Noel De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by Jettanbass9:
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I am not a huge brett fan but all i can say about this beer is, Wow...
A - Dark mohagany brown with laces of cherry red and finely beaded head. Crystal clear with a quarter inch head.
S - Medicinal funk, slight citric acidity, slight hint of oak and dark fruit that lingers.
T - Layers upon layers of flavors. Citric acidity and cherry tartness followed by very controlled barnyard funkiness, dark fruit lingers in the background and HOPS! yes hops in a brett beer... herbal, earthy hops, nothing extremely present but very perceivable.
M - boarderline low to medium mouthfeel. At 9%, its almost amazing there is still something that lingers even after the swallow.
D - Did i mention i nearly finished half the bottle as i wrote this review? Wow... extremely drinkable. Flavors are very controlled in this brew, very, very well balanced even for such unique flavors. For such a great beer, its easy to savor and even easier to put back. Glad i splurged on this Holiday beer buy!
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2008 04:00:34 | More by Jettanbass9
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3.95/5 rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Green capped 750 ml bottle from Gator Beverage, Batch 165, 167, 172, 174, dated 10/23/13 poured into Unibroue tulip on 5/12/14. Pours opaque brown that turns a bright ruby color when held up in the light. Big fluffy off white head that lingers for a good while. Aroma is sour cherries, some dark fruit, light spice, oak. I was expecting something different but this smells excellent. The flavor is chocolate covered cherries, light spices, a hint of balsamic vinegar, dry oaky finish. Sweet around the edges of the tongue. Medium bodied with effervescent carbonation. Goes down pretty easy. I really didn’t know what to expect from this brew, but it is really nice and seems pretty unique. I would have this again.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2014 23:42:07 | More by BMMillsy
3.94/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on draft at Lures on 5/7/14
A-Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Spotty lacing
S-Aromas of red wine, wood, light tannins, black cherries/berries, and leather.
T-Taste in the front has tart cherries with a hint of oak. Sweet, in an acidic kind of way. Finish with notes of cherries, green apple, and orange zest.
M-Medium/full body, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and light/medium sour.
O-Overall it was surprising to taste sour had to get use to it. I wouldn't have for a holiday ale.
Serving type: on-tap
05-12-2014 12:34:03 | More by reebtaerG
Noel De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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