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Oro de Calabaza - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Oro de Calabaza

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Overall: 6.00/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 6.00/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Bière de Garde

ABV: 8.00%

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

1,169 beers rated with a 7.80 average
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  • A: 6.0 | T: 6.0 | L: 6.0 | M: 6.0 | O: 6.0
  • Color: Straw, cloudy
  • When you hear things you sometimes don't tend to believe and you think that the persons involved to something to invoke the reaction. I am talking about "gushers." Beers that when opened, due to the amount and type of bottle conditioning yeast, they explode similar to a champaign bottle. Well it happened to Ed (old friend) and myself when opening Oro de Calabaza. Beer everywhere and out of a bottle of some 25 ounces, we each only got about 3 ounces when Mt. Saint Helens spent her brew.

    The beer had a thick head that was taller than the amount of liquid and was white.

    The aroma is something that I still trying to put together. There is some lemon grass, alcohol (almost like hard alcohol), sourness, and, I guess, some type of funk due to the wild yeast.

    Wow, this beer is telling my mouth a story. The beginning of the beer is what I am still trying to define. The middle of the beer has some sour apple (acidity) and finishes with the same alcohol that I had in the aroma. Finishes dry, probably because of the oak aging.

    Seems to have a light mouth feel and light carbonation. The complexity of the beer may give idea of a larger mouth feel than there is.

    I really have to try this one again. There is so much going on with this beer that I couldn't take it all in. Another try and I will hopefully be able to sum it up better. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 11:28:25
  • Tasted: Saturday, July 18, 2009
  • $9.99 for 24 oz. bottle