La Parcela | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

BA SCORE
87
very good
799 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
La ParcelaLa Parcela
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Kegatron on 11-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
799
Reviews:
271
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
13.47%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
103
For Trade:
6
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 799 |  Reviews: 271
Photo of GaryMarkle84
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Luddy37
1.88/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I bought the 750 mL bottle here last Sunday. The ale was bottle on 9-14-2011. The ale had a nice aromatic smell and the color I expected. The taste however, I did not find appeasing. It tasted more cider like rather than an ale to be truthful. It was very sour not what youd expect from a pumpkin ale. So if youre not a fan of sours, I would not recommend.

 356 characters

Photo of Gtg642
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of flayedandskinned
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of atr2605
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a nice orange amber color with a white fluffy head with good retention
S-pumpkin, spice, belgian yeast/sour
T-distinct sour flavor up front, pumpkin flavor comes through in the finish, overall not a bad balance
M-medium-light bodied
O-Very interesting take on a pumpkin ale, I'm a big fan of sours so I enjoyed it but I could see where some people may have wanted a bit more pumpkin characteristic to it

 411 characters

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

This was from a bottle bought at the brewpub. Was from last year's batch and was exactly a year old: 9-1-11.

Poured into a tulip and pours a nice orange color with a good foamy head.

There is a pretty good dose of funk along with aromas of spices, cloves, oranges and floral notes as well.

Medium bodied with a very smooth feel and nice depth of flavors. The funk notes are certainly there along with notes of spices, cloves and oranges.

Likely the best pumpkin beer that I've had. I'm not normally a fan of them, but it's jolly pumpkin and I'm not all too surprised that I enjoyed it. The beer being a year old added some complexity and the funk notes really came out more.

 680 characters

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of RussBecker1
1.84/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served from a bomber into a pint glass.

A-Very very pretty beer. Gives of the very heir of pumpkin itself. A thick, cloudy mix of yellow and orange, with just enough amber to give it a very distinct character, topped with a nice head that has some real staying power.

S- Surprisingly lackluster. Given the look of the beer I was expecting a nose of equal accompaniment, but there was hardly anything there. Faint hints of yeast are there and you can already smell the tartness in the brew. The smell dissipates quickly however leaving nothing noteworthy.

M-The beer coats the mouth quite nicely to start, but the tartness quickly swoops in and ruins the experience. The brew puckers your lips and makes it hard to swallow.

T-The taste takes on the low notes of the feel and fails to pair them with any sort of upside. The label reads a brew mixed with all sorts of things from pumpkin to cacao to various spices, but none of that is apparent as the sweetness blows out each and every flavor. I gave this beer one shot after another hoping the flavor would meld into the other aspects of the beer, but it never came. Frankly, and I do not use this term lightly, I found it to be undrinkable.

O-Very disappointing on almost all fronts. The very essence of pumpkin is often misconstrued as a sweet and sugary taste, which often eliminates the more earthly elements of the fruit. To me, La Parcela takes that misconception and puts it on steroids. I will not be purchasing this again.

 1,485 characters

Photo of AlexChillton
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of scm2787
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of jmaharaj
2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Quick review (at the bar right now)
fairly simple. It gives you a good tartness but not much else. Fades quickly and bitter. Will do as a fix, but would not seek it out again. Looks decent, smells tart but there is simply no complexity. No malt sweetness and a mildly unpleasant bitter finish.

 293 characters

Photo of DIPADude01
1/5  rDev -74.1%

Photo of Dontcounttoday
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of brystmar
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of pohldogg356
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Very elegant bottle. The art from Jolly Pumpkin is always nice. As for the beer it pours a pumpkin orange with lots of bubbles. Very nice.

S: Fruity, sour, sweet, spice notes. Sour dominates and leaves little room for other scents to come through.

T: Hm, not really picking up on the pumpkin flavor. Sour dominates. A little spicy bitterness at the end.

M: Very light and very bubbly.

Overall a nice beer but a bit of a dissapointment. I was really hoping for some pumpkin flavor but the sourness of this beer really dominates. There is a bitterness at the end that seems to not compliment the other flavor notes. I've had better from JP.

 648 characters

Photo of jbaker67
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mdflavinha
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of roblund
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of KevinTK
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of TwinLightTap
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of HopFace
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

La Parcela from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.86 out of 5 based on 799 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More