Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by Fanhitter:
3.95/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Served at JP on draft, in a snifter.
Pours a nice, deep auburn-red color with a light foamy top. After a few sips, a light amount of lacing lingers and dissipates down the side of the glass. A nice ribbon of bubbles remains across the top of the beer halfway down. Looks like a nice cold-weather brew for a sour.
Smells sweet and sour with a nice spice-laden aroma as well. The citrus note takes a backseat to the sour cinnamon nose.
Tastes nicely seasoned, with a warm cinnamon burst. For lack of a better comparison, i liken it to a fresh cup of tea with lemon and honey after its sat on the countertop for a few hours.
Mouthfeel is very smooth. This is a no-brained for a breakfast/brunch beer. Easy drinking to say the least.
Overall, I'd say this is one of my favorite JP brews I've tried. Would definitely order it again. A great seasonal.
Serving type: on-tap
01-19-2013 20:20:43 | More by Fanhitter
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4.29/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2014 16:53:26 | More by macher0
Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.