Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial

Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial

Rated 3.692 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Dexter, MI, United States

Style:  Brown Ale

7.5% Alcohol by Volume

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A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!

ID: 13963 Last updated 16 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank1130
Overall Percentile97.9
Style Rank10 of 1128
Style Percentile99.1
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.786
Weighted Score3.692
Standard Deviation0.391

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  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    On tap @ 10 East -

    Jolly Pumpkin beers used to be on the top of my "must get" list, but many of them have that similar house yeast flavor/funk that gets in the way. This was a pretty decent beer, oaky and barnyard aroma and flavors dominate. Watery. Reminds me in some ways of a Petrus ale.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Shared bottle at local tasting. Amber brown fizzy pour, bubbly head, little lacing. Complex aromas and flavors: light funk, some zesty fruits, hint of cinnamon and spices, very slight hint of cocoa as it warms, floralness. Sweet almost syrupy finish. Interesting beer, glad to try it.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Have a big, thirsty towel handy when you open this - the sample I opened fizzed like a bottle of champagne in the locker room of the team that just won the World Series. It pours a hazy mahogany with a VERY thick light cinnamon-tan head that settles down after a bit. Aroma has a strong overtone of sour apple with a little pear mixed in and a malty hint. Flavor has a malty core, a strong overtone of sour apple, and a woody undertone. Is this a Belgian, or a Sour? Whatever, it's tasty. Texture has good tang and fizz, though body is a bit on the thin side. Lovers of sour ales should enjoy this one.

  • SIGMUND 6902 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    750 ml bottle, blend 3, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.5%. Hazy amber to brown colour, huge off-white head. Nice fruity aroma (esp. oranges), notes of cinnamon, I can’t single out the cocoa. Also hints of apples and farmhouse kitchen. The flavour is sourish and oaky, with fruity and spicy notes, distinct hops in the finish.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    A murky orange color. Aroma is vinegar, cherries, brown sugar, and spices. The flavor is rather sour with a malty backbone. Some citrus, vinegar, and caramel going on. Not a sour bomb but some funk present to keep it interesting. Nice one!

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottled@O’Haras, Tampere. Rubyish brown colour with small beige head. Aroma is fruits, sour and tart wood along with some spices. Flavour is being quite identical. Wellbalanced and quite nice.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    750ml bottle. Pours a murky tea-brown with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin film.

    The aroma is bready malts, some maple, nuts, chocolate and some tart fruits. Brett comes out as it warms.

    The flavor is strong tart fruity sourness and some wood and brett and a little maple/chocolate/molasses seasoning that is pretty overwhelmed. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light watery carbonation.

    Overall, a nice sour. The spicing is overwhelmed, but I like the tart sourness and the brett. The only downside is the watery mouthfeel.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    mr o'neil: aww fuck, its mickey... . ruby red .. med head .. . light funker .. . very nice as borat says .. . good but not enough umpf... . not as complex as other jollies.. farmers fuck pumpkins..

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    From Vin de Pays of Long Beach, CA; batch # 253. Poured a lot of rocky tan head over a brown body, plus a generous helping of sediment. Aroma was somewehat perfumed, rather un-brown ale-like. Taste was sweet and the mouthfeel was surprisingly sharp. An interesting beer.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 4.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle courtesy of Kryptic: Poured a hazy brown color ale with a bug light brown color head with great retention and great lacing. Aroma of funky yeast with some brett-like aroma with some sour and tart notes. Taste is also dominated by sour notes with loads of oak and barnyard-like notes. Minimum filtration with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I really enjoyed again the wild taste of the JP beers but cannot say that I detected much cinnamon or cacao.

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