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La Parcela - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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87
very good

700 Ratings
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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 53
Gots: 80 | FT: 5
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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Kegatron on 11-04-2008

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Photo of bigred89
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkleu357
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an old one. Bottled in 2013. Didn’t quite foam over when I opened the bottle, but about 1 inch of foam stuck straight up above the bottle rim. Poured with a big white thick head. Sour spice aroma. Is this beer supposed to be sour? Tart mildly spiced taste. Not getting much pumpkin. I think it tastes pretty good. Nice bubbly dry mouthfeel. I really like it. Hope it’s supposed to taste this way.

Photo of MDHopster
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not my normal style, served in a 8 oz snifter at White Oak Tavern. Cloudy orange, citrus like nose. Sour but not overly but blends with the pumpkin very well. smooth but nicely carbonated.

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 4/5
Wasn't a gusher, but when I poured, the foam built up like crazy. I had to slowly pour a little bit, wait for the foam to die down, pour more, etc, etc. Definitely annoying. Anyway, the beer pours a beautiful pumpkin orange. Slightly hazy. A medium amount of carbonation can be seen.

Smell - 3.75/5
Jolly Pumpkin tartness: sour apples, lemons, cherries. Some spices. Can't really smell any pumpkin, or any distinctly fall spices, which is disappointing. The smell is nice, but it just smells like most JP beers.

Taste - 3/5
Definitely has a taste distinct from other JP beers though. Upon the first sip, my mouth immediately encountered a mellowed-out nutmeg smell, along with perhaps some other fall spices like cinnamon and allspice. I say "mellowed-out" because the spiciness is not nearly as strong as a lot of fall beers, but that's okay. The tartness is still there, but it's greatly toned-down compared with other JP beers. I get a little bit of the tart apples and lemons, and maybe a bit of pumpkin taste. Overall, the taste seems kinda bland-watery to me. I like the fall spices, but I feel like they didn't need to tone down the tartness as much. And they could have added more spices.

Mouthfeel - 3.25/5
Light to medium in body. Moderate level of carbonation. Crisp. The beer is kinda watery.

Overall - 3.5/5
I must say I was disappointed with this beer. I liked the fall spices which they incorporated into the beer, but overall the beer seemed way less flavorful than their other beers, and the tartness was way toned-down. And I would have little some pumpkin taste as well.

Photo of mschantz
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the Black Star coop JP tap takeover. Pours a nice bright tangerine color with just a ski of fine white head. Only clear at the edges. Nose is surprisingly underwhelming with just a hint of orange. Flavor - autumn in a glass. Apple, squash, orange and wood. This sour would serve as a good introduction to the style for newbie sour heads. Finish is very clean.

Photo of ianjsullivan
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light sour, light oak, earthy Brett, green apple, very light cinnamon, white grape

Photo of Wayne17
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephensinner
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnyRebel
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zonker17
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stortore
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Typical Jolly Pumpkin offering.The spicing adds a really nice flavor to the usual sourness, but there's not really much pumpkin coming through. A very good beer, well worth trying.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssgunbond
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of babaracas
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber with one finger thick dense white head, a few rings of lace on the glass. Smell: lactic with straw and bread aromas, unripe nectarine, coriander, ginger-ish but maybe that's just a component of the raw pumpkin... not canned junk, so don't expect a pumpkin pie in your face... not getting any cocoa. If you're not going to give me an intense and accurate beersentation of pumpkin pie, then this is what I want. Taste brings the same. plus a pop of nutmeg-ish spice. Refreshing. Light-medium bodied, velvet feel, tart and drying finish with a little residual sugar and spice beat out by oak and grapeskin. Bottled 10/10/14. Much needed different take on the style (not that it's a new release) given the trend towards bigger, sweeter, barrel-ier.

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of jessealmlie
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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La Parcela from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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