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Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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700 Ratings
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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 49
Gots: 67 | 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:
Beer added by: marburg on 02-28-2005

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 750 mL bottle to pint glass

A: The brew yields a giant foamy head on a gentle pour, obviously well bottle-fermented. Is cola-brown in color, kinda oily viscous as well.

S: Tart cherries are the dominant note of a lively bouquet, per usual for a JP offering. Woody, oaky notes as well, touches of pepper.

T: The flavors are an interesting play between tart fruit and nutty sweetness. Oak and white pepper add complexity, while notes of alcohol rounds the palate.

M: Chewy, full-bodied and well carbonated.

Another tasty treat from Jolly Pumpkin. Definitely recommended of you're like me and find most brown ales boring.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On no planet is this a brown ale---it's definitely a sour, and a merely average one at that. Very thin mouthfeel, faint smell of orange, and overpowering sweetness, almost nutra-sweet-y. Cannot taste the cacao at all. Really pretty beer with a great creamy head, though.

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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.

Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.