La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My third attempt at trying a sour/wild. Bomber with a sticker that reads 'Blend 10 Bottled 8-27-10'
A - Brick red, orange/reddish brown. Cloudy. Small head that doesn't last.
S - Funk, Sour Cherry and apple. Not off putting for a beginner in this realm.
T - Much like the smell, i get tartness and sour cherry up front. Little bit of sour green apple. I taste a bit of nice oak, and funk as it glides across the tongue.
M - High on carbonation. Medium body.
D - The 7.2% isn't noticeable a bit, and for a sour I could drink this all night. Finished a bomber by myself without a problem.
As far as I'm concerned, this is an exceptional brew. I'm glad that I went with La Roja as my next attempt to appreciate sours. The wood, the sour and funk are extremely well balanced. I'd say this is a great sour for somebody who is just starting in this style.
Re-review notes 1/2/12 - la Roja was one of the first wild ales that tried and I loved it. I still think it is a quality brew, I just like different things in this style now. It's Tart, but does not have the lactic bite that I strive for. I readjusted my ratings based on what I felt after I recently tried nit. Still a great soured brown, and I'd like to see what this beast taste like with some age on it. I still think everybody should start with this beer if dabbling in the style, as it is a great example of what is to come when drinking further 'wild/sours'.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2012 00:27:17 | More by actone2001
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