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La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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90
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1,675 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,675
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 142
Gots: 271 | FT: 22
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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle. Served in a Prairie Teku glass, the beer pours a dark amber color with about a half inch off-white head. The head didn't stay around for too long, but there's a good amount of lacing. I liked the aroma, the brew smells like tart cherries, caramel, green grapes, oak and vinegar. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some berries, plum and vanilla that I notice. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has a good amount of carbonation. Surprisingly this is the first time I've tried this. I've seen it around for a long time, but for whatever reason I never picked up a bottle until recently. It's definitely worth trying, I thought it was good. $7.99 a bottle.

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A - Bronze color, clear, with a light head and great lacing.

S - Mild sour nose, acidic notes, hints of woodiness.

T - The nose, but turned up. Sourness is front, a slight apple sweetness, with a wood note coming forward in the middle. The close fades to mild acidity, but is pretty quiet, given the open.

M - Quite acidic, but not particularly taxing.

O - This is a well crafted beer. A wild, sour ride that does not go too funky, or blast out your palate. Everything is rock solid.

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La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,675 ratings.