Oro De Calabaza | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by marburg on 07-28-2004

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Ratings:
1,796
Reviews:
732
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
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254
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Photo of jzeilinger
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a problem opening this bottle as it foamed over and had to run to the sink and hurry up with the pour to settle things down.

A - Very bright and vibrant light to medium gold color. Head is massive, fluffy, and sticky, while the carbonation is nice and steady.

S - Tart and fruity on the nose in a big way. Pears, funk, white grape skins, pepper, spice, followed with more tartness and funk. Aroma is very dry.

T - Tart and funky, pear, lots of spicy pepper, lingering funk citrus bitterness on the back end.

M - Medium body with gentle, soft carbonation. "Bone dry" finish. Coats the mouth with funky, peppery citrus.

O - A very fine beer.

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Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T-34-85
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGibbons
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely hazy pale gold with a two finger head. Nice lacing can be seen as well. Smell is tart, oaky and full of the spices and yeast one would expect from the style. Flavor is tart spicy and a nice yeast profile. Damn tasty. Feel is light with a bitter and spicy and dry finish.

My only issue with this beer is that it is pretty tough to finish alone. Normally I'd have help, but a week at the cottage means I am flying solo. I highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of GregKobeArntz24
4.89/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oro is a gold medalist for a reason! The Smooth, spicy sour is all thats right with the world.

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Photo of nullbort
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a burnt crisp yellow color with a thin white cap of a white head. Mild thin lacing. The smell starts off with some bright sweet citrus, peppercorn, dry floral qualities, white pepper, light wood. The flavor is sharply sweet with pronounced dry floral qualities hitting nicely. Spice kicks on in on the aftertaste. Quick semi-sweet dry finish. Appropriate bitterness hits my tongue. The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed to sit just a tad under. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nice as a beer just to take down but was slightly confused as if this was a Biere de Garde or a saison. I'd still have again.

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Photo of tpeters
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.63/5  rDev -36%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

After having many sours in the past couple months this one just doesn't do it for me. I don't understand the high rating I mean when compared to New Holland Incorrigible Reserve this just doesn't come close. But wait hold on, it's starting to warm up and the sourness is coming alive but then again not enough. It's a little sour in the beginning but as it warms the flavor starts to shine. There is an oaky buttery flavor that comes up in the finish and frutiness of grapefruit and tangerine. It doesn't have that white wine, grape, berry sourness I tend to enjoy in a good sour but has this other oaky, woodsy, grassy, grapefruit, tangerine flavor. It's appearance is hazy like an IPA and I find it best drunk out of a tulip. I like it but it's not as good as many other sours.

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Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Honeybourne
4.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of maz
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of videofrog
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebD
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy gold. Foamy, medium, white head fades after a short time.

Smells light tart fruit, yeast funk, spice, floral and oaky.

Tastes tart fruit and yeast funk. Light malt, citrus and light oakiness. Finish is dry with an oaky and tart fruit liberty that is short lived

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beaulabauve
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
4.11 out of 5 based on 1,796 ratings.
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