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Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

641 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 641
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 47
Gots: 54 | 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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Reviews by MadScientist:
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MadScientist

New York

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A hazy medium-dark copper with glowing red hue. The head is a persistent light-tan foam about a finger thick that leave long thin streaks of lacing.

S: One of the richer sour aromas I've experienced with a strong, well rounded fruity aromas mostly of red currents and tangerine. There is a complementing malt support with some malt sweetness, a touch of chocolate and Pils malt character. The cacao nibs come through at a moderately-low level along with a cinnamon that seems more oak derived. There is some spicy phenols at a low level and a moderately-low perfumey alcohol note.

T: A complex fruit flavor with orange peel, plums, currents and tart cherry finish. The malt is low with a light chocolate note and light sweetness. There is low hops bitterness and a no hops flavor, not that it's needed the sour and tart fruitiness are balancing the malt being moderately sour over all. The finish is pretty dry with an orange and cherry aftertaste.

M: Medium-full bodied with a moderately-strong carbonation. There is a slight astringency probably from the spice additions.

O: A fruity, well balanced sour with orange peel, currents and plums. The oak and cacao add to the light spicy yeast notes. This would be great beer to introduce your friend to sour beer.

Batch 930
Bottled on 12-01-2011

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 01:23:49 | More by MadScientist
More User Reviews:
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churchillps

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
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
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-07-2014 12:47:24 | More by KAF
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-05-2014 23:35:00 | More by jpd7374
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-04-2014 16:44:08 | More by Rochefort10nh
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-01-2014 01:52:25 | More by JimmyAloysius
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-30-2014 14:22:17 | More by erialbill
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-27-2014 19:11:28 | More by sammyg832
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modidia

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-26-2014 04:57:38 | More by modidia
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-18-2014 05:18:39 | More by muskiesman
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Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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