La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 1,766
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 143
Gots: 286 | FT: 23
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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch #6 bottled 5/3/11

Poured from a 750ml bottle into an Ommegeddon glass.

A: Pours a hazy dark cherry colour with little to no head. Lots of bubbles floating to the top.

S: Sour cherry and some dry champagne like notes. Just a flutter of yeasty funkiness. Some oakiness in there as well. Very pleasant.

T: More oak flavor comes out in the taste up front. Sour cherry in the finish. Bone dry and tart.

M: Slightly thin and medium to low carbonation. Not as soft and pillowy as I hoped. Once again bone dry, wich I like.

Overall this a nice beer with a really nice flavor and nose. Slightly lacking in the look and mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of vobr0002
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- brownish red with a good amount of head that fades fast but leaves a ring around the edge.

S- oak, vinegar, cherry, sour notes.

TM- Cherry, vanilla, dry, thin and highly carbonated. Medium level of sour.

O- its a good beer but could use a little more body, a little too dry for me, but I enjoyed the level of sourness. Good starter sour, but not one I would search out.

Photo of TVolt1
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy and hazy but a nice red color to it. minimal head.

S: Smells tart, fruity, and highly of cherry. Much like a cherry cough syrup mixed with a cherry warhead (candy).

T: Good initially taste of tart, fruity, cherry flavors. I am not a huge fan of the finish. Normally, they hage a big kick at the end but this one kind of fizzles at the end.

M: OKay mouthfeel. Not as carbonated as I thought it should be but has the right consistancy.

O: overall, it's an okay beer. Not the best red I've had but I wouldn't dump it down the drain either.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of codysjb
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blend 16, Bottled 8/30/2011
Poured from a 750 into a wine glass (after five minutes of letting it gush).
A: No head now but that’s probably because it gushed all over the place for five minutes before I poured it. Amber/red color.
S: Sour like a limbic, tart and musty with hints of apples.
T: Slightly sour and maybe some light fruitiness, not much here.
M: The sourness comes out here and makes for a fruity taste. Sour not sweet and very funky, not all that strong but tart. Some oak and reminds me of wine a little bit but nothing extra special.
O: Good, not great. This is by no means the world’s best Wild Ale but its interesting enough to try and keep a bottle on hand. B range

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into my usual stemless wine glass.

A: Very well carbonated. Maybe a little over. Such a great amber color.

S: Funky and fruity just like it should smell. Lots of yeast, along with some cherry and citrus.

T: Was looking for a little more tartness but overall really darn good.

M: Very very fizzy, definitely on the higher end of the carbonation scale.

O: A fantastic example of a Flanders Ale. Looking for a little more tartness but overall an amazing beer. I'll be coming back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of angelogarcia3
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sapsuckers in Huntington, NY poured this beer into a brandy snifter glass and provides a thin ivory head. In the glass it is slightly cloudy with a orangy/reddish hue. This beer has aromas of oak, cellars, and fine wine. On the pallette this beer is funky, with hints of oak, sourness, and tartness. Did a good job holding up to a shepard's pie made with venison & sweet potatoes. A very nice beer.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,766 ratings.