Maracaibo Especial | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Maracaibo EspecialMaracaibo Especial
BA SCORE
79.3%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 802 ratings
Maracaibo EspecialMaracaibo Especial
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:
#4,964
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
802
Liked:
636
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
11.65%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
92
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 802 |  Reviews: 331
Photo of lillitnn92
2.95/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TrojanRB
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Whole Foods. 2013 bottling. I haven't had this in years.

A clear brown with a dense, light brown head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great! The nose is fantastic. Deep and complex with light acetic notes, cocoa, light roast, earth, mushrooms, some grain. The Brett character on the nose is just excellent - so deep! A little cotton candy, brilliant! The palate opens bright, fruity and funky. A blend of acetic and lactic acids, hay, funk, mushrooms, earth, cocoa is present. The mid-palate leans heavily of Brett-derived flavors of clove, some allspice and musk. Drying, incredibly funky on the finish, this is quite marvelous. Light in body and medium-heavy in carbonation, this feels great on the palate. Very highly recommended.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of suckaj
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of travolta
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of greenspointexas
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of instinct2
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JFear
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrenihan
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of helpingphriendlybook
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zacky_U
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brownish amber under a 1” white to cream colored foam cap that grips the side of the glass.
S: Funky Brett with fruit and hints of cocoa, apples, and spice.
T: The palate follows the nose with lightly spiced fruits with light cocoa leading to a pleasant finishing tartness.
F: Big Brett texture, effervescent, medium to medium light body.
O: An excellent sour funky brown ale.

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Photo of Danny1217
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brenden
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one is a thick brown-red, heavy in the body with a foamy off-white head that settles to big bubbling at just under half a finger's height. Retention is pretty good, as is the mix of spotting and patching.
This is a good sour brown, hearkening to the Oud Bruin style while retaining and American character. The typical may have a touch more sourness, maybe a bit more yeast to create a more complex interplay, but this tart, sour and malty beer does the job. I just want to draw a little more out of the spices, but they are present.
The medium, somewhat steely mouthfeel I expect greets the palate, a nice crispness leading into solid smoothness the whole way, some dryness and a bit of acidity easing it with no harshness added.

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

Maracaibo Especial from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 79.3% out of 100 with 802 ratings
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