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Bullfrog The Jaspers

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Scheduled for release on the first Friday of May 2010, this sour red has been patiently maturing in oak barrels for 18 months and will be bottle conditioned a further 4 months prior to release. Why ’the Jaspers’ you ask? Check out Frank Herberts novel ’The Santaroga Barrier’ and find out.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1659) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at the 5k/7k/11k. Very generous share. Aroma of cherry, iron, and slight cheese. Pours hazy deep red with nice lacing. Taste is sour cherries, sweet tart candy, and a big dry yeast finish. Tart acidic mouthfeel some sweet caramel. Great flanders red.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (554) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Aroma is moderately acidic with some nice complexity and a bit of acetic character. Moderate oak notes. Quite a bit of fruit character - cherries and berries. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with some light brown hues. Small thin tan head that recedes fairly quickly. Medium leaving and small legs. Flavor has a medium light acidity with a medium oak character. Lots of fruit notes, especially cherries but also berries and cassis. Light sweetness with some light caramel and toffee with faint chocolate. Light alcohol spice and faint acetic. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a really nice sour with a lot of fruit character. Complimentary oak notes really add some nice complexity. Very impressively clean sour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
750ml bottle pours a hazy, caramel amber with some spitty, off white head. Nose has a lot of sweat sock, some BO, rhubarb, vinegar, malt, paint thinner. Flavor is much better, acetic, red grape, some vinegar, a little fruit, strawberry. Finishes very acetic. The nose is a train wreck, but the flavor is better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
75cl bottle, thanks GT2. Medium beige head atop murky dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour cherry, some funk, lactic. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry, some soda, light funk. Light-medium body, light effervescence, low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Rating #6700! 750mL from a trade on BA. Pours a full haze, muddy brune with fizzing out grayish foam. Nose is acetic impending, salty, red wine vinous. Taste is lighter than expected, minerally from the yeast agitation, mix of chocolate and cranberry like any good sour brown. There is an acetic bite in there but it isn’t as intense as the nose would hint. Palate is cranberry tannic, minerally, dusty. Still, pretty nice. The Oud 15 next to it was a bit better, but the alcohol content of the Oud 15 made it less approachable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4134) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle provided by of GT2, thanks! Aroma is light red wine notes, cherries, touch of barrel notes. Flavor was notes of nice light vinegar notes. Tart notes. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours lightly hazy amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates and figs, earthy hops, oak and light oxidation. Flavor is tart fruits, light malt, hops and bitterness, oak and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Murky amber brown color, white head. Aroma of plums, red wine. Taste is plums, cherries, and a bit of vinegar. Has weathered pretty well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1315) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle #11 thanks to mora2000...Pour is dark red with a thin head..nose is leather, funk, cherries, spice,acidic, fruits..Taste is spice, cherries, acidic, light sourness,nice caramel, light sweetness

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (597) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Poured a hazy cherry red. Nose was oak, bourbon and dark fruit. Flavor was typical bull frog dark sour base with a nice sour ending. Much better as it came to room tem, and significantly better than oud 15


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