Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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4.15/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Forequarter, Madison. A hazy garnet liquid, with a light tan head and superior retention.
It's a sharp, tart, vinous complex brown ale aroma. The aroma is pretty awesome, serious vinegar-yeast / cherry tartness, yet sugar cookie malt in the background. A moderately pronounced alcohol.
Creaminess, cut by moderate carbonation.
I could drink this all day.
Serving type: on-tap
03-28-2014 01:01:50 | More by martyl1000
3.75/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy deep orange gold with an inch of yellow-white head, dissipates slowly.
Smells of Belgian candi sugar and melon.
Flavor is of melon, lemon, coriander, and a dry vegetal hoppiness over grassy malts.
Medium body with a tingle of carbonation on the tongue.
A nice, interesting tart ale, good flavor and easy-drinking. Not what I was expecting but pleasantly surprising.
Serving type: on-tap
03-20-2014 00:54:33 | More by Cylinsier
4.11/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
this trip down memory lane of revisiting all the jolly pumpkin beers has been time and money well spent. all of their stuff is awesome, maybe none more unique than this one, a tart brown ale with orange peel, cacao, and cinnamon, all of which are subtle but definite. hazy light brown ambery glow, heady as can be, bone white and patient. the nose is just like the finish, an odd relationship we don't often see, but its loaded with orange peel, citrusy, tart, acidic, yet dry, very clean and refreshing. this one may be a bit light for winter, even as a brown. i taste powdery cocoa chocolate malt, buttery cacao, zesty citrus fruits, wild yeasts and brett all over the shop, and only minimal cinnamon, just enough to make it puzzling. very light malt flavor, but there is a lot of body in this, made luxurious on the palate by tiny tickling bubbles, similar to other beers from jolly pumpkin, but rounder and softer from the cacao. all orange in the finish, a bit of brown malt, and a memorable zest of refreshment. a summer brown i think, but maybe more versatile with the cinnamon. their yeasts kick butt, and so does this beer, can't recall anything even resembling this one.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 22:36:45 | More by StonedTrippin
Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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