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Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

671 Ratings
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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 49
Gots: 61 | FT: 4
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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Photo of thelagerheads
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I like to carry the expended bottle caps from my open brews in the pockets of my shorts for a few hours to jangle around with the silver pieces and keys. It's like a currency until I drop them into my wicker basket of used caps. Now I'm thinking about how I can carry the pint + 9.4 oz wine-like bottles from Jolly Pumpkin on me. A holster with a bullet belt for the caps? A sidecar with my favorite pet in tow like a motorcycle has? Maybe even an IV bag to keep me from certain dehydration?

This one starts with the typical fruity keg-o'spice and then languidly ends with a gradual fog of descending cacao cloudiness. Not how I prefer my darker beers to be but this one tricks the palate into believing that there are actually two beers at work here and really in essence there are: the standard fare high quality super mofo Jolly Pumpkin brew with a russet echo.

thelagerheads, Aug 11, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Mildly cloudy copper pour with an airy off-white two-finger head. Nice sour fruit and funk aroma. Slightly sour cherry and citrus taste upfront backed by light spices, grain and sweeter malt. Finishes with a mild lingering tartness. Medium bodied.

Karibourgeois, Oct 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

DarthGuitarHero, Oct 19, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -6.1%

IronTom, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BobbyDigitali, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ethanmc12, Oct 13, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -6.6%

mpolewan, Oct 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

atlbravsrno1, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

cam12, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

ianjsullivan, Oct 03, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 11/25/13. Batch 206/208.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is sour with malt, cocoa, spice, cherry, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, cherry, vinegar, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with cocoa and spice qualities in the aroma, but the taste is mainly sour fruit and funk.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

indus_bird, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

CavemanRamblin, Sep 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

HoppySeb, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

videofrog, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

target88, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Can_has_beer, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Corson, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Danimal25, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

cdwil, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

kew, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

dseanv, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Moerdertaktiken, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

This beer is really sour. Beer pours a rich amber with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent and taste were primarily sour dough. The mouthful is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall not for me.

WoodBrew, Aug 17, 2014
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Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.