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Maracaibo Especial - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

655 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 49
Gots: 58 | 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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Ratings: 655 | Reviews: 305 | Display Reviews Only:
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Filabee

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-19-2014 19:50:50 | More by Filabee
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-19-2014 12:57:05 | More by garuda
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elNopalero

Texas

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
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-17-2014 07:58:16 | More by Cramerican
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JulioH

Florida

4.26/5  rDev +7.3%

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).

05-14-2014 05:29:52 | More by JulioH
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cobyj

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-12-2014 02:39:57 | More by cobyj
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-11-2014 19:49:26 | More by MonkeyBread
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clayrock81

Virginia

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
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MuscleConfusion

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-29-2014 17:24:20 | More by MuscleConfusion
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ktenneydenver

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-29-2014 01:24:28 | More by ktenneydenver
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MrJolly

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-27-2014 21:58:49 | More by MrJolly
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squirrel49

South Dakota

1.75/5  rDev -55.9%

04-27-2014 03:47:34 | More by squirrel49
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-27-2014 00:47:35 | More by KAP1356
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-26-2014 01:28:53 | More by HollyHops
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-26-2014 01:18:16 | More by mmilyko
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bouncepass

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-25-2014 23:07:27 | More by bouncepass
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ncelauro

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-25-2014 22:38:53 | More by ncelauro
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EnemyAnemone

Maine

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-24-2014 22:31:59 | More by EnemyAnemone
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-24-2014 01:04:58 | More by jryanj927
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-23-2014 21:54:01 | More by afsdan
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MarkJBurch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-19-2014 23:58:43 | More by MarkJBurch
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

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
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-08-2014 11:36:16 | More by baybum
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-08-2014 01:49:08 | More by kell50
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-05-2014 23:51:08 | More by qcbrewer
Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.