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La Roja Artisan Amber Ale brewed by Jolly Pumpkin - Dexter, Michigan
La Roja Artisan Amber
Ale brewed by Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - Dexter, Michigan
artisan amber ale brewed in the Flanders tradition. Deep amber with
earthy caramel, spice, and sour fruit notes developed through
natural barrel aging. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and blended from
barrels ranging in age from two to ten months.
Ron Jeffries, Jolly Pumpkin's "Brewmaster and General Mischief
Maker," constructs beers of oustanding art and grace. All Jolly
Pumpkin creations go through a secondary fermentation with wild
yeast in oak, resulting in beers of extraordinay complexity and
earthiness with a subtle buy pleasant lactic sourness.
Beer Review from Beer Advocate:
Appearance: pours a murky amber with finger wide head. Head fades
down to a thin lacing. Sticker on bottle says "Blend 8 - bottled on
Aroma: Mild to moderate sourness. Subtle oak, caramel, some
spiciness, with a nice floral bouquet which reminds me of an elegant
Taste: Moderate sourness with an acetic vinegar like quality that
carries a red grape like taste. Superb.
Mouthfeel: Sour with a nice bitter bite. Feels moderately full.
After my second fill in my snifter, I'm feeling the alcohol but it
neither smells nor tastes like 7.2% ABV.
Overall: A fantastic American wild ale. Can't believe I didn't try
out JP's offerings before this. Will definitely check out more and
will revisit this one again when I'm yearning for a sour ale that's
both available and somewhat affordable.
About Jolly Pumpkin
Welcome to a land of open fermentation, oak barrel aging, and bottle
conditioning. At Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales we are dedicated to more
than the traditions of old world craftsmanship. Everything we do is
designed to create ales of outstanding art and flavor. Focusing on
traditional rustic country style beers brought to life through labor
and love, we strive to create beers to lighten the spirit and soothe
the soul. Sharing our joy to the betterment of mankind is the most
that we could hope for.
Few pleasures accompany an inspired ale more agreeably than an
equally inspired menu of hearth baked pizzas and gourmet salads
topped with native meats, cheeses, and vegetarian suited
alternatives. Whether it's the satisfaction of a quick snack or the
fulfillment of an entire meal, an assortment of delectable dishes
acknowledges the distinct qualities of both our Traverse City and
Ann Arbor restaurants. Preserving local culture by cultivating our
appreciation for fresh, seasonal, and regional resources allows
Jolly Pumpkin to fulfill our vision for humanity.