Calabaza Blanca - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

841 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 841
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 27
Gots: 55 | 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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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Open it over the sink! Taste is decent but too much carbonation for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of TerryW
3.08/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tough pour when its just opened. Really aggressive carbonation. Hazy orange. Nose is sharp and tart, full of apple cider vinegar, some yeast at the tail end.

Just too overwhelmingly sour to me. Decent wheat finish, but the tartness abrades your taste buds and scrubs away most of anything else in the brew. The spices and all the rest are lost in the sour.

Simply too one dimensional to be enjoyed. I've had better wits that have more on offer.

Photo of BGDrock
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Appearance: aggressive carbonation, pour slowly; huge white head, like meringue, and long retention; foggy, gold coloured body

Aroma: orange and spice are prevalent, a touch of aluminium; peach jam

Taste & Mouthfeel: light and bordering on watery with a champagne like effervescence; mostly bready, wheat flavour with hints of spice, orange rind, clove, coriander, white pepper; once the chill dies down, the mouthfeel improves, growing more full, and the flavours become more clear as well

Overall: in the end, a good witbier but can't say it gained much from aging; might want to have this one a bit warmer than you normally would

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Franck
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Nice aromas of wild yeast and orange. Very high carbonation. Mouthfeel is strong but short. Very sour with traces of coriander and citrus. Surprisingly, barrel aging taste is quite absent. No bitterness and very refreshing.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.52/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of kellyej
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

A: Light amber/hay color; weak head
S: Nutmeg, clove, orange, raisin
M: Light, bubbly, dry
T: Sour, spicy (peppery), quite sour, citrusy
Awesome beer. Would love to have again (if I can find it!)

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.64/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Calabaza Blanca from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.