La Parcela - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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3.98/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
12-09-2013 04:29:13 | More by Phyl21ca
3.94/5 rDev +2.1%
750 ml bottle poured into A Delirium Noel snifter.
A: A very nice clear crisp copper looking beer with a creamy off white head with medium to high carbonation. Slight lacing after sitting for a minute.
S: A sweet slight funky tartness from the lacto. A bit of spice and maybe hints of vegetable or pumpkin, being that this is actually a Jolly Pumpkin that's brewed with pumpkin. But overall smell is sweet, malty and funky sour.
T: Ligt and almost watery with a nice but thin Brett character upfront. Almost tea like sweetness and light maybe cinnamon like maltiness with a tiny bit of tartness backing everything up. Finishes with a satisfying bitterness and Brett funk that lingers and some how complements each other. Flavors are definitely interesting and am enjoying very mutch.
M: Thin and watery. Almost sweet tea like with hints of Brett funk and a supporting Lacto tartness tying things together. A lingering bitterness and funkiness ads to a nice feel and compensates for the thin body.
O: I have been looking forwar to this baby for a while being a JP whore but this kinda let me down. Still worth trying if you get a chance to snatch this puppy up but keep your hopes within reach. The spice and sourness is there and I like it but body is lacking. Regardless, I am enjoying this hard to find brew and is gettig better as it warms.
12-07-2013 05:54:25 | More by MarioM
1.68/5 rDev -56.5%
At the darker end of the spectrum for pumpkin beers with a brilliant white head. Beer is a mix of orange and brown. Slight haze. The head isn't thick but it's foamy and the contrast in color between it and the beer is extreme. Moderate retention and a decent lace.
Just from the nose, I'd not guess this to be a pumpkin ale. It's got a vinegarish, kriek-like scent. Granny Smith apples and or pears is the most dominant scent. The spicing is faint at best, and there's little presence of pumpkin if at all.
There's no indication of pumpkin in the taste. Like in the nose, it's more vinegar than anything. Like some other sours/krieks/lambics, it doesn't work for me. There's a bit of spice til mid sip, at which point the vinegar flavor takes over and kills it for me. Awful, lasting tart cherry taste that lingers.
Initially sweet, but it's short and you're immediately overwhelmed by tart and sour. That tart and sour lasts til the next sip starts. It's medium bodied and fairly low in alcohol. Once you swallow, there's a burn in the throat like carbonation. For a pumpkin beer, one of my favorite styles, the feel is simply awful.
This beer is terrible. The brewed date was September 2012, so maybe it was skunked, but I got it form a reputable beer store so I assumed it's still good. The smell, taste and feel are nothing like a pumpkin beer and something I'll pass on in the future.
11-30-2013 03:50:57 | More by RickS95
3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
Blend 15, bottled 9-21-12
A - pours a murky orange-copper, lots of fluffy head
S - very complex - sour apple, pumpkin, chocolate, a bit bready
T - tart and bitter up front, a bit of funkiness, sour apple again, followed by a bit of roastiness, undertones of pumpkin, a bit of chocolate. Not as sour as the nose would suggest
M - thin, well-carbonated, no burn
O - my first offering from Jolly Pumpkin, this was quite complex, had a great nose, and was quite drinkable. Looking forward to more of their brews
11-16-2013 03:27:47 | More by ncketchum
La Parcela from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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