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Noel De Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

880 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 880
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 63
Gots: 143 | FT: 10
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

bowzer4birdie, Tuesday at 12:24 AM
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3.81/5  rDev -5.5%

Review date: 11/21/2014
Bottled date: 10/2013

Appearance - 4/5
Carbonation explosion upon opening. After letting settle for a few minutes, pours a very dark red-brown. Fairly hazy. Good head retention.

Smell - 3.75/5
Classic JP sour aroma--tart apples, cherries. Cannot smell much else.

Taste - 4/5
JP sour taste of tart apples and tart cherries. There is a distinct oak flavor in this beer, with perhaps a bourbon flair. Essentially this is the standard JP taste, but with a more oakey flavor than their other beers.

Mouthfeel - 3.75/5
Medium bodied, crisp, with medium-high level of carbonation.

Overall - 3.75/5
Overall a fairly typical brew from JP. I love JP beers, but I still feel like most of their brews are the same with slight variations. The variation here is the oakey flavor. So a good beer, but not terribly different from any of their other beers.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20

mchegash, Monday at 03:20 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Dark brown pour with a two-finger beige head. Aroma is strong with notes of oak and tart dark fruit. Taste is wonderfully sour and tart with dark fruit (raisins, fig, blackberry) upfront backed by a bit of clove and cinnamon. Medium bodied. Tartness and booziness increase as the beer warms. Finishes with a mild tartness. Really well done. Delicious.

Karibourgeois, Oct 17, 2014
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Noel De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.