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Noel De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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837 Ratings
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Ratings: 837
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 53
Gots: 137 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Belgian Christmas Ale aged in oak barrels."

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 10-21-2007)
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this in a beer exchange. Thanks Chris!

750ml bottle served in a chalice.

L - deep brown color with a off-white head that thinned to a ring and an island.

S - Belgian spices, yeast and oak.

T - very nice Belgian spiced flavor blends well with the oak aging and a bit of sourness.

F - medium bodied with lively carbonation.

O - good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 22:59:53 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Noel De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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