Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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3.54/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Finally got around to trying this today at Resurrection - I wonder if this was a good batch...
A: sunny-yellowish-gold and quite hazy... big puffy-cottony white head.... the cloudiness threw me off a bit for something that supposedly barrel-aged and a "biere de garde" (according to what it states above)
S: fairly basic, unrefined, and honestly quite bland lightly spicy and peppery saison.... not much suggesting fruit in the ester profile.... i suppose some perfumy/floral qualities, but just not jumping out at me
T: multi-grain cracker up front, faint doughy-yeast.... custard-like sort of pumpkin-pie-esque in the middle.... dry and grainy toward the end with a slight hint of ethanol and quiet, very late tickle of sourness in the aftertaste.... while straining to taste much up to the middle, it drops off quite abruptly and silently, almost as if nothing was there in the first place
M: light in weight, dry and a tad scratchy... luckily the alcohol is fairly well hidden - no heat, let alone warmth
O: I might try this again soon, however, this really didn't leave a exciting impression
Serving type: on-tap
06-08-2013 04:53:20 | More by Bouleboubier
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3.95/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750mL into a tulip. Pours a clear golden color w/ a frothy white head, patchy lacing.
Aroma is floral, funky, mildly tart. Some fruity esters from the Belgian yeast. More tart funk and dry oak comes in as it warms.
The beer hits my palate with a slightly metallic twang. Lemony with a touch of crushed aspirin. Pale malt, slightly funky Belgian yeast, Old World hops give it a floral bitterness.
Mouthfeel is balanced and medium to full bodied. Finishes pretty dry. Good carbonation.
Overall a pretty nice Belgian, but maybe not quite as clean as I'd like.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 04:46:31 | More by draheim
Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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