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La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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1,425 Ratings
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Ratings: 1425
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.44%


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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Reviews by dismal:
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dismal

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This bottle is labeled on the back with "blend 3 2008". Poured into a snifter. Leaves pretty decnet lacing down the glass. The appearance is a dark orangish brown with a big very light brown head. The smell is yeasty/bread, sourness, zesty, spices, a bit of sweetness almost like vanilla probably from the oak, I can also pick up some oak once it starts to warm up, and an array of fruits. The taste is has some of the same attributes. Tart and sour, spices, bready, some kinds of fruits I'm not sure what kinds but they are there. Kind of zesty, lemon stands out but I know there is more to it. The mouthfeel is pretty good and the alcohol is not there at all. Pretty drinkable, kind of sour but it's not terribly bad. I've been curious about this one for a long time and am happy I finally opened it up. Pretty good overall, I'd pick it up again especially if it was fresh so I could taste it to compare.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 00:06:15 | More by dismal
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samibr

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-24-2014 22:27:55 | More by samibr
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jminch

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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afsdan

Colorado

5/5  rDev +24.4%

04-23-2014 21:52:59 | More by afsdan
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-23-2014 03:48:37 | More by derkfromwi
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condorsim

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-21-2014 02:12:52 | More by condorsim
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kyle86

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-20-2014 22:23:09 | More by kyle86
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ber12

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 23:34:02 | More by ber12
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-19-2014 23:24:02 | More by grimey68
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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-19-2014 15:38:39 | More by Herky21
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-19-2014 13:45:36 | More by Cramerican
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-19-2014 00:51:26 | More by JakerLou
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JDM44

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2014 23:15:16 | More by JDM44
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funkyaudio

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.4%

04-16-2014 03:22:51 | More by funkyaudio
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Devman171

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2014 00:02:50 | More by Devman171
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at ChurchKey in DC. From notes.

A - Poured a sort of amber colour with lot's of haze. OK carbonation with one finger of off white head. Spotty lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Grapes, vanilla, oak, not too tart but it was there.

T - Tart grapes, cherry, wood, a bit subtle. Acidic, vinegar.

M - Good carbonation, light to medium body, dry and slightly tart finish. Body was a bit light for my liking.

O/D - This was good. A nice Flanders Red with good flavours and some complexity. Not boozy and fairly tasty. They flavour was subdued compared to other examples of the style, but for the most part this was enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 23:59:29 | More by tbeckett
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-10-2014 19:40:31 | More by iL0VEbeer
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quine

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-10-2014 17:24:11 | More by quine
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-10-2014 10:08:59 | More by jbarletto
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-08-2014 01:49:11 | More by DerekQXQX
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml split 3 ways, no bottled on date here but I believe this is pretty fresh.

Appearance - Pours a translucent amber color with an off-white head of about 2 fingers to start. Ring, partial cap and bits of lace left.

Smell - Reminiscent of a tame Flanders red, easy-going but some sourness/funk. Brett, apple, cherry, earthy, farm, wine, some caramel/brown malt type tones.

Taste - Taste is more on the tart side, nice kind of combo of flanders red+funky saison flavors. White and red wine, some spice, bretty fruits (apple and grape), cherries, some funky and bready yeasts, light caramel, oak barrel, some earthy tones.

Mouthfeel - A bit on the thin side, medium-high carbonation, some booze showing through. Average drinkability.

Overall - Like many Jolly Pumpkin beers I've had - solid flavors while being somewhat lowkey, but kinda safe/unremarkable in the category of funky saisons/wild ales. That being said, it's still quite enjoyable, I especially liked the Flanders-esque elements in this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 00:33:56 | More by Chico1985
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loganburgh

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-07-2014 02:45:13 | More by loganburgh
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-02-2014 01:15:14 | More by KCBeerNerd
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kmanjohnson

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

04-01-2014 04:57:34 | More by kmanjohnson
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-01-2014 04:10:41 | More by BAsbill
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La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,425 ratings.