La Parcela | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
809 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Kegatron on 11-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,024
Reviews:
273
Ratings:
809
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
106
Trade:
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Photo of joe1510
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml
$6.99 (sale)
Rudy's Liquors - LaSalle, IL

Blend #2 10/10/14

La Parcela is a good looking beverage. It fits the season with a dulled copper body and rustic Autumn highlights of dulled and bright orange both. The head takes a high pour to get going but when it does it's the purest of whites, finely bubbled, and sticky in its wake. The foam eventually falls to a skimming and chunky ring but never disappears.

The nose is interesting and appetizing. It's slightly acidic and slightly earthy off the bat. I guess I could see the earthiness being contributed to a gourd but I probably wouldn't guess it if I didn't know. There are soft baking spices on the periphery; crystallized ginger, nutmeg, cardamom. A healthy squeeze of lemon runs the middle and not only brightens the beer but makes the mouth water as well. Can't say I'm getting any cocoa nibs but what I am getting is good.

The flavor opens up beyond the nose. That squeeze of lemon has a noticeable acidic kick from start to finish that's as bright as you can get. Crystallized ginger and a melange of other, indistinguishable soft baking spices add some depth. There is also some vinous acidity along with an embracing oakiness. The gourd is more noticeable on the palate and, it's on the swallow. All those components come together on the finish for a damn good drink.

The body is light with a snappy effervescence. As a matter of fact this beer moves quickly but it manages to reach every nook and cranny. A buzzsaw of acidic tartness runs the middle of the tongue while the finish dries out quickly with a soft, lingering acidity. This beer is amazingly drinkable.

This beer is as Autumn as you can get for a spiced, sour beer. It's none of that overly done pumpkin latte type nonsense though, don't think that. It's nuanced and bright. The spices are in the background, mild, and complimentary. The tartness is well done. I could drink a lot of this beer.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This might be a 2016 bottle, but damn, it held up extremely well and if it did like I said, what better way than to talk about it here.
Damn straight! Bottle from Winooski Beverage, VT.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-rugged dark orange color to somewhat flow into a low lying depth of brown color. A nice looking foamy two finger white head sat atop and slowly dissolved to leave a disenchanted messy lace.
The aroma is quite magical as it melds some sweet pumpkin with a slight baked sort of crust-like pie subtle character with some spices of allspice and clove. However, these spices seemed "baked" - perhaps with a subtle roasty to toasty warmth. A blended sour to tart meshing with some orange zest-like quality came in closer to the end.
The flavor starts with the pumpkin and flows into the sour character fairly quick. Mild toast to some breadiness with some sour and tart tastes. Cacao and dark toast subtle sweetness shows up here. Barely any aftertaste but seemed slightly sour with some lemon, then orange zest and a touch of pumpkin.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Some sour harshness seemed to prickle my tongue but appropriately. Good carbonation and ABV. Mild finish of pumpkin, then sour, a touch of tart and that "baked spiciness" that comes across so mindfully awesome.
Overall, any brewer out there that wants to brew a pumpkin sour ale, this should be your standard. Or maybe I just had this on the exact day it should be opened. If anything, thank God for the stars aligning for this one!

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Photo of mattsander
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotnewyork
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at jp Detroit. Good but not super sour. More pumpkin/Tammy than sour

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cejaev
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 on draft

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Photo of wjbent
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 vintage

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jschott75
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mitch3114
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cathomae
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear, copper colored beer with a lasting white head that leaves spots of lacing. The aroma is tart acidic vinegar, with faint pumpkin spices and a lot of chocolate. The taste is pleasantly sour with a ton of cocoa flavors. At the end a bit of pumpkin spices come in with a little malt sweetness. Very nice beer.

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Photo of David19457
2/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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La Parcela from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 809 ratings