JOLLY PUMPKIN CALABAZA BLANCA WITH HIBISCUS

NOTES: Draft @ Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor, MI

STYLE: Witbier

ABV: 4.8%

APPEARANCE: Gorgeous, hazy pink color with flecks of gold

HEAD: Fluffy, bright white head that fades rapidly

LACING: Almost none

NOSE: Funky, sour, and spicy. Smells like a Flanders Red with a dash of clove and coriander. There’s a floral/herbal aroma floating above everything.

TASTE: Very vinous and sour with nice, strong spiciness in the middle. The finish is mouth-puckering and refreshing. No bitterness to speak of and that floral aroma from the nose has little to no presence in the taste.

MOUTHFEEL: Very light with good effervescence.

DRINKABILITY: Light-bodied, sour beers make excellent session brews since they’re generally low in alcohol content and extremely refreshing. The hibiscus in the nose adds a nice layer of complexity to this brew. Technically, the Prof ordered this one, but I enjoyed the few sips he deigned to give me. A nice little experiment from Jolly Pumpkin…they do sour beers very well.

RATING: 3 Hops

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