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La Parcela - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

579 Ratings
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Ratings: 579
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%


Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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biga7346

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2010 Batch# 436/437

A: This beer pours with more rocky, pillowy head than other JP beers I had had. It's an impressively clear and firm copper to burnt orange.

S: Black pepper, carraway, cumin, some waxy phenol, coriander, some mint. Deeply herbal and spicy, reminds me of Christmas potpourri. And of course, with all JP beers, a background of red wine, oakey sourness from the aging (love it).

T/M: More black pepper spiciness, mint, pumpkin pie spices, cinammon. Again, the nose follows the taste in that this is a very herbal beer almost to the point where it is off-putting. I do very much like the interplay between the spice notes and the oak-aging sourness.

D: I have to say not one of my favorite JP beers simply because they do "refreshing" saisons better than anyone and that's what I love about this brewery. This one is a little harder to drink. Definitely not for everybody.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 18:46:29 | More by biga7346
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champ103

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to Onslow for sharing this with me and a few other BA friends. Reviewing from notes.

A: Pours a clear but dark orange color. A beige head forms, but recedes in a moment. Light lace is left behind.
S: A nondescript tart/sour/acidic/funkiness that you would except from JP. Maybe some spice and oak, but hard to tell.
T: Follows the nose. Pretty much sour, tart and acidic with some spice. I really don't get anything else that would suggest a Pumpkin Ale.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and dry. A bit to much carbonation. Not hard to drink, but not really something I am going to come back to.

I get the joke, JP needed to make a Pumpkin beer and this is it. Though it is just the typical sour and funky JP beer. Just kind of nondescript sour at that. Not much nuance that I usually get from their funky Farmhouse beers. I really like most of their beers, but this is a style that just does not go with funk. Interesting to try once, but that is it.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 19:02:18 | More by champ103
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Batch 436/437

Pours a clean orange-ish/ yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, sour white grapes, nutmeg, and cinnamon. In the taste, green apple, cinnamon, nutmeg and a dry pumpkin under all that. Almost cider like. A spicy bite and a light to medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry cider like and small spice aftertaste. Not so much pumpkin, but spicy and almost cider like.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 23:28:32 | More by OWSLEY069
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brewdan

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2009 bottle sampled just as 2010 edition is being released. Sweet label.

Pours a light golden-orange with a frothy white head. LOTS of fine carbonation.

Smells great; tart lemony funky goodness. I don't get any pumpkin off the nose; it is pretty much signature JP funk. A little gueuze-like.

Taste upfront is tart and funky. Dry bitter citric funky flavors dominate. The finish is just a bit off imho. First of all it is ever so slightly greasy; I'm not sure if that is coming from the cacao or pumpkin but it hurts an otherwise great beer. Also there is a bit of a medicinal note like aspirin in there as well- which is also not so good.

Mouthfeel is light and creamy from all the carbonation while also being dry and chalky.

This is a good effort but not my favorite JP brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 13:33:58 | More by brewdan
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semibaked

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sticker on the back of the bottle says Batch 436/437

Poured into my DFH Signature Glass.

A - Pours a beautiful dark orange with a large frothy tan/white head that produces ridiculous amounts of lacing and the body is filled with carbonation.

S - Sourness is dominate, slight hop and pumpkin, and a little hay/barnyard quality too.

T - Sourness again is right up front, I don't get much Pumpkin, not sure how old this bottle is but the pumpkin seems to have faded.

M - Has a light bodied mouthfeel, and great amount of carbonation.

D - This is pretty good but I wish I would have drank it when it was fresher, but still another good offering from Jolly Pumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 00:46:09 | More by semibaked
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alcstradamus

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes

Pours a light copper with a finger of head and some good lacing. Aroma is a very pleasant mix of light spices, orange peel, pumpkin, and band aid.

The flavor is nicely tart and crisp. There doesn't seem to be much depth here, but the light spice and orange peel flavor profile is nice in its own right.

The body is medium and carbonation is high and appropriate. Overall I think this is a very good beer, definitely one of the better Jolly Pumpkins I have tried. I would like to get a chance to try this a bit fresher, perhaps there will be more pumpkin/spice.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 20:43:29 | More by alcstradamus
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Patrick999

Florida

4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all, I know it's a little late for this beer, so I am not going to slam it if the pumpkin flavor is nonexistent. Just glad to get the opportunity, even if we're closer to 2010's pumpkin ale season than 2009's.

Ale flavored with pumpkin, cacao, spices, and aged in oak. Who the hell does that? Look no further than the mad, irreverent brewers at Jolly Pumpkin, and it makes perfect sense. Batch 436/437 per bottle.

Poured into a tulip not-quite-pumpkin orange. It almost looks IPA-ish. Fizzy lambic-esque head, though, with no lacing.

It smells, unsurprisingly, like a Jolly Pumpkin sour. Sour apple and a good deal of leathery funk. If I strain, I can pick up some undercurrent of fleshy gourd and a little cinnamon and nutmeg. Would I immediately identify it as pumpkin, not knowing any better? Doubtful. Aroma is more that of a decent sour.

Aspirin bitterness up front, then a good but short-lived hit of sour apple and lemon, and a little molded plastic that I sometimes find in lambics. Medium dry finish. Miraculously, on the long aftertaste, *there* is the pumpkin pie! Oh yeah, it's definitely there. Good natural pumpkin flavor and a little pumpkin pie spicing. Very tasty marriage of wild/pumpkin ale. Pretty kick-ass, actually. If more "pumpkin ales" tasted like this, I'd likely be a bigger fan of them. Think this belongs squarely in the American Wild Ale category if I'm splitting hairs, but at the end of the day who really cares - if Jolly Pumpkin calls it a pumpkin ale, that's what it is. Call it a Pumpkin Lambic for all I care, it's really good.

Well-carbonated, lively, sharp mouthfeel, but it doesn't override the beer by any means, only helping to deliver the flavor.

I tend to want to take my time, because it's enjoyable and interesting, but the bottle drains easily, especially if you're in the mood for a sour. You know what this reminds me of...something Dany at Fantome would do - it seems to have similar spicing to some of his seasonal beers.

Recommended, if you like sours and funky saisons. I hope Jolly Pumpkin makes this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 22:21:37 | More by Patrick999
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beachbum1975

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Went to Hyde Park Wine & Spirits and heard there was one of these hiding in the back room.

Batch 436 / 437 - shared with DrewOSU

Pours a dirty orange with yellow highlights. Moderately cloudy body. Average head with no lacing.

Smells sour with hints of light spices. I get granny smith apples and lemon zest in the sour qualities.

The taste reflects the nose nicely, but I get more of the holiday spices in the mix. I get pumpkin, as well, but very mild.

I liked this beer a bunch, but after 6 months of cellaring, I think the pumpkin qualities faded significantly.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 23:19:13 | More by beachbum1975
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 436 / 437; Sampled December 2009
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a fat, two finger thick, pale amber, lightly tan colored head that leaves some lacing as it slowly subsides. The beer is a combination of rich copper and amber hues that shows a lightly hazed, gold-copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of spicy nutmeg, sweetly vegetal pumpkin meat, a touch of spicy ginger, some white pepper, hints of cinnamon, brown sugar, light toasted grain notes. Really though this beer smells of a light spiciness and caramelized pumpkin flesh; it is pretty nice and I like the light hand with the actual spices, plus I think the fermentation provided some of the spice notes too.

Suprisingly dry tasting, considering the nose, and there is a nicely soft tartness that says this wasn't fermented in a "clean" Sachoromyces only brewery. The spiciness comes through in a much more peppery, ginger kind of way in the flavor due to the lack of sweetness. There is still a touch of pumpkin flesh flavor in the finish, but it is much more subtle. The beer has a nice texture to it; the fair amount of carbonation couples with the light tartness to bring a peppery sharpness to this as it rolls across the tongue; this is definitely a lighter feeling brew, but it easily keeps from seeming thin. In fact there seems to be a touch of malt viscosity without any accompanying sweetness. The peppery note couples with a soft woodiness

My second pour of this that is drunk quite soon after the pour, is a bit too fizzy and carbonated; luckily a quick swirl of the glass releases the extra carbonation. The tartness is definitely lactic in nature, which pairs well with the rest of the beer. Perhaps a touch of lighlty smoky phenolics are noticeable as the beer warms up, but this can be exceedingly fleeting.

This is an exceedingly fantastic Pumpkin beer, definitely one of the best commercial examples that I have ever had. I like how appetizing and "sweet" the aroma smells, but that the flavor is dry, tart and not anywhere near over-spiced. The aroma actually reminds me of desert (perhaps obviously), but the flavor is, in the end, quite savory. I am definitely quite pleased to be drinking a bottle of this right now.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 16:43:21 | More by Gueuzedude
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A sour pumpkin ale. That can't work can it?

a: This was a hazy golden peach color. It poured with a huge, uneven, and sticky head.

s: Amazingly enough, there are some pumpkin pie spices in the nose. The dominant aroma is tart yet sugary apricots. There is also a little plastic and some oak.

t: Lightly tart apricots start things off. The finish is spicy, tasting strongly of cloves with some all-spice. There is some plastic in the exhale. I don't detect any pumpkin, but that isn't a surprise.

m: Gently prickly carbonation and a long spicy funk finish.

d: I entered into this with some trepedation. They did a great job with this one though. Thanks to OHLRangers for this unique treat via BIF.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2010 11:49:31 | More by DIM
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homebrewhawk

Kansas

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served in a Boulevard Tank 7 glass. Thanks for sharing Eugene. Poured a hazy gold with a thin white head. Fairly sour aroma with just a hint of pumpkin pie spice. Nice tart flavor. Very refreshing. Lighter bodied. Some dark sugar in the middle. Tart cherry in the finish. I didn't get a whole lot of pumpkin, but enjoyable none the less.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2010 01:42:52 | More by homebrewhawk
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.

Batch 436/437

A: Initial pour was a crystal clear, rich-gold color with 1 finger of bright white head perched on top. Retention was fair but lots of lace was left behind. Carbonation was relatively active. The second, swirled pour is supremely cloudy. The head is thicker with a slightly orange tint and retention was excellent!

S: Tart and fruity. Aromas of pear and tangy green apple. Hints of pumpkin, spice, funk, yeast, vinegar, and oak.

T: Pumpkin and cardamom with a large helping of tangy orchard fruit. Dry toasted malt comes on strong in the middle and sticks around through to the end of the finish. Flavors of funk, lemon, vinegar, and oak, too.

M: Relatively smooth and restrained as far as JP beers go. The tartness is there, but merely as a suggestion. Runs the gamut from tangy fruit, to dry malt, and a bit of spicy prickle, as well.

D: You can't judge a book by its' cover. When I saw the label and read the description I was 1/2 expecting a darker, heartier brew. Not that there's anything wrong with this...

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 00:37:04 | More by GbVDave
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rye726

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another great looking bottle from Jolly Pumpkin. Pours an orangish, sandy beige with a cream head that has nice lace.

Nose has tart citrus, manure, horse blanket, candy malts, pumpkin and spices.

Taste has a good amount of barnyard funk and sour yeast along with nutty malts, nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin.

Medium body is well carbonated. Dry, acidic finish.

A very nice pumpkin beer from Jolly Pumpkin. Thanks to FlandersNed for the hook up.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2009 06:16:25 | More by rye726
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange pour with a two finger head of creamy white foam on top. Nice lacing on the side of the glass. Aromas of typical Jolly Pumpkin barrel sour funkiness melding with cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness. Pumpkin pulp is in there too and the spices are not overpowering. Touch of tartness.

First sip brings smooth crisp malts with great barnyard and funky accents. JP barrel character is riding all over the place. Cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of ginger as it flows down. Pumpkin meat accents are there but not overpowering. Flows down with a tart kiss and some lingering spiciness. A bit wacky but it works in a weird way.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with fast moving carbonation. Easy to drink but I can't say this is my favorite JP beer. A little odd with the pumpkin and a bit astringent. Overall though a fun pumpkin beer and definitely a 180 on what most standard pumpkin beers are. Give it a try if you have the access to it.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 03:32:15 | More by orbitalr0x
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mcallister

Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Copper colored with and looks filtered with some sparkly bubbles and a large yellow head that fades into a creamy topper and leaves a nice spotty lacing behind.

Fruity aromas with squash, hints of nutmeg, a big oak presence, very soft esters.

Not much really going on with this beer. Good acidic backbone, some fruity esters, hints of oak with wood tannins. No distinguishable fruit flavors. Light in the mouth with a spritzy finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 19:47:53 | More by mcallister
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paco1029384756

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dirty orange color with one finger of sticky white head.

Scent of citrus, earth, sugars, pumpkin, oak, tart sugars, a hint of caramel and some ask. A nice complexity, and while it is strange for a pumpkin beer, it smells damn good.

Taste of white oak, sour fruit, ash, a hint of dark fruit and some pumpkin. Similar to the scent, it takes a bit of getting used to, but it is a welcome entry into the Jolly Pumpkin line-up.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with a nice strong bite of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 03:04:38 | More by paco1029384756
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emerge077

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2009 23:57:36 | More by emerge077
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of OHLRangers, thanks Ed.

Pours gold in color with a reddish/orange hue to it. Nice frothy head of about half an inch forms on the pour, then recedes to spotty circles of froth.
Smell is slight funk. There's also some lemony sourness to the nose as well. A bit of yeast is noticeable in the nose as well.
Taste is much more sour than the nose leads on. Ron really has those bugged barrels working overtime now. Plenty of sourness, but not a whole lot of pumpkin noticeable at all. Maybe just a wee bit in the finish.
Good carbonation and wonderful sourness in the mouthfeel. I'm a huge fan/supporter of Jolly Pumpkin and this beer doesn't disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 01:04:57 | More by FtownThrowDown
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jdflyer06

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle (Batch 436/437 for all of you pumpkin freaks out there) and into my Caracole snifter.

A: Golden in appearance, but I expected a deeper, orange hue. Decent head retention, light and foamy with some fully sticky lacing.

S: Jolly Pumpkin funk up front. It takes a while to discern any distinct pumpkin or spice notes. They're there, but very subdued. Picking up some nutmeg, cinnamon and some raw, earthy notes, maybe some raw pumpkin but I'm not sure.

M: Thin, dry with a chalky finish and mild carbonation. Some sourness that lingers on the tongue.

T: Definitely has that Jolly Pumpkin sourness to it, which I don't mind, but this is supposed to be a Pumpkin Ale. Some pleasant malt characteristics and I'm still getting those earthy flavors with very little spice or pumpkin at all. More grapefruit and lemon than anything else. Not as complex as I had hoped.

D: Another good offering from Jolly Pumpkin and a good example of a farmhouse ale which they can brew blind at this point. I was expecting more spice, pumpkin and other "fall" flavors from this one. The lower rating is based on the fact that it really doesn't seem like a pumpkin ale to me. Otherwise, it's very drinkable and the low alcohol insures that I'll finish the bottle. However, I'm moving on tonight and my adventure ends with this one. It's Moerlein OTR for the remainder of the evening.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 02:25:11 | More by jdflyer06
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aerozeppl

New York

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to bwyker for some nips off the growler during a snow storm.

A: Nice golden color with no head. A slight touch of haze. Not much in the way of head but it is a growler pour.

S: That nice jolly pumpkin funk is right up there to greet me. A slight hint of some pumpkin ale spices and a touch of pumpkin.

T: Jolly pumpkin funk again right up front. The pumpkin is very subtle but it is there. Not much in the way of spices in the taste.

M: No carbonation. Very light body.

D: This could be a daily drinker for me. Just the thought of a wild pumpkin ale gets me going. The growler had hung around for a while which is why the carbonation was not there but I still found it very drinkable.

Serving type: growler

12-27-2008 03:18:01 | More by aerozeppl
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drseamus

New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to bwyker for sharing the growler with us.

A: Light copper orange color. No head but totally expected with a growler.

S: Very tight nose. There is certainly some pumpkin and a light funk, but not any serious spice to it.

T: Light pumpkin up front and a very light spice with some wild bite to the back end. Fairly light flavored overall.

M: Light bodied for sure which is weird for a pumpkin ale, but the wild likely has something to do with that.

D: Daily drinker which is impressive because it is wild and pumpkin.

Serving type: growler

12-22-2008 16:50:57 | More by drseamus
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was lucky enough to get some of this at Capone's. Matt mentioned that he'd had trouble with the keg, but it was pouring fine during my visit. Hazy orange with a thin, yet solid, cap of fine beige bubbles. Thick, sticky lacing. Interesting aroma, sort of expected from JP. Smells tart with a bit of strawberry and yeasty spices, a bit grassy, lemon, with light vinegar notes. Really nice flavour. Solid tartness, a bit acetic, but well balanced rather than bold. There was a bit of vegetal sweetness, squash or pumpkin flesh, with herbal bitterness in the finish. Light earthiness and funk, citrus zest, lingering spice. Medium bodied with average carbonation, a bit on the creamy side and a little slick. This was really cool, a completely different take on a pumpkin ale. Check this out if you get a chance.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2008 01:43:37 | More by DrJay
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  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!

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2008 00:40:52 | More by NeroFiddled
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Jolly Pumpkin- La Parcela

A- Light clear golden orange with no head.
S- Light amounts of pumpkiny nutmeg and shortbread malt.
T- Very light flavors of pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice come through with a dose of buttery malt.
M- Very light and watery. Slight tangy vinegar feel.

Overall- Not bad but flavors are weak. Slight touch of tart tanginess make it enjoyable. Very easy to gulp down but don't seek this out.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2008 21:33:09 | More by NJpadreFan
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Capone's...
Appears a hazy, orange toned amber with a fluffy white cap that doesn't fade out. Tons of scattered lacing left around the glass.
Smell is of funky citrus, lemon, pumelo, light melon, and raw sugar.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with sweet pumelo, and tart lemon zest coming through in the flavors.
Mouthfeel is tart, medium bodied, saison-esque, sweet, and mildly acidic in the flavor.
I really didn't detect any pumpkin, or squash in the nose, or flavor. My buddy, egajdzis, thought otherwise but I think the notion of any pumpkin being noticed in this beer is purely subliminal.
I heard many mixed reviews on this while it was on tap. Most disliked it but I found it interesting with the standout brett-filled funkiness that I was hoping for. If anyone expected to have a "pumpkin beer", they were probably let down.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2008 19:58:24 | More by weeare138
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