Noel De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by yinzer:
4.55/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
appearance: pours with clear dark tea, small head that wont go away. Some legs.
smell: wow, besides some of the Russian River offering Ive never had such a clean oak w/some funk smell. Almost like a true Lambic held far away. Very inviting. Sweet Kriek then .. well just add in your favorite Ester. Im giving this an unusual 5.0 (for me). I just dont see to many domestics that have harnesses this stlye.
taste: the taste doesnt disappoint but it seems to deviate. Some sourness as you would expect, but Im getting chocolate notes. Almost like a bait and switch. Spicy, nutty.
mouthfeel: I find this the biggest let down. No big punch inspiring me to take another sip, the Brett has gone away and nothing seems to take over.
drinkability: I know where I bought this and Im going back for more.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2007 05:52:10 | More by yinzer
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 838 ratings.