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Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

658 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 658
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 49
Gots: 57 | 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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PappyVans, May 28, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The is quite funky with sweetness and cherry and apple peel. There's a bready body in the middle with a tart finish of vinegar and red wine on the finish.

This beer has a wonderful balance of sweetness and bready malt with its funk and tartness on the finish.

dar482, May 24, 2014
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stephensinner, May 20, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours with a ruddy amber color with thin foam.

There’s a tartly sour aroma on this. The flavor has notes of dark cherries and some tobacco leaf. Great finish, with a Bretty character than hangs out for a chat. Interesting brew, much more inspiring than this review!

elNopalero, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Cramerican, May 17, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

SOUR.

Had this one on tap. It looks nice, OK, a nice reddish color. Smell immediately reveals the character of the beer, it smells sour, like raspberries. Taste is a nice blend of wild ale with brown ale. It doesn't feel like a mix where both beers are pulling on opposite directions, yet it's hard to classify this as a wild ale or a brown ale. It is a completely new style, and most likely will fall under wild ale.

As a wild ale, this is a not overly sour, yet a nice beer to drink. It is sour enough to think sour, yet is fall on the lower spectrum of acidity (sourness).

JulioH, May 14, 2014
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cobyj, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

MonkeyBread, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a auburn tinted brown body with one finger head and lace patches. The aroma could be summed up in one word, sour, but there are other minor notes that one can detect like wood, tart apples or cherries, and a touch of sweetness. The beer has a mix of these sweet and sour notes and I tend to gravitate towards these rather than traditional sour ales so this beer was mighty fine to me. Sour, tart cherries (still think I picked up apple) along with a touch of sweet malt balance together and go down smooth in a woody, oaky body. All in all an interesting and easy to drink beer.

clayrock81, May 10, 2014
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MrJolly, Apr 27, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -55.9%

squirrel49, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

KAP1356, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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MarkJBurch, Apr 19, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Avenue Pub, NOLA

A: Rust colored with an off-white one finger head that held on for dear life. Curtainy lacing.

S: All kinds of things pop up. Brown sugar, citrus, coriander, malts and chocolate.

T: The tartness really surprised me, coming from a brown ale. This was surrounded by a sweet caramel maltiness with bits of cacao and some spiciness. But the tart lingers.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: My first Jolly Pumpkin experience. Unusual. Tarty cool.

brewskifan55, Apr 15, 2014
Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.