Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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3.54/5 rDev -14.3%
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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4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
So excited to finally have Jolly Pumpkin on Texas beer shelves. Texas is quickly becoming an amazing state for beer. Starting things off with the Oro de Calabaza. Poured into my snifter. Oro is bright, but hazed, gold. Things are topped off by a finger or so off off white head. Head falls to a ring somewhat quickly.
The aroma is inviting. A hefty sour funk hits first. Tart fruits – apples, pears, sour cherries, and lemons stand out. Sweet caramel hits next. Light spice and bubblegum notes round out the nose.
Flavor is no less impressive. Plenty of funk hits first. Slightly earthy, sour lemons stand out. Tart pome fruits pop next. Sweet bubblegum notes stand out. Peppery spice rounds things out. Lemon notes linger on in the finish. The finish is tart and drying, encouraging one to take another sip.
Oro is light bodied. The carbonation makes for an effervescent and refreshing brew.
Oro de Calabaza is a great beer. You must love funk to enjoy this beer. The 8% ABV is almost non existent, making this quite a refreshing brew on a hot summers night. If Oro de Calabaza is indicative of what of Jolly Pumpkin has to offer, I can hardly what to try their other brews.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 01:34:41 | More by Sweasty
Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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