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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

An 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 6/10/2011".

Aroma: Mild to moderate sourness. Subtle oak, caramel, some spiciness, with a nice floral bouquet which reminds me of an elegant red wine.

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.

  
  Jolly Pumpkin Brewery Jolly Pumpkin Ron JefferiesJolly Pumpkin Ashley
 
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.
 


                                            
 
 
                                                
 

 

 





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