Oro De Calabaza | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 856, bottled 11/28/11.

This beer pours a light bodied bright yellow in color with a light white lacing. It's almost fluorescent it's so bright. The nose is pretty complex. You get slightly sweet citrus fruits, almost some pineapple, lemon, a lactic sour, and some funk. The flavors are nice as well. It's very light and features a light pineapple along with lemonzest, grass, hay, and a bretty and dry funk. Nice, although somewhat simple flavor. It's light and very drinkable. This is a pretty approachable sour and a poor man's Temptation, minus the chardonnay barrel. I like it. This is a nice beer from a brewery that specializes in sours. I recommend it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bordeaux style bottle into a tulip, dated Batch 856, 11-28-2011

Some what hazy sunshine yellow with a ring around the top of the beer.

Fruity citrus notes similar to lemon, with a custard like sweetness behind that. A touch of tart, lactic acid on the back of the beer. A hint of brett and earthyness as well, but it's a pretty subtle scent.

Opens with subtle sweetness, like a lemon custard or pie filling. Then moves quickly into a tart, lactic acid that is complimented by brett funkyness. Complex and refreshing.

Medium-thin with some stickyness, some drying on the finish. Crisp as well, and quite quaffable.

Awesome tart lemon with more sweetness than what I am used to in this style. A great beer from Jolly Pumpin, something I wish were cheaper and in six packs so I didn't have to savor it. Excellent.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 856, bottled 28 November 2011. Reviewed 1 February 2012.

Yellowish gold, cloudy. Small head, little lacing.

Lemon, hay, and Jolly Pumpkin's typical funk on the nose. Yum. Maybe some light peppery notes.

Flavor is heavy on citrus notes and Brett--crisp lemon flavors, barnyard funk. Slightly sour, especially in the finish. Maybe some heat in the finish, but not much. This beer lacks the malt character of a biere de garde, the listed style--this is definitely a sour-ish Belgian golden ale.

Light mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Very refreshing, especially considering the ABV.

This is a very refreshing beer, and a tasty one, too. Like a lot of JP's beers, the funk/sourness is one of the defining characteristics--and my favorite one--but if that's not your thing, this isn't your beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip it reveals a golden color with a nice frothy white head and continuous bubbles running the glass. The smell is faint and brings itself forward as the beer warms. You can smell some tartness, lemony citrus and some light peppery funk. The taste presents some nice fruity and citrus tartness up front. The body is crisp and extremely refreshing. A good beer that I could all day.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour is a golden yellow with some haze. Some lace on the sides, but not much.

Spicy notes with some canteloupe and lemon. The spice reminds me of nutmeg and black pepper.

Lots of lemon peel balanced with yeast in the taste. Some pepper comes through with a mild funk in the end.

Average mouthfeel with a low carbonation...some drying.

This is fun to drink and is quite tasty. My first JP brew and I'm satisfied.

(Edited - 1/8/12 revised ratings only)

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Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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