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De Viento | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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De VientoDe Viento

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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States

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.

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Photo of biga7346
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A very dark, cloudy, smokey chestnut brown, great head retention.

N - Bretty funk, a toasty backbone, cardamom and earthiness; tart raspberries, potpourri spices, very faint but a stiff suggestion espresso coffee, roastiness, some char and oak barrel, black pepper, bakers chocolate.

T/M - A really unique blend of tart raspberry and espresso coffee, fudginess, irony bitterness; thin with a a quick and fleeting finish but can be chalky, cream, some hazelnut, chocolate-covered coffee beans.

D - The saison gets a little lost around the competing brett tartness vs. coffee, really nice drinking and unique beer. I've had several coffee-themed beers this year and this definitely one of the best.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a super deep brown with slight red hues. It's basically black, but the colors come out when held up to a light. There is a massive puffy off-white head that takes forever to settle down. It's been 5 minutes now, and this foam it's budging a mm.

S: My first impression is sour and spice. I get tart cherries, funky yeast, cracked peppercorns, and fresh cut grass. I'm diggin' it.

T: Wow. I was not expecting that. It starts off with a kick of peppery spice followed immediately by a solid coffee note. It reminds me a bit of that New Orleans coffee is spiked with chicory. Really nice. It's get a tiny bit funky in the middle, but it's not outrageous. The finish is more coffee and mild fruit tartness.

M: Medium bodied beer. It feels light on the palate, even a bit thin, but the flavors are pronounced, and they transition well from first taste to lingering notes. It's extremely drinkable for a funky coffee beer.

O: I'm really enjoying this Jolly Pumpkin offering. A lot of their beers are hit or miss for me, but this is a hit. I kind wish I picked up a few more bottles. I also kinda wish I poured it into a CBS snifter so I could MarkIntihar it.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a red wine glass.

Appearance: lighter than expected. I had been half afraid this would be a coffee bomb, but judging from appearance, it's going to be subtle. This might be really good...
Pours golden black. You'd probably be able to see through it in a different glass. 2 finger head formed and never completely left. Crazy thick lacing. It reminded me of when I'd gone caving..

Smell: semi stuffed up nose so it's hard for me to fight through. Subtle sour smell, even more subtle coffee hidden in there. Again, relieved this doesn't seem to be a coffee bomb.

Taste: initial tartness but mild and fades quickly. Saison comes in with some really nice spice character. Coffee comes in the finish, extremely mild & smooth; like a coffee ice cream. Everything fits well together.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, smooth, quickly turns foamy if you move it around at all, makes you salivate.

Overall: I was really impressed. I can't say I expect it to age well, but I am loving this fresh.

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Photo of cnbrown313
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased a 750ml bottle for $16.99, which is more than I am usually willing to spend with all of the good options out these days - but this bottle was for a good cause, as the profits go to the tornado relief fund in Michigan. It turned out to be worth the price anyway...

A - Pours very dark brown, almost black. Creamy, dark off-white head. Nice lacing.

S - Smells like a combination of fresh ground coffee and lemons.

T - You taste the roasty coffee flavor upfront, followed by a sour lacto taste. Slight oak taste too. This beer was not as sour as I expected. It is surprisingly, smooth, creamy, and easy to drink - with a little bit of a sour kick. I didn't know how the coffee would taste... I was skeptical, but it actually plays really well with the other flavors.

M - Medium bodied and creamy.

O - I really didn't know what to expect from a coffee sour, but this was delicious! Recommended.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Jolly Pumpkin when they first put this on tap, as a celebration for finishing up graduate school. A very unique beer described as a coffee saison. Pours black with medium heavy carbonation and a small ring of khaki head on top. Roasty coffee aroma like a porter but still light yeast like a farmhouse ale. There is a load of flavor in here, with plenty of coffee roast, lively carbonation, some chocolate, and a bit of spice on the finish. This beer kind of blew my mind. I am curious if this didn't come out as nicely in the bottled batch because this was just awesome at the brewpub on tap.

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Photo of liamt07
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draught at the Ann Arbor pub. Described as a coffee saison brewed with Great Lakes Coffee coffee, grains of paradise, cinnamon, coriander and saffron - all proceeds of this beer to the Dexter Relief Fund to help support victims of a recent tornado. Served in a tulip.

Black in colour, with a cream coloured cap. Good retention, creamy in quality and some spotty lace. Nose has some very 'green' raw roasted bean, dark grainy bread, seeds and some spicing. Flavour of mild roasted coffee, again, very raw and green, with some peripheral spicing and very mild overall saison character. Light tartness from both the saison and coffee perhaps, and lingering roast. Light body with a really nice restrained tartness and subtle effervescence. Quite enjoyable and extremely unique. 4/4/4/4/45

Had this again from the bottle, from Chris. 750ml into a tulip.
Crazy spice profile, with fresh coffee and beautiful roast aromas. 4/45/4/4/425

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