Calabaza Blanca - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by Grundle20:
4.25/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
The beer is straw gold in color and surprisingly clear. There's tight white head to the beer but the retention and lacing are poor.
Initially the scent was respectably strong but its potency wanes as the beer warms which seems weird but moving along. For the most part there's a rich banana tone with some abrasive spice notes of peppery coriander. There's a good sweet orange undertone throughout. Towards the back there is a just a touch of butterscotch.
Taste and Mouthfeel:
The beer goes down relatively crisp and dry and is overall a little light on the palate. Sweet orange, like an orange tootsie pop, comes through as the strongest flavor for me although it does develop a tart edge towards the finish. A smooth wheat undertone builds up the middle to the back and carries on in to the finish which is pretty clean and, again, dry. There's a slight touch of banana in the aftertaste but it's rather agreeable.
It's a good beer that drinks light and refreshing so there really isn't a whole lot to dislike here. Perfectly drinkable if you're in to witbiers.
This is my first time having this brew from Jolly Pumpkin and I think I can honestly say it's giving La Roja a strong fight for my favorite of their brews. I'd recommend this beer to just about anybody, not just beer fans.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2007 23:54:21 | More by Grundle20
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3.86/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This pours a cloudy orange yellow with a 1 finger head of foam that shrinks quickly. Lacing, yep.
Coriander, clove, banana, some bubblegum...pretty smelly, err aromatic. Hey is that some Brett in there?
It tastes like someone squeezed a fresh orange into my glass of this beer and then threw a blanket in it. A horse type blanket. The coriander and clove are there but that orange and Brett flavour is killing it. In a good way. I could drink a couple back to back.
The body seems to be medium at times but mostly light. Plenty of carbo.
A nice tasty Wit, for sure.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 21:34:41 | More by Bitterbill
Calabaza Blanca from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 760 ratings.