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 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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Photo of phichifiji00
4.12/5  rDev +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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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of justintcoons
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
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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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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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%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Bomber bottle, bottled two months ago, poured into a Bruery tulip glass. Poured a touch chilled, just below cellar temperature. I am rating this as an American wild ale, after taking a sip, definitely fits far better there over pumpkin ale.

Appearance: Orange to light brown in color. Pours a nice one finger white head. A tad cloudy.

Aroma: Big barnyard and funk notes, very reminiscent of almost all Jolly Pumpkin offerings. A touch of lemon zest and sour cherry. Very complex and balanced.

Taste: Funk and sour notes upfront. The lemon zest and cherry notes are here too. The sour is far more upfront than I would expect. Touches of cocoa bean and toasted malt. Horse blanket and barnyard notes throughout. Really nice.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with bright carbonation.

Overall, a really nice and complex sour. Jolly Pumpkin beers never cease to amaze me. The balance and funk of this beer is really nice. Really easy to drink. I will be seeking this out again.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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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%

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