My true love gave to me....Noel de Calabaza! We are nearing the end, my Craft beer friends!! So massage those vocal cords, and practice your do-re-mi's, cause we have a song to sing tomorrow. Back to the beer....This absolutely delicious, is truly a Craft Beer treasure, beloved and coveted by many out there. (Especially us sour beer fanatics) And I am thrilled to have one! My precious stash is actually the 2009 version, and I am looking forward to acquiring a 2010 and comparing! As a HUGE fan of Jolly Pumpkin (I named them one of the 10 Best American Craft Breweries recently), I am confident this beer will please.
2009 Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza, Batch 4, 9% ABV: I have been WAITING with barely-containable expectancy since I got my eager little fingers on it in May. And it appears I have to wait a few more minutes! This baby is frothing out of the top like gangbusters.
Holy sour goodness. I have a new Christmas lover, and his name is Noel. Dark chesnut with topaz highlights. He seduces my nose with layer upon layer of aromatic love potion: dried cherry, toasted nut, dark brown sugar, baked bread, and dark balsamic vinegar. And do I want him everyday? Oh yes.
Find your own Christmas love affair (liquid or human), and enjoy an amazing Craft beer.