Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
4.13/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle from John's Grocery in Iowa City, IA
Bottled on 11/2011
Poured into a Unibroue flute glass
Oro De Calabaza is an excellent US-style wild ale, sour and fruity with a well-balanced recipe. This beer is affordably priced and not too difficult to find, making me wonder why I haven't tried anything from this brewery before.
Pours a 1cm fairly clean, white head of rather dense, small bubbles creating a cloudlike foam atop the beer. Head descends over time to a thin cap, leaving some good lacing along sides of glass. Body is golden yellow-orange in color, with obvious golden yellow coloring when held to the light. Somewhat hazy from yeast, but mild carbonation still visible.
Aroma is deliciously prefigurative of the taste: evident tartness, acetic and/or lactic acid, mild and well-integrated Brettanomyces-related burnt wire, dank citrus rind, unripe apples.
Taste is crisp and as good as the scent would indicate. Sour/tartness from acetic and/or lactic acid, mellow Brettanomyces character, bright fruity esters including some very mild mix of peaches-lemons-apricots. Reminds me quite a bit of a very good gueuze.
Beer is medium-bodied with subtle carbonation, allowing this to be savored on the palate. Finish is dry, alcohol is undetectable.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2012 20:37:49 | More by falloutsnow
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2014 18:44:20 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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