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Perseguidor (Batch 3) - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Perseguidor (Batch 3)Perseguidor (Batch 3)

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 57
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Batches: 222,127,121,120 Brewed: 6/26/07, 7/15/06, 6/30/06, 6/26/06 To Oak: 7/2/07, 7/20/06, 7/6/06, 7/5/06 Barrels: 58 Bottled On: 12/18/07. Released Summer 2008.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-26-2010)
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Reviews by seaoflament:
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3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to SaucyA for this trade last year. I shared this 750ml bottle at La Bella on 4-24-09 with buddies Jason and Joe.

Batch 3 edition.

Poured a golden color with little to no head.

Wow! The first smell was great. Really sour upfront with some tart cherries, lots of oak, lemon, funk, cheese, vanilla, green apples, vinous and wine-like acidity, and some wild flowers. After the first olfactory impression the aroma did tone down but a stir of the beer brought back some intensity. Later on I started to pick up some wild honey aromas and pale malt sweetness.

Sweet and tart cherries initially and then it continued with some toasted malts, tart apples, pears, and vinegar in the finish. There was also some oak and apples in the aftertaste. Quite good but rather tame compared to the aroma and not as puckering as the aroma would lead you to believe.

Low carbonation and at some points I detected a sort of film-y sensation on the palate. Not that hard on the stomach and quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 21:04:30 | More by seaoflament
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Shared 3-26-11 by Trey - thank you! One of 58 total bottles.

L - Hazy, brown orange, a bit murky, with a speckled webbed head.

S - White pepper, light maraschino cherry, lactic acid, white grape, nice JP funk, slight alcohol in the nose.

T - Tasty - white pepper, light sweet cherry, a bit winey especially as it opens up. Brett, lactic funk, strawberry wine vinegar.

M - A bit think, even for the style, and the booze and pepper feels heavy in my mouth.

O - Very enjoyable - a nice mix of sour and white pepper spice with light fruit.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 19:05:34 | More by BucketBoy
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-17-2013 17:58:02 | More by SpdKilz
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

10-17-2012 02:08:57 | More by t0rin0
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

06-02-2012 05:36:18 | More by WeisGuy
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a chestnut brown with so e red hues and a thinner off white head. The nose has a creamy lactic acid note up front, some bright fruits, red grapes, light Brett. The flavor is very lactic and creamy, light vanilla notes with some minty Brett presence. Very sweet, light to medium body, creamy with an assertive carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 13:41:10 | More by cpetrone84
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-31-2011 05:03:23 | More by SpillyBeers
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

11-22-2011 18:30:44 | More by ygtbsm94
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-18-2011 00:51:52 | More by rbrefbeerman
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-16-2011 14:11:13 | More by sideshowe
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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Yellow colored beer with a touch of brownish orange. Small white head that didn't stay for long and left minimal spots on the side of my glass.

S - A bit of funk, some wood, vanilla, sour cherries, vinegar. Smells pretty nice actually, with nothing being terribly overpowering. Good balance.

T - Some good tartness, sourness, and good flavor. A bit of vinegar, some light fruitiness, has a decent pucker quality to it.

M - Medium bodied, very dry finish. Some good carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, although the dry/tart character can leave it a little fatiguing. Good stuff though, was glad to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 04:00:07 | More by AgentZero
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 18:10:14 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-14-2011 23:14:50 | More by Photekut
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3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A big thanks goes out to treyrab for sharing this wale [sic]. I have been looking forward to this one for a while. Enjoyed as beer number 3 of the tasting.

Poured into a tulip, the color is deep brownish copper. The head is thin, and is coarse, quite normal, actually, in the paradigm of the style.

Aromas of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales' signature funky yeast strain with some lemony lactic sourness are my first impressions. This lactic character does a nice job of balancing the slightly acetic sour cherries that follow. The taste follows suit, adding some phenolic clove and white pepper in the mid-palate, along with some white wine flavors. There is a bit of alcohol warmth there as well.

Prickly carbonation and a warm finish, as noted above, with a bit of overwhelming phenolic spice. The consistency is medium. Spicy and sour in one is a somewhat unfamiliar sensation for me, and I find it a bit tougher to drink as a result, though this beer is well done overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 01:43:02 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing this rarity, Trey

Mildly hazy amber copper with a dense off-white head that recedes to a ring with mild lacing. The nose has a sharp lactic sourness with some white pepper, a fruity wine vinegar and not much oak. Dominated by acids and funk, there's a rather noticeable fruity character with strawberries, raspberries and cherries. The palate opens quite lactic and spicy with white pepper and moderate fruit mid-palate. The blend of the dry, lactic sourness and the fruity vinegar is excellent. Quite spicy in the mid-palate with clove and white pepper, though the sourness does balance it. The malt character is mild with caramel and maybe some honey. While noticeable, the alcohol isn't harsh. A little tannic as well, working well with the lactic sourness. Nice stuff, makes me think of a nicer Vlad.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 23:38:40 | More by DefenCorps
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United Kingdom (Wales)

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter.

Pours slightly flat, very little head. Color is a caramel hued straw yellow

Aroma: Sour cherries, oak, vanilla, spice. Some funk here with notes of acidic flavors.

Taste: Again, sour cherries. Pretty tart. Spice notes with oak and wheat flavors. It has some horse blanket and funky notes as well. Very well done.

Mouthfeel: Sour and tart with acidic notes. Light to medium bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends sour, but clean.

Overall, this was a great drinking sour. Lots of quality flavors with a good amount of sour/funk present. I was very happy to have tried this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 00:21:56 | More by mothman
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3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


750ml bottle in a snifter. Deep orange and nebulous, with a big fizzy white head and a little lacing. The nose is tart and woody with prominent lactic notes. There's an light sweetness and notes of oaked cherries and grapes. The flavor is slightly disappointing. There's lots oak and lactic notes. The aroma was very fruity, but those characteristics are subdued in the flavor. It's rather...simple, for lack of a better word...very woody and tannic with light fruit notes. It's nice, but nothing stands out. This was better a year ago.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 06:11:24 | More by HopHead84
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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Chad for sharing this beer at Sour Fest.

A: The pour is a clear golden-copper color with a nice white head and some mild lacing.

S: The nose is quite fruity and almost tropical. A nice blend of sweetness and tartness, with tons of melons (cantaloupe and honey dew come to mind right of the bat). There are some notes of white grapes, pineapple, and a good lemon note.

T: The melon flavor is impressively powerful. It provides a nice sweet note to the beer and combines wonderfully with the tart and lemon notes. Some nice apple, grape, and funk to this beer as well.

M: The body is medium, maybe a bit on the heavy side for a wild ale, but still refreshing and nicely carbonated.

D: I was a bit disappointed by the Perseguidor 5, but this was very, very good. This has flavors that I haven't often picked up in beers that I've tried, and I really enjoyed them.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 19:25:51 | More by womencantsail
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4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750mL bottle, Batch #3. BIG thanks to kkulacki. A while ago, I got a small sample of this at the Michigan Brewer's Guild Summerfest. And then I got another sample. Then another. And a fourth. It was great. Excited to have this whole bottle all to myself. Pours a red peach and hazy, with a well-retained while cappuccino head. Laces slowly and uniformly. Odor portends a sour treat...notes of cherry, lemon, brettanomyces, hint of vanilla, oak. Taste is sublime. Not overwhelmingly sour, but mildly tart, fruity and sweet malt. Oak lends a damping sensation to the sourness and a tannin flavor. The amazing thing is how well everything comes together for a perfect sour, but not too sour, wild ale. A beautiful thing. Velvety mouthfeel, medium bodied. One of the best beers I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 01:21:32 | More by aforbes10
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4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to grub for cracking this one open. Day 1 of the 2008 Biergotter Tasting. Batch 3.
Hazy orange with a fine whitish cap. Lots of sticky lacing with good head retention. Tart, fruity aroma with earthy berry seeds, peaches, grass, tropical fruits. Sort of like sweet tarts. There was definitely some bitterness to the flavour, but it wasn't overly strong. Tart and acidic, but a little less fruity than the aroma. Still, there was some berry sweetness along with earth and leather. Some dryness, light to medium bodied, with average carbonation and light warmth. Smooth and easy drinking, quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 14:04:55 | More by DrJay
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Perseguidor (Batch 3) from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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