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: 805 |  Reviews: 271
Photo of jwelsh
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Pours a hazy orange color with a finger of white head. Spotty lacing.

The nose is made of some barnyars funk, pumpkin spices, and more funk. Yeasty esters bloom.

The taste is full of that funk presented by the barrel. Pumpkin and cinnamon are also present in small quantities. There is a clove taste noticed on the end with some tartness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry.

Overall, pretty tasty sour with a pumpkin kick

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
Batch 871
bottled 8-31-2011

A- This beer pours a hazy deep orange body with a bubble beige head that breaks up and last as a broken film. There is a fast micro carbonation trailing up the side of the glass.

S- The sharp but gentle tartness has some white cheese rind notes and apple skins that come through. There is some white wine tannins that grow stronger in the finish.

T- The nice mellow vinegar tartness has citrus qualities that take on more apple notes as it opens. There is a vegital hint has a soft dry spice quality and a brie rind taste that lingers. The touch of white wine taste lingers after each sip.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tough of astringency and a soft fizz prick in the finish.

O- The nice light tart beer has good depth and a gentle funk to it. None of the pumpkin, spice or cacao stood out but it did have lots of subtle layers that these probably contributed too.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Duhast500
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a tasting glass.

The color is cloudy amber with 2 fingers of foamy white head and some slight lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a little funky with some nice pumpkin aroma mixed with a little spice aroma.

The taste is funky with some milky lactic flavor that is a little new to me. There is some interesting oak flavor that comes out with some malty sweetness with a pear and apple flavor. The bitterness comes toward the end but is again pushed back by a funk flavor that sets the tone throughout.

The feel of this beer is smooth with some nice drinkable feel that has some interesting flavor and some interesting crispness that is almost like a larger if it were a little bigger. This ends up being quite an amazing beer and not just another pumpkin beer. This is something that is really different from the pack.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of kaelingirl
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange/copper color with a two-finger, off-white head of buddly, soft foam. It left rings of sticky lace on the glass.

S - It smelled slightly fruity/acidic with a touch of spice and pumpkin.

T - It has a nice acidic sourness with a fruity flavor. Very mild pumpkin flavor.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a very tasty beer. Seems misplaced as a pumpkin ale because so little pumpkin flavor comes through. It is very tasty, though.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Supergenious
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.86/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Batch 865/866
Bottled 8-17-2011
In a pint glass the beer was an amber color with a fairly small off-white head.

Little aroma. A hint of pumpkin and spice. No cacao.

The taste revealed more spice, seemed to be mostly nutmeg. A little bit of pumpkin taste.

This beer was way to harsh. Not pleasant at all.
I had a difficult time finishing it.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of JizackFH
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Sunswick 35/35 on 10-28-11 in Astoria, NY.
Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a nice hazy orange amber color. There is a nice finger of white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves some scattered lace behind on the glass. The nose has some tartness to it and some light fall spice aromas. There is a little bit of funk here, as well as some light fruits, and a little bit of pumpkin. The taste follows the nose pretty well. It starts off with some nice tart fruitiness and a mild amount of fall spices. The pumpkin is here but it is definitely on the subtle side. There is some funk and a little bit of spice too. The finish leaves some lingering spice, and fruit flavor behind on the palate, as well as a little bit of funk. This has a medium body and pretty good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel to it. There is a bit of a tingly feel from the spices and a bit of funk. This has good drinkability. It has nice flavor and goes down well. I could easily have a few glasses of this. Overall, I think this is a good beer, but I think it is too light on the fall spices and pumpkin flavor. It just doesn't really feel too much like a season beer to me. It is good, and worth trying out though. Cheers.

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La Parcela from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 805 ratings
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