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La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 1,770
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 143
Gots: 287 | 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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A: Milky white head with large bubbles, didn’t persist. Deep crimson red with with a slight marmalade orange hue. Hazy look when held to a light (after leaving the dregs in the bottle).

S: Medium funky brett with barn yard and wet hay. Cherry pie filling mixed with soft oak and a sweet tart bite. Balanced and complex. Mild toasty, pie crust melenoidins support the backbone.

T: Medium-low cherry tartness that leads to a hefty oak burst - clean, lumber like with slight vanilla. Funky brett character supplies complexity to the middle with hay, straw and grassy character. Pie crust, burnt toast and caramel round out the finish. The balance is on the side of the brett and oak with an overall mild sweetness.

M: Very low carbonation - nearly still. Light tannic quality with the level of oak coming through. The sourness gives the tongue a nice refreshing bite as its sipped.

O: A funkier, oakier version of the Flanders Red style. I enjoyed the complexity the brett provided through it would have been interesting too cellar this for longer.

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Taste is so good. Not so sour compared to traditional flanders ales. Light tartness, aromas of cherry and rasberry. Hint of lemon, oak and alcohol. Medium carbonation.
Bitterness is mild-sour, slightly bitter and moderated.
Another great beer by JP

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La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,770 ratings.