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Collababeire Special Holiday Ale - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Collababeire Special Holiday AleCollababeire Special Holiday Ale

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 23.12%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 01-28-2011)
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emerge077

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 4, bottled 12-31-2010

Pours a dark and murky russet tone, served around 45-50º into a tulip. Consistent head retention, lasts for the duration of the glass. Visible carbonation rising around the edges. A finger or so of tan foam that sticks to the edges, leaving random bits of spotty lace.

Spiced cherries, brown sugar, tart rhubarb, light backdrop of woody herbals, with the signature woody mustiness of a Flanders brown ale.

Leads off moderately tart, cherry skin, grape, and dark berries, segueing into earthy dry sage in the middle, which builds and lingers long in the savory finish. Fresh turned soil, mushroom, and crackling fall leaves are suggested by the combination of wild yeast and spices. Sage and chestnut seem to be the dominant ingredients, though they blend seamlessly with the base beer and funky yeast. Finish is exceptionally dry with lingering pleasant herbal notes. It has a supple feel with ample carbonation, the abv is well disguised. Overall very drinkable, and an underrated success. A very unique and creative dark wild ale with signature JP funk.

Enjoyed this even more than these brewers' previous collaborations, likely due to the barreling and aging at Jolly Pumpkin. It paired nicely with washed rind cheeses, Ardrahan and Petit Frere.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 23:26:53 | More by emerge077
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-20-2014 14:14:21 | More by Buck_Jones
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

01-08-2014 18:51:37 | More by JAHMUR
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Blend 3, bottled 12/30/2010.

Appearance - Pours with a nice khaki head. Ruby brown body. Retains well. Wispy surface.

Smell - Lots of juniper. Acidic. A little acetic. Nutty malts.

Taste - Tons of juniper again. Tart. Nuttiness combines with the tartness and intensifies. Spicy. Interesting but not really pleasant.

Mouthfeel - Tart and medium bodied. Super spicy.

Overall - Rough and tough to drink after a while.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 00:42:44 | More by Alieniloquium
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-22-2013 18:35:09 | More by BlissJunkie
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-16-2013 00:50:17 | More by WOLFGANG
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.9%

05-02-2013 03:08:02 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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WeisGuy

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

01-27-2013 14:41:43 | More by WeisGuy
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled 12/29/2010. Slow gusher upon opening as expected. Pours a hazy very dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of tart cherry, apple, raisin, prune, pepper, clove, molasses, red wine, juniper, caraway, herbal, toast, oak, light nuttiness, funk, hay, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and a huge amount of complexity. Taste of tart cherry, apple, raisin, prune, pepper, clove, molasses, red wine, toast, light chocolate, caraway, sage, oak, juniper, hay, grass, funk, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of tart earthiness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart dark fruits, pepper, toast, molasses, red wine, light chocolate, clove, caraway, juniper, sage, oak, hay, grass, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance with huge complexity; nice malt/herbal spiciness balance; with minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced sour ale! Huge flavor complexity with nice balance; and very smooth to sip on. I really enjoyed this one; JP beers always age nicely.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 05:33:49 | More by superspak
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mrebeka

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.9%

11-10-2012 17:42:04 | More by mrebeka
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Adam. Thanks man!

Blend 1
Bottled 12-29-2010

Gusher...The beer is dark chestnut brown with a thick, beige head that coats the snifter in lacing. The aroma offers Christmas spices, pine needles, mint. Chocolate mint flavor, a la Andes Candies or a York Peppermint Patty. Pine needles, sweet malt, sage. Aggressive flavor with a tart finish. Still possesses the delectable Jolly Pumpkin yeast character I have come to love. Overall, a solid beer. While not the best offering from this terrific brewery, this is still a solid beer and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 02:20:14 | More by Huhzubendah
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-17-2012 02:04:15 | More by t0rin0
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -39.9%

08-26-2012 00:17:01 | More by bluesplit63
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-30-2012 13:09:35 | More by nmann08
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sennin

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.1%

04-28-2012 16:17:07 | More by sennin
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-03-2012 23:30:52 | More by imperialking
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StarRaptor

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-16-2012 22:27:00 | More by StarRaptor
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Sneevel

Norway

5/5  rDev +50.2%

02-15-2012 20:25:01 | More by Sneevel
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AngryNucleus

Michigan

2/5  rDev -39.9%

01-26-2012 20:47:47 | More by AngryNucleus
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FosterJM

California

3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1067th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
750 Ml

Not sure vintage

Thanks to LouieM23 for sharing
Shared at MrHirschybars tasting

App- Dark crimson mixed with brown in the glass. A small head formed in a tan color and receded quickly. A couple dots of cling were left.

Smell- Very herbal nose to say the least. Like taking a walk in the forest and the running into a cherry stand, with a bit of a liquid candy bar.

Taste- Pretty upfront on the taste. You do get a lot of alcohol burn and then the herbs come in. The fruit is not as pronounced on the flavor and the oak comes out a tad more. Its not the best but not the worst winter warmer I have had.

Mouth- Medium bodied to almost full bodied. Medium amounts of carbonation. Leaves residual booze notes with some oak and herbal notes..

Drink- Never even saw this on BA so cheers to Louie for busting this one out.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 20:53:49 | More by FosterJM
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HopHead84

California

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11/20/2011

Bottle shared by Ojos Dormidos.

A: Reddish brown with a small beige head.

S: Aromatic sage and juniper with very faint nutty notes. A light tartness is evident. Vinegar is pretty strong and lactic notes are present along with oak. 

T: Lactic and acetic immediately with pronounced juniper. It comes across as medicinal and harsh. Caraway is evident and I get some oak. Sage is pervasive. Alcohol is strong.

M: Medium body with matching carbonation.

Overall: The medicinal flavor was a turnoff. This isn't good. Pass on it.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 00:41:49 | More by HopHead84
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev +20.1%

11-18-2011 05:53:59 | More by ej285701
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Collababeire Special Holiday Ale from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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