Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by micmillon18:
3.98/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a snifter from a 750 ml bottle. I don't see a born on date which is typical of Jolly Pumpkin. However, its in a gradually sloped wine bottle. From my experience, their usually in fatter bodied 750 ml bottles and they transitioned from one type to another at some point so this could be an older batch.
A - Upon opening, the beer was extremely carbonated, so much so that it was foaming straight out once the cap was removed. It continued to foam for some time until I began to pour. The head was quite large and very bubbly. The beer itself is gold color with low visibility through the glass. Head has good retention with tons of lacing.
S - Sweet floral scents, citrus, yeasty. Not an overly strong nose.
T - Grapefruit and citrus sourness. Spicy and tangy. The grapefruit is especially profound in the aftertaste. Hops are barely present; they seem to really balance the sweet and fruity flavors. Finishes with yeasty flavors and a faint alcohol burn. Overall its pretty tasty and complex
M - Moderately bodied. Fuzzy, similar to what you get when eating grapes sometimes. Lots of carbonation, which can be overpowering.
D - I feel like this one may have been slightly past its prime. The carbonation was out of whack. However, the flavors remained intact luckily making for a good experience. I'd like to buy a fresher batch and compare it with this. Perhaps the carbonation was intended, which in that case I would've rated it higher for I am always game for new takes on certain styles. Otherwise, I just feel its off for a biere de garde.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2011 02:43:35 | More by micmillon18
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4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
So excited to finally have Jolly Pumpkin on Texas beer shelves. Texas is quickly becoming an amazing state for beer. Starting things off with the Oro de Calabaza. Poured into my snifter. Oro is bright, but hazed, gold. Things are topped off by a finger or so off off white head. Head falls to a ring somewhat quickly.
The aroma is inviting. A hefty sour funk hits first. Tart fruits – apples, pears, sour cherries, and lemons stand out. Sweet caramel hits next. Light spice and bubblegum notes round out the nose.
Flavor is no less impressive. Plenty of funk hits first. Slightly earthy, sour lemons stand out. Tart pome fruits pop next. Sweet bubblegum notes stand out. Peppery spice rounds things out. Lemon notes linger on in the finish. The finish is tart and drying, encouraging one to take another sip.
Oro is light bodied. The carbonation makes for an effervescent and refreshing brew.
Oro de Calabaza is a great beer. You must love funk to enjoy this beer. The 8% ABV is almost non existent, making this quite a refreshing brew on a hot summers night. If Oro de Calabaza is indicative of what of Jolly Pumpkin has to offer, I can hardly what to try their other brews.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 01:34:41 | More by Sweasty
Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 1,285 ratings.