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Maracaibo Especial | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
3.95/5
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803 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by marburg on 02-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,223
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
803
pDev:
11.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
92
Trade:
3
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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaketaz
3.37/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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.

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Photo of stadmo1
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MMOSNN
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Year-old bomber bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.
Look - a deep hazy amber with a one-finger khaki head with nice retention. There is a good amount of lacing with each sip.
Smell - funky yeast hits pretty hard upfront, tart cherries, and sweet citrus notes.
Taste - cherries and yeasty barnyard notes dominate the palate. There's a little bit of sweetness, but it doesn't stand a chance against the other flavors.
Feel - great carbonation and full body, especially considering the age on this bottle.
Overall, I was expecting more of a dubbel-inspired Belgian brew based on the description on the label. However, it seems like they were going for a sour, and even though it's not exactly my cup of tea, it's well executed.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A reference to Venezuela, my ancestor's homeland, in the name, very good.
Made with Cacao, potential there.
Poured into a glass mug with a handle, nice foamy head, good retention, two fingers even after a minute's wait.
Herbal aroma, intriguing.
Tastes thin, feels thin. Like a sour, without the full-on raspberry masochistic assault. Label claims Belgian influence, I can't taste or smell yeast. Not as thick as a Dubbel, not sweet either. Aftertaste is scant and dissolves quickly. Takes effort to finish.
I stopped short of pouring it down the drain, the price was too dear.
$20 here in Honolulu, never again.

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 10/25/15.

Pours a dark amber, cloudy, with a one and a half finger head and lots of foamy lacing. Smell brings yeast, cherries, some funk, some sourness, malt, a hint of chocolate- more as it warms. The taste leads more with the malt, then cherries, yeast, some chocolate, light orange. Not getting any cinnamon. Sour up front, it mellows on the finish. Smooth, full bodied, well carbonated.

Liked the stronger malt base and the chocolate with usual JP sourness. The cinnamon was a no- show for this bottle. Very enjoyable to drink, thought it was well worth the purchase.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 803 ratings
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