starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
A- hazy reddish brown. Two finger off white head.
S- funk, caramel, raisin, oxidized sweetness.
T- light grain followed by sour apple tartness. Hints of caramel. Oak woodiness of finish and in the aftertaste.
M- full carbonation, fairly dry and crisp. Champagne like.
O- Nice. Very drinkable. Lots of oak flavor and dryness like from a Cabernet.
radagast83 (4451) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, shared but mostly drunk by me with dinner the other night. Poured a dark ruby color with a small light tan head. Aroma was a touch of funky notes, some cherry, oak. Nice sour notes, some barrel. Sour cherries, but not supper sour, which makes it quite enjoyable to drink. Fabulous funky, slightly acidic. Nice carbonation makes this one lively from start to finish.
monkeychugg55 (842) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy reddish amber with a very small head, not much retention at all. The aroma has oak, tart cherries, plum, straw, apple, raisins, grape, and mellow funk. The flavor is just as complex, a nice blend of cherries, green apple, raisin, and oak, as well as a moderate sourness. Finishes well balanced and dry, with lingering oak, sour, and stone fruit. Fantastic.
superspak (2481) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/8/2013. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart cherry, cranberry, lemon zest, green apple, plum, raisin, red grape, caramel, leather, vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, clove, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, oak, and moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big tart cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon zest, plum, raisin, red grape, caramel, leather, vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, clove, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon zest, plum, raisin, red grape, caramel, leather, vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, clove, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of tart/fruity/funky yeast, oak, and dark malt flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately slick/acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome sour red ale. All around great complexity and balance of tart/fruity/funky yeast, oak, and dark malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on with the balanced acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.
drsandman (226) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a small slightly off white head. Aroma of funky oaked berries, earth, must. Flavor is sweet yet refreshing, consistently tart throughout. Spicy oak finish. La Roja indeed.
mgajdaczewa (457) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
W aromacie owocowo, głównie śliwki i brzoskwinie, wyraźnie winno - kwaskowe, karmel. W smaku dość wytrawne, jest śliwkowa owocowość, wyraźny orzeźwiający octowy kwasek, lekki karmel, dużo wanilii, która świetnie tam pasowała. Trunek bardzo szlachetny, choć mógłby być pełniejszy.
sloshgator (407) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja is, well, wild as expected. Sour aroma from a reddish pour with a thin head. Taste is sour and slightly sweet with some fruit notes. Unique but not overly intriguing. La Rosa will appeal to the sour fans and is an interesting diversion to the otherwise enthusiast.
YogiBeera (2451) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Nice tart sour aroma. Beautiful reddish light brown . Round and balanced.
beertholomeus (710) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a red color with white head. Tart and fruit aroma. Fruit, tart, funk and light malt flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Tart fruity finish.
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of some tart/sour notes, fruit, caramel malts and spices. The taste was similar with a blend of the tartness and the dark fruits. Tasty.
revolution2718 (214) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown-red with half finger of head. Nose is sour apple, earthy, almost mineraly, sour cherry, woody. Taste starts off with sour fruits, very quickly turns woody, dries out a ton, spices, finishes with some plant rind bitterness and spices. Interesting beer, haven't had many Flanders style but I like this beer.
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