Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.93/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from bomber to Allagash tulip glass.
A: Huge foamy head 3+ fingers, a pale orangey golden color with huge haze
N: Nose has a slight cirtursy yeasty quality with some sour Belgian qualities but not really any oak
T: Taste comes right out with the sour fruit and citrus, more yeast as well, theres a bitter orange peel taste, some nice Belgian malts in the middle, there's a touch of sweetness, I can see that it's a little more mellow than most Belgian style sour beers, but the oak is very light
M: It has a lot of carbonation and is pretty light on the mouth
F: It finishes pretty dry with more bitter orange peel and sour yeast, a lingering sour/bitter quality hangs around for a while, the wild yeast quality comes out quite a bit on the finish as well
Final thoughts: If you like sours, or are just starting to get into sours this is a great beer. The oak is very light and barely noticeable compared to other oaked beers. It's got a wild Belgian yeast quality as well thats actually kinda nice. Its not really easy to drink because of the sour qild yeast, but otherwise its pretty good, especially for a summer beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2009 20:50:58 | More by jlindros
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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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