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
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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