Noel De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by busterthecat:
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Batch 5, 2009 bottle. Poured into an allagash chalice.
A- Pours a light transparent brown hue from bottle, sits a dark kinda murky brown in glass. Little head of some bubbles forms and quickly fades, leaving only a faint ring of foam.
S- The musk is immediately present and some light acidic and vinegar notes can be detected. The body is of crab apples, grapes and prunes. Really nice sharp and light musky aroma.
T- Taste is of sharp and dirty unripe fruit upfront before the musky and funk notes set in. Like unripe prune juice that has gone bad, in a good way. Dusty old hay and decently tart. The dark fruits are also meet with some mild spice. Good blend.
M- Light-med body, especially for 9%. Lots of red wine/ vinous feel on palate. Dries nicely, which helps bring out the more tart and sharp feel. Lingers well and the dusty musk stays on palate for a bit.
O- A really solid offering from JP. Was glad to find this on sale for ~$11. I will be looking forward to opening the bottle I have cellaring in a year or so to compare. I recommend getting this is you want a darker flavored tart & musky beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2011 02:43:50 | More by busterthecat
More User Reviews:
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
90 out of 100 based on 840 ratings.