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Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

650 Ratings
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Ratings: 650
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 46
Gots: 57 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marburg on 02-28-2005)
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dseanv

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-19-2014 00:54:31 | More by dseanv
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Moerdertaktiken

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-17-2014 21:06:26 | More by Moerdertaktiken
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.4%

This beer is really sour. Beer pours a rich amber with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent and taste were primarily sour dough. The mouthful is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall not for me.

08-17-2014 03:08:19 | More by WoodBrew
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CLEGentleman21


2.52/5  rDev -36.5%

08-16-2014 21:16:33 | More by CLEGentleman21
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-15-2014 04:40:32 | More by gtermi
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cardinals22

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-10-2014 23:33:23 | More by cardinals22
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Beer_lover89

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-06-2014 21:02:26 | More by Beer_lover89
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-06-2014 14:47:02 | More by Tayloraphilips
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rand

California

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

From 750 mL bottle to pint glass

A: The brew yields a giant foamy head on a gentle pour, obviously well bottle-fermented. Is cola-brown in color, kinda oily viscous as well.

S: Tart cherries are the dominant note of a lively bouquet, per usual for a JP offering. Woody, oaky notes as well, touches of pepper.

T: The flavors are an interesting play between tart fruit and nutty sweetness. Oak and white pepper add complexity, while notes of alcohol rounds the palate.

M: Chewy, full-bodied and well carbonated.

Another tasty treat from Jolly Pumpkin. Definitely recommended of you're like me and find most brown ales boring.

08-04-2014 05:21:11 | More by rand
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churchillps

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -28.2%

On no planet is this a brown ale---it's definitely a sour, and a merely average one at that. Very thin mouthfeel, faint smell of orange, and overpowering sweetness, almost nutra-sweet-y. Cannot taste the cacao at all. Really pretty beer with a great creamy head, though.

08-02-2014 00:54:42 | More by churchillps
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n2pux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-01-2014 00:48:56 | More by n2pux
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-31-2014 00:00:05 | More by Boone757
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-28-2014 12:47:10 | More by Schlafly33
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Jeffh84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-27-2014 23:36:40 | More by Jeffh84
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-27-2014 20:54:13 | More by DrBier
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-27-2014 20:43:05 | More by heddar33
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-27-2014 01:01:14 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-23-2014 05:02:01 | More by GRG1313
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rkarimi

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-22-2014 21:50:34 | More by rkarimi
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BKotch

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-20-2014 06:25:23 | More by BKotch
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-19-2014 06:36:02 | More by zestar
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-18-2014 17:29:31 | More by jbriggs7
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inspektor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-17-2014 15:09:17 | More by inspektor
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-15-2014 18:11:47 | More by Caudalie
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macher0

Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +8.1%

On tap at Winos in BG. I had this beer a while back, but just getting around to entering the review. Boring day at work.

A. Light mahogany with dark amber hues. Translucent. Poured a thick, fine bubble egg shell head that retreats to a frothy rim. Strong laces. Healthy head.

S. Traditional JP yeast. Neutral oak, light malts. Bretts.

T. Medium to light tartness. Medium roasted malts. Neutral oak. Fairly simple flavor.

O. Smooth, medium body, medium body.

O. This is a very straight-forward, lightly sour ale. I usually pass on browns, but this is not your typical brown. This is a sour, no doubt. This has session written in BIG LETTERS. I go for this every summer, but this can be enjoyed any season.

07-11-2014 16:53:26 | More by macher0
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Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.