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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Ratings: 800 |  Reviews: 271
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
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 +3.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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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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2.86/5  rDev -25.9%
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 -22.3%

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

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy, golden in color. Pours 2 fingers of thick, off-white head that fades slowly. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Brett, barnyard funk, horseblanket, earthy, citrus, spicy, a hint of cacoa.

Taste: Funky, slighly tart, earthy, citrus, spicy, subtle hint of cocoa, green apple, pear.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, tart, slightly acidic.

Overall: A delightful sour beer. Not overly sour, just tart enough to make your mouth pucker. I don't get any pumpkin and the cacoa and spices are very subtle. Drinkability is high. Well done.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Ommegang flute.

A: Pours amber with golden highlights. 2 fingers of fluffy white head that dissipates slowly. Excellent clarity and very low carbonation.

N: Light yeastiness akin to chlorine, straight up pumpkin, nutmeg, lightly toasted grains, a slight pie crust and a very mild barnyard funk.

T: Lactic acid and pumpkin upfront along with some of that chlorine aroma, grapefruit and white oak. Mid-palette brings in some notes of brown sugar, grains, a light funkiness, tart golden apple and pear. Finishes with pear, sour apple, a hint of cherry, white oak and yeast.

M: Light-medium bodied, slightly tart, smooth and dry.

O: Thank God Jolly Pumpkin decided to try a different take on the Pumpkin Ale. Other than a few Imperial Pumpkin ales that used different bases for theirs, the style has become pretty mundane. Now here comes a sour pumpkin... GENIUS! Very easy drinking and would make an excellent introduction to those trying to get into sours. All around and excellent sour although mild with hints of an ACTUAL pumpkin flavor along with cherry and apple.

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La Parcela from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.86 out of 5 based on 800 ratings.
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