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La Parcela - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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611 Ratings
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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 47
Gots: 71 | FT: 4
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.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 11-04-2008)
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

superspak, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

rrski198, Jan 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.1%

NonicPanic, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

7Durandal7, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

DrumKid003, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

midlifec, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

pirmannt1, Dec 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

EyePeeAyBryan, Dec 17, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

leadahmer, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DrewLikesBeer, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

rjcoy06, Dec 10, 2013
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.

Phyl21ca, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

waston, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of MarioM
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blend 9
Bottled 09-11-2012

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.

MarioM, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

XmnwildX12, Dec 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

scotv, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Prager62, Nov 30, 2013
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1.68/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

RickS95, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

WesM63, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

loganburgh, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Troville1990, Nov 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

videofrog, Nov 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

AlexFields, Nov 23, 2013
La Parcela from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.