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La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 1,643
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 137
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, Steve's Mineral Point, I went out there to check out the scene and the scene was dead. I couldnt leave empty handed so I grabbed this even though I can get it easily downtown.

appareance: poured into a chalice, a beautiful dark amber/garnet with a full body and a creamy beige head that retains itself quite well. I appreciate well designed labels and this one is as good as the rest of the jolly pumpkin line

smell: interesting aromas...noticeably tart, michigan cherries (best in the world), noticeable effects of oak aging, light yeast

taste: This thing is so comparable to a number of New Glarus brews, all of which i love....taste is dominated up front by tart michigan cherries, strong oak taste left behind from the barrel aging, light vanilla, light sour flavour, rich malt structure underneath, sugary, a little vinous - ala white grapes. This 750 will be a delight

mouthfeel: tart, slightly creamy, medium body

drinkability: 750ml will not be a problem

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured In: Snifter Glass
Purchased At: Riley's (Madison, WI)

My first beer from Jolly Pumpkin. I can't believe I held out on drinking this bottle for a few months, but finally the time has come.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy rosewood color with a finger of light apricot colored head. I gave the beer a few swirls in my snifter to see how the lace held up. There are a few small dots, along with a few streaks that trickle down to where the beer is sitting. It's too cloudy to see how effervescent it is, but I stuck my ear up to the snifter to hear a beautiful chaotic sound of bubbles gasping for air.

Smell: The nose reveals some sour dark fruit notes including cherries and plums. The sourness to this is really pleasant. There's also a little caramel in the background coming from the malts and a dash of oak from the barrel aging.

Taste: The flavor profile is similar to the nose. A nice blend of sour dark fruit including those same cherries and plums from before. There's a dash of vinegar and caramel in here too. The after taste reveals some orange peel which is really pleasant.

Mouthfeel: A medium bodied beer that's slightly on the thin side of medium bodied. The carbonation is spot on.

Drinkability: If the bottle was a tad cheaper I'd make this a routine beer. A very well crafted beer by Ron Jeffries. This has a great mouthfeel and a nice blend of aromas and flavors.

Ek0nomik, Nov 27, 2009
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La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,643 ratings.