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La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,642 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,642
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 136
Gots: 267 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An artisan amber ale brewed in the Flanders tradition. Deep amber with earthy caramel, spice, and sour fruit notes developed through natural barrel aging. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and blended from barrels ranging in age from two to ten months.

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle. Served in a Prairie Teku glass, the beer pours a dark amber color with about a half inch off-white head. The head didn't stay around for too long, but there's a good amount of lacing. I liked the aroma, the brew smells like tart cherries, caramel, green grapes, oak and vinegar. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some berries, plum and vanilla that I notice. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has a good amount of carbonation. Surprisingly this is the first time I've tried this. I've seen it around for a long time, but for whatever reason I never picked up a bottle until recently. It's definitely worth trying, I thought it was good. $7.99 a bottle.

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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Bronze color, clear, with a light head and great lacing.

S - Mild sour nose, acidic notes, hints of woodiness.

T - The nose, but turned up. Sourness is front, a slight apple sweetness, with a wood note coming forward in the middle. The close fades to mild acidity, but is pretty quiet, given the open.

M - Quite acidic, but not particularly taxing.

O - This is a well crafted beer. A wild, sour ride that does not go too funky, or blast out your palate. Everything is rock solid.

Tsar_Riga, Friday at 04:22 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

A: Dark amber
S: Sour green apple, oaky, wonderful smell
T: Almost no real discerning flavor, washes with the slightest bit of sour. Definitely doesn't match the smell
M: Zero carbonation, watery, empty
O: I was incredibly excited to try this beer based on the rating and my love of Wild Ales but this was a let down, especially after the smell. This was easy to drink in the sense that it literally goes down like water but I wouldn't recommend anyone rush out to get this beer.

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La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,642 ratings.