Review: Jolly Pumpkin La Roja with Boysenberry & Guava | Craft Beer & Brewing
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja with Boysenberry & Guava
92 out of 100

Style: Sour Ale

ABV: 6.7 IBU: 18

92/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Jolly Pumpkin La Roja with Boysenberry & Guava

What the brewers say

“This batch of La Roja was aged in one of our 50 bbl foeders for 10 months to develop the complexity of La Roja while still maintaining the presence of boysenberry guava. Tart and bursting with flavors of fresh berries and guava, this version of La Roja is delicately complex and sure to linger in the mind longer than in the glass.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Pleasant boysenberry notes; guava is a bit restrained behind the darkened malt and acidity.”

Flavor: “Soft dark fruit from the malt pairs nicely with the fruit additions. Great balance on the finish. The lingering malt sweetness is cut by the tart character, and there’s a bit of an edgy bite that cleans things up. Lingering woodsy astringency adds some funk but isn’t overdone.”

Overall: “A really nice underlying Flanders-style beer that is accentuated nicely by fresh-fruit additions. Balanced and complex, the combination of dark-fruit malt character and fruit additions throughout is well-done.”

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