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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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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 movingtrain:
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movingtrain

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's been a while since I've had Jolly Pumpkin. However, I credit this brewery for expanding my palate many years ago, and for being my gateway into drinking and enjoying more Belgian sours and beyond.

This beer, the Calabaza Blanca, pours a beautiful golden color with a thick, rich white head. The bottle reads that this was batch 853, and was bottled on 7.28.11.

Aroma is funky...it is sour in its smell. Hints of orange peel, bee pollen, yeasty bread, corn, lemon, and coriander.

Man...the taste is sour, bready, tart. There are some citrus notes around the edges, but on the bittersweet/sour side of citrus...more along the lines of the flavor of the peel rather than the fruit. It is dry, balancing notes of oats and orange peel.

Overall, this is a good sour. It is very light, basic, and reserved at its core...but then the barrel aging (I'm assuming), along with whatever interesting yeast strain is used, creates something much more interesting than just a simple "White Ale." It is dry, but refreshing...sour, but balanced. A solid, unique beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 20:34:17 | More by movingtrain
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Calabaza Blanca from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.