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Calabaza Blanca - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

767 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 767
Reviews: 421
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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4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Lost Abbey tumbler.

Pours a transparent straw yellow with huge white head that lingers moderately long.

Aroma is lemon peel, coriander, grains of paradise, parsley, faint earthy brett notes, and subtle clove. Maybe a touch of oak present as well.

The taste brings more of the same along with bay leaves, lemon verbena, and some lime zest. Easy drinking, flavorful, and hint of tartness that rounds it out. Without that touch of tartness the beer would suffer.

Mouthfeel is spritzy, lively, with a body in the light side. Refreshing.

Overall a very nice wit beer by JP. Super drinkable, refreshing tartness without crossing over into sour or Berliner like wheat beer territory. Summer drinker to the core.

Serving type: bottle

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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
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Poured from a 750 ml bottle that has been aging for quite some time. Poured into tulip. Batch 777 from April of 2011

A- Deep, hazy yellow. Fluffy, thick two-finger head that faded rather quickly. Nice looking wheat beer.
N- Earthy must, some grassiness, sour green apple, lemon zest.
T- Wheat, breadiness, slight rice-wine vinegar but not too tart. A little spiciness with some citrus as well. Slight wood flavor from the oak comes through but not as much as I would have thought.
M- Light crispness fairly high carbonation. Really dry finish.
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750 ml bottle poured into a tulip.
Batch 277 Bottled 12/31/13

A - Strong carbonation rises through the hazy golden beer, fueling it's fluffy cloud-like white head, which leaves oddly sporadic globs of lacing on the glass.

S - Just an ever-so-slight hint of wild yeast funk caresses the delicate pale malt and supple wheat aroma. It's restrained yet sharp tartness and small squirt of lemon juice add a refreshing citrus note to the earthy wet rock and damp clay yeast esters. With virgin oak, the earthiness blankets the beer's soft white pepper and coriander spice subtleties.

T - Behind the initial carbonation attack on the tongue lies grainy pale malt and husky wheat - a base that's just the opposite of the nose. The soft wild yeast remains in tact and just like the aroma foreshadows, it's refreshing and citrusy in conjunction with the little splash of lemon, though spiciness is strangely absent.

M - Sparkling carbonation shocks the tongue with prickliness the first sip but the dry crispness it adds to the beer is quite welcoming; Calabaza Blanca is light bodied and refreshing.

O - At it's core, Jolly Pumpkin's Calabaza Blanca is a complex and thought-provoking brew but, when one doesn't have time to kick back and ponder the depths of subtle wild yeast characteristics in a unique take on a witbier, it remains a crisp and refreshing wheat beer with a little twist!

Serving type: bottle

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Calabaza Blanca from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.