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Calabaza Blanca - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

766 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 27
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2004)
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Reviews by EORS:
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EORS

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ML bottle (bottled 10/2010) into a heifeweizen glass.

Appearance: Hazy and ultra pale-to dandelion. Highly carbonated. As the beer sat the color got darker, finally settling on a light golden color. Towering lacy white head that retained very well. When the bottle was uncapped and a full glass poured, the remaining head inside still reached the top of the bottle.

Smell: Dry and cidery, with some sour citrus and grain. Coriander and spices must be hidden under there somewhere.

Taste: Again, tart-to-sour and dry, with some earthy spice underneath. Wish I could taste more of the spice and mellow grain. Crisp, but still tart, aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: For such a highly carbonated beer, it has a nice body and avoids feeling too thin and watery.

Overall: A well-made beer, but a bit too dry and tart for my taste. I didn't get the spiciness that I was really hoping for, as this beer seemed to veer more towards a saison taste than a nice mellow wit. That, combined with the fairly steep price tag (still $9.99 even on sale), means I won't be looking to buy it again anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 02:18:56 | More by EORS
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Calabaza Blanca from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.