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Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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92
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1,256 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,256
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 106
Gots: 121 | FT: 9
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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RidiculedDisplay

California

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
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Appearance: Golden yellow, with a touch of haze and very little head.

Aroma: Grainy aroma with a bit of lemon and spice.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Slightly sour lemon flavor initially, with a bit of peppery heat following. Finishes with cereal grains and uncooked pasta flavors, and has a bit of buttery character as well. Some yeasty funk throughout.

Final Word: An interesting drink, but not one that I must have again. My favorite part of the brew was the peppery character, which kept the profile lively and interesting, as the other characteristics, like the tart lemon and yeast, didn’t present anything out of the ordinary. Certainly good, and always worth trying, but I would seek out other Jolly Pumpkin brews first if you are having trouble choosing.

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Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 1,256 ratings.