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Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Maracaibo EspecialMaracaibo Especial

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BA SCORE
89
very good

588 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%


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 MrVonzipper:
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MrVonzipper

California

3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a tawny brown. Big bubble foam head. Immediate bubble over at uncorking (infected?)

Brett, Brett, Brett nose

Flavor is immediate Brett. Notes of bready yeast, tortilla and earthy umame flavors.

Mouth is bitter up front then dry and a little crisp. Medium carb.

Overall this is a tough beer to decide how much you like or don't like. It's very different. My tasting buddies and I went back and forth about it if it's infected or not. I liked it. But definitely didn't love it. Would not have to get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 22:59:35 | More by MrVonzipper
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-24-2014 01:04:58 | More by jryanj927
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-23-2014 21:54:01 | More by afsdan
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MarkJBurch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-19-2014 23:58:43 | More by MarkJBurch
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Avenue Pub, NOLA

A: Rust colored with an off-white one finger head that held on for dear life. Curtainy lacing.

S: All kinds of things pop up. Brown sugar, citrus, coriander, malts and chocolate.

T: The tartness really surprised me, coming from a brown ale. This was surrounded by a sweet caramel maltiness with bits of cacao and some spiciness. But the tart lingers.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: My first Jolly Pumpkin experience. Unusual. Tarty cool.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 18:39:35 | More by brewskifan55
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

04-08-2014 11:36:16 | More by baybum
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-08-2014 01:49:08 | More by kell50
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-05-2014 23:51:08 | More by qcbrewer
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-03-2014 01:43:04 | More by szmnnl99
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-01-2014 20:29:05 | More by tdmccarthy
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-01-2014 03:43:25 | More by bismarksays
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-01-2014 03:17:45 | More by MSandahl23
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-31-2014 01:19:45 | More by jim_carignan
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carlmoberg

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

03-30-2014 15:09:31 | More by carlmoberg
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-28-2014 19:19:12 | More by SkinniePost
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Forequarter, Madison. A hazy garnet liquid, with a light tan head and superior retention.

It's a sharp, tart, vinous complex brown ale aroma. The aroma is pretty awesome, serious vinegar-yeast / cherry tartness, yet sugar cookie malt in the background. A moderately pronounced alcohol.

Creaminess, cut by moderate carbonation.

I could drink this all day.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2014 01:01:50 | More by martyl1000
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-27-2014 03:07:56 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-27-2014 01:00:29 | More by gillagorilla
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JVoyager

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-23-2014 22:31:28 | More by JVoyager
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-23-2014 06:24:13 | More by ToddHolder
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jemarent

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-22-2014 21:10:18 | More by jemarent
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-21-2014 11:27:36 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

tap

Pours a hazy deep orange gold with an inch of yellow-white head, dissipates slowly.

Smells of Belgian candi sugar and melon.

Flavor is of melon, lemon, coriander, and a dry vegetal hoppiness over grassy malts.

Medium body with a tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

A nice, interesting tart ale, good flavor and easy-drinking. Not what I was expecting but pleasantly surprising.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2014 00:54:33 | More by Cylinsier
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Durge

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-19-2014 07:11:05 | More by Durge
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jpro

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-12-2014 23:18:26 | More by jpro
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Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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