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Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Oro De CalabazaOro De Calabaza

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1,172 Ratings
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Ratings: 1172
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%


Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-28-2004)
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CortexBomb

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pour is brilliant deep yellow with a monster white head on top...too much head actually, very difficult to get this beer out of the bottle because of all of the carbonation. Nose is very yeasty, with a strong spicy, peppery edge. Sour grass like most Jolly Pumpkin beers.

Flavour starts out tart, almost fruity. It then segues into light peppery sour tones with oak highlights, crisp finish. Much less aggressive in the sour department than most of the JP beers.

Mouthfeel, not altogether thick, but well-carbonated, good hop action, with a strong oak tone in the middle and a good, wine-like dryness, interesting. Drinkability, decent but not amazing. In terms of the beer itself, it's tasty but not particularly remarkable. In terms of rebuy, it's a skosh pricey, so I'm not in a hurry to pick it back up again.

The bottom line: JP has carved out a MI niche for themselves as purveyors of sour beer. Oro is another example of the style, but it is subdued enough to possibly have some more cross-over appeal. I personally found it solid but not remarkable. I do like the oak presence though.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 23:24:34 | More by CortexBomb
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Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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