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Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

708 Ratings
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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 49
Gots: 68 | 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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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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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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Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.