RATINGS: 556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Ok, so the joke was that Jolly Pumpkin doesn’t brew a pumpkin beer. Well, now we do. Just this one. Packed with real pumpkins, hints of spice, and a gentle kiss of cocoa to liven the soul. An everyday easy way to fill your squashy quotient. Guess now folks will have to find something else to joke about...

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Great retention with minimal lacing. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. Tastes of pumpkin right off the bat, followed by spice notes. Rather bland and watery aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Christos (5855) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2017
(Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela No. 1 Pumpkin Ale) Bottle 750ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 5.9% Deep orange colour on the body, clear, with a small and thin white head on top. Aroma of peaches, gra[es, white wine, wood, only a hint of spices. Taste is nicely sour, with grapes, vinous notes, peaches, spices in between and on the finish, tanines, a touch of toffee. Medium thin body, quite dry on the palate. Great beer, little has to do with all the other pumpkin ales out there.

SlackerMads (3405) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle. Hazy golden with a small off white head with good retention, lace and regeneration. Strong funky nose with wet dark wood, faint spices, dust and light lemony sourness. The flavour is mild with restrained spices, light pumpkin, wood, tobacco, dust, barnyard, leather, hay and berries. Good balance with little if any sweetness, light bitterness and light to medium sourness. Soft finish with lingering wood and berries. Good balance and not overdone in any way.

bursprak (3219) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 15, 2017
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Bronze pour with a light head. Notes of apples, spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and some light tartness.

DroolYeast (1521) - Odder, DENMARK - APR 8, 2017
Tap @ fermentoren Aarhus. Aroma is Christmas-y spices, pumpkin, apple. Hazy muddy orange with white head. Taste is light+ sour, spices and dry. Light body, watery feel and spice finish.

Cavie (4725) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy, orange color. Yeast sediment in the bottom. Sour aroma. Very sour, intense aroma. Sour flavor. No pumpkin flavor, acidic. Vinegar notes. Lacto sour. Low complexity beyond the sourness.

RichTheVillan (7905) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle at Cotteridge wines tasting room; murky amber pour with a thin tan head, aroma has spicy pumpkin action, taste has light fruits, spicy pumpkin.

rdixon77 (2874) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Great pumpkin beer. The less spice the better. The mild sour goes well with a hint of the pumpkin and chocolate presence. Semisweet. Good stuff.

jc1762 (1471) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Tap at Churchkey into a snifter showing well filtered dark honey with no head The nose shows a mix of kumquat, honey, and a tart acetic edge. Comes together quite strangely, but I’m guessing it’s the pumpkin. The palate is highly carbonated and light bodied. Lightly tart with flavors of moderately intense orange tea and light malts that mix quite well together. Light oak in the background. Not bad for a pumpkin sour actually.

muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2016
750 ml bottle from Artale in Rockford, IL, served a bit below cellar temp in a Chouffe tulip. Bright amber-orange, hazy to the point of opacity, with a moderate fully lasting white head...tart fruit nose comes off as all Flanders red / sour brown at first, but a bit of pie spicing does show up eventually and remains weakly present; perhaps it serves to blunt some of the sharpness of the yeasty/tart/acidic notes both here and on the tongue...which is, again, more reminiscent of an oude bruin than anything else; if there is any pumpkin here it is only noticeable in a slight vegetal quality to the malt, which is not unpleasant but doesn’t really do anything special either...overall, it’s sharp, very mineralic and bitter at the finish, with virtually no trace of sweetness, highly acidic, and chalky/cottony going down...a touch oily and slick, full, strongly carbonated. Not really bad as a Flemish sour though not good either - if the pumpkin or spices (which I found little evidence of) did anything it was to mute the impact of the tartness, and yet the finish remains rough and hard.

A half hour later...this improves considerably, the harshness at the finish smoothing out, the malts in the body enlarging their presence, and perhaps a bit of actual pumpkin flavor becoming faintly noticeable...I find that, at the least, I will be able to drink the bottle. Still not great, but a bit more interesting and closer to decent than I had first imagined.

koleminer20 (3704) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at Corbet’s house during a tasting on October 24. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a foggy golden yellow orange with a thick light gray colored head and a good lace as it falls down. The aroma is interesting. There is a light tart pumpkin to it, but it’s got a light fruitiness and then the funk rolls in. There is a light maltiness and a hint of biscuit on the back end. This is not as bad as I thought it would be. Lightly tart, but not awful. The flavor is much of the same. Light tropical fruits start off, leading into the sweetness of the pumpkin and a finish that’s a little tart and spicy. The mouth feel is lighter and syrupy with a bright-ish carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and tart earthy squash. It’s a really interesting beer.

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