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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into tulip 26/10/12

A bright yellow liquid glows, lots of tiny particles and a few slow tiny bubbles, just a thin cap of bone white foam but it retains well and leaves lots of random lace where it existed

S its funky alright but not over the top, some lemon, a little damp hay and wet wood, some apple cider and faint spice, the barrels not over the top an the funk meshes with other aspects of the nose, no booze anywhere very well done

T more barrel then the smell and some very faint booze that was invisible on the nose, still funky but again its not over the top, some faint chewing gum from the yeast, and a dry sour note that's not quite vinegar

M well carbonated and light considering the strength, very faint heat but at 8% they've done a great job, apple and funky yeast linger on the finish, a little sour but far from turning my mouth inside-out, a little tannin and overall I wouldn't change a whole lot in this department

O solid stuff, I didn't know what to expect but was quite impressed. Smells terrific and feels great, I could've have another

A nice barrel aged sour that's not too sour or heavy on the barrel, I'd struggle to place this into a style so for now I'll just state its worth looking for

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Recommended to me by a friend. Served in an Ommegang tulip out of the bottle

A-Beautiful golden yellow with a thin bright white head. Looking at it reminded me of spring.

S-Apples, nice saison-y funk, pepper

T-nice sour apple and grape notes, prevalent bretty funk. Bitter at the moment it makes contact with the tongue, mildly sour in the middle. Leaves a rubbery (though not unpleasantly so) aftertaste.

M-Light to medium carbonation. Kind of resists, then becomes slippery and slides right down the throat. A bit thin for my liking.

O-A very nice beer from Jolly Pumpkin. I drank it by itself this time, but would like to pair it with a nice seafood dish (perhaps some sort of clam chowder?). Will be a frequent purchase come springtime.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 961, bottled March 23, 2012

Beer is a hazy golden colour. Moderately-sized white head, fades at a moderate pace.

Smell is nice. Tart bretty funkiness, barnyard scent, lemon, light fruits, grape, spices (white pepper).

Brett is upfront in the taste as well, but more restrained than in the nose. Lemon, tart funk, apple, grape. Quite bready. White pepper, other spice flavours. Aftertaste is fairly funky but not in a way that I am very fond of. Oak is there but not strongly. Fairly complex.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Active but bubbles are very small. A bit puckery.

Overall, good. Very good in some ways, but the aftertaste doesn't quite work for me.

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4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a very lightly hazed light yellow color with a 1/4" of foam that leaves a thin layer on the surface as it recedes. Sipping creates some widely scattered small patches of lacing.

The aromas include some citrus, a bit of bready malt, some oak and a light earthy musty funk.

The flavors include a bit of sourness, a bit of sweetness, some citrus, some green orchard fruit and a bit of oak from the barrel.

The mouthfeel is on the light-side of medium bodied and lightly prickly with the moderate carbonation. The finish begins as most of the flavors fade into a slightly tart very dry ending.

Overall a drinkable beer that I'd be happy to have again. While I won't make it a point to go looking for this one I'll definitely be willing to buy more when shopping for beer. But their might be others on the shelf I'd prefer.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy golden color with a decent white head and some lacing

S-sour, yeasty bread, pepper, earthy, citrus

T-sour grapes, bread dough, citrus, yeasty funk, pepper

F-medium body with lively carbonation, crisp

O-a nice sour with good balance of flavors

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4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, batch 1023, bottled 05-22-2012.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, bright medium golden hue, with three fingers of dense puffy off-white head, which leaves a stellar honeycomb pattern of lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of bready, doughy, grainy malt, yeasty horse blanket funk, sour, acetic cherries, a bit of white pepper, some mild wood astringency, and prominent leafy, earthy hops. The taste is fairly tart, grainy bread, earthy yeast, a moderate funk, black pepper, a nice grainy woodiness, and soft earthy, weedy hops. That extra 3 points of booze renders just a wee warming sensation, like, um, uh, oh forget it.

The bubbles are soft, fine, and accommodating, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and yet a tad too crackling when it comes time to measure the smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the grainy malt proffering some lingering sweetness, against the still dense, complex yeast sourness and the leavening effect of the wood.

A lovely golden ale, the big wild yeast edges softened by the barrel time, and other farmhouse goodies chiming in. Tasty, and a commendable example of the style.

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Oro De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
4.12 out of 5 based on 1,783 ratings.
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