Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by CharlesRiver:
4.22/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
WARNING - My 25.4oz capped brown bottle exploded and I lost about 3/4 of this beer. Anyone else have this problem?
Now on to the beer. The head on this (obviously) is huge and white. Tons of bubbles make their way to the top. Golden yellow in color and a bit hazy.
Smell is zesty and yeasty with some citrus coming through. The first thing that I notice in the taste is some weird plastic note. The second thing that hits me is the ending. Sharp and strong with alcohol notes dominating. The yeast does carry over as does the spiciness. Lemon and orange come through and this thing is pretty complex. Maybe a bit out of balance however. VERY LONG as the flavors go over for nearly a full minute.
This beer has really thrown me for a loop. I store and drink most of my beers at cellar temp. Could that have something to do with the explosion?
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2008 22:37:17 | More by CharlesRiver
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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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