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Calabaza Boreal - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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90
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336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 11
Gots: 52 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: babaracas on 05-27-2014

Collaboration with Anchorage Brewing Company. Ale brewed with grapefruit peel, juice, and peppercorns. Oak barrel aged and bottled conditioned.
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Ratings: 336 | Reviews: 51
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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The tangy fruitiness of Anchorage meets the dry pepper taste of Jolly Pumpkin manifests in a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde kind of wild ale. Two distinct personalities intertwine in one seamless taste for a Belgian-esque farhmouse saison like none else.

The hazy straw ale bursts to life with a funky-fresh upstart. Citrus and tropical aromas and flavors bloom with tangy white grapefruit, under-ripened orange, lemon, dried lime, pineapple and apricot. The fruit flavor is woven together with the mustiness of weathered oak and cork-like pungency.

Over the course of the middle palate, its creamy sherbet-type of tangy sweetness turns zesty, racy and dry as its more spicy side shows. Peppercorn, brine, mild peat damp hay and sod offer an even-keel balance to the early fruit while giving a champagne type of bounce to enhance dryness and drinkability.

Intensifying flavors of peppercorn and moderate acidity chase the flavor into a fully dry finish, laced with echoes of sweat, wood rot, white wine and game. Its a rustic and untamed finish to an introduction that began subtle and refined.

Underneath its rocky, yeast sprinkled column of foam, the ale underneath starts out with the flavors common to Anchorage Brewing but finish with Jolly Pumpkin's undeniable spiciness. Its personality morphs dramatically in its procession across the palate.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours hazy orange yellow with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is brett, sweet tropical fruit and musty, stinky yeast with some pepper.

The flavor is grapefruit and sweet tropical fruit with earthy brett and a peppery bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall, it's interesting with lots of brett and spice. I don't think it all comes together really well. Some of the musty bitterness is a bit much.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A bit tart, in a good way. A little vanilla from the oak I imagine, and very bitter grapefruit flavor. All in all a very good farmhouse ale.

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Pale gold beer, large white head that is very bubbly. Aroma is juicy, sour, tart, floral, hay, wildflowers.... Very nice smelling as a whole. Taste is dryly tart initially then sweet and fruity. White wine, tropical everything, flowers, citrus skins. A very interesting beer and very enjoyable. Grapefruit is definitely there, and it works very well with everything else.

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Calabaza Boreal from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.