Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Mars

Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Mars

Rated 3.700 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Dexter, MI, United States

Style:  Biere de Garde

7% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 17051 Last updated 16 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank1086
Overall Percentile97.7
Style Rank5 of 202
Style Percentile97.5
Lowest Score3.5
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.875
Weighted Score3.700
Standard Deviation0.260

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  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A crystal bright amber colored beer. There's a good beige colored, sudsy textured head rising above. There's decent hang time on the head. A thick ringlet is left. Vinegar funkiness balanced by pome fruit sweetness. East enough to drink this lightly effervescent beer.

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Bottle date 3/9/12 poured into a tulip. Pour is super effervescent with a soapy head that caps and dissipates. Bright red with noticable carbonation in the glass. The aroma is composed barnyard funk, vinegar, and pears. Mouthfeel is super carbonated and massively sharp and acidic, but very pleasant. Taste is SUPER tart, even for a Jolly Pumpkin brew. I love this. Taste includes apples, peaches, oak, and yeasty/funk. I'm sipping slowly but this is so drinkable and refreshing it wouldn't be a chore to drink the entire 750ml - but alas, I shared. Fantastic stuff.

  • CHANGEUP45 864 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle from Knightly. Why did I wait this long to pick up a bottle? Pours a dark amber color with a nice fluffy head. Good retention the whole way through. The aroma shows flowers, brett, apples, yeast and a lesser dark fruit scent. Flavors are nicely tart and sour with apples, pears and cherries. Lots of brett and very dry in the finish. Everything meshes really well here. YUM, this is delicous! A little expensive, yeah, but I want more!

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle from CaptainCougar. Pour was hazy golden-straw, high carbonation and head presence, solid Belgian ring-like lacing. The aroma was funky bret over top of some light fruitiness. The flavor followed, this came across as a typical Belgian Ale (minus spicing) that has been very nicely crafted: sourness, bread, light fruits, oak, barnyard. Mouthfeel is acidic, well carbonated, clean, crisp, a tad thin but probably heavy for the style. Thanks, Tom!

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    tons of sour/tart chocolate malts ... pours a basic brown with a great looking head .. earthy, wine barrel aroma's .. i'm ready to get 86'ed ... light fruit also ...clean, not overly dry.. subtle yet defined ... sour notes, not ripe apples, mellow. i could drink this right after running the boston marathon ... nice stuff from JP...

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 4.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Bottle courtesy of Secret Santa: Poured a clean copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma is zesty, orangey and very funky. Taste is also a typical JP mix between some orange, lightly sweet lemon with some distinctive barnyard and bretty notes. I think I detect some spices but there are not too prominent and might come from the yeast used in this beer. Full body with good carbonation and no distinctive alcohol. Very well done again from a brewer that just can’t stop to amaze me.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aroma is earthy as well as woody with some spice and Brett with even some bready malt coming through with tartness and some slight sour. Appearance is a hazy copper red in color with a massive head on top that is light-tan in color and continues to build and rise into a dome light bread dough and is highly carbonated. Mouthfeel is rather light-bodied and delicate as usual with complexities of spice countered by malty balance and the palate is over-carbonated slightly but coats well and is very pleasant and tasty. Flavor is oaky, malty, peppery and of spice and musty yeastiness with an aftertaste that is clean and smooth with more Brett noticeable and becomes tart and rather sour and has a finish that is dry to some extent and typical of Jolly Pumpkin. Overall, good product we have here and worth seeking out but sometimes these brews from this brewer become redundant but, nonetheless, quality with this one yet again.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 7

    750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy copper-orange with a fizzy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some fine lacing.

    The aroma is oak, pepper, some hops and bready malts with some sour sweet-tarts.

    The flavor is some bready malts and grassy hops with a little tart sourness. The finish is a weird muted bitterness that tastes kind of off. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery with some sharp fizzy carbonation.

    Overall, a decent beer. So far it's my least favorite JP beer. I would've like to see a little more sourness, and less of the off bitter finish. As it warmed, it did smooth out some.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 3.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured a clear copper color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma was sweaty, earthy, with some brett, toffee, raisin, and fresh dough. Taste of caramel malts, with earthy yeast, strawberries, and a some what tart finish.

  • BIEGAMAN 551 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Had this one stashed away in the cold cellar since October, waited for the "ides of March" and "to welcome the warmer weather" as the bottle suggest. The bottle, by the way, very heavy 22oz. hand capped with a wicked illustration. Beyond excellent presentation for sure. Pours a hazy orange and red hued with lively carbonation which would persist. Strong, but not overly compex bouquet. I was happy to find the oak notes transcend as it warmed. I'd consider this fairly heavily bodied, in fact perhaps too bold in some respects. Strong hints of yeast with a gritty malt backbone. An off-putting sour mouthfeel but with a good, lasting finish. This is reminiscent of many sour Belgians - a la Rodenbach - but comes up very short in comparison. You can detect what others have refered to as 'grape' notes through its almost wine-like character (probably the effect of oak ageing) This one could stand to age alittle, I find it perhaps too bold, but enjoyed rather much like this. A most appropo beer for (a Canadian especially) March indeed.

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