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Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 15
Gots: 27 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Keith_R on 06-07-2014

Same recipe as the one brewed at Jolly Pumpkin (collaboration recipe) but beer was brewed at each location separately. Different bottle/artwork.
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Photo of kguard
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBoegel
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Corked & caged, decent pop on opening, decanted into Firestone Teku.

First glass was bright, lightly hazy sunshine yellow with some dense one finger foam. Second pour is hazier as the yeast and sediment are roused via the effervescent carbonation.

Aroma is very bright citrus, chardonnay, touches of wood, pops of melon. Very inviting aromatics.

Flavor profile is where this beer just wins and continues to shine. Lots of tart funky grapefruit and lemon. Layers of sweet melon on the mid palate, with a fantastic dry refreshing finish. Brett and bugs interplay to provide a really great depth of flavor.

Overall, this is one to get and one to get a few extra of to hang onto in the cellar and savor for as long as you reasonably can.

Photo of PrendUnVerreDeBiere
2.56/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Was expecting citrus, but not a sour. I would categorize this in the sour style. I am not a fan of sours and so I don't like this one.

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markcp
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acuity
4.86/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BallsDeep
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of visualmartyr
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChicagoNick
3.15/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Too funky for my liking

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white finger's worth of head. Fair retention results in a silky looking layer of suds across the surface. Spots of lacing can be found around the glass.

Smell - Tart and funky. Grapefruit and lemon juice. Grape bubblegum.

Taste - Boy that's tart! Starts with sour lemon and an underlying green banana funkiness, then quickly shifts to a pure grapefruit juice flavor. A hint of pith bitterness in the finish along with a mild spice bite. Make no mistake, though, the predominant flavor is grapefruit juice.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with light to moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking before a bone dry finish.

Overall - Grapefruit is mentioned a few times on the label, and you'd better believe it. Tastes like fresh-squeezed grapefruit mixed with a sour brew, and based on the label's description, that's basically what it is. Not sure if this wouldn't be more appropriate in the fruit/vegetable beer category, but it's a delicious brew all things said.

Photo of Pencible
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at Snallygaster 2014. Nice tart and a little funky with great taste. Crisp and clean.

Photo of GTB
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewskis
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a hazy, opaque, pulpy looking orange, with a 1.5 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells very strongly of grapefruit juice and grapefruit peel, along with tart lemon, dirty funk, and tropical fruits.

This tastes great, almost like a wild grapefruit mimosa or something. Tons and tons of juicy and tart grapefruit flavor, along with a little bit of lactic acid, lots of Bretty funk, and some citrusy bitterness that's probably from the Galaxy and Mosaic hops. It's not particularly complex, due to the heavy handed use of grapefruit, but it's tasty and really refreshing.

This is medium bodied, with a juicy, almost pulpy mouthfeel, and a medium level of carbonation. It's really drinkable.

Another great Anchorage beer. The more I try from them the more I realize how great of a brewery they are.

Photo of ncstateplaya
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fehrminator
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Loserphilly
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of VeganUndead
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of thampel09
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal from Anchorage Brewing Company
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