La Parcela 2008 (Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales)


After a few other beer styles to cleanse the pallete, I figured it was time to come back to the sour beers. LA PARCELA was available in both the current vintage and a 2008 version, so I decided to go for the older of the two.

Three year old Oak aged American Sour Pumpkin Ale. Packed with real pumpkins, hints of spice and a gentle kiss cacao to liven the soul. 5.9% ABV

La Parcela 2008 pours a murky caramel color.  The color made me think of Sugar Daddy candy (and it looks about as thick as caramel, too!). Once again the head is once again a film. I’m seeing a pattern here.

The nose is slightly sour with both a lemony acidity and a vinegar acidity. Hints of turkey jerky and a teenie bit of pumpkin were also present. This may sound weird, but I swear I detected hints of gasoline. Odd.

Taste is mildly sour with a noticeable meat/jerky flavor. There is a graininess that I was not expecting from this beer that made it taste very much like a Pilsner. It’s actually rather bland and boring.

Mouthfeel is light. The liquid disappears quickly, but leaves a slight drying behind.

I was rather disappointed with this beer. I expected it to be a big beer (being that it’s 3 years old), but all the flavors are muted. So far none of the sour beers have hit the spot for me.

Overall: 3 out of 10

As a PUMPKIN ALE: 2.5 out of 10

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One response to “La Parcela 2008 (Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales)

  1. Pingback: Pacific Northwest Trip: Day #3 the Great Pumpkin Beer Fest « Ales In Comparison

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