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Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

640 Ratings
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Ratings: 640
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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kkipple

South Carolina

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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Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.