La Parcela - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 54
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

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(Beer added by: Kegatron on 11-04-2008)
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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Photo of DCon
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 750 ml/1pt., 9.4 fl. oz. bottle from Hair of the Dog in St. Louis, MO for $13. Poured from the dusk setting labeled bottle w/ pumpkins glowing & "no. 1 pumpkin ale" labeled on the front into a 12oz Tulip Glass. Has Batch 885 and Bottled 9-08-2011on a sticker on the back of the bottle.

Aroma- A dominant sour and acidic aroma hits the nose hard! Can almost expect this from any Jolly Pumpkin brew. Puckers the nose even! Tons of this goaty and barnyard attribute that is found in many sours. Almost no pumpkin aroma in here unless you look WAY past these sour aromatics which is a shame for the style but I do enjoy it!

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has great retention. Has a dark orange colored body that has quite the ingredient depth. Leaves thick lacing behind.

Flavor- Has a light sour taste at the beginning like a lambic with the barnyard taste in here. Tons of fruit and sweetness and then finally some pumpkin! Has the cinnamon and light spice that pumpkin pie has but very sweet and then finishes with a pucker once again. Very complexed tastes.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Mouth filling, and then puckers the lips and tongue big time. Drier than any Pumpkin I’ve had so far.

Overall Impression- Very complexed but can I rate this as a Pumpkin? I will give it a decent grade all around but almost shows more signs of being a Lambic or Gueuze rather than a Pumpkin Ale. I’ve heard many people raving about this so went for it. If you get a chance I would go for it but only if your a fan of sour brews.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Pours a hazy orange color with a finger of white head. Spotty lacing.

The nose is made of some barnyars funk, pumpkin spices, and more funk. Yeasty esters bloom.

The taste is full of that funk presented by the barrel. Pumpkin and cinnamon are also present in small quantities. There is a clove taste noticed on the end with some tartness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry.

Overall, pretty tasty sour with a pumpkin kick

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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
Batch 871
bottled 8-31-2011

A- This beer pours a hazy deep orange body with a bubble beige head that breaks up and last as a broken film. There is a fast micro carbonation trailing up the side of the glass.

S- The sharp but gentle tartness has some white cheese rind notes and apple skins that come through. There is some white wine tannins that grow stronger in the finish.

T- The nice mellow vinegar tartness has citrus qualities that take on more apple notes as it opens. There is a vegital hint has a soft dry spice quality and a brie rind taste that lingers. The touch of white wine taste lingers after each sip.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tough of astringency and a soft fizz prick in the finish.

O- The nice light tart beer has good depth and a gentle funk to it. None of the pumpkin, spice or cacao stood out but it did have lots of subtle layers that these probably contributed too.

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4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a tasting glass.

The color is cloudy amber with 2 fingers of foamy white head and some slight lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a little funky with some nice pumpkin aroma mixed with a little spice aroma.

The taste is funky with some milky lactic flavor that is a little new to me. There is some interesting oak flavor that comes out with some malty sweetness with a pear and apple flavor. The bitterness comes toward the end but is again pushed back by a funk flavor that sets the tone throughout.

The feel of this beer is smooth with some nice drinkable feel that has some interesting flavor and some interesting crispness that is almost like a larger if it were a little bigger. This ends up being quite an amazing beer and not just another pumpkin beer. This is something that is really different from the pack.

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
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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