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Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 1,474
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 122
Gots: 161 | 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

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Beer added by: marburg on 07-28-2004

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4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber bottle into my trusty snifter. Label on bottle: Batch 773/782/784; Bottled 7/13/11. My first JP beer...I've heard good things.

A: Hazy golden-straw colored beer with a minimal bright white head that comes back to life easily with a little swirl. Plenty of fizzy carb bubbles evident.

S: Funky, fruity and citrusy. Bready funky yeast qualities swarm the nostrils and mix beautifully with an array of lemongrass, lemons and even a little peach.

T: All of what you got in the aroma, but now it's wrapped up in oak tannins. Some peppery goodness and just a hint of sourness as it settles on the palate. I get a nice lingering fruity peach flavor toward the end as well. Just a minimal amount of hops and really no stand out malt flavors either. This is one yeasty, spicy golden funk spectacular.

M: Medium bodied beer. Good carbonation...definitely some champagne yeast qualities. It pops and fizzes all along the tongue. A nice sourness helps bring it to life as well.

O: This is one tasty Belgian style ale. While I would have definitely appreciated just a touch more sourness, you can tell that's not what they were going for with this. And it's nice for once not to get that acid overload with a tart beer. The oakiness really rounds everything out in the end. Very, very well done.

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A: A hazy, yellow/straw color with a thin white head. Bottled on 9-14-2010.

S: Sweet malt, wild yeast/horse blanket funk, citrus, peat moss, cork.

T: Sweet malt flavor up front that is mixed with an apple/citrus tartness and bitter funky yeast flavor. Finishes semi-dry with a vanilla/oak smoothness to it and a touch of alcohol flavor and burn.

M: Medium body and good carbonation. Semi-dry with a little burn.

O: A well crafted, very tasty beer that would go well with just about any meal....I would say linguine and clams. Has a lot of crisp white wine-like qualities but more way more flavor and depth due to the wild yeast. Very refreshing and drinkable!

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Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 1,474 ratings.