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Calabaza Blanca | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,113
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
998
pDev:
12.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
108
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 998 |  Reviews: 466
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

Photo of jp32
2.78/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a champagne color, or pale straw yellow, with just the slightest haze to it. Smells tart. The flavor of the beer is very tart. Reminds me much more of a gose without salinity than it does a witbier. In fact, it barely reminds me of a witbier at all. Think tart, sour, chardonnay. Maybe just this style isn't exactly for me, or the beer wasn't quite what I was expecting it to be, but this one wasn't for me.

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

Look is a very light straw/pale gold

Smell is of white grape and white pepper

Taste, like may of JP's ales, starts with a slightly tart brightness. Then you get a little orange peel and funky light spice, completed by a white wine-like oaky finish. Well balanced and just enough depth of flavor. This one doesn't ask too much of you if you're just looking for a delicious Belgian Wit but, upon further inspection delivers all the complexity you might want from this classic style.


Feel is light and smooth, very easy to drink.


Overall a very good ale. Jolly Pumpkin is clearly able to nail the wit style while doing it in their very own and discernible way. Having had over half of the ales Jolly Pumpkin makes year-round at least twice now, I can say that I'm very familiar with the distinct flavor qualities that characterize Jolly Pumpkin's delicious productions. This Wit has it, Oro De Calabaza and many others do too. It's difficult to describe but unmistakably delicious.

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Photo of puck1225
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Cloudy yellow with a nice white head and little lacing. Funky sour smell that carries over to the taste. Tart lemons with some spice. Light and refreshing with nice carbonation.

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Photo of BlesstheHarvest
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of scratch69
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vylo
4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Cloudy neon yellow with a massive symmetrical white head that mellows out to a nice blanket on the surface.

Bright lemon on the nose, and the funk is present, but for a Jolly Pumpkin beer, subdued.

In addition to these elements, there is something smoothing and savory on the palate that is a bit less pronounced of a monterrey jack cheese element that a well-made gose showcases. Same goes for the yeast spiciness, which is also nicely balanced in the background and not overboard like an overzealous American Belgian-style beer might be.

Crisp, dry, drinkable and refreshing, not a combination I usually find myself proclaiming for a JP beer, which are usually very extreme, love them or hate them.

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Photo of DaPan
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very bubbly. Strong taste upfront, but little aftertaste. Bevmo, Oakland ca, March 2016

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Photo of Dweedlebug
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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