Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by SeaUrchin:
4.05/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
had this on tap on tuesday at Slows BBQ in detroit, served into a pint glass
appearance - poured a nice hazy light brown, with minimal head that hung around(pour mistake not because of the beer itself) noticeable carbonation
smell - upfront was a mixture of spices and lightly roasted malts, then there was a slight hoppyness with low amounts of chocolate and a bit of funk, makes em want to jump into this one, iv never been let down my a JP beer before
taste - follow the nose for the most part. first there was a pleasant mix of spices that quickly faded into sweet roasted malts and bitter chocolate, this quickly moved into a slight citrus with a bit of hops bitterness, then came a lemony funk, not too strong but enough to make me salivate a bit and want another sip. would have liked a bit more sour to this bad boy but it was on par with what fresh JP normally tastes like
mouthfeel - it was lighter than i expected on my tongue, thanks to the carbonation but still let a bit of a syrupy feel in my mouth, considering i like big stouts this was a very pleasant feeling
drinkability - easy to drink, makes you want to have another,would recommend to anyone whoa asked
overall - easy to drink, tasty, and strong enough to keep you happy, will have again
Serving type: on-tap
05-05-2011 17:08:42 | More by SeaUrchin
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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 640 ratings.