Cinco Años | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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79 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We’ve teamed up with Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales to create a special collaborative oak aged ale with plums, brewed to celebrate Plum Market’s 5 year anniversary. The special sour blend is aged on organic Royal Diamond plums; it’s an amber with a hint of roast, malty, sweet, and sour, and the delicate aroma and delicious flavor of more plums than you can shake a stick at.

Added by MasterSki on 05-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
25
For Trade:
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

(A)- Pours a pale reddish brown hue. Some white froth formed.

(S)- A dry oaky, but fruity cherry/plum action. Subtle acidic funk, but very subtle.

(T)- Dry and oaky primarily. Subtle fruit (very subtle).

(M)- A good carbonation level. A touch thin on body and taste, but this sure shows the barrel a' plenty.

(O)- Unique, but it just needed something more to it.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 976, 03-26-2012. One year old bottle poured into my Oxbow snifter.

A: Perfectly clear copper/orange with pinkish hues. Nice white fizzy acidic looking head fades quickly as it settles to a patchy thin rim. Looks decently carbonated. Solid looking beer.

S: Well there it is...the JP funk. Nicely acidic and vinegary. Some candy aromas...like a candy push pop. Lightly fruity...but mostly funky and acidic...smells a lot like a Flander's style beer.

T/M: Hits your tongue with a real, real quick hit of acidic sourness...then fades very quickly into a layer of funk. A bit of that candy sweetness in the aroma but not much. Maybe some light fruit. Very light tasting beer. Certainly refreshing, but not overwheming in any way. The body is pretty nice. I'd call it medium-thin...a nice bit of a creamy layering on the tongue. Could maybe use just a touch more carbonation.

O: Not bad. Not great. I might call it a little underwhelming, but certainly still a good beer. The aroma is significantly better than the taste. I didn't have a fresh bottle so I don't know what the year of age has accomplished if anything. I wouldn't seek it out, but I'd happily drink another bottle.

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3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Jim! Served in a Jolly Pumpkin tulip. Nose has a bit of plum skin; fruit not overpowering. Dry bread. Flavor has some plum tannin. Light-medium body. No real funk.

UPDATE: After having this a second time, everything had melded together a bit more, but it still didn't stand out in any particular way.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy orange/amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with average retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of tart notes with light residual sugar notes also perceptible. Taste is dominated by tart notes with light Brett notes of wet leather and some vinous notes with light residuals sugar perceptible in the aftertaste. Body is about average with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not the best from this famous brewery with plums being somewhat hard to distinguish and not as funky as some other JP beers.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle thanks to Kyle. Pours a copper-orange body with decent white head. Aroma leans more towards grapes than plums. Definitly lots of wood. Some light bugs and funk. Taste is acidic even for a Jolly Pumpkin beer, red wine and also some caramel sweetness. Carbonation is rather low. Still good but doesn't not have JP's usual cohesion and drinkability.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at J.P. in Ann Arbor.
A: Pours a cloudy amber with a good three fingers of white head.

S: Mild oak, fruit and that usual J.P. funk.

T: Tartness to start followed by mild oak and a hint of plums in the finish.

M: Light body with very good carbonation.

O: Has a very young taste and may benefit from some time in the bottle. I agree 100 percent with Alex. Not overly impressed with this.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a chalice. It is a medium brown to purple color with a fizzy head. Smells like acidic vinegar with some sweet dark fruit. Taste has some tart characteristics but they back off pretty quickly, leaving this very mellow. Body is very fizzy. This turns out to be very drinkable, but the flavors aren't nearly as complex as I was hoping.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.87 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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