Bottled on 2017-12-19. Poured in to a small snifter.
Pours crystal clear. Thin white foam covers, quickly receding to a ring around the edges of the glass. Surprising for the style and atypical of Jolly Pumpkin beers; maybe the small pour. Quality lacing, represented by thick residue clinging to the glass.
Aroma is a mix of tart and barnyard up front. Musty, aged oak and a touch of lemon. Slowly warming scents of pear, green grape and intensifying lemon and tart/vinegar funk. Earthy. Spice.
Taste follows the nose. Not as complex. The finish is where I begin to drop off. I began to warm up to this as it warmed. Maybe too cold to start.
Medium body but some sips seem thin. Medium carbonation. Dry.
Great balance and fantastic aroma. Unfortunately the taste is a bit lacking in the finish. There is a very barnyard funk in the finish that lingers: similar to an old sweaty shoe. Not appealing. A nice beer but something I would seek out again: JP makes other sours that are much better. Enjoy!
This is the third collaboration we’ve brewed with our friends at Monkish Brewing Company. We went far outside the box with this one! This saison was brewed with raw sugar, green lentils, sweet and bitter orange peel, and a funky homemade curry spice blend (cumin, ginger, mustard seed, peppercorns, coriander, and fenugreek), giving each and every sip its own unique complexities! Aromas of brown sugar, oak, and funk in the nose. Tastes of oak, maple syrup, and just a hint of spices pairs well with the subtle funk, and light tartness.