In this beer blog, we are going to sample another beer from Jolly Pumpkin Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan base craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery. Let us get into this golden ale.
It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a floral to pepper like notes. The taste has a lemon to pepper like notes with a slight sour in taste profile and aftertaste. It is a nice sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.jollypumpkin.com):
Oro de Calabaza
Style: Artisan Wild Ale
ABV: 8% IBUs: 30
Available: Year Round
Brewed in the Franco-Belgian tradition of strong golden ales. Spicy and peppery with a gentle hop bouquet and beguiling influence of wild yeast.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I am not a huge fan of Jolly Pumpkin Brewery. It is mainly because of the price. They are making their products here in Michigan. I live in Michigan. I get it that Sour Ale process is pretty costly. I do like the pepper notes. Jolly Pumpkin is known for their sour ales. I have to say the sour notes are pretty fade. I like it but not for the price. I rather drink Duvel and it is worth the price. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser