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De Viento - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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De VientoDe Viento

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very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 9
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: liamt07 on 05-24-2012)
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Photo of thagr81us
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%

Big thanks goes out to CManuel for sharing this one! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep red brown with a three finger light tan head that subsided to a half finger slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, smoke, cigar, pepper, and spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, spice, pepper, funk, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with very high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. The carbonation aspect on this one was just a little too high for my liking. The flavor also had a quite weird note on this one with a big earthy funk. The nose reminded me of a cigar if I'm honest. Glad I got the chance to try this one, but the beer definitely did have some preventable shortfalls. Worth trying if you get the chance though.

thagr81us, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%

Chris’s bottle from Ann Arbor location. Coffee aroma. A huge head mocha coloured on very dark brown. A coffee saison, spicy though not getting peppercorns. Not too sour. Coffee well integrated and good drinkability. More than middling mouthfeel. Something different from JP.

Sammy, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of coz
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

coz, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of StaEva
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

StaEva, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of bismarksays
4/5  rDev +2.3%

bismarksays, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

A: Pours a dark brown with two fingers of off white head. The head sticks around nicely.

S: Quite different. I'm getting coffee and herbs. Mild sweetness with some dark fruit.

T: Lots of coffee, but there is still a strong herbal presence. The beer manages to have a light, refined taste. Some dark fruit sweetness as well. Coffee in the finish.

M: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

O: A coffee saison is a weird idea. It worked for me. I'd have it again.

oline73, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of SpdKilz
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

SpdKilz, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks again to Matt for sharing!

(A)- Pours nearly pitch black in color. Produced an absolute mountainous tan fluffy head with huge clumps of lacing left behind once it finally dissipated; perfect retention.

(S)- An obvious coffee grounds aroma up front. Quite dry behind that with a bit of biscuit and cocoa.

(T)- Again, very coffee forward. Touches of a creamed coffee type flavor in the middle with bits of pepper and biscuit. The faintest hint of a dry oaky tartness at the end.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Lets be honest, very little about this beer reminds me of a saison since it is so coffee forward, but it does have a nice feel to it overall. The ever so slightly bitter and tart at the end is a nice play for the beer's complexity.

(O)- Despite this being quite the oddball for the style, I really enjoyed the trip this took me on. Unique to say the least, but it just works somehow. I applaud Jolly Pumpkin on their ingenuity when it came to make this beer a reality.

sweemzander, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.15/5  rDev -19.4%

Shared by Adam. Thanks man. The beer appears brown with a small off white head. The aroma brings coffee, funky yeast, spice. A bit odd. Flavors don’t cooperate too well. It’s just weird having saison type funk with prominent coffee. Interesting and worth a try, but not my cup of tea.

Huhzubendah, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of olympuszymurgus
3/5  rDev -23.3%

olympuszymurgus, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of pukahi91
4/5  rDev +2.3%

pukahi91, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of rudzud
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

Received as an extra in a trade and poured in to my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a deep dark brownish black with a super light almost garnet hue around the edged. Atop sat a nice two finger super light mocha creamy head that faded to leave TONS of sticky side lacing. Excellent.

S - Super, super different aromas here. Lightly funky with lots of coffee bean aroma along with some roasty toasty malts and the typical Jolly Pumpkin spice blend notes.

T - Hah, definitely somehow one of the weirdest beers I've ever tasted. Initial coffee roast and then WHAM sour. Its even on the weak end of a Jolly Pumpkin sour profile but its enough to make me recoil in confusion. There is a faint, faint saison hint at the end but for all intensive purposes this is a sour cup of coffee. It works, but I dont really like it...

M - Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, typical with Jolly Pumpkin. Still though its a bit high for this style, atleast for me.

O - Overall this was one bizarre beer. It was cool but just did not work for me. Tremendous clash between black coffee and sour funky saison.

rudzud, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of greg4579
4/5  rDev +2.3%

greg4579, Dec 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

rbrefbeerman, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

mattafett, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

rfbenavi80, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

brotherloco, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of tfidler
4/5  rDev +2.3%

tfidler, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

kbuzz, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Zaphog, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +2.3%

(Served in a chalice)
Batch 1070
Bottled 4/27/12

A-Once I cracked the cap this beer was a slow motion gusher and poured a full glass of light coco tan foam. Once the foam settled down there was a hazy brown body with a strong carbonation and the head still didn't quit, pushing over the lip of the glass but still holding its shape.

S- The sour note and coffee bean aroma has some dark roasted malt notes behind it and a unique spice blend in the finish.

T- The coffee flavor had some nice dry espresso bean flavors with a dry spice note to follow. There is a mellow dark but bright tartness in the finish that is followed by an after tasted of squash and fennel.

M- The medium light mouthfeel has a tight scrubbing fizz in the finish but no astringency or alcohol heat.

O- This is a well balanced beer with coffee supporting sour flavors and some unique spices worked in there aswell. It was fun to drink but hard to figure out what I was actually drinking.

rhoadsrage, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

reviewed from notes on 11/21/12.

poured into a Cascade snifter/tulip hybrid glass.

batch 1068/1069; bottled on 4/24/12.

Appearance: a light black bodied beer with a huge creamy white head that drops to a thin cap. Lacing is everywhere!

Smell: Smoky, roasty, oaky. a touch of spice. Little bit earthy as well.

Taste: Mild bitterness and roasty coffee notes. Its earthy, smokey, oak, and has a hint of peat moss. Black pepper, chickory, clove, and paprika. This is a really balanced beer. Its really different and I like it! Might be streching to say it, but might be some funk hiding in there as well. There is so much going on in this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Its carbonation is done well.

Overall: This beer is such a calico! Tons of ingredients its as if they just threw in the brew kettle! It really came together nicely with alot of ingredients that had the potential of not work well together. Jolly Pumpkin really did something unique here!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

MDF1IBetty, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

nhudson, Nov 23, 2012
De Viento from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.