Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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4.55/5 rDev +14.6%
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!
05-17-2014 23:53:00 | More by elNopalero
4.26/5 rDev +7.3%
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).
05-14-2014 05:29:52 | More by JulioH
4/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
05-10-2014 14:33:06 | More by clayrock81
3.71/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
04-15-2014 18:39:35 | More by brewskifan55
Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.