Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by SaucyA:
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a sparkling yellow/gold into my St. Feuillien globe. Bubbles soar from the nucleation site into a soap-bubble white head. Nice, nice lacing, yet crap for head retention.
S - Dried dill, dry oak, spicy... totally herbal. Reminds me of potpourri, but in a good way.
T - Slightly tart all-around, and quite dry in the finish. Tons of oak, yeasty esters, and a slight hop bitterness at the end. Again, quite herbal.
M - Rather light, but could stand to use a slightly more bititng carbonation. What's there works, but it could stand a slight amplification.
D - Quite drinkable... the tartness and body allow this to be really easy and enjoyable. The abv isn't noticed, except for the nice buzz I'm sculpting.
Notes: Picked this up at the brewery for the P4 release. I love freshly-bottled JP brews.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2009 22:40:38 | More by SaucyA
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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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