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Forgotten Tales Of The Last Gypsy Blender, Series 1 Volume 1Forgotten Tales Of The Last Gypsy Blender, Series 1 Volume 1
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This oak aged sour saison is a collaboration with Celina Tio, chef/owner of JULIAN and The Belfry in Kansas City, brewed with mango and tamarind, and a touch of rye.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-15-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
126
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
36
Trade:
4
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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I tried this on tap at Of Love and Regret served chilled in a glass.
I really enjoyed this and was not sure what to expect when I ordered it but what I received was a very enjoyable sour barrel aged saison. Not tart to the point of enamel deterioration but tart and the barrel flavor comes through in this. This is a very drinkable wild ale I would not hesitate to drink again if it were available. The tropical fruit adds a tanginess and fruity juiciness but still manages to finish dry and drinkable.

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4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whitetale
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light gold color. Generous white head with good retention.
Aroma hints of tartness . Great fully tart, sour taste. Maybe a touch of citrus or green apple.
A well balanced sour. Very refreshing. Sorry that it was a one off. Well done Jolly Pumpkin.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Light anount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is lemon. green apple, hay and some light earthy funkinesss.

T - The flavor follows the aroma. Green apple, lemon, lime, white pepper and the trademark Jolly Pumpkin barnyard funkiness.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Nice crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Another winner from Jolly Pumpkin. A nice thirst quenching beer with every sip leaving you wanting more,

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justinp444
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint it has a white foam head that quickly dissipates and a yellow hazy body. Smell of mango, tart lemon, tamarind, earth, and grapefruit, with a bread-y malt body. Taste is much the same with tons of tart lemon, slight mango, grapefruit, hay, earth, grass, and some slight earth-y salty tamarind in the background. Mouth feel is light to moderate with a moderate body, nice fizzy moderate to full carbonation. A nice sour, the tamarind puts a sort of gose feel to it, but it definitely is too much of a juicy saison in the end, surprisingly easy drinking and a great orange juice and sparkling water mouth feel to it.

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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MgoJohnStamos
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drew74
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MLDucky
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rand
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into tulip glass

A: Cloudy, orange-yellow appearance...looks like orange juice. A frothy head quickly recedes to a small film, leaving almost no lacing.

S: The nose is classic farmhouse. Tart citrusy notes and dry grass underscored by ripe fruity esters. Plenty of barnyard funk envelopes the bouquet.

T: Flavors are more complex and layered than the bouquet, and the added ingredients come through here. Tart, citrus notes up front. Quite sour, approaching a wild ale. Tamarind and mango notes come through mid-sip, along grassy funk and drying oak. Fruity esters throughout. More funky as it warms, with a touch of booze popping up toward the end of the sip. Medium finish with lingering, bitter, funky residuals.

M: Medium mouthfeel, not as oily slick as many examples of the style.

Another tasty experiment from JP. I love when brewers add creative ingredients but keep them in check, accenting the brew's base flavors but not forgetting who the stars of the show should be.

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Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 126 ratings