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Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca

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RATINGS: 904   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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An artisan white ale brewed in the classic biere blanche tradition. Spiced with orange peel and coriander, you'll find it refreshingly tart, with a wonderful dry finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2357) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with frothy persistence to the soft white head, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was an expressive but smooth presentation of floral notes, coriander, orange zest, and a hint of bubblegum. Light bodied, the taste was dry & tart, but offered a spritzy, seltzery effervescence that was almost a bit too lively, as it interrupted my enjoyment with some necessary burping. Otherwise, quite tasty & refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
750 mL bottle. Gushed upon opening. Settles down eventually. Almost impossible to pour. Hazy gold with a huge, fluffy, white head. The aroma isn’t too far off the norm. Maybe more herbal. Smells like Coke would smell if Coke were golden instead of brown. If that makes sense. The flavour is a little further from the middle of the road. Quite tart.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1130) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
750 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours cloudy straw-golden with a large white head that remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of coriander, orange peel, tart citrus, wheat, oak and a touch of Brett. The flavour is surprisingly dry throughout with a subtle tart fruitiness, wheat, coriander, orange peel, green apple, oak and Brett notes. The finish is long and dry with tart fruity notes. On the palate it is light-medium in body with a dryish texture and intense carbonation. Overall, a very nice witbier with elegant Brett notes. It is a fair bit drier than I would have expected, but also nicely tart. A nice refreshing summer brew. 2014-08-06

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from Percy’s. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a decent glossed over yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. The lacing was somewhat there and just kind of went all over. The smell was tart and had some light orange and orange peel, light coriander, light lemon and ends with just a tad of yeastiness. The taste was sweet and yeasty with a decent bitter to tart conglomeration of the lemon and orange peel. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fair carbonation to allow a decent sessionability about it. Overall, good witbier I’d probably have again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1164) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Lys strågul farve med lyst skum. Lukt av sitrus, gjær og krydder. Smak av grapefrukt, sitrus, gjær og krydder. Melkebaren.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1289) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Fin duft av hvete, sitron og høy. Dunkel gul farge. Tykt hvitt skum. Frisk syrlig smak av citron og noe hvete. godt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (360) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Jaune paille, un peu voilée avec une mousse assez timide au départ, mais qui ne décolle jamais. Le nez est assez funky à cause des levures sauvages et très fruité (citrons, oranges). Le citron est à l’honneur en bouche, et est jumelé à des notes épicées bien évidentes. L’acidité franche de cette bière rend le tout très agréable à boire et la finale est assez sèche et presque saline. Délicieuse bière de soif.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1262) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
This is a beauty! Pours clear straw with a massive gusher of head and lots of lacing. Nose is somewhat tart and orange peel. Flavours are orange peel, yeast, maybe some lemony tartness, lots of citrus fruit. Taste is light/medium sweet, light bitter and light tart, great balance. Medium body with lively carbonation and a pretty dry finish given all the tartness and fruit happening. A really great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1585) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
A Belgian “white ale” from a Michigan artisanal brewer. Calabaza Blanca is aged in large oak casks and refermented in the bottle. Spiced with orange peel and coriander, and utilizing wild yeast strains (Brett) its delivery is refreshingly tart and spicey with a wonderfully dry finish. This brewery produces some of the best “bottle conditioned” beers anywhere. All their beers are aged in oak barrels with wild yeasts giving a subtle, pleasant acidity not unlike tart fruits. After oak maturation these beers are, re-yeasted upon bottling allowing additional time to develop natural carbonation in the bottle and further enhance complex flavor refinement in the finished beer. Because of this you must learn to gently handle the opening and pouring of bottle conditioned beers – to avoid the “foaming volcano” effect. This white ale was particularly quenching

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Metalchopz (2235) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Great looking artistic label that reflect well the crafty brewery. OK, maybe I should of not tilted that bottle to get the good stuff at the bottom of the bottle. Complete volcano occurred with the heavy carbonation. Cloudy amber-yellow colour with a crazy foamy head, long retention and some soapy patches. Not expecting this big sourness, as thought this was a witbier. Lots of citrus with the lemon notes, and even some apples. The taste is still sour, but not as much. Craft brew yeast mostly with some mild fruits (previously mentioned). Crafty yes, but really not what I was expecting. Not one I would try again, especially for the price. Not sure if this is infected with this sourness that should not be in a witbier. Did I mention, not a fan ?


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