Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.93/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Random stream-of consciousness as I drink this at 3am on a weeknight. Look, it wasn't MY idea.
Quite tart and sour tannic for a brown... but we're talking ole JP here. Spicy and woody, very tannic, dry, drying, wine-like finish... sourness pervades everything but avoids being acidic, which is nice... everlasting head that is an integral part of this mahogany experience... I also have many leather bound books.
Reminds me of Indian food spice... not getting much cinnamon but the cocoa dryness is certainly there... big sour finish, wish this was sweeter on the backend... sourness is all-pervasive, nearly puckering, and lingers. Rather lambic-like. Odd, yet comforting in a friendly way... smells a lot sweeter and brown-bread-like than it tastes.
An hour into this beer and there's still that zombie foam on top... unreal... this is weird stuff and you should try it.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2008 08:12:08 | More by kkipple
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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.