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Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Editor’s Note: This entry is for capped 750mL bottles brewed at Jolly Pumpkin. If you had a corked and caged silk screen bottle from Anchorage, please rate under the Anchorage listing.

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. -Nietzche

When introspection fails, it’s time to look outward for inspiration, perhaps Northward! One of the people who inspired me this past year is my friend Gabe Fletcher, of Anchorage Brewing Co. We brewed this beer together. I hope it inspires you. Northward!

Warm regards,
RON


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1201) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle, batch 3, enjoyed one year after bottling. Pours yellow, with a big creamy head. Aroma is tart with yeast and lactic acid, as well as apples, citrus and pepper. Medium to full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is tart with yeast, lactic acid, unripe fruits and grass, wooden brett, as well as citrusy hoppy notes of grapefruit with a lingering bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6565) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2015
750, capped. Thanks, J! Pours a cloudy pale gold with a loose and sudsy whitish head. Egg yolks and mineral dryness on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. almost prickly. Mid palate shows lots of mineral notes and some soft sweet wet grass notes. Clean dry finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2087) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Hazy orangish yellow pour with a big fluffy white head. Citrus nose, hints of flowers. Hoppy and bitter at the beginning, moving to a little funk and oak. Slightly tart. Yummy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus candy, tangerine, lemon peel, pepper, wild yeast, and a bit floral. Taste is juicy grapefruit, wild yeast, bit of pepper, slight sweetness, and slight citric tartness. Light pithy bitterness, juicy medium body, fluffy carb. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11116) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
volcano gusher. ongoing. foam just keep coming out. clear yellow, smooth white head. dry yeasty and citrussy aroma, faint soapy, wild yeasty malty. flavor is herbal, citrussy, tea, green leafed vegetables, wild yeast, honey. quite complex wild ale, and lots of nuances, however, i could use some more refinement and finesse - the style and presentation (volcano gusher that never stops) reminds me of fantome. Chances are, you have never tasted a beer quite like this before.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4789) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 13, 2015
This was quite tasty. Some funk that for some reason my wife didn’t like so I got the whole bottle. Yay. I’ll certainly buy the other version if I find it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (7375) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Ĺrhus. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, sourness, nice bretty, wine grapes, wood, citrus, lemonpeel. Flavor is nicely sourness, light malt, yeast, spicy brett, wood, oak, white wine grapes, citrus, lemonpeel. Medium body, lively carbonation, light sour acidic and very dry finish. 040415

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (738) - DENMARK - APR 4, 2015
Bottle @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Thanks René. Slightly hazy yellow, small white head. Lots of spices in both aroma and taste. peber, citrus, white wine like.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
750 mL bottle shared at a tasting. Murky orange, thin creamy white head, good retention. Aroma of mild funk, stone fruit, pepper, citrus. The taste is tropical fruits, dry citrus zest, bready malt, mild funk. Medium bodied, lingering funk, low carb, mild lingering fruit. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shinskyweiser (49) - - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow. Thick white head holds strong for a while. Funk Funk Funky aroma! Dank, body odor, lemon and did I mention funk! Taste of sour apricot, banana, a hint of spice and a nice almost creamy mouth feel round out the beer. As the beer warms the grapefruit becomes very apparent. The grapefruit lingers on the palate. Very good sour. Nice and funky.


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