La Roja - Grand Reserve | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gueuzedude on 02-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
223
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
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287
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67
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4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch 48
Pours a hazy deep amber/ copper color with a small white head. In the aroma, oaky, tart, and vinegar. In the taste, oaky, a white grape fruity tartness. A smooth and medium mouthfeel, with a dry tart green apple/ white grape aftertaste. Great tartness, dry green apples, oaky and smooth, it actually rivals Rodenbach Grand Cru.

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4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jolly Pumpkin La Roja - Grande Reserve
12 oz bottle
Recent release(04/07, batch #2(?)), blushed over 05/07
Medium pour in a tulip glass.

Poured a hazy orange brown with a small light brown somewhat lasting head with lots of carbonation. Very interesting lacing as I tipped the glass for a sip.

Smelt of strong fruity sour oranges and fresh fruit salad and moderate caramel, vinous.

Taste was upfront strong sour and moderate sweetness and light spiciness followed by a strong bitter and sour yeast on a long bitter finish.

Palate was light to medium bodied, softly carbonated, creamy to a dry finish, lightly alcoholic and puckering.

Overall, this is something special. The sour flavors are bold and striking, almost intimidating, but not off putting by any way. The aroma itself is a mystifying treat. I couldn't find myself drinking this in the winter though due to its puckering factor. It's a very odd style and sensory experience, somewhat new to me, but the balance of such strong sour flavors is simply amazing.

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La Roja - Grand Reserve from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
4.11 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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