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Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
92
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1,268 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,268
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 112
Gots: 121 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-28-2004)
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sarahspat

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From batch 297.

The head on this brew is white, thick and ENORMOUS. I managed to get about 3 ounces of liquid in my tulip on the first pour. While I was waiting for it to settle, the bottle started to overflow! I'm talking almost champagne-level carbonation here. There was no end to it. Either one or the other (the glass or the bottle) was overflowing for at least the first 15 minutes of me attempting to pour this beer. Quite the handful! The liquid is very clear and a true golden color. Now I see where it gets its name. Gets more yeasty-cloudy toward the end of the bottle.

Smells of lemon, very subtle clove and tart light fruits like peaches and apricots. Some vinegar. There's more there, but I just can't put my finger on everything.

Tastes very fruity: peaches, apricots, cherries. As with the Duchesse, I detect something akin to nail polish remover, but again it's actually nice within the context here. Great, full coconut flavor comes through after the swallow. A dash of vinegar appears in the taste as well. It's very tart and sour; bitter towards the end. I tried to record as much as I possibly could about the flavor, but I still feel like I'm not at all doing justice to the complexity of this brew. There were many flavors that I simply could not put my finger on - possibly just as many as those that I could.

Being that I have very little experience with brett, I was expecting this beer to be completely different than every other beer I've tasted, but it really wasn't. It was very easy to drink and I didn't feel like it was too far off the beaten path for me. A solid brew for sure, but it has not satisfied my craving for a mind-blowing, life-altering masterpiece of funk. I shall continue the journey.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2009 16:23:14 | More by sarahspat
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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.

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Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 1,268 ratings.