Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Game Day Beer Review: Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca Witbier

(4.80% ABV) Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is a Michigan-based craft brewer that has carved out an admirable reputation for brewing incredible sour ales -- and the latest one we sampled proved no exception.  We drank Calabaza Blanca on a recent Saturday night at the home office, where the beer poured a crystal clear gold color with a pillowy white head.

The smell was yeasty, with notes of coriander and clove. The beer was rich and spicy smelling.

On the tongue this beer truly shone; it hit all the right notes.  It was tingly and refreshing.  Although the spices were more muted than the beer's aroma would lead you to believe, the sour notes were accentuated on the the finish, and kept you coming back for one more sip -- until there were none left!  B+

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