Jolly Pumpkin La Roja

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7 Responses

  1. nate says:

    I hear you on craving sour beers. To me it is such a balanced flavor (sweet/sour). Jolly Pumpkin is one of my favorites. In a month or two they will be opening up their brewery to sell their special Perseguidor. You can only buy it at the brewery on that day. You should try to make the trip!

  2. Chris says:

    My wife and I can’t get enough of this beer- one of our favorites. If Rodenbach is my benchmark for Flanders Red, I find this hard to compare as it isn’t anywhere near as tart. However, I completely agree that this is a great beer to get started on for someone who has never tried a sour – very approachable and quenching. I love the crazy-strong oak character; this beer definitely helped me to recognize and identify oakiness on the palate.

    • Simply Beer says:

      @Nate – I wish I could! Michigan is a bit far for me. If you go, grab me a bottle 🙂

      @Chris – Sours really seem to be catching on strong or is it because of my new found craving I’ve noticed more people drink and enjoying them? This beer definitely had a good balance of oak to sweet and sour.

  3. JIm says:

    I blew up Duchesse De Bourgogne in a recent review for being too sweet and fruity. This sounds like it might be a better balance for my taste – I definitely have to check it out. My wife loved the Duchesse and enjoys pumpkin beers, so I imagine she’ll be nuts about this one.

    Thanks for pointing out another special brew.

  4. scott says:

    I’ll follow Chris’s advice and look for this one to try. New style for me!

  5. Pete Culos says:

    Peter, I love this beer too! I brought some to a local BYOB (Daniel’s Bistro in Point Pleasant Beach…killer!) and was embarrased when the waitress opened the bottle and it foamed over big time! I mean I lost 1/4 of the bottle at least. That said, I found it a great compliment for my meal and have another bottle in stock. This stuff is good! I like sours too, but this didn’t jump out at me as a sour, but I guess it is. Definitely worth a try.