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Noel De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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90
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839 Ratings
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Ratings: 839
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 55
Gots: 137 | FT: 9
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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nova009

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Notes
Draft pour into a snifter

A- One finger off white head, nice and foamy with slow dissipation, dark mahogany

S- Tart and funky, dark malts, dark fruits like figs, plums, and raisins, slightly woody

T- Lip smacking tart, lots of funk, raisins and plums, slightly nutty and chewy, slight woodiness as well, dark malt, delicious

M- medium-heavy body, fairly high carbonation, the tartness really attacks the palate, tart dry finish

O- this is one of my favorite sour beers, especially nice around Christmas, I try to drink as much of this as possible when available, a must try if you're a fan of sours

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2012 20:01:20 | More by nova009
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Michigan

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Florida

3.95/5  rDev -2%
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Serving type: bottle

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Maryland

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.

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Noel De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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