Oro De Calabaza | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Oro De CalabazaOro De Calabaza

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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States

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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Finally got around to trying this today at Resurrection - I wonder if this was a good batch...

A: sunny-yellowish-gold and quite hazy... big puffy-cottony white head.... the cloudiness threw me off a bit for something that supposedly barrel-aged and a "biere de garde" (according to what it states above)

S: fairly basic, unrefined, and honestly quite bland lightly spicy and peppery saison.... not much suggesting fruit in the ester profile.... i suppose some perfumy/floral qualities, but just not jumping out at me

T: multi-grain cracker up front, faint doughy-yeast.... custard-like sort of pumpkin-pie-esque in the middle.... dry and grainy toward the end with a slight hint of ethanol and quiet, very late tickle of sourness in the aftertaste.... while straining to taste much up to the middle, it drops off quite abruptly and silently, almost as if nothing was there in the first place

M: light in weight, dry and a tad scratchy... luckily the alcohol is fairly well hidden - no heat, let alone warmth

O: I might try this again soon, however, this really didn't leave a exciting impression

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

750ml bottle served in a pint glass.

Enjoyed @ PiBar - Lausanne

A: Pours a pale yellow color. Slightly hazy. Forms a big bubbled and aired white head. Medium to low retention and many lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Quite funky. Malty and sour in the nose. Reminds a Saison somehow since it's also quite spicy and peppery. Lemony hops and a bit woody

T: Sweet malts followed by a nice moderate sourness. Lemony and peppery. Notes of oak and citrus fruits. Interesting and mild touch of grassy and lemony hops

M: Medium body and carbonation. Sour and citruses aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. My first Jolly Pumpkin. Good surprise.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Look: Bright, hazy golden color with a puffy white head and active carbonation. Head fades to a ring over time.

Smell: Green apple skin, sweet tarts, peach, oak, black pepper, lemon rind, and ripe melon as it warms.

Taste: Crisp, fluffy carbonated mouth feel. Sour and tart upfront, green apple, lemon, funk, and oak come through. Finishes slightly bitter and dry. As it warmed some of the sour fruit flavors seemed more sweet and ripe.

Overall: I really enjoyed this one, great mouth feel, very refreshing and layered. It really opened up in the nose and taste as it warmed. I will definitely pick up more this one.

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Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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