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La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 1,525
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 128
Gots: 239 | FT: 24
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2004)
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MCain04

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

FInally getting around to trying this one, 750ml bottle for $15, batch 7, 04/09/13. Poured into Hill Farmstead stemware.

Pours a murky orange-brown with minimal tan head, average retention.

Smells like a green-apple pie. Sour green apple, sweet red apple, vanilla, cinnamon, chardonnay grapes.

Tart green apple taste, not too funky, crisp and dry at first, some lactic acid, sort of a mellow body, cinnamon and spices linger with an oaky aftertaste coming in on the back end. Very good, but it seems like a significant portion of the middle of the taste is watery and without definition, and not a lot of barrel character.

Feels crisp and dry, smooth, refreshing, perfectly med-high carbonated.

Overall, great flavors make this a really enjoyable experience. Not the most sour of sours, and a bit of a let down on the barrel character, but over still a very nice beer that I'd be happy to enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 21:28:02 | More by MCain04
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La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,525 ratings.