Noel De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by One2Remeber:
4.38/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Chilled bottled poured into a snifter.
A: Off-white head, tinted brown like dirty snow (I do not miss Michigan right now:). Creamy and frothy as could be. Extreme bubbles rising to the top making for wonderful cloudy head retention. Body is murky brown color with a dark amber hue.
S: Powerful sour notes are inviting. Light cider aroma in the undertones. Reminds me of an English brown ale.
T: Nutty malt tastes at the backend. Sour up front. Extremely bitter from the carbonation. Cider stays on the palate after each sip.
M: Sits on the tongue like juice, drinkable like apple juice.
O: Fantastic. Could use a more sour burn, this is more mild, but thats just my preference. Reminds me of a sour version of Winterbraun from Lost Coast. This is a perfect for December.
A: Murky brown, dark body. Off white head, big bubbles fades quickly.
S: Metallic, tons of fruity citrus hops, some mild funk.
T/M: A lot more funk than remember... Make me happy. Drinkable sourness compared to a ultra tart flemish. Traditional brown ale notes hidden, chewy chocolate/figs.
O: Perfect Winter Ale.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2013 00:19:58 | More by One2Remeber
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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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