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Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
STOP! This is the version brewed at Anchorage that comes in corked and caged 750mL bottles with silk screen label. Capped 750mL bottles are from Jolly Pumpkin and have a separate listing!

Collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales: Saison brewed with mosaic and galaxy hops. Fermented and aged in oak tanks with fresh grapefruit peel, peppercorns, and fresh grapefruit juice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit notes with light rustic cereal notes is quiet nice. Taste is dominated by more grapefruit notes then I was expecting with some rustic cereal notes and light herbal notes. Peppercorn were not that identifiable. Body was full with good carbonation. Super enjoyable saison with nice refreshing notes of grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Where: The Partisan, Washington DC. How: 20 ounce draft pour. Appearance: very pale hay color with a nice white head and tons of lacing; hazy. Aroma: pithy from the grapefruit, Brett barnyard funk, citrus, lemon, oranges, tropical, kinda dirty. Taste: highly carbonated, grapefruit, Brett funk, citrus, spicy middle of the mouth, bitter and tannic finish. Palate: Mouth feel is medium, carbonation is also medium. Crisp and refreshing. Overall: An excellent funky saison that will bring a smile to your face.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Itís been WAY to long since I had the other version to compare head to head, but they will end up with the same score whatever thatís worth. Still funky grapefruit forward, a little gassy but not overly so, peppery dry funky fruity finish. Quality brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5644) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Barnyard, persimmon, starfruit, white grape nose. Hazy yellow, thick head. Surprisingly not very tart. Lemon zest, funk, neutral with a grassy bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2577) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2016
750ml C&C. Batch 3. Cloudy yellow, puffy white head that recedes into a thin lacing. Aroma is yeast forward. Slight tart citrus. Taste has Lots of Pepper and dry Brett. Slight grapefruit sourness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1684) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Pours a murky yellow-golden with a sticky white head. Sour nose. Sour tart candy, passion fruit and grapefruit aromas. Medium to full expression on the palate. The sourness is more subdued in the flavor than on the nose. Sour tart candy. Grapefruit bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kathouse (1626) - Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2016
I really have tried to put a positive spin on this beer, but the combination of grapefruit, peppers, and saison yeast are really not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
2014 bottle. Gold with a fluffy white head. nose is bright hops, funk, barnyard, earth, florals, and dry. Smooth palate, earth, light spice, bitter, brett, florals, excellent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4138) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
750ml bottle. Hazy yellow pour, with a huge white head. Subtle funk, some nice earthy barrel, with alot of citrus fruit, citrus zest and some peppery/herbal notes. Great carb, effervescent mouth feel. Great grapefruit pithy bitterness, some tropical fruit and slight tarty funk in the end with some woody barrel. Complex, refreshing, extremely drinkable. Wicked hot patio beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2816) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Bomber thanks to AndyReynolds - spicy grassy pumpkin seed in the nose. Get something fruity in here like lemon zest. Apparently itís grapefruit peel.

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