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La Parcela - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 263
Hads: 743
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 22.54%
Wants: 58
Gots: 100 | FT: 8
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Kegatron on 11-04-2008

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First a wild ale, with a tribute to nutmeg in the finish. Aged about half a year. Decent drinkablity if familiar with JP ales. A good sized creamy head on brown.Lacey. Smooth.
Ken's bomber.Where is the pumpkin? Spicey smell is muted, without a trace of the pumpkin.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Maui Brewing Company in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.

Pours a clear light orange with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a thin cap. Foamy chunks and rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of biscuit-like malt, spices, and some fruity aromas. Taste is of biscuit-like malt, spices, and some fruity pumpkin flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good pumpkin ale that is much different from others I have tried in the past. This beer is not really that funky/sour like other Jolly Pumpkin beers but I still am impressed with this one.

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Photo of metter98
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy orange in color; some particles are visible floating in suspension. Gently swirling the glass produces a rather large head.
S: The aroma is slightly sour and has some notes of funkiness.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather tart and sour with notes of spices and oak.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The tartness and spices in this beer make it one that probably needs to be sipped.

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

a sour pumpkin beer? it was only a matter of it. i opened this with much excitement. it poures a hazy pale orange color, with a one inch head made of tiny white bubbles. it lasts quite awhile too. the nose is very strange, sour and acidic like lacto at first, then a smooth sweet vibe from the cacao, and finally tart pumpkins, almost composty if you didnt know what sour beer was. its taste is also very different. theres a bit more spice, cinnamon for sure, and the pumpkin flavor is more pronounced than in the smell. smooth feel, again i think from the addition of cacao, which is an interesting additive in a beer. there is a little vinegar taste in the finish, but it matches up well with the sweet component. great carbonation and enough body for a fall beer. ive definitely never had anything like this, and it grew on me as i drank through it. definitely search this out if you dig pumpkin ales.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Churchky.

Pours a really nice hazy copper-orange with an off white head. Decent amount of lace on the way down. Nose brings definite notes of pumpkin along with some oak and a bit of earth. Some funk but not too much. Taste brings some light pumpkin flavor and slight sourness. Mostly earth and oak along with accompanying funk. Feel is light and dry. Drinks quite well and one of the better and most unique pumpkin beers out there.

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

A surprisingly refreshing fruited beer that's full of character yet somehow effortless in drinkability.

Pouring a light golden, somehwat peach in color- the beer has a sprite and effervescent appearance while carrying a slight haze. A light and airy head quickly succums to the acidity of the beer without releaseing much lace.

Sharp lime-like sourness, bitterness, and bite is met with slight cidery vinegar notes, mild salty brine, medium grassy hop bitterness- and then with an added starchy, yeasty taste and feel of perhaps pumpkin additions. Where the sharp palate-stripping sourness is expected, the beer is also lightly creamy and gives a rise to light bready malt taste. White grapes, vinous notes, under-rippened berries, and dusty antique woods continue to deliver level beyond level of flavors that reveal themselves with each and every sip.

The powdery dry character and highly phenolic taste of Jolly Pumpkin ales give them their house character, but this slightly maltier or starchier example balances as well as any in their arsinal.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of sour and tart notes with a hint of cinnamon. Taste is also a dominated by typical JP sour and tart notes with a little bit of a cinnamon hint. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Very enjoyable as I was expecting based on this brewer past effort but I can barely taste all the spices mentioned on the label.

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Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to el meatwad for the heads up on this one.

Into a stemmed 12 oz. goblet, this pours a hazy orange. Plenty of active streaming carbonation, feeding a decent sized head. Surface of the foam was soft and creamy with a little bit of lacing at the edges. As the glass is poured and filled, a crescent of fine sticky lace remains on one side. The color feels like autumn, it fades from a darker cidery brown/orange into a lighter orange/yellow towards the meniscus of the glass.

Aroma of wet stone, minerals, wine grapes, lemon, hay, similar to a lambic. Later on at room temp, the cinnamon/nutmeg is there, with some apple cider traces. Flavor has some earthy, squashy elements, but not a heavy pumpkin presence. Tart and dry with a drying residual spice and identifiable earthy pumpkin in the aftertaste. Upfront its more tart with some toasted malt/pumpkin seeds and spice in the middle, leaving the more complex elements to linger in the finish. Its slightly too astringent, but other than that it drinks very well. A 750 is no problem in a sitting, provided you enjoy sour ales.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.09/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 604. Bottled 8/17/10. Blazing jack-o-lantern orange with honey hued highlights and an expansive crown of alabaster colored cream. Despite the use of cacao, this is one the lightest versions of the style that you'll see. In time, fairly extensive sheets of shotgun-blasted lace appear on the glass.

The nose is pleasant... for an American wild ale. Olfactorily speaking, this brew really isn't even recognizable as a pumpkin ale, which is why the score is below average. The use of wild yeast in *everything* is one of the problems that I have with the way JPAA does business.

Seriously, what's the gourd damned point of La Parcela No. 1 Pumpkin Ale? If a brewery named Jolly Pumpkin is going to brew a pumpkin beer, shouldn't it taste like pumpkin? Or like pumpkin pie spices? It does a little (very very little), but the barnyard quality of their yeast dominates all and levels the flavor profile like a daisy cutter levels... well... a field of daisies.

It tastes like there's nothing darker than pale malt present, along with a fruity sourness, threads from a horse blanket, and extremely subtle spice. No cacao is appreciated at all. With a different name, a different label, and a different style designation (wild ale), this would be better than average beer. Maybe even good beer.

Even though the mouthfeel is nothing to write home about, there is nothing seriously wrong with it either. Given the ABV, it's big enough and holds on long enough. Capable carbonation too.

This was not an easy translation, but it seems as though La Parcela means The Patch. As in pumpkin patch, presumably. My view is that this seasonal brew needs a pretty massive patch of a different sort, since it's one flat tire of a pumpkin ale. Ease off the wild yeast already.

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Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange/copper color with a two-finger, off-white head of buddly, soft foam. It left rings of sticky lace on the glass.

S - It smelled slightly fruity/acidic with a touch of spice and pumpkin.

T - It has a nice acidic sourness with a fruity flavor. Very mild pumpkin flavor.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a very tasty beer. Seems misplaced as a pumpkin ale because so little pumpkin flavor comes through. It is very tasty, though.

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Photo of oberon
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard tap a hazed brown infused orange with a thinner off white head atop,kind of a strange color to this.Funky cheese aromas with a hint of pumpkin pie spice,an odd combination but sorta worked.Flavors of barnyard funk and more of the cheese wich isn't my thing,a faint pie spice comes into play.I knew it would be a little funky coming from JP but maybe a little to much of it for me.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to rich for the recommendation here, i decided to crack this one open with dinner last night as it just seemed to set the mood.

nice light brown/caramel colored pour with a touch of sediment and a nice and tight off white head. well done and really looked the part quite nicely. aroma is sour up front, but with an interesting kick as their are notes of pumpkin, light spices, hints of brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon that layer in on top of it. rather complex and definite eye opener. a little more subtle on the flavor as the sour seemed to dominate with a nice thin vingar like touch that masked that hint of spice and sweetness underneath. very light body was very well carbonated and having the mellow sourness and base that yielded a nice and clean, smooth finish that was nice and dry.

overall a nice light sour that had some good dimensions to it. a definite change of pace for me and one i am glad i got to try.

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

A: The pour is a hazy orange color with a short lived, fizzy white head.

S: Like most Jolly Pumpkin beers, some light tartness on the very front end. Quite fruity with some peaches, lemons, grapes, and even citrus zest. There's a bit of a spice character to this as well as some grass and hay.

T: The taste starts off with damp oak, grass, and hay. The tartness is mild, but there are still some good peach, green apple, and lemon flavors. Not too much in terms of pumpkin, but a bit of sweetness and some all-spice flavor, too.

M: The body is medium with a medium to high level of carbonation.

D: I'm sort of a sucker for Jolly Pumpkin beers, so I was pretty sure I would like this. Not sure if it's worth the price, but I enjoyed it.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 610. Bottled On: 8/13/10.

Appearance: Pours a nearly clear, coppery body with a very tall, wispy, near-white head.

Smell: Lightly bready barley, maybe a sprinkling of wheat and hewn hay, infused with a note of oak barrels and hints of tartish green apples and shaved sour lemons. Any scents of pumpkin or spice certainly come across last and least appreciable.

Taste: Mild bready maltiness coupled with very mellow, very subtle spices and a nudge of lactic lemon. Staunchly dry throughout, with nearly no sweetness cross the tongue. Placid oak wood and faint earthiness midway. A sip of juiced Granny Smith apples rolls out a growing tartness (though never very much) on the back half with a sustained lactic touch. Occasionally, I perceive a vague vegetal, squashy tone, but I fear that's only because I'm looking long and hard for it. Gentle tartness on the rather dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Those grumbling for ever less pumpkin and less spice character should consider giving this one a try, as both are virtually absent, at least in Batch 610. As always, it's another weird, wild ride from Jolly Pumpkin.

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Photo of oline73
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Churchkey. Poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a mild amount of white head that fades to a ring around the glass.

Smell: There is a slight vinegar sourness with some mild fruity and herbal notes.

Taste: This one is quite sour. Vinegar and some tart lemon. Some herbal notes, but I don't pick up the pumpkin. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I don't really pick up any pumpkin, but it's a decent sour. That being said, I would go for another one of their offerings before I went back to this one.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Figured I'd try all the pumpkin beers at my disposal while they're here, so that means a probably sour one should be mixed in with all the spicy others. This one pours a cloudy auburn-amber topped by a finger or so of dirty white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, nutmeg, clove, light banana peel, honeydew, tart pineapple, blood orange, and a touch of honey. The taste hols notes of melon rind, lightly sour grapefruit rind, pumpkin shell, lemon zest, iceberg lettuce, clove, and a hint of white wine grape. The melon and pumpkin rinds seem to overpower everything else, destroying any hope of spicing and even o'ertaking the sour aspects, which don't even try to resist being drowned out. The body is a limpid medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a slightly oily feel. Overall, this beer just missed the mark for me. There was definitely a pumpkin character, but it was all rind, and it conspired with the melon flavors to destroy pretty much everything else. Not a big fan, here...

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's been a lot of talk about this beer given the Jolly Pumpkin name, and the fact that it's their fist pumpkin beer. And having found it on tap I had to try it. But then again, from any brewery that only makes about 800 bbls a year, you kind of can't pass it up, right?

It was pretty much exactly as I'd expected it to be, but I'm kind of a fan of the brewery (and of the Brett), so there you go. And, as a brewer, I have more insight into what goes into it, and what comes out of, it than most other tasters. I certainly wasn't expecting a "pumpkin beer"...

So... hazy, dark amber in color with an orange cast and reddish highlights. Limited bright white head and retention.

Dryish, sharp, and lightly chalky nose. Brett-like nose. Subtle hints of tartness. Subtle hints of vegetable (I guess pumpkin is actually a fruit), but not much.

Basically, it's a regular caramel-accented ale not unlike their others - but perhaps a touch lighter in both flavor and body, and with the same subtle Brett character and underlying tartness as usual. Mild spiciness... but pumpkin spices? Who knows? They're too subdued. I get a suggestion of cinnamon but that's it. Oh, and maybe all-spice or nutmeg. What IS there just blends into the whole, which, I think, makes it a much better beer than those that throw down the cinnamon/all-spice/nutmeg gauntlet.

So I have two mind sets on this. One, if you just take the beer for what it is, forgetting about the pumpkin thing, it's pretty good (for fans of the whole lightly funky thing). And two, if you take it slowly and look for the pumpkin and spice flavors, you'll be really tasting it looking for subtle complexity - which is great too!

Hedonistically, I enjoyed my glass, and I'd have had another and almost did. Forget about the whole pumpkin thing and enjoy!

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Photo of Kegatron
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"La Parcela means 'the patch' or a place where vegetables are grown. Even more interesting is that the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery has never before made a pumpkin beer! Known for artisanal and esoteric brews, this one uses fresh and pureed pumpkin in the mash, and more pumpkin in the boil along with traditional pumpkin pie spices and roasted cacao nibs. Crazy! Fermented in open stainless steel with lager yeast, then racked with more pumpkin puree into Jolly Pumpkin's oak barrels for extended "wild" conditioning. We're expecting a very funky sour beer with hints of chocolate and a spicy finish. 6.0%abv"

On tap at the Cambridge Brewing Company during their Great Pumpkin Festival, held on 10/31/08. Served on tap in a Pils style glass.

Pours a deep, hazy, amber rose color with a thin ring of brite-white head. Retention consists of a nice smattering of lace and oily residues when swirled. The aroma features some wild sour character right off the bat, being tart but not overly so. Underneath lie a waft of pumpkin spices and some chocolate sweetness.

The taste is much sweeter than the aroma was, with sticky notes of chocolate and vanilla. There are also some underlying hints of pumpkin meat and spices with just a touch of tart funk that intermingles in with the other flavors. Overall finish that is tangy and spicy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation that borders on the creamier side. There is a touch of beef to the feel but the ABV is hid pretty well.

Wow, this was really interesting and seemed to me that Jolly Pumpkin pretty much pulled off what they were shooting for with this. A Pumpkin Ale that is rich with notes of chocolate and spice but possessing their trademark "Wild" quality. I liked that the tartness didn't quite dominate the taste as much as it did the nose, allowing much more of the pumpkin qualities to shine through. A unique beer for sure that I'm glad to have been able to try.

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

BOTTLE: 750ml brown glass. Orange pry-off pressure cap. Appealing label art.

Served cold into a pilsner glass at low altitude in Austin, Texas. Reviewed live as a pumpkin ale per the label. 5.9% ABV.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 1.5 fingers wide. White colour. Nice thickness and frothiness. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is average - about 2 minutes.

BODY: Clear gold/honey colour of above average vibrance. Clean; no yeast paticulate or hop sediment is visible.

Overall, it's an appealing appearance for a pumpkin ale.Appears well-carbonated.

AROMA: Cocoa, Munich malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, floral hop character, and guiding oak overtones. The pumpkin is quite reticent, to its detriment. If anything, a pumpkin ale aroma should have evocative pumpkin character. Apple cider character.

Aromatic intensity is above average.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

TASTE: Has a nice guiding oak undertone which lends it nice cohesion. Malt backbone is comprised of Munich malts, clean barley, Cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Where's the pumpkin? It's barely present at all. Apple cider notes fill it out nicely. The cocoa could be more evocative. Crystal malts. Some salt. Mild sourness (i.e. 2/10 in terms of intensity).

This is well-balanced, and has goo depth of flavour. It's adequately complex, but there's plenty of room for more intricacy and subtlety.

Average duration and intensity of flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, acidic, wet, refreshing, medium-bodied, and aptly thick. Crisp and clean. This texture complements the taste well, but doesn't elevate the beer or accentuate any of its constituent notes. Well-carbonated.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: Highly drinkable. The cocoa powder character develops as it warms, making it a pleasant brew, though the sore absence of any pumpkin character whatsoever does hold it back. It's not the stellar quality I usually associate with Jolly Pumpkin, but it's worth trying and I'm glad I picked it up. Just don't expect much of a pumpkin ale. The oak character is a stand-out.

High B-

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Photo of Rifugium
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Served on tap, presented in a 9 oz. wine glass, this beer was a hazy coppery-orange color with a small, wispy, white head, that left pretty much no lacing at all. I got very little aroma from this beer, but still, there were traces of funky yeast, light spice, and a gently breadiness, with a touch of apple skin. I was expecting something much more sour with this, but it was pretty mild and approachable in the taste actually. Grassy to be sure, woody, with hints of apple, peach, and lemon pith, a little barnyard funk, with a easy tartness that didn't make me flinch for even a second. Mildly spicy. I really got little to no pumpkin from this at all. Light-medium mouthfeel, and pretty drinkable, though there was a little twang in the aftertaste that just didn't sit right. Still nice overall.

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Photo of russpowell
4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Gushed a bit upon opening, pours a hazed & very effervescent amber with 3 fingers of pearl white head. Stays hazed, nice lacing 7 head retention

S: Tartness, orange peel, & grapefruit, coriander

T: Coriander, white pepper, grapefruit, tartness, a touch of nutmeg & squashyness up front, plus dryness & lovely tartnesss. Tartness, a touch of coriander/all-spice as this warms, plus grapefruit, so drinkable& just a kiss of funk. Finishes tart with grapefruit & coriander, plus oaky dryness

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, smooths out to awesomeness

Not getting a ton of Pumpkin or cacao, but a damn fine beer, giving it a .5 deduction for not screaming pumpkin to me, but miles better than most of this ilk. Super refreshing, seems more like a Summer beer, but maybe just a bit past it's prime. I'm results driven & I like/love this!

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Photo of smcolw
2.61/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Frothy white head that settles lumpily.

My first impression is sweet & sour sauce. Odd, eh? Leans to the sour side. I do not detect any spice or pumpkin in the smell. I think if I were blindfolded, I would guess this is a Cyser.

It tastes like a Cyser, meaning it seems to have soured apples, not pumpkins. Very sour flavor. I frankly don't know what to make of this--I detect no pumpkin, cacao or other spices here. The finish is similar to sucking a lemon.

My wife thinks its okay. I'm finding it difficult to finish.

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Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/29/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, green apple, lemon zest, pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, floral, grass, herbal, oak, caramel, toast, light tart funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of pumpkin, yeast, malt, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, pear, green apple, lemon zest, clove, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, toast, light cocoa, herbal, floral, grass, oak, light tart funk, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of pear, green apple, lemon zest, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, pepper, nutmeg, caramel, toast, herbal, floral, light cocoa, oak, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of of malt, pumpkin, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a really excellent Belgian pumpkin ale style. All around great balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a golden color with one inch of fluffy white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of tart apples, sour fruits, and maybe light pumpkin, but not much.

t - Tastes of spices, light fruit, and a hint of funk/sour fruit. Tastes kind of watered down, which is disappointing.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A good beer, but didn't seem to have a lot of pumpkin to it and the taste was pretty watered down. Would try again but wouldn't seek out.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation, light amounts of visible yeast sediment, and some light golden yellow and copper highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy light beige head that fairly quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tartness, sourness, and a slight bit of barnyard funk.

T: This beer has a moderate flavor of tartness with some lighter notes of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice) and some oak woodiness. Very light hints of lemon citrus and toasted pumpkin. Light amounts of barnyard funk. Very light amounts of bitterness which disappear almost immediately.

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: There is enough funkiness/sourness to this beer that it is one that you will want to sip over an hour of so but it is a very interesting and enjoyable brew. I like the funkiness but the pumpkin is very subtle in this one.

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La Parcela from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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