Oro De Calabaza | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Oro De CalabazaOro De Calabaza
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Oro De CalabazaOro De Calabaza

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by marburg on 07-28-2004

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Photo of larbush
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of impending
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


750ml into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazed classic pale yellow, minor off white head, ok lacing.

Aroma is light and yeasty, small tangerine citrusy hops, pineapple plus a smidgen of funk in the background.

The flavor is crisp citrus, grapefruit, lemon grass and sour apple. The aftertaste is of bretty mildly bitter rind, a touch of cedar. More tart than sour. Thin bodied mouthfeel. Finishes bright and clean.

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Photo of yamar68
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't know why I don't drink Jolly Pumpkin more often. I'm always pleased with their stuff but just never get around to buying it.

Pours a hazed straw gold with a swelling white head that laces nicely even in this wet glass.

White grapes, yeast, fresh flowers - hibiscus, some lavender, very smooth, refined.

Mildly tart on the tongue. Tropical floral notes, grapes, fresh grass, evolving with every degree. Very nice.

A tasty beer that I'll have to revisit.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, Batch 736 5/5/11
Lost Abbey tulip

A: Pours out a nice light orange nearly yellow color. Full finger of bright white head. Tons of carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass. During sip definitely some nice lacing. Sticky and bright white.

S: I get lots of that Brett funk here. Definitely that horseblanket character but more so. Getting that white grape/green apple note too. Starting to pick up some oak character too.

T: Tip of the tongue, Brett tartness and slight funk. Biting actually. Carbonation is really prickly. In the middle of the mouth, pulling more of that barrel character: softens the beer and pulls out some soft oak. Also, getting some of the fruit and acid that I smelled. Rounds the beer a touch. The close is dry and leaves the mouth watering. Not as bone dry as a Gueuze but it's there.

M: Light leading to medium. Carbonation helps.

O: A-

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Photo of slowdaddy
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Bearski-Beerski
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch: 579
Bottled: 9/14/10
Consumed: 8/16/12--8/17/12
Appearance: A lovely cloudy golden hue with plenty of bubbly fizz.
Smell: Solid vinegary lemon scents with spicy notes on top.
Feel: A light creamy mouth feel. Finishes slightly dry.
Taste: Distinguishable tart, sour, and vinegar flavor. Also, there is a modest peppery spice or even a peppery hop presence. I'm not sure which, but either way peppery and spicy with a slight oak fade. Basically, I didn't find anything wrong with this beer. The only remark I'll leave with is that sours can be astringent and unless you have something to scrape your palate clean, u might need to limit your sour intake. Stay curious...My friends!

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Rutager
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy straw-gold with a big 3-finger, pillowy white head.

Taste. Green apples, belgian spices and funky yeast, lightly toasted grains, bitter earthy wood, just a little sour citrus.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with pretty strong, fine and lively carbonation.

Overall. Lots of spice. I liked it.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle of this at Blue Tractor in A2. Pours clear golden with light fluffy head. Smells sour and floral, with hints of pears and a bit of spice. Taste is a sour explosion of pear and white grape notes, slight tart on the palate that lingers. Spice and yeast give it a nice balance of dry and fruity. Refreshing. One of my favorite JP brews for sure. So easy drinking.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of beergoot
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lost half the bottle at opening: it was a gusher! Had about a pint left when I poured the remainder of the bottle.

Batch 741/756/762
Bottled 6-9-2011

The body is a cloudy, pale yellow with little head (although there is decemt lacing on the glass). Smell comes across fruity and citrus-like with phenol spice notes. Taste is sour and bitter; like sour apples. Light-medium body, clean yet tart. Definite hop bitterness creeps through the strong tartness at the finish.

Well, I can't explain the gusher at opening. It was refrigerated for several days and wasn't shaken. I did take it out of the fridge and let it sit for two hours and then re-refrigerated it for 30 minutes prior to opening. In any case, this isn't a bad beer, but I wonder what a different bottle may produce as far as impressions go. I certainly don't get the toasted malt aromas or sweet malt tastes as per the BA beer description for a biere de garde style brew. To me, this comes across like a German hefeweizen/Flanders wild ale cross. Not bad, but not exactly what I expected.

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Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 1,803 ratings
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