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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Photo of agent2550
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy organge bronze color. The head is short and bright white.

Sour reaches the nose immediately and very faint smells of pumpkin and spice enter, but barely exist.

There are medium-light bubbles.

It tastes quite simple: sour. There are also minute flavors of spice and some bitter at the end. Finishes moderately dry.

Overall a descent brew. Just don't expect to taste any pumpkin.

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Photo of oldp0rt
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of MTNboy
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It is somewhere between a brass and copper color. The head is not quite dark enough to be tan but I would say a dingy off white.

Smell: Sour fruit even in the aroma and bit spicy.

Taste: The taste reminds me a lot of a sour cider with some mulling spice. It is very interesting. It is like nothing I have ever had in a beer. Earthy hops presents with mild malt at the end.

Mouthfeel: Sort of thin with a nice bite. Very warm.

Overall: Not a chugging beer but a nice sipper.

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Photo of NickMunford
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of willbrown
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

A: poured into a dogfish snifter. Pours an appealing golden orange with a half inch of white head, not fluffy but not exactly dense either
S: sour on the nose with hints of spice and a touch of fruityness
T: Sour on the front end with an ample amount of funk and some spice, pumpkin and cacao on the aftertaste
M: full bodied but a little on the thin side, ample carbonation
O: I like sours so this is good, I should have drank it sooner but it's pretty tasty as is.

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Photo of CasanovaCummins
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a great blending of sour and pumpkin. The pumpkin adds some backbone and rounds the sourness to a mere low fever pitch. The all spice notes rounds out the sour appley taste and gives it a warmer feel. I was expecting something darker, but it looks just right after you taste it.

This really has a heady smell. You could sit around all day and just whiff this every few minutes and be happy. Very intriguing nose. Makes my mouth water. One you sniff, you have to drink.

This is a real punky profile and has one of THE great seasonal artworks I've seen. Very atmospheric. Spooky even.

Definitely one to share. A bit strong for me, but a real nice sipper. This goes to show how far away from predictable you can go and still stay beer.

This is the Nightmare before Xmas of beers in every way. Quirky. Identifiable. Warm sour. Pumpkin-y.

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Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of N8DAGR8
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of joshclauss
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of MordorMongo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of waiting4lunch
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of cfh64
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of beerwolf77
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange amber with a brown tint. Small off white head. Mildly sour, hint of pumpkin spice, brett. Nice light sour flavor. Hint of pumpkin spice, brett. Medium body with modest carbonation. This is a nice easy sour. The price on a 750 is a bit much but on tap it's a solid deal per glass.

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Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of smithmd4
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of nova009
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a goblet

A- pours a slightly hazy orange with a reddish tint, steady stream of bubbles rises to the surface, a least a two finger white fluffy head that slowly dissipates, lots of sticky lace on the glass

S- sharp pungent funk hits you immediately, a slight spiciness is present as well, a little bit of pumpkin in the nose but not a lot, the funk overwhelms a lot of the smell

T- nice funky sourness that is toned down in comparison to the nose, the pumpkin is much more present in the taste, a slight mixtures of allspice mixed in, not your traditional pumpkin beer but tasty nonetheless

M- medium body, slightly high carbonation that mixes well with the flavors, finishes slightly dry, refreshing

O- very different but very tasty beer, you get a nice pumpkin beer without feeling like you're drinking liquid pumpkin pie, highly recommend for the fall and winter holidays

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Photo of rand
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle bottled 08/30/10

I know this is categorized as a pumpkin ale, but I've had this before and this is a lot closer to a wild ale than a traditional pumpkin, so I poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours yellow-apricot in color, completely opaque, and forms a huge, fluffy head that never fully recedes. Looks like melted marshmallow...lacing is everywhere.

S: The nose is earth, horse-blanket funk and vinegar. Light tones of pumpkin and citrus dance around the bouquet, but the acidity dominates the aromas

T: The sour vinegar notes jump out at first, followed by a good dose of funk. Citrus notes are just as prominent as the pumpkin - the brew has a lemony overtone. There's a touch of hop bitterness that blends nicely with the funk, and subtle notes of a dry spice, maybe lemon pepper. All the flavors blend nicely, ending with a clean and dry finish.

M: Medium-to-light bodied, effervescent. Nice carbonation gives the brew a refreshing lift.

After sampling this again, it's definitely closer to a wild ale than a pumpkin, which is perfectly appropriate for a Jolly Pumpkin brew. A nice change-up to the normally rich and weighty holiday ales.

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Photo of SolarMikey
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bobsy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of larsenju
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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