De Viento - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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3.78/5 rDev -3.3%
750ml bottle into tulip. Bottled 4/25/2012. Thanks Jay.
A: Bottle was a slow motion gusher but poured a deep dark brown color with a huge, billowing light tan head, that slowly faded to a very rocky film leaving a network of super patchy clinging lace down the glass.
S: Sour tart coffee nose, citrus acidity, dry tartness, black coffee, and hints of dark fruits.
T: Not as tart as nose, mild coffee, mild roast, lightly sweet, lemon tartness, no acid, peppery spice, hint of orange, stone fruits, and Belgian yeast. Slight anise. Drying finish.
M: Medium body, drying, clean, low soft carbonation. Could use a tiny bit more carbonation.
O: Dark roasted saison. Love the tart quality and dryness. Coffee works but barely. Interesting. Solid.
05-08-2013 01:20:59 | More by scottfrie
4.16/5 rDev +6.4%
A - Dark black with a bit of ruby with a big finger of khaki-tan head. Fades slowly.
S - Grainy malts, smoke, vanilla, oak, roasted coffee, chocolate, spicy peppers, light sour dark fruits.
T - Grainy malts, roasted coffee, chocolate smoke, oak, vanilla, spicy peppers with some heat, mild sour cherries and other dark fruit, Belgian yeast.
M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a roasted, smoky, and spicy.
D - Very interesting and complex, but well balanced.
05-07-2013 06:29:19 | More by ngeunit1
4.33/5 rDev +10.7%
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/24/2012. Pours almost black extremely dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice thick soapy lacing clings on the glass; with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big coffee, roasted malt, sour apple, cherry, dark chocolate, cocoa, hay, grass, pepper, clove, funk, earth, and spicy yeast esters. Fantastic aromas with great balance, strength, and complexity of coffee, roasted malt, and fruity funk notes. Taste of sour apple, cherry, coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, pepper, clove, hay, grass, funk, earth, oak, and yeast spiciness. Fair amount of fruity tartness on the finish with roasted coffee bitterness; and lingering notes of coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, tart fruits, clove, pepper, hay, grass, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor robustness, balance, and big complexity of roasted flavors, funk, and spiciness; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly creamy, slick, and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic wild saison brewed with coffee! Very unique; with great balance and complexity of coffee, roasted notes, and wild funkiness; and extremely smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering!
02-23-2013 06:49:32 | More by superspak
4.01/5 rDev +2.6%
Thanks to Humulus5883 (Reddit) for this interesting beer. Bottled 4/24/12, 1068/1069
Thin neck forced a chugging that produces a rich creamy almost 2 finger head, fades semi slowly with lots of layered lacing, very dark molasses color with faint hints of mahogany light sneaking through.
Nose starts with fresh roasted coffee beans and fresh brewed coffee fairly strong, then light dusty wood and toasted oak, then the sour saison rises, slowly at first then increases, a light sour funk like lactobaccillus, hint of saison grainy malts and straw, and touches of spices from saison and light baking spices, and faint cocoa and caramel in there. Very complex.
Trade starts with more fresh coffee, more brewed coffee but light roasted beans as well. That brings a bit of bitterness, coffee bitterness. Then light toasted oak, with touch of wood dust. Then quickly into sour saison, following the same path as the nose, with fair but not overwhelming sour funk, again probably lactobaccillus. There is also light grainy malt and light farmhouse saison flavors, hint of grassy straw and earthy barn floor. Light spices in there, some saison with hint of citrus, and light baking spices. It gets slightly yeasty with the bready. Fair sweetness too, little syrupy and sticky, and faint caramel. Coffee sneaks through one more time as it finishes, fairly sticky and syrupy, little flemmy, long sour funk finish, with hint more saison flavors and yeasty flavor, hint of spices and toasty but soured malts lingering.
Mouth is med bodied, slightly syrupy, good carb.
Overall really interesting, lots of great flavors and aromas, but they don't seem to blend well, it's kinda all over the place. Still tasty, and nice fresh coffee with the only meh flavor being the yeasty flavor.
01-28-2013 02:34:13 | More by jlindros
De Viento from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.