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Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
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1,254 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,254
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 106
Gots: 120 | FT: 9
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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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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing DrJay! Pours a hazy amber body with a great frothed up white head, that's lacing like none other. Spices hit the nose forthwith, and are followed by sour sweaty grapes. Estery and floral, with pickle brine. Taste of dill pickles, sour white grapes, yeasty and spices in the mouth. Great finish of a fine wine, slight puckering sensation. Sour flavours in the finish. Wow, this is great.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2010 05:27:43 | More by mrmanning
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dzni

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden, nice head that doesn't disappear quickly

S - Yeasty, orange blossom, floral notes

T - A little sourness, maybe some lemon, and a slightly winey quality

M - Medium body, smooth mouthfeel

D - Great nose, wonderful flavor and mouthfeel, great balance, and a lot going on with this beer.

I could definitely see myself picking up another bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2010 04:40:05 | More by dzni
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice and very pleasing brew. Good sour, earthy and fruity complexities holding it throughout.

Presentation: 750 ml brow cap bottle. Label shows an illustration of a glowing treasure chest on a tropical shore with gold and bottles glistening. Notes style and oak aging, with a short side narrative going over the main characteristics of the brew. Lacks freshness or bottling date but displays batch number (227). Shows Alc. by Vol. (8.0%) Served into a tulip glass.

A - Pale to deep gold hazy pour with a generous head, good retention, nice surface memory and lacing.

S - Assertive sour and earthy nose, fruity, a bit of funk, and something else nice that I can´t pick up... It might be the oak under it. But I truly don´t know.

T - Taste follows and expands nicely the nose notes. Sourness and fruity sweetness are interwoven with a rich spicy touch. Again there is a "something else" that I could easily assign to the oak aging but at this point I´m not sure how to articulate it.

M - Medium body with ample carbonation and a biting and dry finish.

D - Very rich brew, nice to share too and stimulate around the diversity of well crafted beer.

Notes: Maybe not the over the top hype I heard from some quarters surrounding this brew, but it is not far from it. It is actually very rich, complex, and works very well. I´d love to have it around more often.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 19:40:23 | More by Daniellobo
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brownbeer

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch no. 277 poured into a Maudite glass.

I wonder, is there is any way to make this beer and it not gush? Every single time it explodes out of the bottle more anxiously than a bat finally finding the exit from hell into a bright new day. Even when i'm ready for it I still lose a drop or two to the snake of foam that rushes up the very second upon opening. I'm just sayin'.

Hazy golden with a rocky white head.

Funky aroma, with an added vanilla and floral hop note. The alcohol is more noticeable than I remember. Also has a wine note, like a barrel. But something is a little off about it, i'm not sure what.

Zesty lemongrass on the tongue with a light sourness and a taste of candi sugar. Show the alcohol a little, which is a suprise.

This batch is ok, an approachable example, but i've enjoyed it more in the past.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 03:32:41 | More by brownbeer
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kirkpjr

Alabama

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well this is my first "sour" beer to rate. A real treat. Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip.

A: A beautiful murky golden orange. This was a gusher from the first pop. Poured with a generous head and great lacing.

S: Standard Belgian yeast smell. Banana and citrus cloves, with a nice funk to it. Strong lemon scent. Pepper and what might be nutmeg or cinnamon hints.

T: Lemon and orange zest. Peppery at the start with a sweet finish. Alcohol is cloyed. Pretty much, tastes like it smells.

M: Richly carbonated, clean finishing, and very refreshing.

D: My first funked beer to date. Split the bottle with a friend - but very refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 05:52:55 | More by kirkpjr
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gushes forth in a great explosion of foam when opened. Finally, the prophecy of the exploding Jolly Pumpkin beer is fulfilled. When it pours, and settles, it's a wonderfully cloudy bright golden yellow colour, with absolutely monstrous, sticky, hearty and full head of white foam. Lacing is just worthy of every superlative you can throw at it. Looks very, very tasty indeed.

Big woody oak and vinous acidity on the nose - huge notes of crushed vegetation, eucalyptus, pine shavings, sawdust - wood, so much wood. Even a lilting sweetness like lemon sherbet floating along underneath it. It's so uplifting and refreshing. Just wonderful.

Taste is sharp and rather phenolic. Minimal acidity, which is something of a surprise after the big resinous and wine-like vinegar notes on the nose. Instead, there's a lifted booze note and some slight acetone harshness mid palate, which give way to a rather arid oak character on the back. To be honest, this is similar to other BDGs I've had, but they also haven't had the pronounced sour notes on the nose. It's nice, and stylistically rather good, but I'm not swooning over the flavour the way I was over the appearance and nose. Mouthfeel is crisp and leavened, feeling quite aerated on the finish.

A very nice beer, and another subtly crafted brew from the good people at Jolly Pumpkin. It grew on me a lot the more I drank, which speaks to its drinkability. While it didn't bowl me over with raw robust character, it impressed me with its subtlety and finesse. Quite excellent.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 04:11:27 | More by lacqueredmouse
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laituegonflable

Australia

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice hazy colour, pale yellow with very generous cream-coloured head that sinks unevenly like finely whipped egg whites, lacing has a stalactite effect, very thick and foamy around. Pretty much perfect, very pleasant.

Nose is a funkatarium by Jump. Very sour notes with a good kind of grapefruit tartness and some fresh berries on there as well. Touch of straw, hint of leather, but overall a very fresh, green tartness. Citric and quit eacidic, but smells pleasant and thirst-quenching.

Taste is...well, interesting. Distinct notes throughout of that funky wild yeast character, lots of sourness, leather, cheese rind, particularly on the very front, then quite a sweet mid-palate with marshmallow notes, some cream I guess, but complemented and tempered with the funk which is mostly sour, without being puckering. Finish is quite bitter with some nice earthy notes, parsnip or other root vegetable in there and even some coffee grinds. It's a very well-handled brew, excellent control of the spontaneous fermentation, using it to add complexity but not ripping it to the extreme. A very tasty brew.

Very swishy and chewy mouthfeel, a bit too dry on the finish, but lots of texture overall. Lots of 'bits' to it. Nice.

A very enjoyable beer with good flavour, well handled and well constructed.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 02:59:23 | More by laituegonflable
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: 750 ml poured into a Duvel glass.

A: A hazy orange with a decent head that dissipates quickly, though it laces well on the glass. When held to the light, it becomes a hazy yellow and nice carbonation can just barely be seen.

S: Spicy and fruity at the same time, bananas and cinnamon.

T: Complex, like a fine wine. Spice, banana, yeasty bread, citrus, a nice finish.

M: Despite the high alcohol, carbonation helps keep the beer from feeling cloying.

D: This beer is something else. It is too high in alcohol for drinkability and, because of its complexity one should enjoy it leisurely and with focus.

Overall: This is a fantastic beer because it has a lot to offer. However, I think the brewers are correct, the beer should be aged. I'm going to buy another one and let it sit for a year or two and see if I'm correct in this opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 22:31:27 | More by ianjsullivan
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DwnTwnBwn

California

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a bottle to my surprise in the local Bevmo. So I grabbed it. Its Batch 409, and I hope to get more.

A - Poured into a goblet with a large course head that fell to a think mat of tiny bubbles covering the top of the exposed beer. The color is a very pale yellow with just enough haze to obscure any light that passes through. Laces very well.

S - There is an acidic tart overtone to the nose of this beer, there are also notes of wet dog. Ummm. Deep inhales uncover a sweet straw and malt smell.

T - The best part of this beer. Its sweet at first with a light golden pale maltl taste which envelops the tongue. A tart funk washes over the palette removing any sweetness which lays way to the wonder or peppery and spice notes that tickle the tongue. The spice notes wash aya and leave a sweet funk to the palette for a wonderful taste.

M - Very good. ots of carbonation. Sweetness envelops the palette yet leaves not too much behind.

O - This beer is playful with its spice and pepper notes. They don't seem to be artificial or overpowering. Wonderful balanced sour.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 05:25:12 | More by DwnTwnBwn
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popery

California

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer. Sour and dry with all sorts of fruit and spice notes. This beer pours a hazy pale yellow with a big white head. Lots of little bubbles in the glass and thick rings of foam mark the head's downward progression.

The aroma is good sour malt with mild, floral hops. There are apricots, strawberries, lemons and mangoes in the malt and yeast aromas. A big fruity black pepper smell pervades. There's no doubt that this beer has seen the inside of an oak barrel. Like all JP beers, it's unashamedly woody.

The sourness is mild in both aroma and flavor. It's closer to an Orval-style sour dryness than any sort of funk bomb. While the aroma was good, the beer really hits its peak in the flavor. It's a round, melded blend of rich malt, spicy yeast and dry oak.

The mouthfeel is smooth and light for the abv. There's little alcohol presence. It's an altogether pleasing beer and my favorite thus far from Jolly Pumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 06:29:10 | More by popery
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LibraryTom

California

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beers is a strong golden aged in oak from Dexter, Michigan. They call it a Biere de Garde, a style from France near the Belgian border. Very crisp and aromatic, reminiscent of pepper, hay, and a little of barnyard. This beer is very complex but ends up dry and and slightly tart. Almost a champagne like quality to it. Excellent beer that mystifies style boundaries.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 07:11:12 | More by LibraryTom
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo.

Pours a hazy copper with two fingers of white head that slowly drops to a film, but gives up lots of lace. Wild yeast aroma strikes musty notes of barnyard, and cider, but there's a citric sourness underneath to keep the cobwebs off.

Nice oak flavours mixing with with some decent brett. Pleasant light sourness throughout never dominates, and provides an interesting counterpoint to the beer's sweetness. Light alcohol in the finish, which is married to an almost peppery spiciness. Smooth body and carbonation with a medium weight that suits the flavours and the ABV well.

I'm nicely impressed with this biere de garde, and its certainly the best example I've had so far. That said, I can't help but feel that this style is not for me, for while this is the top ranked example on BA, it didn't go so far as to wow me. Perhaps I'm the only guy out there who wished Jolly Pumpkin used more funk.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 19:39:51 | More by bobsy
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beware opening / pouring, as it can be very volatile.

A – Bright brassy gold with a stratospheric, cumulus-style head and Victoria’s Secret lacing.

S – Sour, slight vinegar, earthy mustiness, and a pronounced pear essence

T – Oak and pear flavors over all others, sour and musty, bitter and astringent. Like crab-apple / grapefruit champagne. As intriguing a departure from the standard beer palette as imaginable.

M - The mouthfeel, akin to brut champagne, is a bit too astringent given the inherent sour and tart nature of the beer.

D - A beer of this quality and sophistication must qualify as quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 23:41:52 | More by ktrillionaire
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colefsuwr

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Like all other Jolly Pumpkin's, this follows true artisan styles by being very crisp, aromatic, and slightly dry. Upon first sample (and it was my first ever artisan beer) i thought the owner of the bottle told me wrong as i thought it could possibly have been a chardonay. Very bubbly and dry on your tounge. not bad overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 21:36:02 | More by colefsuwr
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from a 22oz into a Rochefort chalice.

The beer pours a light cloudy gold, with a touch honey. The head is light white, not very high or much retention. The lacing is light.

The aroma is light, mostly very light sour which is nice and not overpowering.

The taste is light, sweet to start then pretty sour to finish. The finish is weird, too quirky sour, not great.

The feel is ok, drinkability is ok.

Not a great sour.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 03:50:51 | More by jrallen34
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soupyman10

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another tasty sour offering from Jolly Pumpkin. Golden color with a nice head and good lacing. Flavors and aromas are citrus - lemon and orange - strong sourness and maybe a touch of apples, some earthiness, definite peppers and some lighter yeast and wheat. Nice, if not something I'd drink every day cause of the sourness. Busy carbonation and a medium to light body that fits the style well. Definitely a solid change of pace though.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 16:26:24 | More by soupyman10
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gford217

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, batch #271, courtesy of ckeegan04.

Pours a very hazy golden orange with a big creamy white head that is fed by a steady stream of bubbles from the bottom. The bubbles keep the head healthy for ages and leaves some delicate lacing.

The aroma is tart with some lemon zest and tons of sweet light fruits, pears and apricots especially. On top of that is the spicy Belgian yeast which lends a peppery scent to things. There is a light funky barnyard character as well.

The initial kick has more funk and lemon tartness than the aroma with an initial taste that puckers the lips a bit. The backbone of Belgian yeast and sweet not-quite-ripe fruits is an excellent underpinning to the funk and the peppery spiciness of the dry finish.

The mouthfeel is very effervescent with tons of carbonation, giving it a champagne-like feel. It's medium bodied but the carbonation makes it feel very light.

This is a fantastic and complex Belgian ale from JP with the tartness and funkiness really coming out. I think this one has picked up some character over the 2 years since it was brewed. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 23:31:32 | More by gford217
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

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

750ml bottle, served in an odd looking snifter at B Spot

A - gusher, waitress about flipped - had to tell her it was probably somewhat common for the style. huge fluffy white head. loads of bubbles in the hazy, dark straw colored liquid.

S - belgian yeast funk. not overpowering and actually a bit alluring. other smells of lemon zest and grass, some sourness.

T - explosion of the funk, sourness comes and catches up a bit to balance. yeasty and actually some hop bittering, without hop flavor. tart but not quite sour.

M - insane amount of carbonation. nicely bodied.

D - no problem finishing this, actually went nicely with my half a burger, lola fries, and sirachi wings. "good" straight across the board, nothing stands out.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 00:41:43 | More by Stigs
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daledeee

Iowa

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new beer to our area that I had at a very exclusive beer tasting event.

This beer pours a light yellow with bubbly head and bubbles after the pour.

Nose is funky, not appealing to me, but I know this is what they are after with this beer.

Taste is very bubbly and lemon with some spice and funk thrown in. Finish is dry. I found this beer to be true to style but not very enjoyable to me. I don't like really dry beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 16:06:00 | More by daledeee
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njbcmatt

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Capped 750. My label is different from the one shown, probably an older edition.

A - Is that a head or is someone growing clouds in my beer? Big, fluffy, pillowy head that lasts and lasts. Crystal clear, pale, pale yellow.

S - A little spice, a little lemony-sour and a bit of funk. Very intriguing and immediately draws me in.

T - Jumps onto your pallet. Bright, crisp, a little sour, almost like there was a little brett in there (it says wild yeast, who knows?). Excellent balance, lingers a bit, but not unpleasantly so.

M - Very light, you get a little lipsmack from that sour lemon, makes your mouth water a little.

D - Comes in at 8%, but you'd hardly know it, well, until you've finished your bottle. I love that little sour kick, makes me keep wanting more. Lovely beer, very happy I finally came across it.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 20:55:47 | More by njbcmatt
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callmescraps

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Been eying this for awhile. Cautiously optimistic.

Appearance - Very light yellow/gold color. It's quite clear. The color is almost adjunct-like, but with three inches of nice foamy head. It recedes very slowly.

Smell - Very peppery. A nice little funk. Some lemon and some clove. It has a real heavy mustiness. Some green grass and just plenty of that pepper. A little overwhelming.

Taste - Follows the smell. It's nice and light up front. With a some yeast, and a little grassy hop-bite. But the pepper and spice is pretty tough. There is some pear and a little apple. The follow is a little sweet and grainy.

Mouthfeel - Nice and crisp. Excellent carbonation and light.

Drinkability - Pretty good, but all that spicy pepper is a little much.

This is a nice beer, and a pretty good Garde. However, it seems a little over-the-top in some ways, especially in spiciness. Might prefer it more if it were just a tad more mellow. Still, I'll happily polish off the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 06:39:55 | More by callmescraps
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CHickman

New York

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch # 297-pours cloudy orange gold with a huge 2-3 inch thick foamy white head that stayed around for quite a long time with great lacing; smelled of yeast, spices, pepper, citrus, bread and malt. Tastes of lemon, yeast, spices, pepper, light malt, honey, perhaps grapes or apple, and mild hops; a very complex beer that has a powerful aroma and strong flavor burst of the citrus, spices and yeast, and then a malty middle, and then a dry puckering finish that lingers with hops, spices and lemon and oddly enough what seems like sweet yeast(???) and then ends sour.

A very unique drinking experience and very enjoyable for all senses involved, but the one thing that was strangest was that the beer kept foaming out of the 25 oz bottle with the big thick foamy white head taking on a life of it's own. I poured this beer slow and swirled the bottle to kick up the yeast since the label stated barrel aged and bottle conditioned, but I have never seen a beer keep foaming out of the top of the bottle for 5 minutes after the first pour. This beer had light to medium carbonation and went down very much like a Belgian with high alcohol content, and while the alcohol was felt as I drank it, it did not interfere with the taste. The beer tingles on your tongue and feels like a champagne as it does down very smooth and easy. This beer has some kick, but you won't know until it's too late. After a big sip it feels like you just drank liquid white bread with all kinds of spices and flavors, and it just bombards the taste buds with flavors, which is really enjoyable.

Although this beer finishes with a bitter and almost skunky taste, and seems very much like a cider, it is very enjoyable and provides such an assortment of flavors and sensations that I must highly recommend this beer. The flavor was pretty good, but the overall drinking, sipping and savoring experience of it was excellent! Pick one up and enjoy the ride! This beer somehow works a nice beer balance and after one 25 oz bottle I was feeling a really good buzz and in a great mood. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 03:48:40 | More by CHickman
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eljefe21

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Foam gushes forth from the bottle and pours to a cloudy golden yellow color. Particles float slowly to the bottom of the glass. Two finger head of soft white foam. Lots of soft white lacing.

S: Spicy at first the turns sour. Not as strong a smell as I would have expected.

T: Hints of spice at first followed by a grapefruit like sourness. A complex but satisfying mixture.

M: Some carbonation, but not as much as I would have expected considering the foam that rose out of the bottle when it was opened. Finish is dry and extremely puckering.

D: An excellent beer for the right food. Maybe some herb chicken, turkey or fish. A nice bottle to split like a bottle of white wine. Probably a bit much to sit down and drink in one sitting.

Served: in a cervoise glass.

Bottle labeled: Batch 364

Review from notes taken on: 11/11/09.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 01:32:21 | More by eljefe21
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wilwfu

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

havent reviewed anything in a while, so why not... Pours a lemon zest yellow, real cloudy, with a mtn of head which stays around all the way down as I drink. Nice tart, yeasty smell, lots of lemon grass and pepper as well. Very thick and very smooth mouthfeel, wasnt expecting that. I catch a bit of sugar cookie or pie crust flavor in the taste. The lemony pepper tartness in the nose is a bit more subtle in the taste. Slight bit of wood funk is nice, I also am feeling a bit of shallots and champaigne vinegar in this... like a nice tart salad

Overall subtle and elegant with enough funkyness to keep you wanting.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 04:35:28 | More by wilwfu
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srandycarter

California

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours murky light honey / straw with TONS of near white head. Lots of cling lace remains and retention is excellent.

S - Funky, barny, sour. Not to be confused with your normal beer, for sure.

T - Taste emulates smell, a little off at the end of the sip, though.

M - Overly carbonated IMO, but good body and fair balance.

D - One is more than enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 05:08:29 | More by srandycarter
Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 1,254 ratings.