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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Added by Kegatron on 11-04-2008

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Ratings: 799 |  Reviews: 271
Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a sour pumpkin beer? it was only a matter of it. i opened this with much excitement. it poures a hazy pale orange color, with a one inch head made of tiny white bubbles. it lasts quite awhile too. the nose is very strange, sour and acidic like lacto at first, then a smooth sweet vibe from the cacao, and finally tart pumpkins, almost composty if you didnt know what sour beer was. its taste is also very different. theres a bit more spice, cinnamon for sure, and the pumpkin flavor is more pronounced than in the smell. smooth feel, again i think from the addition of cacao, which is an interesting additive in a beer. there is a little vinegar taste in the finish, but it matches up well with the sweet component. great carbonation and enough body for a fall beer. ive definitely never had anything like this, and it grew on me as i drank through it. definitely search this out if you dig pumpkin ales.

edit: recently had a dry hopped version of this that was absolutely incredible. it really brought the wild yeast to life and was neat in highlighting the vegetal aspects of the pumpkin. better than the original i reckon!

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Photo of MeowTom
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*Bottled 9-14-2011 Blend of Batches 876/877*

A- Pours a hazy orange amber color with a huge head that sticks around. Classic of the Belgium style. In many ways belgium style has the foam and carbonation of any style of beer in my opinion.

S- Awesome funky with citrus and sour cherries. I don't detect any of the classic pumpkin notes that are typical of pumpkin ales, but then again this isn't a typical pumpkin beer.

T- Pretty good sour notes, tart cherries. Okay, I love the flavor I just want more from it. I like the big sour tartness and I just feel the beer is missing some of the umph I get from a lot of these beers.

M- Medium/light body with big carbonation again classic belgium style again here.

O- Great beer all around and a wonderful take on the pumpkin beer style. This really mixes it up in this season of pumpkin beers with all spice, and cinnamon.

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Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GTB
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Lob
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Pillowburn
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of pschul4
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy orange color with a Nice 2" white head that leaves excellent lacing

S- Sour notes? Wasn't expecting that, not too much pumpkin but I do like the smell here

T- Nice sour notes here as well :) Touch of apple and maybe some pumpkin? Just enjoying this sour aparently

M- Nice and carbonated, nothing crazy but nothing thats a let down

O- I really liked this. For the price I'll never get it again but I was glad to try it this once

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Photo of gpawned
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Beeradelphia
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rmcnealy
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just watched my Bears win on this chilly October twilight and with all the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror commercials, I figured I'd give this one a try.

Poured a hazy, non-translucent medium golden amber that produced a thin, bone white fizzly head that quickly faded to an inconsistent lacey ring around the glass. Smells of artifical pumpkin, spices and citrus. The tastes align with he the smells. Has a very sour, tart taste. Definite carbonation with a champaigney dry finish. It isn't the spicey, rich ale as many pumpkin ales tend to be. As others have mentioned, this one has the consistency of a cider. Enjoyable and refreshing, nonetheless. Glad I tried.


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Photo of AdamBear
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-amber with a hint of orange. Thin white head

S-sweet pumpkin cream. Slight roasted scent. Definitely a tartness here.

T-a complex taste with levels of flavor. Comes in with a tart taste of pumpkin. Almost like pumpkin flavored sour cream. It has autumn spices. They're subtle and different though, more like roasted chestnuts. The tartness sticks all the way through.

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-a very complex beer that is nicely sour. Actually I bet if I gave this to someone and had them taste it, I bet they wouldn't realize it's a pumpkin beer. It could have a bit more robustness to it, but it'd be difficult to make a better pumpkin sour.

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Photo of illini4x4
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Rmatuszak2
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of JonathanSuarez
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of dunix
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of mcann2pu
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of benlaverriere
2/5  rDev -48.2%

Photo of Pixachii
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Justin_Neff
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Aggresively pours an orange color with a fluffy head with good retention

S-Strongest aromas are dominated by belgian yeasty/sourness. hints of pumpkin and spice. You should know before ever taking a sip what you're getting into.

T - Strong sweet/bitter sour flavor dominates. There is a small pumpkin flavor that comes through in the finish that is overwhlemed with oakiness.

M-medium-light body

O- Overall I have dove head-first into the sour trend and therefore really liked this one. Hints if pumpkin made me even happier, but you simply can't go into this one thinking you're drinking a "pumpkin beer"

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Photo of Chris1967
2.11/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Was pretty excited to try but excitement ended rather quickly. Nice color and smell but could taste hardly any pumpkin. Very sour and bitter after taste. Expected better from Jolly Pumpkin especially at an $11.99 price tag. Out of all the pumpkin beers I have had this year this at the bottom of the list.

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3.86 out of 5 based on 799 ratings.
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