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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Added by marburg on 07-28-2004

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a 1/5 finger's worth of big bubbly white head on top. A column of bubbles from the middle. Very clean beer on first half pour. No sediment that I can see. Very nice looking.

S: Yeasty melons and bananas and grapes and green apples other fruit aromas. Sweet. Some breadiness. Very white wine-ish. This is fine -- not as spicy or peppery that I like in most similar style beers.

T: Some good spice/pepper in the taste. Some nice mature grape flavors too. Leaves a slightly bitter finish. Otherwise, taste is best feature of this beer so far.

M: Slightly thinner than I like. Carbonation is good. This beer doesn't bite like most of these Ales, which is a positive in my book. Some chewiness which brings out the grape flavor. Little bit of a rough feel. Nothing too special here.

O: I'm not a huge fan of this style. But, this is good. One of the better Saison-style beers I've had. I know it might not be a traditional saison, but I judge all these types of beers by Weyerbacher 17. This is good. I'd have it again. And, I'd recommend to fans of the style. Doesn't blow me away, though.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 5-5-2011

Pours golden yellow, slightly hazy with very small white head. Carbonation appears slightly low. The head sticks around despite it's size, and the lacing is quite sticky.

Smell is quite amazing. Tart apples, farmy brett, slightly cheesy, musty, with an underlying bready malt. Coriander, mild black pepper, and citrus (but not from hops), lots of fruit. Little to no hop aroma.

Taste begins with juicy tartness rounded off with bready malts. Tartness is at the forefront with funk right behind it. Despite the age, there are hints of spicy noble hop bitterness. Small amount of phenolics and spicy warming alcohol.

Medium carbonation but extremely dry. Not quite mouth puckeringly sour, but solidly tart. Very drinkable.

Probably my favorite from Jolly Pumpkin so far. I prefer this aged bottle to on tap, though on tap, it can be quite refreshing.

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4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice hazy bronze tinged yellow with a small white head. Smells of tart sour fruit, bretty funk and a little wheat. The first thing that hit my palette was the sour, not mouth puckering, but not terribly weak either. Next the waves of Brett, some hay,funk and that signature fruity-turned-funk goodness. Coronation is pretty nice, small tight bubbles roll over the mouth, but the lacing is minimal. The overall package is well done, not as sour as some of the JP offerings with a more pronounced Brett character, really well done and a great stepping stone beer for newbies in the realm of your/wild brews.

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

Poured from a 750 ml into a tulip glass. Batch 961 bottled 3-23-12

A-A light and hazy golden yellow with a small amount of sediment that falls to the bottom of the glass. Almost looks clear as it comes out of the bottle. Two finger head that fades quick but leave a nice thin cap.

S- A light funky aroma followed by tart fruit and some lemon citrus.

T-The funk from the nose is the first thing on the palate too, followed by a subtle sweet malt flavor that comes through after the funk fades. There is a light earthy sourness that that anchors this beer and holds it together. A slight alcohol presence in the aftertaste.

M-Light to medium body with lower levels of carbonation.

O-A nice smooth blend of sour and funk that is very drinkable. Nothing overly complex, just a solid well crafted beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 750 ml bottle
Glass: Pint
From: ml in Birmingham, MI
Price: $12

Appearance: a hazy yellow color, almost opaque. a bit of floating sediment. Thick foamy head that leaves a lacing along top and sides. pretty carbonated.

Smell: some bretta, lemon, and some hay or wheat.

Taste: the wheat is apparent along with the bretta. the lemon taste is a nice balance to the rest of the flavors. overall it is a nice sour level

Mouthfeel: pretty light body but a bit sticky.

Overall: Decent beer. Not the most tasty beer i have had but it was good to try. I wish the fruitiness was more apparent in the taste

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Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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