Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.8/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle poured into a Jolly Pumpkin balloon tulip.
Batch 585, bottled 7-27-10
A - Pours a really light straw color, with a cloudy and hazy body. There's about 1.5-fingers of white head, consisting of medium-sized bubbles that actively fizz. Despite that, it still has decent retention, and the lacing is great as well.
S - This being my first Jolly Pumpkin beer, I wasn't sure what to expect out of this as I've heard they allow open fermentation. After taking my first smell, it's obvious that some little critters are running around in here. It has a tart, funky smell to it, like a slight skunkiness mixed with chlorine. Throw in some rotting vegetables as well. It's strangely addicting but at the same time a little off-putting. I'm getting some fruits in here as well, most noticeably a lot of green apple and slight lemon zest.
T - The flavors are much more appetizing than the nose. Gone are the vegetables and skunk, replaced with a nice sourness and earthy funk. Getting some hay and grass here, but it's crisp and refreshing rather than the damp must that some bacteria creates. The fruits are back as well, again, with the apple leading the way, following by oranges, lemon, and slight peach. The finish is somewhat short and has some funk, vinegar, and apple to it.
M - Mouthfeel is moderately light-bodied with high carbonation. The nice pop in carbonation gives it a pleasant crispness that complements the semi-dry finish and cleanses the palate. Not sour enough to do any puckering, but its somewhat tart.
D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. The nose on this had me reeling a little bit, but sticking with it led to a rewarding flavor. It's really easy to drink, especially given the 8.00% ABV. A nice drinking beer that I wish would be distributed closer to me!
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2011 00:13:03 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
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
4.15/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a two-finger foamy white head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.
S - Aromas of lemon zest, brett funkiness, and sweet malts.
T - Opens up with a nice malty sweetness. The sweetness fades into lemon zest and brett funkiness. The finish has a touch of white pepper that mixes well with the lingering brett.
M - Medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing. Nice dry finish.
O - This is a damn tasty Biere de Garde. Very drinkable and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 01:00:29 | More by TreyIsWilson
Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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