12 Beers of Xmas – Day 3 – Jolly Pumpkin, Maracaibo Especial

Friday night, it’s the end of the working year and day 3 of the 12 beers… time for a big bottle of Jolly Pumpkin. Described as a Belgian strong ale, 7.5% with Cacao, cinnamon and orange peel, it sounds like it should be ideal for this time of year.

The pour starts out with a big creamy head, reasonably quickly falling back to a light lacing on top of a dark amber body.

First sip and it’s very light, with a nice well balanced sourness. There’s a barley wine feel to it, with some sour cherry going on. The cocoa really gives some depth of flavour to it… very tasty!

Paul 🙂


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