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Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

639 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 302
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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SeaUrchin

Michigan

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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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.

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Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.