Aquamarine Dream
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #875
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #20,464
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 8.98%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
11
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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
 
Michigan, United States
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87
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Reviews by Matt141:
Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Tone
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of herbs, floral hops, slight salt, hint of bacterial funk, wine, hint of pale malt, slight alcohol, hint of fruit. Fits the style of a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is an elevated dryness. Tastes of herbs, floral hops, slight salt, hint of pale malt, slight alcohol, and wine. Overall, body muted compared to aroma, but great complexity and blend.

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Photo of bump8628
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

From tasting notes 03/03/18
Had on-tap at HopCat in Ann Arbor, MI

Appearance - Served up in 6oz snifter, cloudy and salmon orange in color with a thin, broken layer of suds sitting atop. No lace.

Smell - The aroma is fruity, funky and slightly spicy. Tart berry emerges as the brew warms.

Taste - Follows the nose. Funkiness is prevalent, while notes of tart and fruity berry sweetness sneak in as secondary characters. Light salinity. Oaky undertone. Finish lingers with oak and mild berry sweetness, while traces of funk and salt remain.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with low carbonation. Slickness that quickly turns bone dry, not unlike a chardonnay.

Overall - Very interesting brew; certainly one of the more unique and better saisons I've tried. I wish they offered more than a 6oz pour, but alas.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/4/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy reddish orange color with a 1-2 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart/tangy blackberries, blueberries, fruit skin, lemon, lime, citrus peel, pear, red apple, melon, white wine, peppercorn, salt, hay, straw, herbal, grass, oak, wheat, cracker, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, berries, lime peel, oak, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart/tangy blackberries, blueberries, fruit skin, lemon, lime, citrus peel, pear, red apple, melon, white wine, peppercorn, salt, hay, straw, herbal, grass, oak, wheat, cracker, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast/oak spiciness and light fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy blackberries, blueberries, fruit skin, lemon, lime, citrus peel, pear, red apple, melon, white wine, peppercorn, salt, hay, straw, herbal, grass, oak, wheat, cracker, toasted bread, leathery/musty funk and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, berries, lime peel, oak, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance; and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from yeast/oak spiciness and berry tang/tartness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, fairly crisp, and lightly acidic/tangy/tannic/saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.8%. Overall this is an excellent fruited wild saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, berries, lime peel, oak, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink for the ABV; with the modestly spicy/tart/tannic/drying finish. Classic JP house Brett funk/saison yeast complexity; balanced fruits, malts and nice oak presence. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as usual.

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Photo of Giggy
3.29/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DanGeo
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotnewyork
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kind of sour borderline on gose, light, little bitter. Better than the average, worse than the average Jolly Pumpkin beer.

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Photo of the_brew_man
4.69/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy blue violet with a thin head that quickly dissipates.

Aromas of dark spicy fruit hit the nose almost immediately along with a funky/earthy spread.

Tastes of blackberries, blueberries, and citrus roll on the palate and are follow by a balanced salty oak funk finish. There is a mild sour brett taste that persists throughout, but it seems to have a balanced pH and subtle character.

Feels more on the drier saison side (coming from the yeast and salt) which complements the oils given by the oak conditioning. Jolly Pumpkin has a signature feel that really suits their brewing style, especially this one.

Overall, I am truly impressed. Yet another enjoyable, delightful, and unique saison that can easily pair with a hearty supper. Highly recommended to those who appreciate the intricacies of farmhouse style brewing.

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Aquamarine Dream from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 11 ratings