Review: Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales La Parcela | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Pumpkin Sour Beer

ABV: 5.8 IBU: 22

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales La Parcela

What the brewers say

“Packed with real pumpkins, hints of spice, and a gentle kiss of cacao. Aged in oak barrels and bottle-conditioned.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Warming cinnamon and clove right from the start. A cross between apple and pumpkin pie, with the sweetness and smell of apples but the spice character of pumpkin. A slight lactic (lemon) note and some funky earthy barn character add complexity and depth.”

Flavor: “An assertive Brett character, with the prototypical barnyard and fruity notes, but beautifully paired with pumpkin spices and a slight pumpkin-flesh character. A welcomed acidity dries out the finish, leaving little on the tongue, which requires further sipping to fill the flavor void.”

Overall: “Wonderful, complex, and interestingly crafted beer that marries the concept of a pumpkin-spiced beer with well-executed sour/Brett base. Lingering spice finish continues to be pleasant long after the beer is gone.”



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