Biere De Goord | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Biere De GoordBiere De Goord
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Biere De GoordBiere De Goord

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Saison brewed pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, kale w/ pumpkin, tea, and peppercorns. Spelled "Beire de Goord" on the label, but "Biere de Goord" elsewhere by the brewery.

Added by TMoney2591 on 09-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 24
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4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazed peach yellow with a thick head. Nose is classic Jolly Pumpkin funk, oak, sour qualities up front, followed by an earthy, salty aroma that made me think of the kale on the label. Light citrus and stone fruits. Flavor is oak, brett, lightly sour all the way through, with a light peach sweetness up front, segueing into a fairly dry, "funked up" finish that is very short and a bit salty. Earthy throughout. Larry suggested pumpkin, not knowing that is apparently an ingredient, but I don't really get that after sampling a bunch of actual pumpkin ales over the last month. A bit briny and earthy with a lightly bitter finish, though rife with plenty of under ripe stone fruits. Very good, pretty mature at this age.

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4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Peach/orange with a decent sized head and a bit of lacing:

Smell: nice funky tartness with touches of lemons, peach and pear. Bit of spice.

Taste: Very nice, refreshing tartness with a touch of vanilla and oak and spice. Well done

Mouthfeel: Medium/light with similar carbonation.

Overall: Probably my favorite Jolly Pumpkin to-date, a gem.

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4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to craytonic for opening up this bottle. Served in a Tripel Karmeliet glass.

Pours peach with a good white head. Faint lacing and a bit of a collar on the way down. The nose carries a bit of light spice and very mild funk. A bit of citrus in there as well. Fairly restrained and not quite in your face like some Jolly Pumpkin offerings. Nice and balanced. Flavor has a bit of light spice plus some citrus. Light earthiness and straw. Light body with a dry finish. Very nice.

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4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt!

The beer is hazy and orange, with a finger of dense, white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma offers some funky citrus, with some lemon zest and subtle spice. Lots of citrus and funk in the flavor. Delicious Brett character. Quite good. Very drinkable. Smooth on the palate, with a pleasant lingering aftertaste.

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4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to funkydelic for sharing this one with myself and beeruser at one of our weekly tastings! Batch 559, Bottled 7-22-10. Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a masssively hazy yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, funk, and slight pumpkin. The flavor was of sweet malt, pumpkin, sour, subtle tart, slight funk, and a nice bitter bite on the followthrough. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The flavor on this one was muted however. This did allow some more of the subtle flavor notes to come through such as the pumpkin and funk. All of the flavors really seemed to work really nicely together on this one. The aroma was a thing of beauty though as compared to the flavor. Really glad I got the chance to try this one and I suggest you do the same.

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4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to Nikki (sirotan) and also Malcom (FourKicks) for hooking me up with two bottles of this. Reviewed from notes, and enjoyed on the night of my law school graduation out in California. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours a beautiful vibrant cloudy tangerine into the three tulip glasses (shared between my brother-in-law, myself, and my father). About a finger of bright white head is achieved with a moderate pour, that leaves nice lacing.

Smell – At first you get the stereotypical JP funk, but not nearly what I’ mused to. This fades into the, despite being months old, quite obvious kale, pumpkin seeds, and peppercorns. There is an absolute “spice” presence in this JP beer that I have not noticed in any other of their beers. The aroma then lends itself to great citrus aromas, wet hay, leather, and more earthy aromas. Really unique and I can honestly say I’ve never smelled a beer like this.

Taste – The taste was actually somewhat acrid in the initial sip. However, as the beer warmed the oak and tart citrus qualities began to shine. The kale and peppercorns were quite prominent in my opinion, even after being in the bottle for so long. I’m curious how this must have tasted fresh. The more this beer warms, the better the flavors become. The lemon tartness, orange pith, and floral notes really shine. Quite the interesting beer.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, great carbonation, finishes nice and dry.

Overall – Absolutely ecstatic I was able to try this. This beer, in my opinion, totally goes against the grain of normal JP beers in the fact that I honestly felt this was a different beer from any of the JP beers I’ve had in the past. The spices and barnyard funk worked wonderfully together and I am happy I have another bottle to share/enjoy with soon. Cheers!

[edit] How weird that no one has reviewed this in over five months and mikesgroove and I reviewed it within 10 minutes of each other tonight, heh.

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Biere De Goord from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 83.7% out of 100 with 43 ratings
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