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Calabaza Blanca | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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3.9/5
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998 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,194
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
998
pDev:
12.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
107
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 998 |  Reviews: 466
Photo of nwhittin
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

8 oz serving tasted in a snifter from draught at Firkin on November 10, 2017. Spiced with orange peel and coriander. It is refreshingly tart, with a wonderful dry finish.

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Photo of heddar33
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mtn
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bump8628
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours light hazy, yellow. Foamy, medium, white head that fades fast.

Smells citrus, light tart funk, spice and white wine.

Tastes lemon, orange, citrus peel, oaky and light yeast funk. Finish is dry with citrus peel and yeast funk linger. Lighter body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy gold with a one finger creamy white head. The head leaves some light sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is orange peel, lemon, coriander, white pepper and oak.

T - The taste is lemon, white grape, white pepper, oak and light funky brett.

M - Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Definetly an interesting take on a Witbier. The flavors are tart and refreshing. Very nice.

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3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a decent glossed over yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. The lacing was somewhat there and just kind of went all over. The smell was tart and had some light orange flesh and orange peel, light coriander, light lemon and ends with just a tad of yeastiness. The taste was sweet and yeasty with a decent bitter to tart conglomeration of the lemon and orange peel. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fair carbonation to allow a decent sessionability about it. Overall, good witbier I’d probably have again.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Hazy golden body, no real head on tap and a short one that fades quickly from the bottle. Minimal lacing on pour.

S - Nose is funky, grape and wood. A bit of lemon, and a touch of yogurt.

T - The flavor is super clean, bright sourness, oak and lemon. Close works toward sweet tart territory.

M - Bright open, slightly sharp prickliness in the close.

O - A tart, refreshing treat. Delicious!

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peaches13
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks murky straw like and resembles a white wine with bubbly beer head.

Smells funky and fruity with a sour, fizzy mouthfeel but not overly sour. The taste is sour, white grapes, lemon, and oak. But can't taste any barrel flavor.

Overall it's alright but nothing like some of the better barrel aged beers or better sours. But would consider this the 1st Jolly Pumpkin beer that didn't disappoint me.

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Photo of EMV
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazy light golden copper pour. Massive foamy head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Citrus, grains, and pepper... a bit of funk and oak.

T/F: Listed as a Witbier... drinks more like a barrel aged/conditioned Saison. Some good citrus notes... lemon rind, peppercorn, coriander, and light grains. Nice tartness and oak with a bit of funk thrown in. Feel was way off. Ridiculously overcarbonated.... to the point that it interfered with the flavor/enjoyment. Fizzy... finish is tart with a dash of funk and citrus.

O: Flavor was good, and again... tasted much more like a Saison than a Witbier. The mouthfeel killed this one for me. Too fizzy and really took away from the brew. Very drinkable with the low ABV.

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3.21/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bicarbonate
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More of a wild ale or sour beer than a witbier. Sure, it has a cloudy yellow appearance and subtle coriander spice, but tartness and funk are the main attractions.
Descriptors: lemon, spice, funk, pineapple, wood

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sephyrott
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foley67
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rangerred
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Calabaza Blanca from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 998 ratings
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