Maracaibo Especial
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
Wild Ale
3.95 | pDev: 11.65%
Feb 27, 2022
Feb 28, 2005
A sour brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!
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Rated: 3.59 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750 ml bottle, blend 3, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.5%. Hazy amber to brown colour, huge off-white head. Nice fruity aroma (esp. oranges), notes of cinnamon, I can’t single out the cocoa. Also hints of apples and farmhouse kitchen. The flavour is sourish and oaky, with fruity and spicy notes, distinct hops in the finish.
Apr 01, 2021
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Reviewed by jeffdr123 from Florida

3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Oak and Stone. It was labeled as a brown and it pours a brown color, but the brewery more aptly calls it a wild ale. It's a sour brown with the emphasis on sour. A great nose with hints of cinnamon. If I were a bigger sour fan, I would enjoy sipping this slowly.
Apr 01, 2021
Rated: 3.59 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

May 29, 2020
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2015 Vintage, bought from the Traverse City location in 2017.

A - Semi-transparent, hazy reddish brown body, with a light tan head, quick to fade and minimal lacing.

S - Pungent nose of acidity, apple a la Granny Smith, and malty sweetness.

T - Follows the nose, delivering moderate acidity with apple highlights, tasty, with a quiet finish that bring cacao and a lingering tart close.

M - Brisk and bright, with a mild sour finish.

O - A lovely, well-built sour brown. Nice flavor, great feel.
Dec 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Lahey from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Would be nice if the label mentioned anything about this being a sour. This isn't a rich brown ale as stated on the bottle. It's a thin tangy sour. The color doesn't mean shit to me, it's not a brown ale. I should have figured, since it's from Jolly pumpkin. Shame on me for believing the label. Everything they make is a sour, noted.
Oct 23, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 14, 2018
Rated: 4 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Oct 01, 2018
Rated: 3.49 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2018
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml with a crown cap. Bottled 11-27-13.
Beautiful clear red/brown beer with a 1/2" off white head and good retention and Some lacing.
Lambic sourness, red fruit. Wood. Smells tangy.
Wood. Bright. Fruit. Sour. Clean. Great acidity.
Medium body, medium carbonation. Tangy sourness. Long finish.
Very enjoyable, had this for at least a couple years.
Really good!
Dec 25, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by shelby415 from Oregon

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by Dr_Fox from Utah

Jun 30, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Jun 28, 2017
Rated: 3.37 by jaketaz from Florida

Mar 11, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Mar 05, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Feb 15, 2017
Rated: 4 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jan 12, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by user785335 from Florida

Jan 06, 2017
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Also described elsewhere as a Belgian sour
Aroma is chocolate and ethanol, syrup and star anise
Flavour is pretty much that with a little vinegar
Chocolate sour? Interesting,needs much more investigation.
Dec 30, 2016
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