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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2010
sampled from bottle. faint haze of suspended yeast gives it a dull but glowing bronze/orange color with a small off-white head. initial impression of the nose is of how delicate and soft the spices are layered on top of what’s already a very delicate and soft yeast: the "with spices" is most definitely pumpkin spice (with nutmeg being most pronounced and cinnamon perhaps present in very small quantity). texture is spot-on for JP: intensely delicate natural carbonation with a soft chewiness from the yeast. extremely well-attenuated, the malt sugar seems nearly completely fermented out (which makes me curious how strict JP are about the use of speciality malts, or if they are simply just masters of mash and temperature rests - perhaps the most skillful at this process of anyone outside of europe). very low apparent unfermentable sugar present. cocoa is pretty much unnoticeable, while the oak barrel wood character (which overall is fairly light) and the subtle acidity (much closer to wine acidity than beer; i.e. not sour) from the inoculated barrel are fantastically balanced and in harmony with the other two major arms of this beer: the pumpkin spice and high attenuation. damn fine stuff.


4.5
SpartanStout (45) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Really great orange aroma. Really great, well rounded citrus, orange peel, floral notes on the finish. Not the sour expected from JP, good.

3.4
jrodooo5 (1717) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - OCT 13, 2017
A bit overrated! Boring gold pour w/ out much of a head or lacing. Aroma has some nice fall spices. Taste is an odd combo of spiciness, bitterness, & sourness. Points for uniqueness but it doesn't all come together for me. Just decent!

4.1
anstei (2608) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle from Erzbierschof, bottled 8-17-2011. Pours cloudy darkish amber. Aroma is wild funk, pumpkin indeed, Belgian candy, phenols, citric. Body is medium, fruity, acidic and really pleasant. Soft carbonation, funk, citric, fruity, phenols. Dry palate. Amazing balance, held up really well. Great beer!

2.8
Jpmercer (80) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2017
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... Too sourish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Christos (5889) - 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.
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3.9
SlackerMads (3520) - 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.

3.4
bursprak (3285) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 15, 2017
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Bronze pour with a light head. Notes of apples, spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and some light tartness.

2.7
DroolYeast (1683) - 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.

3.2
Cavie (4805) - 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.

3.6
RichTheVillan (8242) - 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.


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