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Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal - Anchorage Brewing Company

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
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 wethorseblanket
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Shared by Richard - thanks.

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a solid half-inch thick white head which fades slowly and yields spotty lace.

N: Grapefruit and funk along with wheat and some lemony zest.

T: Saison-like yeast, peppery and herbal spices, some stone fruit notes.

M: Moderate body and carbonation. Finishes dry, funky, yeasty and wheaty.

O: Impressed with this one. Wish I had one of my own.

More User Reviews:
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 Tele
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: 4 Hazy, orange-gold with a fairly large off-white head.

S: 4.25 Lots of lemon, grapefruit, and funk on the nose. A bit of a mineral aroma that works well with the brett and esters. Mild hops on the end that add some pine and more lemon.

T: 4.25 A touch sweet at first, followed quickly by grapefruit, pepper, saison yeast, and a big dose of funk. The light tartness from the brett compliments the oak flavors, but it all kind of gets a bit lost with the sweetness. Like the nose, the hops on the finish bring lemon and pine flavors which compliment the grapefruit very well and add a slightly bitter finish.

M: 4.25 Pretty full bodied and fairly viscous for a saison. There could be a bit more carbonation, but the dry finish helps out and makes the flavors linger.

O: 4.25 This beer is interesting and very easy drinking. It was a bit one dimensional at first (grapefruit really dominated), but as it opened up there was more going on and was quite balanced.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.84/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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 SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

I had the one brewed at Anchorage and it was sour and delightful

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4.48/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

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4.84/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal from Anchorage Brewing Company
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