Noel De Calabaza | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Belgian Christmas Ale aged in oak barrels."

Added by BeerBeing on 10-21-2007

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750Ml poured into a snifter
Bottle 11-12 (10 months old)

A- pours surprisingly black. Not much of a tan head.

S- Sweet dark fruit. Figs plums and raisins.. A touch of lemon zest and tangy wheat.

T- A very sour beer. A huge tartness at first and a drying mouth feel. A dark fruit but not as heavy as it is on the nose. A bit pf a pomegranate taste and a cherry pit. There is some oak taste but it mostly adds to the drying feel. A sour beer, a lot of hay and some barnyard characteristics.

M- Sour and very tart. Takes your breath away at first. Leaves our mouth dry and sticky.

O- A solid sour, may not buy again because the price but not bad otherwise.

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750 ml bottle into a teku glass. Batch 8 bottled in october 2012

pours a light brown with a small head. smell is big on cherries , like a flanders red. taste isn't quite as sour as a regular flanders red, but the flavor is there. good cherry kick, oak flavor is apparent too. real nice . smell is a tad better than the taste, but its still solid. medium bodied, mild carbonation.

overall like this one a lot. recommended.

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Noel De Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
4.04 out of 5 based on 1,020 ratings.
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