Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by mtomlins:
4.38/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bomber bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
Bottle Date: 2012/11/23 (Batch 1118 & 1119); Poured 2013/10/18
A: Straw in color, nice sudsy head with decent retention and leaving some lacing.
S: A big nose! Spicy, lemon zest, lots of yeast and sour notes. The spiciness is really pleasant. There is a nice subtle sweetness.
T: Wow, really complex. A nice sweetness but quickly transitions to tart lemon, bitter orange peel, sour and a touch funky. Really well balanced. Finished long and sour on the back of the tongue. A very tight beer.
M: Medium body and carbonation; smooth, bubbly, round.
O: Really well done with lots of varying flavors. The spice and sour notes really work well together but at 8%, there is a good malt backbone supporting it all.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2013 18:44:21 | More by mtomlins
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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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