Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by DwnTwnBwn:
4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Found a bottle to my surprise in the local Bevmo. So I grabbed it. Its Batch 409, and I hope to get more.
A - Poured into a goblet with a large course head that fell to a think mat of tiny bubbles covering the top of the exposed beer. The color is a very pale yellow with just enough haze to obscure any light that passes through. Laces very well.
S - There is an acidic tart overtone to the nose of this beer, there are also notes of wet dog. Ummm. Deep inhales uncover a sweet straw and malt smell.
T - The best part of this beer. Its sweet at first with a light golden pale maltl taste which envelops the tongue. A tart funk washes over the palette removing any sweetness which lays way to the wonder or peppery and spice notes that tickle the tongue. The spice notes wash aya and leave a sweet funk to the palette for a wonderful taste.
M - Very good. ots of carbonation. Sweetness envelops the palette yet leaves not too much behind.
O - This beer is playful with its spice and pepper notes. They don't seem to be artificial or overpowering. Wonderful balanced sour.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2010 05:25:12 | More by DwnTwnBwn
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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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