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Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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1,472 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,472
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 122
Gots: 161 | 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:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-28-2004

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

375ml bottle poured into snifter

A: dirty straw color with good clarity not a bad head but it was gone quick but very bubbly around the rim left

S: It smells tart, a little lemon, some vinegar it smells like a dry wine with maybe some oak

T: has a lot of the same characteristics as the nose but not near as sour as I thought it was going to be or carbonated. Getting a little bit of a white grape taste which is nice

M: Light to more medium low carbonation

O: It's just ok I don't think it is worth the price of admission I've had Lambics and gueuze while not my style they are much better than this. Although if you need a quick fix why not grab it?

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Love this beer! It pours a hazy yellow-hay color with a big, white, pillowy head. The nose is sour-vinegar with notes of white wine, hay, grass, and a little something metallic (not in a bad way); made me think of old rotten grapes left behind on used farming equipment. The mouthfeel is rather dry and the beer has a medium body. The taste starts rather tart and sour and then sweetens in the middle and end. There are notes of pepper, apricot, and apple juice. It also has a white wine quality and is overall very well balanced.

This beer will always be special to me since it was one of the bottles my significant other and I popped the night we got engaged....so I may be a little biased!

Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 1,472 ratings.