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Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
15th April 2015
Craft Clerkenwell. Bruce’s UK Swan Song. Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Bretty savouryness. Mild lemon acid, little Worcester sauce. Finishes tangy, slightly woody and a little bitter. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (933) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2015
750mL bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow-gold, medium frothy white head with very nice retention and lacing. Nose is funk, Brett, hay, minerals, lemon, strawberry, melon, white pepper, bread. Mouth is medium bodied, mild tart, grass, white grapes, sauvignon blanc quality, lemons, with a long lingering grapefruit-peel bitterness which lasts throughout. Solid, but if I’m completely honest, I enjoyed the version bottled by Jolly Pumpkin a bit more. Okay, first intermission is almost done... Let’s Go Rangers!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2190) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
750ml bottle. Light clear amber with creamy beige head. Musty grapefruit, white pepper, oak, lemon, washed cheese rind, light funk, moderate+ carbonation and mild but citrusy body, slight funk and sour, potential for really good aging but mild on the finish, quite fruity, grapefruit and some oak on the finish as it dries out.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4012) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2015
C&C 750 ml. Batch #2, bottled Dec. 2014. Pour is lightly hazy, pale straw color with a lasting thin layer of rocky foam. Nose of funky cheese, citrus zest, earthy honey and a touch of evergreen resin. Flavor is dominated more by the grapefruit and doesn’t have the depth indicated in the aroma. Nice touch of peppery zest grows stronger the further I delve. Just shy of medium body is dry with a mild grapefruit astringency. Mostly smooth, but medium-high carbonation feels right on this brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepeter (322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Hazy orange and gold pour with a decent head. HUGE grapefruit on the nose. Slightly Tart and bitter with a touch of pepper in both the nose and taste. Delicious!!! Medium Feel and just a wonderful beer in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8329) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours cloudy golden orange with a small white head. The nose is sweet-sour, funky, musty, dirty, fart, old yoghurt, hay, citrus rind and earth. The taste is tart, earth, straw, barnyard, must, gooseberry, white grape skin, alcohol, wood, light vanilla, some acidity , lemon sherbet, alcohol and grapefruit rind with a dry finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. A bit hot perhaps. Decent anyhow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2521) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with two finger plus of tight white bubbled foam. Funky barnyard nose with undertones of tropical fruit, pineapple, spicy fieldgrass, grapefruit. Palate follows the nose nicely with a harmonious blend of barnyard funk, tropical fruit, bitter citrus pith.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
C&C 750 mL bottle from Bruisin Ales, shared at a tasting. Hazy bright orange, thin creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of tropical fruit, bready malt, spice, herbal notes. The taste is bread, spice, trepical fruits, citrus. Thin bodied, juicy, low carbonation, tart fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2381) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle. moderate malt aroma of hay, heavy grass, grapefruit and lemon for the hops, heavy musty and barnyard for the yeast, with green apple, white vinegar and sulfur. Head is small, wispy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts heavily acidic and sour, then finishes moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a soft to lively carbonation. and a tart finish. Tons of aromas and flavors in this sour Saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5386) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Yellow, with a ring of foam. Smells tart, lemony, winey with hints of oak and vanilla. Taste is lemon and grapefruit, with some mild vinegar and lemonade. Tart, dry finish. Pretty darn enjoyable...


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