Review: Jolly Pumpkin La Roja

A Sour Ale brewed by
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Dexter, Michigan USA

ABV: 7.2%

Glassware: Snifter

This offering from Jolly Pumpkin is an artisan amber ale brewed in the Flanders tradition. Pours a cloudy (unfiltered) yellow or almost grapefruit-pulp like color with a great looking head. The lacing on this beer is outstanding. The aroma is hard hitting with hints of natural acids, earth and tart fruits. Like a sour it hits the palate with quite a burst at first but it is extremely complex and the flavors keep coming. Tastes of wood, carmel, grapefruit, some lemon tartness all come through. It has a light body but the flavors keep you more then occupied. It finishes dry and the taste sticks around. Very good.

Beer Advocate food pairing suggestions: Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) General (Salad) 

My score: 4.1

One response to “Review: Jolly Pumpkin La Roja

  1. I had the pleasure of sampling La Roja for the 1st time at the GABF and I absolutely loved it! Sour beer was my focus this year and this one was one of my favorites. Definitely will seek this out again.

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