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Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca with Hibiscus Flowers

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Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca with Hibiscus Flowers
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Editor’s Note: If you had a bottled version of Calabaza Blanca, it does not belong here.

This is a cask conditioned version of Calabaza Blanca with hibiscus flowers added.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2009
Cask at Redlight Redlight. Cheers for getting this amazing offering down to FL. Pours a nice light reddish, almost pink, with thin white head. Aroma and taste, overly sweet and smooth for a JP beer. This is what could put JP more on the map and away from these overly sour/tart beers. Some sourness in there but just mild and very enjoyable. Hibiscus adds a very nice herbal touch, and a palate that is borderline sweet and sugary with touch of vinegar , some tart berries in the after taste. Glad I tried it, this one just an amazing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Cask… Brilliant orange/red ale with a very small, creamy, white head. Living in a town that refers to itself as “Hibiscus City” means that I’m surrounded by this flower. It’s in the landscaping of pretty much every community and yard in Vero Beach, including mine. I’ve not noticed an aroma of any kind coming from this plant/flower and I’ve certainly never tasted one. However, it totally transforms this beer. Not only is the color completely charged, the aroma and flavor are totally altered as well. The aroma provides less funk and grain, but has captured (and now offers) more vinous, fruity and floral notes like gardenia and orange blossoms, sangria and berries. The flavor is tangy, nearly tart, but has lost most of its funkiness in favor of a fruitier, vinous, sweet-tart character. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and almost no carbonation, this beer finishes up tangy and finally dry. Thanks to Brent at redlight redlight for affording me the opportunity to try this rarity!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Tap at MBGSF. Amazingly red pour on this; I had no idea hibiscus was such an intensely colored flower. Nice tartness here, with a lemon floral note. Body remains thin. In this treatment the adjunct really adds something to an otherwise fairly straight forward beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Sampled at the ’10 Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival. Bright pink pour with a small, loose, white head. Floral brett, with light berry notes, straw, lemon juice and the classic JP funk. Dry, medium body with low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2010
(Cask) Pours a murky golden red body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, mustiness, herbs, and citrus. Flavor of florals, lemon, vinous, canned pineapple, coriander, and wheat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Light aroma of floral hops and a touch of lemon. Taste is very dry, and lightly tart with soft red fruits, light funk, some melon and a smidgen of lemon. Solid stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Cask @ redlight redlight. Very spicy floral aromas, sweet citrus and flowers, orange blossoms, vanilla, red wine like aromas. Pours reddish pink with white head. Spicy wit flavors, very floral, with red wine fruit characteristics, dark cherries, with strawberries. Nice tart flavor, with hints of vanilla oak in the background. Very nice and refreshing, i’d like to try it bottle conditioned, i think more carbonation would be nice on this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Cask at redlight redlight. Pours a reddish orange color topped by a good sized, pillowy white head that shows good retention. The nose is actually pretty sweet with hints of strawberries, orange, flowers, and a hint of the funk from the barrel. The flavor follows with tart berries and fresh flowers to go with the light funk and wheat flavors. Some oaky vanilla smooths things out and adds some sweetness to the tart fruits. Medium bodied with subtle carbonation with a pretty dry finish. Pretty refreshing with interesting flavors. The hibiscus changes the whole complexity of this beer. I’m glad I got to try this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2602) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Cask at Redlight. Pours a reddish gold with fluffy head, room temp. Nice hibiscus floral herbal aroma. Some funk and sour in the taste, smooth crisp malt very herbal. Veyr refreshing and way too easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Cask at Redlight. Pours hazy light copper color with small white head. Mild JP funk with a floral aroma. Sweet and slightly tart flavor with a flowery taste to it. Medium body with light carbonation and a dry finish. Very good and refreshing.


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