Perseguidor (Batch 3) | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Perseguidor (Batch 3)Perseguidor (Batch 3)

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Batches: 222,127,121,120 Brewed: 6/26/07, 7/15/06, 6/30/06, 6/26/06 To Oak: 7/2/07, 7/20/06, 7/6/06, 7/5/06 Barrels: 58 Bottled On: 12/18/07. Released Summer 2008.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of corby112
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy dark orange color with apricot-colored edges and one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing let behind.

Very vinous aroma with lots of dark fruit sweetness along with subtle toasted oak, vanilla and coconut notes. Really nice vinous barrel character along with funky bugs and a sweet malt backbone. Slightly one dimensional but nice juicy wine barrel notes and subtle funk elevate the aroma.

Medium body with low carbonation and subtle acetic acid. Tart and funky with vinous fruit notes and damp oak. Hints of strawberry and cream, grape and dark berries. Sweet and vinous presence opens up as it warms countered by prominent toasted oak and funky bugs. Complex but well balanced and pretty easy to drink. Subtle acidic/acetic harshness but otherwise, pretty good.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of BucketBoy
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Shared 3-26-11 by Trey - thank you! One of 58 total bottles.

L - Hazy, brown orange, a bit murky, with a speckled webbed head.

S - White pepper, light maraschino cherry, lactic acid, white grape, nice JP funk, slight alcohol in the nose.

T - Tasty - white pepper, light sweet cherry, a bit winey especially as it opens up. Brett, lactic funk, strawberry wine vinegar.

M - A bit think, even for the style, and the booze and pepper feels heavy in my mouth.

O - Very enjoyable - a nice mix of sour and white pepper spice with light fruit.

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Photo of readbaron
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a chestnut brown with so e red hues and a thinner off white head. The nose has a creamy lactic acid note up front, some bright fruits, red grapes, light Brett. The flavor is very lactic and creamy, light vanilla notes with some minty Brett presence. Very sweet, light to medium body, creamy with an assertive carbonation.

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Photo of SpillyBeers
5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of AgentZero
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Yellow colored beer with a touch of brownish orange. Small white head that didn't stay for long and left minimal spots on the side of my glass.

S - A bit of funk, some wood, vanilla, sour cherries, vinegar. Smells pretty nice actually, with nothing being terribly overpowering. Good balance.

T - Some good tartness, sourness, and good flavor. A bit of vinegar, some light fruitiness, has a decent pucker quality to it.

M - Medium bodied, very dry finish. Some good carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, although the dry/tart character can leave it a little fatiguing. Good stuff though, was glad to have tried it.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A big thanks goes out to treyrab for sharing this wale [sic]. I have been looking forward to this one for a while. Enjoyed as beer number 3 of the tasting.

Poured into a tulip, the color is deep brownish copper. The head is thin, and is coarse, quite normal, actually, in the paradigm of the style.

Aromas of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales' signature funky yeast strain with some lemony lactic sourness are my first impressions. This lactic character does a nice job of balancing the slightly acetic sour cherries that follow. The taste follows suit, adding some phenolic clove and white pepper in the mid-palate, along with some white wine flavors. There is a bit of alcohol warmth there as well.

Prickly carbonation and a warm finish, as noted above, with a bit of overwhelming phenolic spice. The consistency is medium. Spicy and sour in one is a somewhat unfamiliar sensation for me, and I find it a bit tougher to drink as a result, though this beer is well done overall.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing this rarity, Trey

Mildly hazy amber copper with a dense off-white head that recedes to a ring with mild lacing. The nose has a sharp lactic sourness with some white pepper, a fruity wine vinegar and not much oak. Dominated by acids and funk, there's a rather noticeable fruity character with strawberries, raspberries and cherries. The palate opens quite lactic and spicy with white pepper and moderate fruit mid-palate. The blend of the dry, lactic sourness and the fruity vinegar is excellent. Quite spicy in the mid-palate with clove and white pepper, though the sourness does balance it. The malt character is mild with caramel and maybe some honey. While noticeable, the alcohol isn't harsh. A little tannic as well, working well with the lactic sourness. Nice stuff, makes me think of a nicer Vlad.

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Photo of mothman
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter.

Pours slightly flat, very little head. Color is a caramel hued straw yellow

Aroma: Sour cherries, oak, vanilla, spice. Some funk here with notes of acidic flavors.

Taste: Again, sour cherries. Pretty tart. Spice notes with oak and wheat flavors. It has some horse blanket and funky notes as well. Very well done.

Mouthfeel: Sour and tart with acidic notes. Light to medium bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends sour, but clean.

Overall, this was a great drinking sour. Lots of quality flavors with a good amount of sour/funk present. I was very happy to have tried this one.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.77/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


750ml bottle in a snifter. Deep orange and nebulous, with a big fizzy white head and a little lacing. The nose is tart and woody with prominent lactic notes. There's an light sweetness and notes of oaked cherries and grapes. The flavor is slightly disappointing. There's lots oak and lactic notes. The aroma was very fruity, but those characteristics are subdued in the flavor. It's rather...simple, for lack of a better word...very woody and tannic with light fruit notes. It's nice, but nothing stands out. This was better a year ago.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Chad for sharing this beer at Sour Fest.

A: The pour is a clear golden-copper color with a nice white head and some mild lacing.

S: The nose is quite fruity and almost tropical. A nice blend of sweetness and tartness, with tons of melons (cantaloupe and honey dew come to mind right of the bat). There are some notes of white grapes, pineapple, and a good lemon note.

T: The melon flavor is impressively powerful. It provides a nice sweet note to the beer and combines wonderfully with the tart and lemon notes. Some nice apple, grape, and funk to this beer as well.

M: The body is medium, maybe a bit on the heavy side for a wild ale, but still refreshing and nicely carbonated.

D: I was a bit disappointed by the Perseguidor 5, but this was very, very good. This has flavors that I haven't often picked up in beers that I've tried, and I really enjoyed them.

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Photo of aforbes10
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750mL bottle, Batch #3. BIG thanks to kkulacki. A while ago, I got a small sample of this at the Michigan Brewer's Guild Summerfest. And then I got another sample. Then another. And a fourth. It was great. Excited to have this whole bottle all to myself. Pours a red peach and hazy, with a well-retained while cappuccino head. Laces slowly and uniformly. Odor portends a sour treat...notes of cherry, lemon, brettanomyces, hint of vanilla, oak. Taste is sublime. Not overwhelmingly sour, but mildly tart, fruity and sweet malt. Oak lends a damping sensation to the sourness and a tannin flavor. The amazing thing is how well everything comes together for a perfect sour, but not too sour, wild ale. A beautiful thing. Velvety mouthfeel, medium bodied. One of the best beers I've ever had.

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Photo of DrJay
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to grub for cracking this one open. Day 1 of the 2008 Biergotter Tasting. Batch 3.
Hazy orange with a fine whitish cap. Lots of sticky lacing with good head retention. Tart, fruity aroma with earthy berry seeds, peaches, grass, tropical fruits. Sort of like sweet tarts. There was definitely some bitterness to the flavour, but it wasn't overly strong. Tart and acidic, but a little less fruity than the aroma. Still, there was some berry sweetness along with earth and leather. Some dryness, light to medium bodied, with average carbonation and light warmth. Smooth and easy drinking, quite tasty.

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Photo of HopDerek
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to KRAMER17801 for sharing a bottle of this with me.

Originally reviewed 4-30-2009
Batch 3 poured a clear golden amber with 1+ fingers of foamy white head. Good retention and some nice lacing left behind. Smells of tart citrus fruits, cherries, apples, oak, Brett funk, nuts, and toasted malts. Tastes tart up front of pineapple and tangerine, dried cranberries, cherries, and sour apple along with some funk. Roasted nuts and malts give a nice balance before a dry oaky finish with a slight alcohol warmth kicks in. Medium in body with pretty low carbonation. Tart, sour, and slick with a nice dryness. An excellent brew from Jolly Pumpkin, very easy to drink.

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Perseguidor (Batch 3) from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 34 ratings