Noel De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by trevorwideman:
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
demcorhip brought me this bottle. Thanks so much. 750ml poured into a snifter. I'm pretty pumped about this one!
This pours like other JP beers I've had, with a massive head and nearly out-of-control carbonation. That yeast is certainly doing it's job here. The beer is nearly opaque, but with hints of ruby and orange when held to the light. Beautiful lacing. Aroma is outstanding as well. Big cheesy and metallic sour brett aroma backed up by cherries, raspberries, meaty herbs, grass, and a bit of dried-fruit sweetness in the background. Lovely!
Taste is just full of amazing brett flavour. Sourness is offset by just a touch of rich vanilla and a hint of chocolate, especially in the aftertaste. Big Biscuity malt in the background, but it's nearly obscured by everything else going on. Plums and raisins are here as well, and some herbs. This beer just keeps developing as you keep drinking it, it's pretty amazing, tons of dimension and flavour. Carbonation isn't too obnoxious in the mouth. Dries the palate out almost completely with sourness, just makes you want to keep drinking. This is a really impressive beer, so drinkable, but at 9% I'm afraid 750ml all to myself is both a blessing and a curse though!
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2008 03:05:49 | More by trevorwideman
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
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