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Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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STOP! 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, itís 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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (955) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Gold pour some head. Aroma of acetate, hop resin, strong acid, white grapes. Tastes very minerally, brett explosion. Some chemical, slight ammonia, wood, paint chips, eath, medicinal. Not sour at all. Baffling... Leaves that brett residue. Slight tingle finish, slight dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2744) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours mostly clear orange golden with a huge creamy white head. The aroma brings sweet and soft velvety tropical fruit, refreshing in the nose. Flavor brings dry zesty oranges and tropical fruit, some pineapple and green apple the blend with a nice tartness and funky sour yeast so pleasant in the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11581) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
Fonefan 300814. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is brett, apricot, orange, lemon. Flavour is brett, spices, yeast, sourness, apricot, orange, lemon. Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
glennmastrange (2359) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Moderate grain, hay, dried grass and lemon for the malt and hops, heavy barnyard for the yeast, with apple, ginger and grapefruit in the background. Head is average sized, frothy with larger bubbles, white, with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy light amber. Flavor starts moderately to heavily acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter and sour. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, dry with a fizzy carbonation. Damn! A righteous beer, a Saison with a wild punch.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2140) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow. Aroma is cantaloupe and grapefruit. Slightly sour. Really nice. Thanks Craig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2350) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Unlike the Anchorage bottle I had last Summer, this bottle does not have a date on it. However, after initial smell and taste, nothing seemed off so hereís the rest. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a slim white fingerís worth of foamy white head that dissipated and left a nice lacing glossing around the sides of the glass. The smell had a big sweet sticky citrus to a delicate grapefruit goodness. Floral and spicy peppercorns dance underneath my nose as well. The taste combined all of the previously mentioned elements to sweeten and enliven the floral spicy notes wildly underneath and over my tongue. Thereís a big spicy citrus aftertaste and a dry citrus finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Nice spice rolls over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good sour/wild ale that I could have again. Itís nice that it showed up in Alaska. Thank you Shelton Brothers/Jolly Pumpkin for giving up your dead.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - JAN 14, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 28 Dec 2014 -- On tap. I ordered this thinking it was a sour. Pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a very lemon forward refreshing saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2548) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Tart jolly pumpkin funk all up on this. Oak, hay, floral, citrus, and dust. Taste is sharp tartness with some bitterness and next to no sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6224) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
75 cl bottle @ tiong
Aroma has nice, funky bretta tones, some grapefruit and orange. Flavour has grapefruit, baking stuff, some orange juice and some minerals. Also some salty notes typical to the brewery. Refreshing and nice bretta-beer, JP sure knows how this style is done correctly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiong (4126) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
750ml bottle from Bierkompass

Pours orange with a smooth head. Aroma of oak, wood, tart berries, hints of spices and vanilla. Taste is sweetish, oaky and woody with some fruits, loads of bretta, vanilla, hints of tart berries, grapefruit, sourness, spices and vanilla. Finish is oaky with loads of vanilla, tart berries, bretta, slight sourness, spices and hints of fruits and sweet toffee. Quite balanced and tasty sour ale. Nice one.


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