Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by RidiculedDisplay:
4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Gabe at Beachwood said he had been sitting on this 2006 bottle since before he opened up Beachwood, so it has some good age on it, and it showed in a very good way.
Appearance: A golden straw color, with a half fizzy wild yeast-influenced head. Lacing was impressive, long-lasting stuff that made a variety of patterns on my tulip. A good looking beer.
Smell: Earth, funk, peaches, vinegar, spruce. A lot going on here. This is basically like an American Wild Ale married a Biere de Garde. The balance that results is right up my alley, as I very, very much enjoy sour ales, lambics, and Gueuzes, but it's nice to have the wild yeast component subdued a bit yet still play a good, assertive role.
Taste: Apple juice in the mouth more than the nose, cheese, funk, and alcohol. A little funkier here than the nose, which is a bit unusual, and intrigued me enough to give it a higher rating.
Mouthfeel: Slight dryness, juicy.
Drinkability: Intensely drinkable. Gabe said he opened an identical bottle of this around the time of its release, and thought it could use a bit of time. Turns out he was very right, as this was pretty fantastic. Aging is recommended.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2009 02:30:28 | More by RidiculedDisplay
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a two-finger foamy white head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.
S - Aromas of lemon zest, brett funkiness, and sweet malts.
T - Opens up with a nice malty sweetness. The sweetness fades into lemon zest and brett funkiness. The finish has a touch of white pepper that mixes well with the lingering brett.
M - Medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing. Nice dry finish.
O - This is a damn tasty Biere de Garde. Very drinkable and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 01:00:29 | More by TreyIsWilson
Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 1,272 ratings.