12 Beers of Christmas | Day 5- Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza
What better adjective to describe the holiday spirit than Jolly? Jolly Pumpkin brewery delivers their holiday beer with great complexity to the tune of Brettanomyces funk. This malty brew is best served with many leather bound books and an abode that smells of rich mahogany. Enjoy this sophisticated Noel de Calabaza.
The aroma is pungent with hints of oak, vanilla, caramel and molasses. A slight vinegar-like funk hides within the aroma, but is mild compared to the others. The flavors begin with a rich maltiness filled with lots of raisins, prunes and other dark fruits. Noel de Calabaza finishes sharp with sourness that leaves the palate empty and begging for more.
If you get a chance to share a beer with friends or loved ones this holiday season, look no further than Joel de Calabaza. Jolly Pumpkin makes fantastically unique and complex barrel aged and wild beers, and this one does not disappoint.