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Cinco Años - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 27
Gots: 27 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

We’ve teamed up with Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales to create a special collaborative oak aged ale with plums, brewed to celebrate Plum Market’s 5 year anniversary. The special sour blend is aged on organic Royal Diamond plums; it’s an amber with a hint of roast, malty, sweet, and sour, and the delicate aroma and delicious flavor of more plums than you can shake a stick at.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-23-2012)
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drbenderdo, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Brenden
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm glad there was a bottle of this still around. Still fresh according to the bottle.

The body of the beer is revealed to be a bright amber after the miasmic turbulence of the pour subsides. The pale orange-tinted rocky, foamy pillow of soapy head is about two fingers tall and rests itself on top for the duration. It looks almost solid and falls very slowly, never dropping to less than one finger. It leaves behind chunky clumps of lacing in plenty from the top to the bottom half of the glass.
Plum is there but isn't right out at the forefront. There is a berry-like combination of sweet and tart with a light sourness that works well. There are some vinous notes on the aroma especially, with some dry solid woods and a hint of vanilla.
The funk and sourness I expect from Jolly Pumpkin are in full force. Plum juice and pulp come out in the middle and last into a juicy sweet finish. There's lots of dryness from woods as well, and it permeates the body. Some tropical fruits sweetness comes into the middle to ease the dryness a bit with lots of zest accompanying. The barrel seems to being out some almost red wine character, with some tannins and leather just notable. It would be nice if it finished stronger, but it's a good beer.
Carbonation is at excellent levels here, adding a certain frothy movement on the palate without going too filling or spritzy. The crispness bites and stays consistently strong. As it dries, the plum and juicier notes ease the burden, making for a completely semi-dry body from beginning to finish. The medium body holds up nicely.

Brenden, Apr 08, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a very turbid at first muddy brown then settles to a glorious amber. Initial 1.5 finger head of which only a light lacing remains.

S-Some berry and ginger as well as some oak and probably plum although it is rather subtle.

T-What stands out the most from this is the plum after taste. In my opinion it is dead on. It has the usual jolly pumpkin house taste yet very light on the funk and sour bite. It is very woody and filled with mixed berries but that juicy plum taste stands out.

M-I for one and very impressed with this beer's feel. It is slightly sour and very crisp with a near perfect carbonation.

O-I think this was a very cool beer. I find it a bit funny however that this beer does not have the snobby feel that Plum Market has (for those are not familiar it is a bit of a more exclusive Whole Foods that has an incredible beer and wine selection with some remarkably informed and helpful staff and Jolly Pumpkin has a lot of love for them). I just think what they charged for this was a little ridiculous. I do like this less sour-sour from JP good job.

beerhan, Nov 05, 2012
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4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Bottled 3/26/2012

A - Pours a nice crystal clear amber hie with a one finger white head that slumps down to a nice quarter inch creamy blanket. Very nice.

S - Aromas of super, super light floral notes, hay/straw, lemons. A distant whiff though reveals an almost plum candy type of aroma. Light oak, faint malts.

T - Taste is quite tart upfront, nice sour plums. Fades rather quickly to a malty funky earthy middle. Light oak, leather, faint yeast, malt sweetness. The finish is somewhat neutral as the plums fade to a distant memory. Wish there was more plum on the finish, still, quite complex.

M - Mouthfeel is really, really nice. Great effervescence, crisp, super drinkable.

O - Overall, this was a fun beer that was super complex. Liked how the plums faded in and out of this one. Really, really nice Jolly Pumpkin offering.

rudzud, Feb 25, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle
Served in a beer flute
Bottled 03-26-2012
Batch 976

A - It is an amber liquid with a slight haze. Perched on top is one inch of tan head.

S - The aroma is tart plum. It is almost like a fruit lambic in smell.

T - The initial taste is sour with some fruitiness. Then comes the funk. I get some dank basement, mold, and mildew.

M - Moderate and effervescent.

O - It is a good beer. I was hoping for more plum. It turned out great considering it froze in my garage refrigerator and leaked a little. I was afraid I lost this one. Thank goodness it was okay.

buschbeer, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

mdillon86, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured murky orange. Not a ton of head, but a little cling down the glass.

A little bit of the typical Jolly Pumpkin yeast profile in the aroma along with some plums.

Good plum notes on the flavor up front. A little bit of spiciness and some JP yeast profile on the back. Finishes somewhat dry and oaky.

Light bodied with good carbonation.

Another nice Jolly Pumpkin sour. I would've preferred a bit more fruit flavor to come out, but still a nice offering.

jmarsh123, Oct 01, 2012
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Zaphog, Jun 27, 2013
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Cinco Años from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.