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:
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/26/2012. Pours slightly hazy deep orange copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart green apple, plum, pear, lemon zest, hay, straw, oak, clove, pepper, toast, light caramel, vinegar, leather, funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of plum, yeast, oak, and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tart green apple, plum, pear, lemon zest, hay, straw, oak, clove, pepper, toast, light caramel, vinegar, leather, funk, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/spicy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of green apple, plum, pear, lemon zest, toast, hay, straw, oak, clove, pepper, light caramel, vinegar, leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of plum, yeast, oak, and moderate malt flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruited wild ale. All around good complexity and balance of plum, yeast, oak, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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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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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing, Rich.

The pour is light amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is lightly tart in the typical Jolly Pumpkin fashion. Good plum character to it along with some oak, lemon zest, raisin, peach, and a bit of malt sweetness. Sort of all over the place, but not bad. The flavor profile is quite similar to the aroma. Lactic tartness throughout with a nice plum flavor along with some of the other fruits often found in Jolly Pumpkin beers like apples and peaches. A touch of oak and just a little bit of grass on the finish.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MasterSki
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hopleaf. Served in their standard tulip glass.

A - A finger-plus of off-white foam settles to a thick collar and near-complete cap, leaving behind a few spots of lace. Dark orange body with a hint of transparency.

S - Lots of plums, some lactic notes, vanilla, vinous and mildly sour flavors, some oak, and a solid stone fruit malt backdrop that evokes peach cobbler. Potent, balanced, and complex.

T - The taste is a mild disappointment, as it's dominated by dry oak. Some vanilla and stone fruit sweetness show up mid-palate before yielding to some tart plums in an oddly weak finish. Dry wood lingers on the palate indefinitely. Only mild sourness at this stage.

M - Active but pleasant carbonation, medium body, and super dry and woody, with plenty of fruit tannins as well.

D - Easy to drink, but not the most memorable Jolly Pumpkin offering. I preferred last year's Spring Sour by a fair margin to this offering. I'd certainly drink it again, but I wouldn't seek out a trade or offer up a lot. Still, worth trying if it pops up on-tap somehwere.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Thorpe429, thanks! A long time want. Beer isn't as fruity as hoped but it is a nice beer overall. I'd have it again. I think most of these Jolly Pumpkin beers end up tasting the same after a year or so. Drink the fruity one quickly.

Beer is dark tan and hazy with a wispy white head of small bubbles, low retention, some lacing.

Aroma is sour and mildly fruity with a mild Brett character.

Beer is sweet with a tart finish, a succinic sort of sour with some lactic notes as well. The fruit is still there but it is pretty subtle. I would be interested in having a newer bottle of this if possible.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Bottled 3/26/2012

A - Pours a nice crystal clear amber hie with a one finger white head that slumps down to a nice quarter inch creamy blanket. Very nice.

S - Aromas of super, super light floral notes, hay/straw, lemons. A distant whiff though reveals an almost plum candy type of aroma. Light oak, faint malts.

T - Taste is quite tart upfront, nice sour plums. Fades rather quickly to a malty funky earthy middle. Light oak, leather, faint yeast, malt sweetness. The finish is somewhat neutral as the plums fade to a distant memory. Wish there was more plum on the finish, still, quite complex.

M - Mouthfeel is really, really nice. Great effervescence, crisp, super drinkable.

O - Overall, this was a fun beer that was super complex. Liked how the plums faded in and out of this one. Really, really nice Jolly Pumpkin offering.

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