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Calabaza Blanca - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

774 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 774
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 27
Gots: 44 | 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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Ninjabrew

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Ok so this beer looks and pours like a champagne, a thinner mouthfeel that fills you fast with a heavy dose of carbonation.

S Not that pungent but after about half a serving the smell of sour apple comes through albeit very faintly.

T Tart, it says on the bottle this is a tart beer. Taste a bit like champagne and has a smililar mounthfeel too. But the sour apple taste comes through as it warms. It seems as if the. I think there could be a very faint banana taste as well.

M Great, very light on the palate with all the carbonation this beer has.

O A great introduction to the sourness that JP (or other brettranomyces beers have) works well with this style.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 00:12:26 | More by Ninjabrew
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Large bottle picked up from the LCBO (bottled 21/1/14) and poured into a tulip, my first beer from Jolly Pumpkin and marking my 800th review here. Hoped this would suit the occasion. This bottle was a crazy gusher as I've heard others have found with this batch, a bit disappointing but after the head settled down a bit we had an attractive looking cloudy blonde gold beer with pretty impressive lacing.

S - funky tartness, some of the orange peel comes through with some lactic barrel character. Gooseberry, lime, a complex tart and mildly acetic character, refreshing and decently complex. Powerfully Brett forward as it settles. full and complex.

T - Starts with more lime and white grape notes, refreshing acidity to it. Pick up some interesting yeast interplay, tartness and some subtle vanilla, along with a herbal/floral aspect. Wheat character is pretty apparent with a creamy base for the tart notes of lychee and kiwi to stand, ends a bit more dry and coriander. Finish is really crisp with a lingering brett character that commands a following sip.

M - A quenching beer for sure, it stays quite light on the palate while delivering on all flavour aspects, and a refreshing tart acidity and a delicate finish, sourness is at a noticeable, tasty but thoroughly manageable level, it does form a significant aspect of the beer but the integration is done quite nicely. Sessionable and refreshing definitely.

A refreshing and balanced wit, maintains the lightness and refreshing spice of a traditional wit while packing some interesting barrel and Brett acidity and tart character. I thought aside from the gush on the open this was a well put together beer, noticeable tart lime and gooseberry flavours along the coriander and citric orange. A bit yeast forward at the start but it flows nicely into the spicy and tart fruit body, I enjoyed the concept and beer, certainly one I would recommend for fans of Brett as well as to have myself again.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 03:01:03 | More by mick303
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle served fairly cold into glassware. Purchased from LCBO for $9.20 CDN. Here's hoping this wit is worth it.

Appearance - even a gentle pour yielded inches of white froth resting delicately upon a light and hazy golden beer with just a few orange hues. Incredible lacing left behind and the frothy white head lasts for a good long while. Spectacular looking beer.

Smell - big fruit nose combined with some Belgian yeasts, more similar to smell to a saison than a traditional wit. Quite fruity with some peach and pear as well as some spiciness.

Taste - light and tangy with a healthy helping of Belgian yeast, with some bitterness that comes through with some peach and pear flavor. Some earthiness as well. Tasty but to me this is closer to a low ABV saison than a wit. Quite a bit of orange flavor in this as well.

Mouthfeel - very lively carbonation, smooth feel and dry vinous finish.

Overall - certainly tasty and worth trying especially if you are a saison or wit fan but for the price I will probably pass on this next time.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 00:30:35 | More by DenisKolkin
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-28-2014 16:22:57 | More by spinrsx
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Roze

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-28-2014 01:06:21 | More by Roze
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-27-2014 20:51:55 | More by DrBier
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blakkorchid

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-27-2014 12:13:37 | More by blakkorchid
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.9%

07-26-2014 17:42:35 | More by polloenfuego
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kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into nonic pint. bottled on january 21, 2014. consumed on july 25, 2014

a: fully cloudy pale yellow. three fingers of frothy, bubbly, web-like head

s: a nice banana scent up front, then oak, spices, pineapple, lemon, and sour funk

t: tart lemon, wheaty malt, orange, funk, pineapple, oak, coriander, and banana, in that order. has a really dry finish with lingering oak, malt, and slight funk flavours

m: really harsh carbonation right when it hits the tongue, could be toned down a bit. light-bodied

o: a tasty and complex beer with lots of interesting flavours. finishes a bit too dry and i'm not a fan of the bubbly mouthfeel, but other than that, great stuff

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 20:59:10 | More by kevinlater
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-25-2014 15:47:44 | More by yancot
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CA_Jim

California

5/5  rDev +28.5%

07-25-2014 04:15:21 | More by CA_Jim
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-24-2014 23:32:24 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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nullbort

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

07-24-2014 16:18:02 | More by nullbort
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-23-2014 13:46:30 | More by Chuffbomb
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schneidk

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-23-2014 02:10:42 | More by schneidk
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-20-2014 02:00:36 | More by KrisDLSmith
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c-rum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-19-2014 14:38:37 | More by c-rum
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-19-2014 06:34:52 | More by zestar
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Stillyman11

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-15-2014 04:36:36 | More by Stillyman11
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-14-2014 12:16:21 | More by Schlafly33
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IronTom

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-11-2014 11:42:39 | More by IronTom
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-11-2014 02:44:42 | More by Bf_89
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-09-2014 16:30:01 | More by ahbithwabm
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-09-2014 13:27:31 | More by AugustusRex
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-08-2014 03:31:04 | More by PA-Michigander
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Calabaza Blanca from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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