Calabaza Blanca | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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991 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
Ratings:
991
Reviews:
465
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
109
For Trade:
6
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Photo of VikeMan
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of frasergrove
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of okcommuter
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a dull golden color. a half finger of a white head. fades fairly quickly and leaves a small lacing behind. hazy and just about opaque. some brightness to the color.

Smell: lemon juice, slight vinegar, some light graininess. green apple skin.

Taste: opens with green apple skin. lemon juice filters comes in. some orange peel and graininess.

Mouthfeel: light and refreshing. lacking some carbonation.

Overall: nice and light and super drinkable. good flavor. I wish it was a bit more recognizable as a witbier and a bit more carbonation. overall quite nice but could be a bit better.

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Photo of DannyV
3.11/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pasty yellow look, some bubbly action but not too much. Definitely tart and a bit sour which I'm not too fond of unfortunately. Not bad, but I wouldn't probably try it again.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MichialTanner1
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevem68
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy pale straw yellow. Has a tart Brett fermented aroma. Flavor is tart, a little salty and there's a definite Brett backbone to this beer. Finished a little light. Overall a nice little beer but nothing special.

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Photo of shaneerickson
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:. hazy white with thick foam, small bubbles, opaque in color.

S: subtle funk, some orange peel, light fluffy whole hops.

T: subtle sourness, some spices, orange pith.

F: light like a cloud. clean and crisp.

O: Bottled: 12/31/13 Drank: 10/23/15

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Photo of 4ster
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mig100
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shredder83
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffgee10
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjdevel
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look:
Medium carbonation with a 1 finger head out of a 355ml bottle. Very hazy straw color. There is some residual lacing after the head depletes (which was a bit quicker than expected).

Smell:
Smells of sour apple and, oddly enough, vegetable soup. It tastes like someone dumped a jug of V8 into the boil kettle. There is a very nice herb and spice aroma. There is a slight vinegar smell as well.

Taste:
Instant blast of sour fruit and bitterness (hard to tell if it originates from hops or from bacteria). A small amount of sweet maltiness makes its way through, but quickly fades. Lemon and citrus flavors swirl around the palate. Spices and peppery flavors strengthen towards the end as the sour fades slightly, but never disappears.

Feel:
Medium mouth-feel. Not very bubbly overall so it feels pretty flat in the mouth. The sourness and dryness has quite a pull on the tongue.

Overall:
This is definitely a sour ale and not just a Witbier (label says Artisan White Ale). Not my style as I do not like sour beers. If you are a sour fan, you will like this one. I do like that there were many flavors throughout to make it interesting and not just sour.

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Photo of Wolverine48092
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of k47k
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

L: clear yellow, about a finger of a head

S: tart; orange peel

T: follows the nose and is sweet. felt tarty to me. very citrusy an ok taste not anything special..
F:good feel for this sort of beer, decent weight with plenty of crispness from the carbonation; finishes with a nice ale softness

O:pretty good beer and the label is definitely beautiful

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Photo of Premo88
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12.7 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(Batch 612/614; bottled 4/10/15 printed on label)

L: clear yellow with gold highlights, about 3/4-inch white/offwhite head of foam, minimal sticking

S: sour grapes, super dry white wine ... closing in on vinegar -- it's pretty tart; Italian dressing ... olive oil in there, almost salty

T: follows the nose but has much more sweetness, a perfectly balanced tart/sweet flavor with lots of citrus lemon, grapefruit peel, sour grapes ... boy is it tasty, just enough farmhouse musty barn flavor joining the sweeter fruit flavors; the witbier spice flavors are very subdued ... only the slightest pinch of coriander in there with no clove or all-spice; it's a little like a farmhouse gose ... lots of grain flavor is joining in as it warms up, not too much saltiness but it still calls to mind a good gose; the sweetness is fantastic, now tasting a bit like raspberries or even cranberries

F: fantastic for the flavor profile, decent weight with plenty of crispness from the carbonation; finishes with a nice ale softness

O: Jolly Pumpkin continues to amaze ... this one has their signature farmhouse flavor with a nice bit of sweetness, including just a bit of oak-wood flavor. I'll drink this again and again.

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Calabaza Blanca from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.9 out of 5 based on 991 ratings.
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