Calabaza Blanca | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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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
Ratings:
986
Reviews:
461
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
108
For Trade:
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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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Photo of schlimenhaumer
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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Photo of kwkdmk
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

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DucksFan16
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap, 11/04/2016.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
2.53/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

Overall nothing too crazy; a solid witbier with a fairly standard appearance and head without too much overwhelming spice on it, drinkable with a decent body. You can say that about most of JP's offerings.

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Photo of dasotelo50
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Beer Study

Cloudy straw under a slim sticky covering. Aromas of barnyard, musty lemony citrus, wheat, and a touch of coriander. Funky, flowery flavors...dry woody spice, lemony tartness, white wine,and wheat. Dry, medium-light feel that is tart and frothy. An unusual Wit for sure, given the JP barrel treatment, but I just love their house character. Easy drinking, characterful stuff.

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djgustafson
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MIbeer27
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Calabaza Blanca from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.9 out of 5 based on 986 ratings.
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