Best Lei’d Plans | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBUs: 30
TIME IN OAK: 7 Months
HOPS: Amarillo, Cascade, Citra, Hallertau Blanc, & Centennial
GRAINS: Pilsner Malt, Vienna Malt, Oat Malt, Flaked Barley, Acidulated Malt, Munich 10, & Wheat Malt
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: Grapefruit & Cherry

This sour dry hopped fruited ale is a blend of two beers we brewed with our friend Tom, from Big Island Brewhaus. We blended 25% of Best Lei’d with 75% of Plans and ended up with what we are calling, Best Lei’d Plans. Combining the cherry and grapefruit elements of one beer with the dry hopping regimen of the other. Leaving you with a tantalizing hop bouquet. Erupting with flavors of sweet lemony citrus, juicy grapefruit, Jolly Pumpkin funk, and hints of cherry skin

Added by superspak on 07-08-2018

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pDev:
7.14%
 
 
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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/14/2017. Pours lightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tart/tangy grapefruit, cherry, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, red/green apple, mango, melon, berries, white wine, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, oak, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, fruit, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/tangy grapefruit, cherry, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, red/green apple, mango, melon, berries, white wine, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, oak, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast spiciness; pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy bitterness; and light fruit/Brett tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy grapefruit, cherry, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, red/green apple, mango, melon, berries, white wine, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, oak, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, leathery/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, fruit, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and minimal hop/fruit astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky/tannic, fairly crisp, and lightly acidic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.9%. Overall this is an excellent fruited wild saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, fruit, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the moderately bitter/spicy/tannic/drying finish. Amarillo, Cascade, Citra, Hallertau Blanc, & Centennial hops. Great balance of juicy/dank/earthy hops/fruit, with classic JP house funky Brett/Saison yeast complexity; nice oak presence and wheat/oat/pale malt backbone. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

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3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the Ann Arbor brewpub, chalice glass, slightly hazy yellow beer, white foam. Smells like citrus hops, a bit of grapefruit pith, cherries, and dry hop aromas. Tastes a bit too dry hopped for me, balance not toward the sourness. Nice dry tart mouthfeel. The result of blending 25% Best Lei'd and 75% Plans it tends too much toward the beer I didn't like as much.

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Photo of Z-man
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best Lei’d Plans from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 4 ratings