My Name is Spanish But You Can Call Me Sour: Oro de Calabaza (video)

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ale – Oro de Calabaza 8% ABV

Ever time I find myself wandering aimlessly through the aisle of my local beer mart trying to decided what to try next, there’s always one beer that begs me to show it a good time, Oro de Calabaza. I’ve never thought much of this beer because its a sour beer and I never thought much of a sour beer, but when I looked this one up its a Belgian Style Sour, win win right? Armed with my New Jersey Craft Beer membership card and a glimmer of Belgian ale hope, I figured this was as good as a time as any to jump into the illusive world of sours.

I found it really hard to give this beer a rating since its my first foray into sours but I didn’t hate it and it met some of those Belgian yeast characteristics I love in beer. So for what it is I gave it high marks but who knows maybe I’m totally off, only time and more sour R&D research will tell. Leave some comments below and tell us what you think.

The Keg Tap Rating: A

About Irving

I'm just a guy who has a passion for good beer. Over the past few years I've been making it a point to introduce my friends to good quality beer and now, all of you. There's a world beyond cold activated cans, clydesdales, green bottles and Mexican clear bottled beer, you just need to tap that keg. Stay thirsty but stay different.


  1. I hear these sour beers are getting very popular, and it’s an acquired taste. Do you find this to be true? I’ve had a couple of these types of beers, but too sweet for my taste. You hit the nail on the head by using the term “jolly rancher.” I was informed to try “Cuvée des Jacobins,” I have yet to enjoy.

    • Yeah man these are gaining popularity that’s why I wanted to give it a shot but I’m not sure I can keep having sours, its a little much for me. Maybe its something that you grow to but I’m not there yet lol :)

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