De Viento | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by liamt07 on 05-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
113
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
24
For Trade:
2
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3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by Adam. Thanks man. The beer appears brown with a small off white head. The aroma brings coffee, funky yeast, spice. A bit odd. Flavors don’t cooperate too well. It’s just weird having saison type funk with prominent coffee. Interesting and worth a try, but not my cup of tea.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from some creepy cat lady in Iowa. Had this a couple times, but never got to sit down with it. Batch 1068/1069.

Fluted tulip. Half inch of lingering fluffy lather. Black with brown highlights.

Tangy, lightly roasted, black patent-ish, confused smell. I guess this is what they were going for.

Minerally & twangy upfront, then comes the bitter roasted coffee. That sticks around for a bit longer then I'd like. Something else hides in your throat, something unspecifically fruity.

Big, harsh carbonation. Mellow abv. Frothy, but thin. Might have been a touch fruitier completely fresh out the gate.

Second half of the bottle sloshed nicely though.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

(A)- Pours nearly pitch black in color. Produced an absolute mountainous tan fluffy head with huge clumps of lacing left behind once it finally dissipated; perfect retention.

(S)- An obvious coffee grounds aroma up front. Quite dry behind that with a bit of biscuit and cocoa.

(T)- Again, very coffee forward. Touches of a creamed coffee type flavor in the middle with bits of pepper and biscuit. The faintest hint of a dry oaky tartness at the end.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Lets be honest, very little about this beer reminds me of a saison since it is so coffee forward, but it does have a nice feel to it overall. The ever so slightly bitter and tart at the end is a nice play for the beer's complexity.

(O)- Despite this being quite the oddball for the style, I really enjoyed the trip this took me on. Unique to say the least, but it just works somehow. I applaud Jolly Pumpkin on their ingenuity when it came to make this beer a reality.

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3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- A dark brown, but not quite an opaque black. There are red tinges along the edges where the light shines through. A tan foamy head is resilient and looks slightly creamy. Decent lacing as well.

S- Smell is not as strong as I expected. The smell of coffee and roasted malts is moderate in strength. There is a lingering tart smell in the background. It also seems as if there is a slight bandaid or plastic smell as well.

T- Once again, the beer starts with a coffee roast taste, but the strength leaves you wanting a little more punch. It has the slight peppery taste of the saison towards the end. The end of the beer brings just the slightest tart flavor (the least amount I have experienced in a Jolly Pumpkin). More prominent is a plastic or bandaid taste, but it is not overpowering.

M- Medium mouthfeel with a dry finish like you would expect from a saison. Carbonation is smooth.

O- This generally leaves you wanting more from one of the ends: i.e. more roast and coffee or more sour and funk. Unfortunately this gets stuck somewhere in the middle. That being said, still enjoyable and a weird concept as well.

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3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a trade and poured in to my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a deep dark brownish black with a super light almost garnet hue around the edged. Atop sat a nice two finger super light mocha creamy head that faded to leave TONS of sticky side lacing. Excellent.

S - Super, super different aromas here. Lightly funky with lots of coffee bean aroma along with some roasty toasty malts and the typical Jolly Pumpkin spice blend notes.

T - Hah, definitely somehow one of the weirdest beers I've ever tasted. Initial coffee roast and then WHAM sour. Its even on the weak end of a Jolly Pumpkin sour profile but its enough to make me recoil in confusion. There is a faint, faint saison hint at the end but for all intensive purposes this is a sour cup of coffee. It works, but I dont really like it...

M - Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, typical with Jolly Pumpkin. Still though its a bit high for this style, atleast for me.

O - Overall this was one bizarre beer. It was cool but just did not work for me. Tremendous clash between black coffee and sour funky saison.

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3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, Glen Ellyn, IL
Date: Bottled 2012-04-24
Glass: Tulip

Jolly Pumpkin's De Viento is an interesting blend of coffee, spices, and Brettanomyces influence that combine to make a slightly tart coffee beer that is appealing to the senses, particularly in this winter weather. I wouldn't pay $18 for a bottle of this again, though.

Pours a massive beige head of, at first, small, but as time elapses, medium and large-sized bubbles, eventually developing a cavernous, rocky appearance. Retention is good, the head lasting several minutes, with excellent lacing as well, thick and decorative. Body is dark brown in color, with light bringing out hues of orange and lighter brown. Carbonation not visible through the opaque body.

Aroma of slightly soured, old coffee, chili powder or cayenne and assorted other spices, with a bit of Brettanomyces mustiness. As it warms, the scent becomes a bit too acrid, somewhat bile-like and not particularly pleasant.

Overall flavor is of soured dark malt and coffee, Brettanomyces mustiness, and miscellaneous spices. Front of palate experiences soured dark malt and coffee balanced by slight sweetness and paprika or cayenne powder. Mid-palate is primarily of soured coffee with modest chocolate, slight berry esters and tartness, and mild ground cayenne/paprika, and Brettanomyces mustiness. Back of palate detects bitterness from coffee or hops, soured coffee, Brettanomyces mustiness, and mild ethanol. Aftertaste of soured coffee, miscellaneous spices, and mild bitterness.

Beer is medium-bodied, with medium carbonation, resulting in a smoothly foamy, creamy mouthfeel. Closes semi-dry, with light astringency and stickiness on the palate.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks goes out to CManuel for sharing this one! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep red brown with a three finger light tan head that subsided to a half finger slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, smoke, cigar, pepper, and spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, spice, pepper, funk, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with very high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. The carbonation aspect on this one was just a little too high for my liking. The flavor also had a quite weird note on this one with a big earthy funk. The nose reminded me of a cigar if I'm honest. Glad I got the chance to try this one, but the beer definitely did have some preventable shortfalls. Worth trying if you get the chance though.

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De Viento from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 113 ratings.
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