Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
3.78/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a Duck Rabbit snifter on 12/6/12
Oro De Calabaza boasts a clear, shiny golden body with straw yellow hues. It seemed the head was going to be a bunch of loose bubbles, so I poured more aggressively. Foam quickly moved to fill the top inch or so on the glass. While the receded to the aforementioned loose bubbles, full swaths of lace are left. What a gorgeous looking beer.
Sour light fruits greet the nose immediately: lemon juice and pith, tart and over-ripe apple. Funk atmospherics. The sour notes divert attention from other delicate aromatics. Prairie grass, fresh hay, wood, floral overtones, soft herbal hops and intermittent mild spice.
Surprisingly enough, sourness does hit the palate. Indeed, this has more of a farmyard and swamp wood funk to it than even plain old tartness. There is simply nothing to pucker about here (not that that's a bad thing). Maybe over-ripe. Some light fruits and modest hop tomes in the middle. The latter half has a toasted quality. The finish is where the cobweb, dust and musty oak reside en masse. Faint pepper on the finish, too.
The body is light, but not crisp; in any case, it is not lacking. Carbonation is low, though enough remains to accent there beer where it counts - in the mid-section.
I let this warm up a lot over time; I prefer it while it's still on the cool side. Worth a try, but this is really expensive.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2012 20:53:54 | More by Ryan011235
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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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