La Parcela | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Photo of MarioM
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of RickS95
1.72/5  rDev -55.4%
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.

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Photo of ncketchum
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of Jackofallbrews
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I dug deep in the cellar for this one finding a bottle from Batch 610 circa 2010.

Aroma: Fairly strong tartness is noted first. I get earthy notes of a freshly tilled garden (but in a good way). Brettanomyces horse-blanket aromas meld with a mild dry cocoa and nutmeg or cinnamon. Some pear and apricot fruity esters are present as well.

Appearance: Deep gold to almost ruby in color, with no haze. This beer has a huge fine off-white head that never seems to fade.

Flavor: A very sour beer! Light body that fades to a bone dry finish. I get some earthy beet-like flavors as it warms (pumpkin?) combined with brett character that leaves a leathery, almost dirty character. Mild nutmeg flavors. Some oak tannins present. A hint of bitter chocolate in finish.

Overall: This is balanced to the very dry and sour side. Not much spice here, but that may have faded in three years since it was brewed. The sourness likely has increased over time as well. This tastes more like a gueuze from Brussels!

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Huge thanks to tbdiauk for providing this in a great trade

Batch; 610
Bottled: 8-20-2010

A: Vigorous head that yarned to escape to bottle. Cloudy burnt orange brew topped with a bone white variable head that clings to the glass.

S: The first sniff is of a surprise basement funkiness - an unexpected pleasantness for a pumpkin brew. Spices follow, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice - a warm autumn presents that recall pumpkin pies. Squash notes in the back end.

T: A sour front end that opens up to a chorus of spices, with vegetative squash and a splash of lime brightens the entire experience.

M: Bright and crisp with carbonation that pops.

O: An unexpected smell and flavour on a pumpkin brew with the introduction of bretta. A light and crisp experience that livens the palette, granted it's possible our bottle at 3 yrs old may have a more pronounced bretta profile and weaker spice notes. This brew is a new and creative offering for a pumpkin brew - good for those of us who appreciate a sour.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review from notes:

24oz pour on tap.

A - Hazy burnt orange with a small milky cap.

S - Acidic, sour pumpkin, various fall spices, allspice, nutmeg, lemons, old basement funk.

T - Lacto tartness right off the top, salty lemons, spices, follows the nose, allspice, nutmeg, light pumpkin in the background. Brett is heavy handed and brings in some basement funk. Finishes tart and crisp with ample dryness.

M - Light body, thin at times but it fits, low smooth carbonation, very dry finish.

This is my kinda Pumpkin Ale! Sour, dry, funky and spicy. The sour dominates with the pumpkin and spices lingering in the background and finally rounds out the finish with a crisp and snappy tartness. Awesome!

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Photo of Dicers
2.43/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had high hopes for this beer. I had heard there was a little bit of funk in it and I was excited to try a funky pumpkin beer.

Pours a nice dark orange looks good with a bit of over carbonation.

Smell is alright nothing too overpowering, you can smell that there is going to be a little bit of funk. It all goes downhill from here in my opinion.

Taste...Oh god the taste. This beer starts with a hint of sweetness before it punches you in the face with funk. I think this bottle may have been infected because it was overpowering. I tried to drink a few sips but just couldn't finish it.

Mouth it was light on the tongue but the flavour stayed. Normally that's a good thing but this time not so much.

Overall over half was drain poured and the other half turned into a beer cheese sauce.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy orangish honey with 3 finger offwhite head that hangs around forever! Very nice lacing as well.

S - Smells like funk. A light funk though. Definately a sour smelling beer. There was only the faintest hint of pumpkin and spices. Hope the taste is more pleasant.

T - Not like any other pumpkin beer I have had. Has that sour funk taste. Reminds me of a farmhouse ale spike with a really light pumpkin flavoring. I am able to detect the nutmeg they used in the beer. Im not picking up much oak. Big sour/bitter finish.

M - A light to medium body beer. Starts out creamy but finishes sour. Its weird, you can feel the carbonation on your tongue on the finish

O - An ok beer. Glad I got to try it once. Not my favorite pumpkin style though. The pumpkin and the sour just dont seem to blend well. In my opinoin it needs a little more pumpkin, spices, and sweetness. I probably wont be getting this beer again.

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Photo of oberon
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard tap a hazed brown infused orange with a thinner off white head atop,kind of a strange color to this.Funky cheese aromas with a hint of pumpkin pie spice,an odd combination but sorta worked.Flavors of barnyard funk and more of the cheese wich isn't my thing,a faint pie spice comes into play.I knew it would be a little funky coming from JP but maybe a little to much of it for me.

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

La Parcela is a medium-dark brown color with an orange-red flair to it, more translucent than anything. A smallish off-white head, while not huge, almost makes it to a finger's height and sits creamy and tight. Strong patching is dropped as the beer recedes.
Overlying, foundational barnyard funk and mix of tartness and sourness set a base, yes, but it doesn't take away from all this beer has to offer beside. It's not heavily spiced though a gentle spicing is there, and the focus is on mingling sweet with funky and tart in such a way as to complement rather than clash. this the brewers accomplish, and there's a solid addition of pumpkin flesh that can be tasted and smelled the whole way. It may not be everyone's idea of a pumpkin beer, but it's well done nonetheless.
The body is on the light side of medium with a steady, medium level of carbonation. It's clean with a strong crispness that keeps biting, though it's got a good flow to it as well. It's pretty dry all the way through and into a finish with a gently lingering tartness.

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Photo of alphagnome
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Blend 15
Bottled 09/21/12
Served at 37°F in an oversized Nonic Glass

Exactly what you would want and except from a pumpkin ale - A Deep, opaque orange hue reminiscent of a pumpkin crowned by a think, porous head that is similar in color to hay. Plenty of sediment is visible, hardly any visible carbonation to speak of. Minimal lacing is present.

Sweet dreams are made of this! This one packs a rather potent aroma, a sweet potent aroma - smells delicious! Plenty of spice is present, ground allspice and nutmeg mostly but cinnamon is also in attendance and backed by caramel and orange peel and a hint of clove. Oh, and pumpkin!

Everything was going great - until we reach the taste; It's too sweet and too sour! Up front, you're hit with a blast of citrus: orange, lemon, and even a bit of lime shower you with tart characters. Cocoa and caramel malts lash out at your sweet tooth while sourdough and vanilla take turns throwing punches at your taste buds. If that weren't enough, you'll also experience plenty of oak and an earthy quality to the spice. It dries things up a bit and seems to encourage the sweetness (were these oak bourbon barrels?). The pumpkin isn't as potent as I feel it should be, but there is just barely enough.

This one barely qualifies as medium-bodied, as it is somewhat thick but carbonation is spritely considering. Finishes quite dry and sour, it's puckerlicious - if you're into that sort of thing.

This one was checking all the right boxes: Presentation, Aroma, Mouthfeel... all fantastic! There is even a lot to like in the taste. It's downfall is its overpowering sweetness and puckering tartness - they ruin the experience! I REALLY wanted to enjoy this beer, but even as sipped the last few ounces of the 750ml bottle, I was caught off-guard by its tartness. If you enjoy sucking on lemons, this is the beer for you - just don't go expecting too much pumpkin.

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Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

I was back and forth on buying this... but went ahead and did as I have been on a mission to try out as many pumpkin ales as I can this year. The reason for being back and forth was because I was thinking this would be a sour ale... and a pumpkin ale. I was having a hard time picturing this.

Comes out a nice hazy orange with a dusty hue. A fluffy light tan head that dissipates slowly. Just what I hope for and I expect for a nice pumpkin ale.

Smell is interesting. It is citrusy and pumpkiny and puts off tones of dark chocolate and charred wood.

Taste is nice... but, yeah, sour. I don't know whether to have told myself 'I told you so', or if I should be surprised... or what. It's nice, but the is certainly a different twist as the sour tartness is quite present and the beer is quite light and refreshing. Sharp tones of lemony citrus begin the beer, a tad vinegary. The pumpkin is just barely there among the sourness and sharpness of the beer and subtle spice comes in and then gets knocked aside by the dark, charred chocolatey wood and mildly dry hops that support the ale. It's a wild ride.

Mouthfeel is quite perfect for the beer itself, very light and refreshing and has the perfect amount of dryness and the sourness is present but not overwhelming. My only critique is that the big carbonation slows and dies off and the beer is left a bit shallow and thin toward the end.

Overall, I still don't know how to feel about the beer. It is a sour pumpkin ale. It's a bit hard to grasp even though it is tasty, but even for the unusual take I would have wanted a bit more pumpkin and a bit more robustness. On the side of it being a sour ale I like it quite a bit. If no one told me it had pumpkin I would have a hard time knowing though. I have mixed feelings.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet caramel malts, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, other spices, Belgian yeast, vanilla, oak, a touch of sourness.

T - Sweet caramel malts, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, other spices, cocoa, Belgian yeast, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, a bit of sourness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, spicy, and lightly funky finish.

D - Great pumpkin ale. Good balance of complexity and spices.

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml capped bottle poured into a snifter. "Batch 885 Bottled 9-08-2011" (1 year, 8 months of age)

Pours out a clear light amber /orange color, a nice 1 finger or so of white head off the pour that retains nicely. Some lacing here and there.

Not a whole lot going on in the aroma. Some light brett like funk and if you really dig a touch of pumpkin.

Nothing really jumps out and says "this is a pumpkin ale!" There is a touch of cinnamon and maybe a bit squashy in the finish. But a rustic Brett, slight barnyardy flavor is what is at the forefront. Finishes with a refreshing light tart/ sourness and some citrus.

Light, refreshing, easy drinking.

A good Brett beer, but not really a great pumpkin ale. Just slight nuances of pumpkin and spice. This has changed much with age as I remember it being relatively the same fresh. Not something I would purchase again, especially given the higher price tag, but I still look forward to JP beers I have yet to try.

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Photo of mothman
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

White head. Slight hazed autumn gold.

Flavors of light pumpkin and spices. Nutmeg and cinnamon. It had a mild sour flavor. It tastes like Brett. A hint of tartness. A bit medicinal.

Mouthfeel: mainly dry. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Pumpkin and spice level was low which was nice.

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Photo of ToddT
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Hazy burnt orange color with a thick off white head. The head fades quickly to a cap but leaves no real lace on the glass.

S- Bright sour notes of pumpkin and a funky background.

T- All kind of flavors assault you at once, spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon, orange, pumpkin, and a lingering sour tartness that comes out of nowhere and leaves you want a bit more.

M- Medium in body and high in carbonation, the finish is clean and tart.

O- Complex and outstanding pumpkin brew, not for everyone because of the sour funk but it sour beers are your thing you will want to try this one. The 6.0% ABV is right on to not take away from the enjoyment of this one either.

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Photo of spoony
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 750 ml (bottle says "Blend 1," bottled August 31, 2012) into a tulip.

A-This beer presents with a really nice color and great-looking head. It is a bright, rusty orange color and very murky. The head is tall (three fingers) and dense, with good retention. The foam is very light khaki and a touch shiny.

S-As you expect with Jolly Pumpkin, there is a lightly tart smell and a pretty big earthy component. Funkiness comes in the form of wet hay. The pumpkin scent also comes across more as an earthy, wet dirt scent than sweet pumpkin like you would expect. I detected very little spice.

T-The taste follows the smell pretty closely. Tartness is mild but noticeable (very mild, actually) and the primary flavor is a wet, earthy type of pumpkin flavor. Again, I did not detect much in the way of spice.

M-The feel is medium body (light for a spiced pumpkin ale, but heavy for a sour/wild ale...), and it suits the flavors well.

O-I am a little let down here, but I suspect that my bottle might be past its prime. The pumpkin and spices are very subtle and the wet earth flavors need a little more tartness to balance out the earthy, stoney taste that dominated this brew. That being said, this is a great looking beer that I will try again if I can get a fresh one.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Avenue Pub in NOLA. Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with a finger of white foam. Great funk and spicey malt aroma. Really subtle malts but obvious funk.
Taste is definite spice, almost chai flavor with a bit of nutty malt undertones. Funky tart spice follows with a kick. Really a complex beer - a lot of flavors going on here... and overall pretty tasty. Nice funk characteristics but finishes with a heavier malty body. Nice brew

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation, light amounts of visible yeast sediment, and some light golden yellow and copper highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy light beige head that fairly quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tartness, sourness, and a slight bit of barnyard funk.

T: This beer has a moderate flavor of tartness with some lighter notes of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice) and some oak woodiness. Very light hints of lemon citrus and toasted pumpkin. Light amounts of barnyard funk. Very light amounts of bitterness which disappear almost immediately.

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: There is enough funkiness/sourness to this beer that it is one that you will want to sip over an hour of so but it is a very interesting and enjoyable brew. I like the funkiness but the pumpkin is very subtle in this one.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ale brewed with pumpkin, cacao, and spices, aged in oak. blend #15 bottled 9-21-12. consumed 1-12-12.

A: Dark princenton orange colored body is filled with a heavy dose of effervesce. The head is wild in nature, tall and rocky, off white, while sitting like a iceberg in the arctic with a timerly manner of stay. Thick and meaty lace stickage adores the vessel.

S: On the nose is cinnamon, nutmeg, and some pumpkin puree coming early. Toasted pumpkin and graininess is evident with a evenly toned balance and natural scent with only a slight mention of funk.

T: Flavor had only a slight funk to it as well, sour malt, with a whisper of lemon and hints of spices cinnamon and dried orange. Toasty grain and barnyard flair. The sourness treads lightly as well the spicing.

M: frothy and foamy at first, strong carbonation with a pinch of sourness. Medium bodied, lemony toasted grains.

O: Overall a natural pumpkin puree drink, spicing is balanced just right and kept in check, while there is a unique sourness thrown in for good measure. Number #1 pumpkin? may be a stretch but if your a fan of jolly pumpkin then give it a go for a unique ride.

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Photo of Oakenator
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber with hints of brown and yellow - very inviting color. Thick head at por disappates to a good film on top of the beer. Fine, creamy carbonation. Smells typical sour - nice, but difficult to discern other aromas. Flavor is excellent - subtle pumpkin and spices up front, followed by a strong sour with a hint of chocolate.

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Photo of Suds
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this brew up with my wife, at a Great beer store, while on a little outing. The beer pours a muted gold color, from a large bottle. Fairly nonexistent head. The aroma is Belgian....yeast and spice, some funk and some fruit. Not much pumpkin in the aroma, but a defined vegetal character. The taste is very balanced. I like the slight adds some dimension to the brew. The body is medium in heft and the brew is very drinkable.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice full bodied white fluffy foamy head. Brew is cloudy orange with lots of browns and yellow. Lacing is moderate.

Spicy, farmy, rich, and funky. Lots of lemon and tart spice. Nice amount of roasted pumpkin.

Light, relaxed, dry, underwhelming.. Watery, medium-high carbonation, no bitterness and wonderfully refreshing.. Lemon, red apple, pumpkin, spice dominate; spice being the back end..

Recommended, but not at $15/750ml. It's a unique pumpkin ale, not all spice or over the top. Not sugary and very enjoyable. This would be a great brew for Halloween in a tropical climate.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, Glen Ellyn, IL
Date: "Blend 6, 9/6/2012" label on bottle
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

La Parcela is an interesting wild pumpkin ale, with less emphasis on pumpkin and pie spices, and more on a mixture of pumpkin and Brettanomyces-induced flavors. Enjoyable, somewhat similar to Weizen Bam, but still its own creation, while I'm not sure how essential this is, I still enjoyed it and would probably buy a bottle yearly if it were available. I found this to be best served slightly below room temperature, perhaps around 60F. With a few years of age on it, this could be a very interesting sour beer.

Pours a 2cm head of small, dense, off-white white bubbles. Retention is above average, lasting several minutes before settling to a thin cap atop the body of the beer that remains the entire glass. Head leaves significant, attractive lacing along the sides of the glass: elegant matrices mixed with thick clumps. Body is a hazy, light copper, with very evident carbonation. Light brings out a brighter copper-orange hue to the somewhat opaque body.

Smells primarily of light Brettanomyces (barnyard and mustiness) on top of a generic, smooth sweetness and very slight acid tartness. The pumpkin, spices, and cacao are not noticeable to me at all, fairly disappointing. More reminiscent of Weizen Bam's aroma with a hint of tartness.

Has a definite wood-aged character to it on the forefront of the palate, perhaps more juniper than oak. Front of palate picks up mildly musty and hay-like Brettanomyces-induced tastes, with a mild malt-meets-pumpkin sweetness underneath it all. Mid-palate of mild pumpkin flavor and sweetness intermingling with light tartness and Brettanomyces induced plastic resin-like and wet hay flavors. Back of palate with prominent pumpkin sweetness, oak/juniper wood, and modest acetone-like and ethanol flavors. Lingering aftertaste of ghostly cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, with a bit of pie crust, which are not really discernible until this point.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with medium to medium-high level carbonation that foams the beer somewhat substantially across the palate, creating a mouthfeel that is at first fizzy, then smooth and foamy for the remaining amount of time this lingers on the palate. Closes semi-dry, with little bitterness and slight stickiness across the palate.

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Photo of PerHops
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

S- Bottle dated "blend nine September 11 2012"

A- Pours with pretty active carbonation that doesn't cause too much of a head, but leaves plenty of traces on the glass as you drink. Great color for a pumpkin beer, looks like that classic autumnal golden orange.

S- This is where it starts to get fun. Definitely some wild yeast funk going on here. But this is balanced by a sweet, pumpkin fruit, spice and floral bouquet.

T- More tart than I expected based off of the aroma. Almost gueuze like at first, but I get a lot of pumpkin to round out the flavor. This beer is way more tart and light than I expected. Could benefit from age as it should get more sour.

M- High carbonation which works well for the style. Nice creamy finish.

O- This beer was a lot better than I expected. One of the more sour jolly pumpkins I've tried, but is also a great example of a pumpkin beer. The fruit is there as well as the spice, but are complemented by a dry tart finish that makes this one of the better pumpkin beers on the market. Awesome.

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La Parcela from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.86 out of 5 based on 797 ratings.
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