Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by mjohn27603:
3.78/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From a 750ml bottle. Pours caramel in color and develops a large head that fills the glass. A whole hand's worth of head stays on top for minutes afterwards. Smell is sweet of caramel and chocolate. A slight grassy aroma. Taste is sweet with a high amount of alcohol flavor. Reminds me of some Unibroue products. Alcohol is numbing on the tongue. Like a burgundy wine. Tastes more like a wine or liquor than beer. A slight bit of bitterness that counteracts the sweetness. I don't detect much of the cacao nibs flavor in this. A fair amount of bourbon flavor perhaps from being aged in barrels. Once the bourbon flavor is discovered it becomes very noticeable. Bitterness seems to rise through the course of the glass. I wouldn't call this highly drinkable. I wouldn't expect to sip on more than one.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2005 23:58:40 | More by mjohn27603
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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 638 ratings.