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Review by joe1510 on 11/26/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2009
750ml
$6.99
Binnys Orland

As soon as I popped the top on Oro de Calabaza the gushing began. Not just a little gushing either I probably lost a quarter of the bottle. The pour yields a three finger fluffy micro-bubbled head that leaves sticky lacing on its way down. The head sits above a hazy golden body that's bursting with carbonation. The gushing stirred up some of the yeast which creates a lot of the haziness.

Smell is bursting with orchard fruits; juicy pear, under ripe apple, and a handful of apricot. The pear is most prominent and very enjoyable. The oak aging is certainly visible but in the background letting the fruitiness shine. As this beer warms there's a hint of blonde tobacco which I'm thinking may be from the barrel aging.

Flavor picks up where the smell left off. The pear leads the way with apple and apricot in tow. A quick bright flash of sourness washes over the tongue mid-palate before disappearing like it was never there. This might be my favorite from Jolly Pumpkin. This is their offering I usually find myself picking up.

The mouthfeel is one of the areas Jolly Pumpkin just does right. Light bodied with high carbonation turns the body airy as it travels through the mouth.

This beer is far too easy to drink when taking the abv into consideration. Light bodied with prickly carbonation and bright flavors make this a refreshing brew.

Jolly Pumpkin makes some great beers. You never know what you'll get with each bottle you pick up. Some batches are good, some great, and some ok. That's my only complaint about Jolly Pumpkin is the consistency, of course I'm sure it's practically impossible to be consistent using bacteria to ferment every batch and that's what makes Jolly Pumpkin special.

Reviewed: 12/30/07

Price: $6.99 Served In: Tulip