Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales in Dexter, Michigan. This is Batch 728, bottled in a wine bottle on 4-19-2011 after being aged in oak casks. The label art depicts an open treasure chest on the beach of a deserted tropical island, palm swaying in the breeze. The colors are very soothing, except for the treasure, bright golden glowing bottles of Oro de Calabaza. Mmmm. A story on the side talks a little about the beer.
Lemony citrus aroma, very much surrounded by a bouquet of yeasty, musty, wet clothes. Yum! Sour Granny Smith Apple flavors are sharper than expected, but in a pleasant surprise kind of way. Nice tartness! The carbonation really makes for a great mouthfeel as well. There is plenty of lemon citrus, and an intense acidic, wine-like (let's go with Pinot Grigio) flavor is present for the entire wine bottle. Some light peppy pepper and spiciness also come in and out of play.
Now, there is definitely a funky yeasty flavor, but not nearly as much as in the aroma. The tangy fruit flavors linger long after each sip, and the 8% alcohol does a great job of accentuating that right at the end. Very pleasant and enjoyable aftertaste. And a great beer! BTW. I am enjoying this at a cool and NOT cold temperature, so think about that. Get yourself a bottle!
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