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Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

638 Ratings
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Ratings: 638
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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jminsc76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Into a Bruery tulip, pours a large, thick soapy head atop a dark mahogany body. The heads stays around, for awhile.

Aromas of sour apple, sharp funk, and spicy cinnamon. Not highly intense, but pleasant overall.

Flavors vary slightly from the aromas, and include the aforementioned sour apple and sharp funk but a lot more of the cacao and sweet orange peel, the latter particularly on the finish. Very exotic flavors.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery, and doesn't thicken upon swishing.

Overall, I enjoy this for its unique take on a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. It's been aging for awhile both on the WF shelf and in the closet, and I hope it hasn't lost too much potency. But, a funk bomb it is and a wildly exotic one at that.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 18:45:13 | More by jminsc76
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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.

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.

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Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.