Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.93/5 rDev -4.8%
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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3.5/5 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
92 out of 100 based on 1,251 ratings.