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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
994
Reviews:
465
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
109
For Trade:
6
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kbuzz
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a club footed goblet. A little old for a Whitbier, but not necessarily for a sour - Batch 590/591: Bottled 7-21-10...so let's see how it aged.

A: Wow - tons of carbonation. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow/straw color. Massive 3 finger bright white foamy head that's sticking around. Bubbles everywhere...just shooting up through the beer.

S: Tons of funk and tartness right after I opened the bottle. definitely some citrusy qualtites to the nose as well. Vinegar, lemongrass. Some breadiness.

T/M: Nice and tart up front. Not mouth puckering tartness, but a good bit nonetheless. Also a decent bit of citrus, mainly lemon. A hint of coriander lingers in there somewhere. A nice sweet tartness sits right in the middle of the tongue at the end. You can tell that once upon a time it tasted like a whit...and it's a nice base for a sour...but the bugs have taken over this bottle and it's wonderful. Carbonation is high as expected...and it's relatively thin, I suppose...

O: Another just fantastic effort from JP. Haven't had one of these freshly bottled, but the aging can't have hurt it much...and quite possibly improved it by letting it sour a bit more. Was close to sending this off in a trade, but very glad I didn't. Might be my fave JP brew yet...still have the Noel in the fridge, though ;)

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ADZA
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big thanks to MrKennedy for this brew and its batch 777 bottled 20-04-2011.

A-Pours a cloudy very pale straw hue which leaves a three finger frothy dimple laden head.

S-Corriander is dominant with orange peel,lemongrass and a tart Belgian funkiness.

T-Lemon zest,orange rind,corriander,kumquats,spices and finished with a dry tart finish.

M-Light bodied,dry and tart very refreshing indeed.

O-This would be the perfect compliment to a beautiful hot summers day and on the right day i could drink alot of cheers.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Batch 867

A cloudy and very light yellow-colored beer with a fluffy, fast falling head. Very little lace to speak of.

A simple but tart and lemony aroma. Typical spices for the style, with coriander the most prominent. Flavor follows suit; not the deepest or most complex Wit but has a refreshingly clean and tart bite. Lemony, lightly yeasty and musty; faintly sour. Very refreshing. A touch of spices and pepper.

Crisply carbonated and extremely easy to drink. Perhaps a bit watery. Food friendly, although it tends to disappear under highly spiced or seasoned dishes.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Batch 852, Bottled on 7/28/2011

A- It does pour a super bright hazy golden orange color, looks like orange juice. Fizzy head with tight bubbles that dissipated immediately.

S- All hay funk and lemon, not very complex, does smell very similar to the other Jolly Pumpkin beer I have had, but not as strong or complex as Weizen Bam though.

T- Big hay funk and lemon up front, light spice notes towards the finish, hint of orange peel. Does not taste like any witbier I have ever had.

M- Highly carbonated, champagne like, finishes very dry. I generally like a drier finish, but on this beer it does not quite work. Big sourness up front is followed abruptly by the dryness.

O- It certainly does not taste like a witbier and is not very complex. Not picking up on any on the oak notes and very little citrus as it is an oak aged witbier. I did like this beer though.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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2/5  rDev -48.8%

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Calabaza Blanca from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.91 out of 5 based on 994 ratings.
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