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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

(send 'em beer!)
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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trancefishy

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

this one pours out like a hefe-weizen. nice wheaty orange colour. hazy. a delicate head that clings to the sides fo the glass with a very thin layer left over to cover the top of the beer.

my first thought is "are they using that unibroue yeast?". smells like any given unibroue product. citrusy, bready, very yeasty. mmm, oranges.

taste follows the smell nicely, and adds a bit to it. there is that spiciness. a true definitive yeast flavour that reminds me of a hefeweizen. there is also something a bit more unlikeable. this is the first time i have tasted "that homebrew taste" in a commercial beer. that faintly plastic-vinyl tubing taste. the taste takes a sharp turn from mid-palate to swallow; like it sort of fumbles.

mouthfeel is alright, medium to light, and appropriate for the style. the carbonation tickles the tongue nicely.

i was quite excited to see this beer in the beer store after reading about jolly pumpkin in teh michigan beer guide. this is my very first experience with them. they seem highly rated, but, i'm not digging on this beer all too much. it's good, but i'm not going rush out ot make sure i have another stowed away.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2005 01:13:48 | More by trancefishy
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Calabaza Blanca from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.