In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Jolly Pumpkin La Roja with Boysenberry & Guava

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.”