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Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

631 Ratings
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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 47
Gots: 53 | 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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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-03-2014 01:43:04 | More by szmnnl99
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-01-2014 20:29:05 | More by tdmccarthy
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-01-2014 03:43:25 | More by bismarksays
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-01-2014 03:17:45 | More by MSandahl23
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-31-2014 01:19:45 | More by jim_carignan
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carlmoberg

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

03-30-2014 15:09:31 | More by carlmoberg
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-28-2014 19:19:12 | More by SkinniePost
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

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
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-27-2014 03:07:56 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-27-2014 01:00:29 | More by gillagorilla
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JVoyager

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-23-2014 22:31:28 | More by JVoyager
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-23-2014 06:24:13 | More by ToddHolder
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jemarent

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-22-2014 21:10:18 | More by jemarent
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-21-2014 11:27:36 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

tap

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
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Durge

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-19-2014 07:11:05 | More by Durge
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jpro

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-12-2014 23:18:26 | More by jpro
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-09-2014 19:00:44 | More by Buck_Jones
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acslatersbtb

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-02-2014 01:04:16 | More by acslatersbtb
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

03-02-2014 00:48:04 | More by Zekenyce
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drew74

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-26-2014 20:42:06 | More by drew74
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-26-2014 02:26:17 | More by ryanpj
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Nich7601

Michigan

1/5  rDev -74.8%

02-25-2014 22:53:28 | More by Nich7601
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-17-2014 23:41:16 | More by jaymo18
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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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