle into a tulip on new year's eve looking out over Lake Superior. nose is both fruity (both citrus and pear) and peppery/spicy, with some hints of wildflowers, as well. Taste pretty much follows, and it comes in waves, though the funkiness comes out a little stronger...and then there's a delightful lively mouthful that is substantial but not at all heavy. I wish these guys would come back to MN.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Golden with a light haze, lots of very fine, champagne bubbles that rise slowly to the surface. Its topped with 3 fingers of white, foamy head.

Smells of a slight tart note like fermented pears, you get the oak in there as well. Some light fruitiness, again like pears, hints of candy sugar and phenols.

Oh wow, this is so to style and amazing. Light and fruity again like pears or Chinese pears in particular. Oak is there in such delicate but strong beauty. A little sweetness but solid sour notes as could be expected from Jolly Pumpkin, but certainly light, keeping the brew to style.

Light as clouds on the tongue, you get the dry character, and hints of tannins from the oak. Moderate, foamy carbonation.

Amazing beer. Got it in Michigan, brought it to Chiang Mai where I am happily drinking it with British Purple Monster Munch, Dec 30th, 2016.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beagleyx2
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

It is categorized as a Biere de Garde... (but the brewer does not call it that)...They call it a Wild Artisian Ale...Either way...The beer pours nice enough, with a good head and lacing. The smell is of white wine. The taste isn't what I was expecting...There is some very light maltiness (barely), and the flavor that seems to stand out the most is almost like a white table wine with a lot of carbonation. The flavor of booze is loud and no attempt is made to cover it up...Tart grape/wine/vinegar flavor with some citrus notes are bold in the finish with even a sourness that lingers with the tartness and barely a hint of sweetness. As someone mentioned already, without the distinct ale fizziness, this would come off like a mead or white table wine. This is potable, but it takes some getting used to.

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Photo of Spreetaper
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Color is a striking gold. Head is rather thin but that's expected for an oak aged beer I suppose. Aroma starts out sharp with tart yeast & some oak tannin, but underneath is a sweet, honeylike smell that is very inviting, almost like wildflower. Sharp semi-lactic funk uptop segueing into leather and oak tannins. Very "farmhouse" as they say, but there is still a gentle sweetness laying in the bushes, almost vaguely mead-like. Tad thin on the feel but otherwise an excellent beer.

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Photo of YalovaIA
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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