Cinco Años - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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3.78/5 rDev -2.6%
Thanks for sharing, Rich.
The pour is light amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is lightly tart in the typical Jolly Pumpkin fashion. Good plum character to it along with some oak, lemon zest, raisin, peach, and a bit of malt sweetness. Sort of all over the place, but not bad. The flavor profile is quite similar to the aroma. Lactic tartness throughout with a nice plum flavor along with some of the other fruits often found in Jolly Pumpkin beers like apples and peaches. A touch of oak and just a little bit of grass on the finish.
08-07-2012 04:34:02 | More by womencantsail
3.78/5 rDev -2.6%
750ml bottle, dated 3-26-12, poured into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Big thanks to Chris for sharing.
A: Clear, light, reddish-orange body with a finger of a super-fine off-white froth. Ok retention, very light, spotty lace. Attractive.
S: Super funky, with a terrific blend of cheese, barnyardy Brett and fruity, lemony acidity. Really fresh, complex, and balanced. Great.
T: Opens with some nice lactic acidity, but then dies into a faint, grassy, watery finish. Mildly grainy, fruity aftertaste - the plums, finally? Tasty, but disappointingly flavorless on the back end.
M: Soft, creamy, well-carbonated - but a little light-bodied. Still good.
O: This reminded me of Perseguidor 5, in that it smelled terrific but just didn't have the flavor to back up the big aromas. The plums also failed to assert themselves, which was disappointing. Still a tasty, above-average brew, but not the masterpiece I was hoping for.
07-25-2012 22:10:43 | More by woosterbill
3.73/5 rDev -3.9%
Bottle poured into a chalice. It is a medium brown to purple color with a fizzy head. Smells like acidic vinegar with some sweet dark fruit. Taste has some tart characteristics but they back off pretty quickly, leaving this very mellow. Body is very fizzy. This turns out to be very drinkable, but the flavors aren't nearly as complex as I was hoping.
06-03-2012 02:47:48 | More by webmanspidey
3.7/5 rDev -4.6%
Had on tap at J.P. in Ann Arbor.
A: Pours a cloudy amber with a good three fingers of white head.
S: Mild oak, fruit and that usual J.P. funk.
T: Tartness to start followed by mild oak and a hint of plums in the finish.
M: Light body with very good carbonation.
O: Has a very young taste and may benefit from some time in the bottle. I agree 100 percent with Alex. Not overly impressed with this.
05-23-2012 21:12:48 | More by jale
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
On-tap at Hopleaf. Served in their standard tulip glass.
A - A finger-plus of off-white foam settles to a thick collar and near-complete cap, leaving behind a few spots of lace. Dark orange body with a hint of transparency.
S - Lots of plums, some lactic notes, vanilla, vinous and mildly sour flavors, some oak, and a solid stone fruit malt backdrop that evokes peach cobbler. Potent, balanced, and complex.
T - The taste is a mild disappointment, as it's dominated by dry oak. Some vanilla and stone fruit sweetness show up mid-palate before yielding to some tart plums in an oddly weak finish. Dry wood lingers on the palate indefinitely. Only mild sourness at this stage.
M - Active but pleasant carbonation, medium body, and super dry and woody, with plenty of fruit tannins as well.
D - Easy to drink, but not the most memorable Jolly Pumpkin offering. I preferred last year's Spring Sour by a fair margin to this offering. I'd certainly drink it again, but I wouldn't seek out a trade or offer up a lot. Still, worth trying if it pops up on-tap somehwere.
05-23-2012 14:49:18 | More by MasterSki
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