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Perseguidor (Batch 5) - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Perseguidor (Batch 5)Perseguidor (Batch 5)

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very good

43 Reviews
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Reviews: 43
Hads: 71
Avg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 97
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-26-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Blend of La Roja Grand Reserve, Luciernaga Grande Reserve, and Bam.
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Reviews: 43 | Hads: 71
Reviews by SpdKilz:
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Photo of Mora2000
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bman1113VR for sharing this one. Pours copper orange with a small white head. The aroma is oak, vanilla and caramel with a little funk. The flavor is some funk, lemons, caramel and chocolate and a good bit of sourness, but not too sour. Thin-medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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Photo of pwoods
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. brown bottle purchased at the brewery on the release day. Poured into a Russian River tulip.

A: Pours a ruby tinted amber with decent clarity, possibly from the long cellaring. Latte looking head with some retention and good lacing.

S: La Roja aroma up front with some added funk. More tart than sour but a decent amount of both. Tart cherries with a bit of acid. Plenty of barrel.

T/M: The Lucy comes out more in the flavor and delivers more sourness than expected. Still plenty of tart cherries and even a bit of a lactic edge. Plenty of barrel, and maybe even too much as things seem a bit muddled together and almost lays flat on the tongue. Things dry up considerably more than when I had this fresh, but could go even further. Carbonation is spot on.

D: This beer has definitely developed in the funk and sour/tart areas but now seems to have lost its direction. I like it now more than when it was fresh. Still a decent sour that hits the spot.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Masterski for this one! Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Cantillon tulip and shared with schen9303.

A: Pours a light layer of coarse white bubbles that stick to the edge of the glass. Beer is a cloudy, tomato grapefruit. Lacing is spotty and stringy with moderate cling.

S: Characteristic oak, rubber, slight ethanol, pear, citrus... and a not-so-characterstic pungent rotten egg.

T: Pear and yeasty bitterness upfront. Cantalope, watermelon, and citrus rind tartness. Rubber and fragrant flowery spices. Finish is dry and leads to little to no aftertaste.

M: Light to medium bodied, moderately carbonated, slick, but very very dry overall with a dry finish and no aftertaste.

D: A unique sour who's only real flaw is in the pungent rotten egg aroma... I'm hoping this is just an isolated incident. Still, good complexity and fresh, melon-y tartness with a nice, lively, and bone dry body. Great beer by Jolly Pumpkin and worth the effort to acquire!

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of emerge077
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #1600

Something special that i've really enjoyed, this is always a cuvée blend to look for. It pours a dark amber with a couple fingers of foam.

Pear, wet oak, ephemeral notes of Brie or funky washed rind cheese. Ultimately the fruitiness dominates, pear and dried apricots take centerstage. Very intoxicating nose.

Flavors of dried fruit, dominant oak, complex wild/woody forest floor notes with a soft feel. Minor calvados and sherry notes, rich and tropical much like Oro de Calabaza. This blend was mostly Luciernaga Grand Reserve from what the brewer said at the release. Somewhat tannic with a medium body. Lots of apple and pear, with dry oak nuances. Tartness is low, very even and manageable. A mellow and lovely blend, kudos to Ron & the JP crew for creating such unique beers.

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Photo of TrueRates
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy amber with a white head. Citrusy aromas w/ an almost mineral quality. Mildy sweet with a citric tartness underneath. Medium bodied with lightly spritzy mouthfeel. Great intensity with unbelievable drinkabilty. Love the delicateness of this beer.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.27/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WeisGuy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of oline73
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.07/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The appearance borders on still. Very little sign of carbonation. Has that hot lactic smell that you get from bigger JP sours. Eggy and some slight vinegar mixed with wheat and hay.
Taste comes up short with a very slight tinge of lactic acidity, hint of brett, and a small bit of malt flavor. Dry bretty hay finish.

This is a very light sour. Highly drinkable because of its lack of complexity but boring.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains sour fruits, wild Belgian yeast, caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a big sour flavor up front consisting of cherries and grapes. There’s a faint sweetness in the background but it’s completely over-powered by the sourness. There’s some breadiness from wild Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The after-taste is likewise slightly sour.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s got what you would typically look for in a sour beer but there doesn’t seem to be anything that separates this beer from the pack within the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jampics2 for this bottle. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate golden-orange color with a white head. Slight lacing as it recedes. The nose is really interesting with a good dose of grass, oak, and slight sourness. A bit of citrus. The taste goes the other way, as it's taken over by a flavor that--as close as I can describe--is some pungent dill along with mild funk and sourness. The feel is pretty good between the oak and the other barrel characteristics, but the oddities of the taste keep this from being too drinkable.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of KeefD
2.98/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Big thanks go out to schro126 for this one! P5. Pours a deep orange/copper color with a quarter inch off-white head that left some moderate lacing. Aroma is lightly tart, notes of cherries, lemon and apple skins, with a touch of sweetness. Not much in the way of any funk. Taste is very similar to the nose. Starts out lightly sweet and then becomes mildy sour with only a touch of tartness. It become almost fruity and floral on the finish, with a touch of dry, tannic oak to round things out. I'm pretty let down by the lack of sour and tartness. I think I should have let this one sit in the bottle for a long time to start developing more flavors. The more I drink it, the more I dislike it. It really just tastes like old beer. Mouthfeel is medium with very light carbonation. Over all, I was a little underwhelmed by this beer.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.97/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy deep amber to a deep copper color with a light tan head. In the aroma, well, it is like a yeasty sweettart. In the taste, big oak flavor, with a back round of a nice sweet grapefruit tartness and a dry yeasty end. A sour bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry to a clean, small tart aftertaste. FANTASTIC! Big oak, nice sour, and a nice yeast presence.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color. Lots of white bubbles and lace.

(S)- A funky and dry acidic lemon and white grape. A nice balance.

(T)- Sour and tart, but a predominately dry funk driven profile.

(M)- A nice carbonation level. Tart, but an overall funk-driven profile.

(D)- A decent wild ale. not all that sour, but very earthy and funky.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to a few different folks who have sent me one of these. Opened one up at the Bruery 2nd Anniversary yesterday.

Batch 5

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a bit of haze and some nice white foam on top.

S: A pleasant, but not overwhelming, tartness to the nose up front with hints of lemon, apples, and cherries. A strong oak character along with mild funk.

T: The oak really dominates the flavor with only a minimal tartness coming through. The fruit flavors are mildly sweet up front with the tartness only peaking out toward the finish.

M: A medium body with a light to medium level of carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

D: A bit of a disappointment, but this one is young and I have hopes for it. Especially considering how some of the other JP beers get with age.

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Photo of hayesez
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in an epic box during the White Whale III BIF. Haven't had any of the Perseguidor's and can't wait to get crackin'! Poured into my DFH snifter. Pours iced tea brown and billows a one finger eggshell cap. Lightens up to a beautifully bright golden color when held up to the light. Patchy white lacing is left along a decent portion of my glass.

The bretty aroma is quite obvious before I even get my nose close to the glass. The funkiness is mixed well with the tart fruit. I can definitely smell apple and pear, but I'm sure there are others that I'm missing. Definitely looking forward to this one!

Has a nice funky taste to kick this one off. Woody - oak / cedar followed by a mild sweet-tart. Not quite as funky as the smell would lead one to believe, but a nice flavor nonetheless. Finishes nicely with unripe tart green apples, pears, and again, some fruits I'm not quite able to single out. The after aftertaste is nearly 100% green apple. Not a strong after aftertaste, but extremely distinctive. I do enjoy the taste of this beer, but I must admit that the portion I truly enjoy is this lingering apple well after (didn't really appreciate it until a good 30 seconds after swallowing) I've put the glass back on my desk. I waited a good three or four minutes until my next drink and the taste was still hanging around...it was like I had just eaten a green apple. Truly unique. Mouthfeel is somewhere just shy of medium bodied, with just a small amount of carbonation, but a nice finish. Certainly on par for the style.

I must admit that I don't find a ton of sours that I don't consider drinkable. Like a good hefeweizen on a summer afternoon, the Wilds are beers I have no problem putting away. The P5 is no exception. Twelve ounces was gone way too fast...and all I have left is this crazy post aftertaste. I won't be brushing my teeth tonight.

Consumed: May 24th, 2010

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Perseguidor (Batch 5) from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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