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Calabaza Boreal - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

238 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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:
Collaboration with Anchorage Brewing Company. Ale brewed with grapefruit peel, juice, and peppercorns. Oak barrel aged and bottled conditioned.

(Beer added by: babaracas on 05-27-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 238 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by barczar:
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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%

Moderately sour and slightly bitter, fairly dry, with enough earthy funk to keep things interesting. There's a touch of barnyard character and a hint of must . The Brett notes are a welcome complement to the dry saison qualities and the farmhouse stuff.

barczar, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

tectactoe, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Tiernan, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

dimitrov, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

warnerry, Jun 05, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -9.1%

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.

Beaver13, Jun 17, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +19.5%

Doomcifer, Jun 20, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

Dbrulet, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

mctizzz, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

KatieS, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

doremite, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Schlafly33, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

MB4slow, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Gonzoillini, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

hooliganlife, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Had on tap at Good Beer- pours a clear golden color, finger of head, decent retention and lacing.

Smells funky and mildly sweet.

Tastes great- well balanced between yeasty funk, grapefruit bitterness and malt sweetness.

Medium light bodied and well carbonated. This is a good one- buy it if you can afford it.

Hopdaemon39, Tuesday at 06:21 PM
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Nice big white head. Retains very well. Nice chunky collar and a very wispy surface.

Smell - Lots of bright citrus. Intense grapefruit. Some pale malt. Light acidity. Kinda bretty. All over the place, as per Jolly Pumpkin's standard procedure.

Taste - Again, very citrusy up front. Grapefruit and orange. Pale malt. Bretty in the back end, but it's quickly dominated by bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Excessively bitter. Well carbonated.

Overall - The citrus is nice, but man is it bitter.

Alieniloquium, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

caustin90, Jul 12, 2014
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Calabaza Boreal from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.