Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by Adamthome1:
4.65/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Large bottle (1 Pt 9.4 oz), cracked it open and got a good fizzle down the side of the bottle, definitely let it sit a while before opening if it has been transported.
Pours a 1 finger head that goes away except for a small haze on the top, appears golden and with a grassy green tint.
The aroma is complex: Ground up chalk, candy cigarettes and like a sweet wine, pinot grigio or riesling maybe, and overall smell of rural grasslands.
Taste is very sweet and earthy mix; grainy, mild amount of hops and alcohol flavors mesh perfectly together, citrus aftertaste (mostly lemon, sour apple maybe), overall reminds of dry, sweet wine aftertaste; definitely tasting the oaky, woody character here...Aftertaste is pretty amazing, about 5 minutes later the citrus is still there and it leaves an oily, lubricated mouthfeel.
This is my first beer of this variety, I really like it, totally new tastes, if you are looking for a new style of beer to try, give it a shot. Got it from the $3 discontinued bin at my Stony Brook Hy Vee Spirit Shop, headed back right now to buy the remainder they have.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2011 21:55:13 | More by Adamthome1
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4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A creamy yellow-tinted head condenses to about one finger of rocky froth, which sits on top of a thick, bright but translucent light-medium orange brew. Retention is good, and patchy deposits of lacing are left behind in plenty.
Along with plenty of fruity esters, dark fruits offering both sweetness and tartness, the nose brings some toast and earth. Yeast character is evident and bold without dominating. There's some light funk and a bit of woodiness on the end, while a touch of leaf lingers all the while.
Musty funk isn't overplayed but sets the stage very well. Dark fruits bring the tartness as well as a deeper overripe sweetness, while some softer pale fruits add another dimension. A bit of lemon zest balances off a gentle spiciness. Hops are light but register well, bringing a bit of flora and leaf. Otherwise, it's strongly earthy with a woody dryness underneath for even more balance and complexity.
It's smooth, a bit of movement from carbonation adding just enough crispness as well. The body is a good medium.
Serving type: on-tap
04-03-2014 19:03:37 | More by Brenden
Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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