Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by silenius:
4.47/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is an interesting color (or my eyes need some help). It pours a unique lightly hazed green tinged yellow with light champagne like carbonation bubbles that drift to brace the large frothy head.
I get a light sour funk mixed with a green apple tartness as I take a whiff.
Taste is incredible. It hits with a lighter green apple acidity with segues into a sweet ripe red fuji/gala apple with ripe strawberry sweetness. The acid and hop bitterness keep the sweetness well balanced.
Mouthfeel is not particularly creamy, but rather slick and not overly carbonated.
Drinkability is great, but one 750ml at time is enough.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2006 16:18:36 | More by silenius
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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 1,287 ratings.