A Sour Ale brewed by
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Dexter, Michigan USA
This offering from Jolly Pumpkin is an artisan amber ale brewed in the Flanders tradition. Pours a cloudy (unfiltered) yellow or almost grapefruit-pulp like color with a great looking head. The lacing on this beer is outstanding. The aroma is hard hitting with hints of natural acids, earth and tart fruits. Like a sour it hits the palate with quite a burst at first but it is extremely complex and the flavors keep coming. Tastes of wood, carmel, grapefruit, some lemon tartness all come through. It has a light body but the flavors keep you more then occupied. It finishes dry and the taste sticks around. Very good.
Beer Advocate food pairing suggestions: Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) General (Salad)
My ratebeer.com score: 4.1