Noel De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by frothyhead:
4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a lively muddy brown with a quickly growing half-glass head into a tulip. Nice lacing coating the glass as the head dissipates.
Nose is a thing of beauty, that signature Jolly Pumpkin brett farmhouse funk, slightly sour, mixing with vanilla and dark malts and some anise. Some oak filters in as it warms. I'm a huge fan of the Jolly Pumpkin nose and it makes me want to dive into this full force.
Mouth is medium bodied with a light, lively high carbonation.
Taste has some nice vanilla notes up front, giving way to some sour funkhouse brett and a slight hoppy bitterness in the finish. Oaky wood and earthiness comes out as it warms, combining a bit of black licorice that lingers on the tongue.
Drinkability is great, as are all JP beers, with lively carbonation and just enough sour dryness to keep you coming back.
Overall this a tasty, funky, fully enjoyable brew.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2009 06:51:36 | More by frothyhead
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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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