Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
3.7/5 rDev -10.6%
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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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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