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La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 781
Hads: 1,926
Avg: 3.99
pDev: 19.55%
Wants: 174
Gots: 320 | FT: 24
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2004

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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Photo of Sammy
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very satisfying, thanks Wohlfs. Refreshing spices. Rum whiff. Well carbonated. All taste. Lots of different malts. Licorice, corriander, rum, bourbon, fennel, fruit. Another bottle two years later and in particular sour, more than I would expect from a biere de garde and great looks from lace and head.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.77/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blend 5, 2009

A - Pours a cloudy chocolate covered cherry red/brown color with a 1 inch head that fades to a 1/2 inch cap. The lacing is somewhat little on this beer.

S - Smells of sour fruits (cherry), vinegar (balsalmic maybe), and funky yeast/bacteria.

T - Tastes like it smells. Tart sour cherries, balsalmic vinegar, and funk all blend together. Very tasty.

M - Beer has good carbonation, so it is pretty smooth. It leaves a coating of funk taste in the mouth (not a bad thing).

D - Very, very good. I am very glad I picked this one up. However, at $11.99 a bottle I will save this one for a once in a while drink.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blend 5,2009; Ale aged in Oak Barrels-Artisan Amber Ale.

Pours a dark ruby to brick red with a light tan head that quickly fades. Attractive.

Nose of sour cherries and light oak with a hint of green pepper.

Mouth feel is thin but clean and fresh and plea
sant. A lighter mouth feel that still has a quality rich character.

Flavors of green pepper, hints of green herbs like basil and oregano. Herbal flavors but pleasant and attractive. A sour cherry vegetal character that would likely go well with food. Some sour apple, green unripe pear quality.

An interesting sour with no real sweetness. Actually pretty attractive all around.

Long green pepper finish, spicy green herb finish.

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Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear amber in color and poured with a finger high off white head. The head died down into a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: The smell has a moderate amount of sourness and some hints of cherries.
T: Like the smell, flavors of tart and sour cherries dominate the overall taste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is relatively easy to drink because the alcohol is well masked.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

blend 6, bottled on 3/2/2012. really really good stuff here. pours the color of the label, pale brick red with a paly syrup color undertone, some suspended yeast sediment that eventually settles to the bottom of the glass. small off white head, minimal retention, but some runners like a good red wine as it sips. smells like a brett sour, lots of tiny piquant dancers in my nose. amber malts backing it up, but way back. flavor is similar, big oaky sour vibes assault you every sip, starting on the front of the tongue and eventually dominating the entire palate. some nice complex medium amber malts happening, dusty and bouncing off the sour notes really well. feel is solid, effervescent carbonation and a whole lot of spunk. medium mody makes it rather drinkable and the abv could be anything, not noticeable at all. overall a great beer, my favorite jolly pumpkin so far.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was poured and paired with Raspberry point Oysters... First time having oysters because I typically don't care for seafood. The smell of the beer was fruity and funky. It looked red in color with a minimal head and lacing. The taste of the beer was tart and had plenty of sour qualities to it. The beer pairs really well with the oysters because they was a lots of black pepper in them. The sour and pepper balanced each other out really well. The mouthfeel is the beer had a good carbonation to it. It's light bodied and kind of refreshing. Overall it's a good wild ale in my opinion. Worth trying for sure.

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Photo of brentk56
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy peach ice tea color with a rocky head that does a nice job lacing the chalice

Smell: Nice balance between the oak barrel, vanilla and caramel elements with just a touch of sour cherry

Taste: Opens with a slightly sour cherry and caramel flavor, with undertones of rum, bourbon and vanilla that develop by mid-palate; after the swallow, the fruity elements pick up and are balanced by the earthy and sour flavors; nice mild, woody finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Where others have marked this one down for being neither fish nor fowl, I find an incredibly well-done balancing act; very nice and approachable

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An intesely flavored beer. Pours a solid rust-amber color with a haze. Head fell to a trace but laced well. Smells seriously fruity and tart with a woodsy musky aroma. Flavors of raspberries and cherries shine in the foreground, the rounding out with a Flanders Red smoothness and lightness. Remains Granny Smith apple tart into the finish. Picks up a little of a Framboise flavor, aroma, and tartness, just not as sweet. Remains a bit musky and oak-ey in flavor. Finishes a bit astringent and a tart dryness. Still, a complex and flavorful beer.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked up at Whole Foods in DC a bit back. Served in a Jolly Pumpkin tulip.

Pours an amber-brown with a thin off-white head that falls fairly quickly and leaves a thin collar. The nose brings a bit of light lactic acid and some cherry. A bit of cherry pit and mild oak. The flavor really pushes on from there with some nice lactic presence as well as cherry and cherry pit. Oak is good. Really nice. Mouthfeel is crisp and acidic with a dry finish. Impressive. Another winner from JP.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.84/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a medium brown color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of brett is quite powerful a not the best of mix with the spices that are included in here. Taste is really weird it start with some great sourness and oak which is all ok at this point but when the spice kicks in it really doesn’t provide an enjoyable overall mix. Body is also a bit thin but carbonation is quite lively. I really enjoyed the JP beers that I had but I just don’t think this one is a good mix.

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Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Bright and clear reddish-amber for the first 3/4 of the bottle, hazier after that. The three-finger off-white head retains incredibly well.

Smell - Plenty of fruity sourness and barnyard funk, a bit of oak and hints of leather and tobacco. Strange but inviting.

Taste/mouthfeel - Leather, sour cherries, tobacco and moderate funky brett. Tannic, oaky and fairly sour, but not overly acidic. A hint of maple syrup appears as the beer warms, but it's otherwise very dry. Light-to-medium in body, highly carbonated and crisp. Impressive complexity without compromising drinkability. An excellent and unique beer.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An import-priced Belgian-style bomber at Beerbistro. The cat on the label is very reminiscent of Alley Kat's fat cat imagery. This beer pours a cloudy dark apricot hue, with two fingers of creamy off-white head, which leaves minor lace around the glass as it dissipates. It smells of sour cherry, lemon, and a light woodiness. The taste is more tart cherry, caramel malt, soft oakiness - butter, vanilla - and dry, mildly floral hops. The carbonation is quite strong, very much like cider, the body resplendent in medium fleshy fruit, and it finishes with a pointedly full-stop dryness at the finish, with some cherry and pomegranate fruity aftertaste. A bit of mild alcohol warming shows itself as well.

This is very nicely tart and malty, without the expected funk.

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Photo of emerge077
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aroma of sour cherry/cranberry, funky Brett, oak, and a sharp boozy note that soon passes. Over time, the nose reminds me more and more of a Flanders Red. Served at cellar temp, around 55º.

Chilled bottle opens with little fanfare, no spray of foam, or gushing qualities. A lone wisp of smoke exits into the air. A hazy shroud of foam obscures the mahogany hued liquid. Irregular lace forms on one wall of the glass.

Tastes predominantly of sour cherry, caramel, and oak, bubbly on the palate. Interesting notes develop in the dry aftertaste. Some cocoa and leather elements come in, complimenting the spent sour fruits. The sour quality isn't overplayed, it comes in moderately, and exits like a whisper. Complexity isn't overwhelming, but gives you something to think about while savoring it. At cellar temperature it seems to have more depth. Served cold, the flavors are somewhat muted.

This is a high-quality offering, i've tried it many times and never experienced an "off bottle". It's at the top of my JP list, a 4-way tie with Oro, Bam, & Firefly for the top spot. Unique and recommended...

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Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a foamy, off-white, long-lasting head that left some thick rings of sticky, patchy lace.

S - It smelled slightly funky and of dried apples. Also, some mild caramel notes.

T - It tasted of funky yeastiness, a sweet caramel maltiness and some sour apple flavors.

M - It was crisp, fairly sharp and very dry. A medium-bodied ale.

D - This is a pretty good wild ale. Very complex blend of flavors and tasty.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A beautiful amalgam of orange, copper, coral and raspberry with radiant orange edges. This biere de garde looks like a tropical sunset in a glass. The orangish beige crown is a good color complement to the liquid beneath. It isn't all that large, though, and it could be firmer and stickier. With a better head and more lace, the appearance would be a gobsmacker.

When assessing the nose, spiced golden rum is the first comparison to come to mind. There's also a boozy cherry presence that's a shade too cough syrup-like to suit me. Musty, earthy hops are present as well, but don't work in the grand scheme of things. In fact, the nose is like a handful of random puzzle pieces that don't quite fit together.

La Roja tastes like a Jackson Pollack painting looks: chaotic, colorful, bold, seemingly without a center, although strangely appealing if one is in the right mood. Trouble is, I don't know that I'd be in the mood all that often, if ever. The flavor profile consists of Scotch whisky-soaked caramels with a ton of phenols, smoke, cherry vodka, indeterminate spices and a dash of Jagermeister. I'm having trouble getting my palate around this one. The trouble is, repeated samples aren't bringing me any more clarity.

The alcohol presence is just too overwhelming and intrudes on whatever else the flavor as a whole is trying to achieve. As a focal point, ethanol doesn't cut it. The beer drinks at greater than 7.2%, as evidenced by the slight burn going down and the growing bloom of warmth currently setting up shop in my midsection. I should have let this bottle cool its heels for another few years.

Warming brings some amount of cooperation among the previously untamed flavor elements. It's possible, however, that that impression has more to do with tongue numbing and brain fogging that anything else. I swear the ABV is 10.0%. The mouthfeel is nearer to full than it is to medium and borders on lightly syrupy.

I want to love the Jolly Pumpkin beers, I really do. They've certainly done their homework on presentation: great brewery name, beer names, labels, bottles, etc. Ultimately, though, the contents of those bottles is the only thing that matters. I have little doubt that with a few years under its belt, this will be a better (if still not a great) beer. Right now, I can't recommend it. Thanks to deejaydan for the bottle.

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Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damn how cool is it to see Jolly Pumpkin showing up here in the Buffalo area!This is one of the few offerings suprisingly that I havent tried from JH till today,this poured a light hazed amber/brown with a tight well formed light brown head in my oversized wine glass.The barrel aging shows with hints of vanilla and wood with some lactic sour notes.Very food friendly but flavorful starting out with notes of grape and brown sugar with quite a hefty sour acidic finish but not not to much,yeasty esters thruout.A very nice beer from the home state I like a good Biere de Garde if it can be found and this is quite nice,oh and did I say food friendly?

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I actually picked this bottle up when I was in Ohio, as it was not available around here yet, though it is now. I had wanted to try this one for a while, so I splurged and picked it up. I have heard good things about them so far, so I wanted to see for myself. The very nice 750ml capped bottle looked very good and so I proceeded to pull it out of the fridge.

Appearance - Poured out a very nice and hazy amber color right of the top. A good three finger high head of white colored foam then reached up and sat on top for a good few minutes before finally settling down and leaving just a token film across it throughout the entire session. Some nice side glass lace was apparent as was good carbonation coming up off the bottom of the glass. Overall, not a bad look at all, and I was getting anxious to try this.

Smell - The aroma was nice and sour. Lots of nice yeast likes smells coming off of here. A nice grain base was evident as was some fresh grass and a touch of light fruit. Nice sour cherry like smell coming off of it now. Nothing too heavy with the overall profile staying nice and light. This was very nice indeed, with just the right amount of tartness balanced against a good little bit of sweetness.

Taste - The flavor followed suit almost perfectly. Started out with a very nice light profile, some light fruit, maybe apples and pears, with a touch of some light peach and fig notes. A good bit of spices. Nice sour and tart fruit notes in the back now, really starting to dominate the closer it gets to the finish. Very nice long finish with a nice sour bite that helped walk you through the finish, but never got too out of hand or too harsh, with the flavor staying light right up until the end.

Mouthfeel - Very nice lighter bodied ale. This had a really nice carbonation profile and an awesome smooth feeling to it. Really a nice ale here that had a crisp little bite to finish it off.

Drinkability - This was outstandingly drinkable, in fact I could not detect any alcohol in it at all. It was just a superb drinker here with a light profile and very nice little bit of sourness to it, I could have had this one all day.

Overall, I thought this was really quite nice. The first thing I had from them was the Bam and I loved that but was not so crazy about that winter release. This on the other hand I thought was excellent and would happily purchase again any day.

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Photo of nickfl
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - There was some minor gushing when I opened the cap, but I didn't lose any beer and it is forgiveable in a barrel aged beer. This one has a comically large and tenacious head. Fairly dark orange brown color, somewhat hazy.

S - Spicy, acidic aroma. Earthy and somewhat fruity.

T - Tart, citrusy acidity. Earthy, dirty flavor with fruity notes; lemony and grapefruit like. Finishes with strong bitterness on the back of the tongue.

M - Heavy carbonation, but with a fairly thin body. Maby some tannins.

D - Has a good bit of flavor while remaining light, but the acidity is a little too acrid for my taste and I think a little more residual sweetness would balance it out better.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Opaque amber in color with a fluffy off-white foam that dissipates to a thin layer, good lacing.

S: A moderate tartness, sour cherries, and oak.

T: Mildly tart, sweet, cherries, almost cola-like. A bit of bitterness, which is surprising.

M: Bubbly, medium body.

D: Not quite what I was hoping for, but still a good beer.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle - $9.99 at Bullock's in Marietta, Georgia. A small sticker on the back of the bottle lists "Blend 3, 2008".

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark caramel body with a pervasive amount of fine effervescence and topped with a goodly-sized, off-white

Smell: Toasted bready and caramel malts cower in the corner from the looming, encroaching wild yeast-derived aromas. I don't blame them, I'd cower too.

Taste: Initial maltiness of heavily toasted bread crusts and dark caramel with a brief, restrained sweetness quickly clear the way for a veritable tide of funk-induced flavors. Sours cherries, unripened Willamette raspberries, freshly-grated nutmeg, Red Delicious apple peelings, a lone drop of vanilla cream, and even some puckeringly tannic, fouled wood barrel tastes. Slight acidity. Fairly earthy and acetic at times. Finishes quite dry with some enduring dusky tannic hints.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Highly carbonated.

Drinkability: As always, it's another weird, wild ride from Jolly Pumpkin. To say these beers aren't for everyone is a huge understatement. Paired well with the song "Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect" by The Decemberists.

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Photo of jlindros
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blend 2, bottled 3-18-10.
Been eyeing this in the fridge for a long time, waiting for a good day to do it. After a really long day at work, and more work coming this weekend, and lots of pain trying to buy a new house, I figured it was time to do it.

The long neck forces a slow pour and nice creamy bubbly head that fades pretty quickly though. THe beer itself is pretty clear rosy reddish light maroon color.

The nose is really nice. it has some light sour fruit, a little raspberry, a little bolotin cherry, tart fruits, but very juicy. A very light dry farmhouse funk, lacto style funk, but very light even though this beer has a bit of age. There's a touch of oak and vanilla, with a light creamy malt in the background, and just a faint hint of bourbon.

The taste is lighter than the nose, but not by a large margin. It is fairly sour and tart, with lots more nice fruit, with a little berry, and some sour bolotin cherry. Some acidity comes through, with a light creamy malt taste. Some nice oak tastes with a touch of vanilla. A very light warming booze, with some sweetness as well. A light red malt taste. And of course some lacto funk, a dry and slight farmhouse wild yeast funk, making itself known, but not dominating. More so than the nose at least. Some light bitterness comes through with that, most likely from the yeast and acidic fruit flavors. It finishes with a little flemmy taste, and lots of lingering tart fruit, pretty dry at the same time too.

The mouth is medium to lighter bodied with decent carbonation.

It has an OK drinkability, nothing special, but for a wild at 7% it's fairly drinkable. Some of the flemmy taste gives it a tougher swallow, and a very light warming booze with the sour and tart fruits. But for what it is, it's fairly drinkable.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
Blend 10
Bottled 6-24-2011... just over a year old at tasting; and I should note that this tasting does not necessarily represent the other samples I've tasted. In fact, it's noticeably different in that it's not as highly carbonated and much less sour.

Appearance: The first pour was a hazy, almost cloudy, orange-accented russet brown body. The second pour, with the lees roused, was completely cloudy like a hefeweizen. Even a fairly rough pour brought up only a short head of khaki foam, and unfortunately, the head retention and lacing were both limited.

Aroma: Caramel malt, toffee, fruit (berries, dark fruit, sharp apple, black cherry), some minor mineral and earthiness.

Flavor: There's more caramel to it than you might expect, and that fits entirely well with the Flanders oud bruin tradition. It's not overly sweet, and the gentle tartness balances it nicely. The lactobacilus (and possible wild yeast) is kept in check and there's nothing harsh or overtly phenolic. No real hops are present, although there is some underlying spiciness, and it finishes with some drying oak (which actually makes it kind of a Flanders red / oud bruin hybrid).

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light in body. Surprisingly moderate carbonation (which is probably just be this batch; or perhaps my bottle was mistreated along the way and lost some C02). Smooth.

Overall: For the price, a beer of this quality done in the Flanders style (more oud bruin than Flanders red in my opinion) is a steal. And let's face it, there aren't that many out there. Absolutely worth trying.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My sister sprung for this one in a Minneapolis bar. She paid $24.00 for the bottle; I can't say I support that decision but there were no other sours available and that's what she likes. Served into a generic tulip. Expectations were high. Reviewed from notes taken earlier this month. Blend 3 bottled 01-25-12. So I guess it had ten months age on it.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness and decent retention. Colour is a refined dark red (true to its moniker, I might add). No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Tart cherry, sour wild yeast, bacteria, clean malts, and hints of oak. A pretty strong aroma; subtle and evocative. I can't wait to try it.

T: Tart bright fruit (cherry, raspberry), clean yeasty notes (biscuit, maybe a hint of spice), clean indistinct formative pale and amber malts, bacteria, wild yeast, and acidic wine/grapeskin-esque notes. Well balanced and built, if slightly simplistic in comparison to other beers in the style. Nicely subtle and evocative. Pleasant to drink. I quite like it. Limited background oak.

Mf: Tingly coarseness from the tart bacterial notes - perhaps even a bit of manifested crystal malt. Good thickness and carbonation. Too smooth on the open and finish. Suits the flavours nicely.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable for the style. I quite dig it. I'd have it again, preferably aged and at a better price. A good sour, especially considering its country of origin. Could use a bit more rounded tartness. A lovely beer from Jolly Pumpkin.


*I had to play with the overall score to get the letter rating I wanted. This keeps my reviews fair and consistent. Please see my profile page for more information.

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Photo of russpowell
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle pours a volcanic amber/caramel with floaties (cleared nicely) & 3+ fingers of fluffed up sand-colored head. Very good lacing & above average head retention

S: Sour & oaky, not picking up any weird/funky Brett notes (maybe gave it all up through fermentation? That'd be okay by me! )

T: Sourness, apple skins, oaky dryness & a hint of vanilla up front. Tart raspberry follows as this warms. Finishes sour, tart, slight caramel whispers. with tanic notes & hints of cherry & raspberries

MF: Medium-bodied, spritzy

Drinks great for a sour beer& the ABV; this is my 1st American Wild Ale. I'd just about given up on this brewery, this one takes me back to cautiously happy about their offerings, easily the best Jolly Pumpkin product I've had

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What the hell. For 15 minutes I watched this bottle foam over. I keep having to clean the foam off before it goes all over.

Pours a ruby hue with some head that rapidly fades to nothing. Nose is like caramelized apples and I also feel like I am standing in an old wine cellar that is ripe with so much exposure to moisture. Just an almost musty, old wood smell. Flavor reminds me of a wine, or better yet a brandy. Different from that though of course. Apple flavor is distinct, but not overpowering by any means. This is my first of this style, so I don't really know what to expect. Which makes this nothing more than an amateurs rating. But over the journey I have taken in beer and coming to this point, I kind of like it. Definitely not something to pick up right off the bat after just getting into the craft brew. But good to push the palate in a forward direction.

Batch 7, 2008

Pours a foggy orange hued brown with a creme head. Nose is all wood with some vanilla and wild yeast tones. Flavor is bitter with an earthy citrus thing going on. Very acidic wood profile overall. Feel has a bit of a biting carbonation to it and a liquid feel that is a bit thick and slick. Nice tiny drink. A bit rough on the edges, but you've gotta love a readily available wild ale.

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La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.