Calabaza Blanca | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

very good
994 Ratings
no score
Send samples
Calabaza BlancaCalabaza Blanca

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2004

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 994 |  Reviews: 465
Photo of bobsy
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 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 ;)

 1,337 characters

Photo of animal69
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.

 518 characters

Photo of savagepm
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of eristicrat
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Elfastball7
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of amrozga
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

 573 characters

Photo of MikeRMII
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of avaldivia
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.

 915 characters

Photo of caseyoharaa
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BrewinHeadBanger
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of wrycon
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of decadance
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Magery
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of IPx
2/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.