Oro De Calabaza

750 mL bottle from Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. $11.99. Batch 229.
I’ve given JP plenty of grief in the past for putting funk into ALL of their beers when to me it is only appropriate with SOME styles, and NOT appropriate all over the map. I stand by that assertion, and I still get annoyed when we get funk, Brett and acid in beers that shouldn’t have them. Having said that, here’s a style that ought to lend itself wll to the JP treatment, so I expecting a nice brew.
Poured into the Duvel tulip we get a great looking, golden orange body with frothy, big bubbly head but not a great deal of lace.
Typical scrumpy nose. A healhty dose of acid and a touch of calvados amongst the green apple skins.
The tastes encompass the full range of what you would expect; Brett, acid, apples, a touch of lemon, very light white pepper, BUT no sign of the oak aging. A very clean beer. Scrumpy manure notes cut across the finish in the best Somerset and evon traditions!
Good to drink a JP that tastes as the style SHOULD!

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06/08/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.33
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