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Oro De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 1,488
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 123
Gots: 169 | FT: 10
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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a Belgian beer glass.

Retains a small white fizzy head on a beautiful gold. Cloudy but still shines in the light.

Very nice citrus smell. Lots of lemon with some grapefruit notes.

Taste is very complex and delicious. Mouthfeel is a little thin but the flavors really explode in the back of your throat. Somewhat sour but that's only one dimension - there is also more citrus and a nice wild yeast taste. Somewhat like drinking a good chardonnay or champagne. Very nice.

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4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

batch 736
bottled 5.5.2011

appearance- hazy mellow yellow with hints of orange. Looks like a blonde bier de garde but with a lot of yeasty haze.

smell - funky nose, earthy, bready and citrus. The brett and bacteria definitely have a presence right away.

taste Front of the sip has a little bit of woodiness to it. the middle of the sip has some strong citrus punch and then the back of the mouth finishes with a stong earthyness and a definte citrus punch and tartness that is extremely pleasant. It has a dryness and yeast flavor on the end that reminds me a bit of champagne.

mouthfeel - low to medium amount of carbonation. thin to medium mouthfeel.

overall- I love this beer so much. This is the first funky, tart, bier de garde I've ever tasted. It's absolutely amazing how they retain the maltyness associated with a bier de garde with the funk of a traditional farmhouse ale. The tartness, and sour isn't at all overpowering, it's absolutely perfectly balanced.

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4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: golden with a cap of big bubbly foam.

S: blossoms, honeysuckle, very floral, spicy, gingerbread, even a little bit of curry, alcohol tickles the nose, fresh yeasty funk.

T: wood is predominant, which is then swiftly washing away by a familiar sweet white wine flavor, really reminds me of Sauvignon Blanc, followed by fresh barnyard and just enough sourness to thoroughly dry out the finish.

M: medium-bodied, exceptionally dry, warm winey alcohol.

O: delicious, I love these guys, it's as close as you can get to wine through brewing. And the result is better than wine!

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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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Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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