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Bullfrog The Jaspers

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RATINGS: 105   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6303) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours bit hazy amber with a medium white head. The aroma is cherries, berries, acid, barnyard, oak and wood. The flavour is acid, oak, wood and berries. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5219) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle shared with pat and vin. Pours a deep, hazy amber brown body with carbonated white froth. Aroma is cherries, raspberries, lemon zest and funk. Mouthfeel starts out with a nice ripe tart and finishes creamier with notes of cherry lemonade, funky basement and light wood.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. Bomber courtesy of James. Thanks, brother. Pours light chestnut brown opaque with some khaki beige head atop. Aroma of currants, red grapes, oak, raspberry, and funky must. Taste is soft cherry, currant, lemon zest, oaky dryness, and some rapberry bitter-tartness. Palate is fuzzy, tart, and pleasantly mild. Sweet, smooth, slightly tart finish. Excellent sour ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3098) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle with james and pat. Pour is a murky purple brown. Small head, dct lacing. Aromas of lactic acid, curants, sour grapes. Taste is dark grapes, sour funk, lactic, cherries, currant, sour vinegar, and oak. Awsome beer. Cheese and teriyaki.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Hazy reddish color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wild yeast, cherries, leather, and wood. Taste of light vanilla, sour cherries, bretty, wild yeast, and a sour finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle shared by darkguardian at the TOSPH. Reddish brown pour with a white head. Brett and sour fruit aromas. Sour cherry, wood, and mellow funk flavors. Another great sour/wild ale from Bullfrog......

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle shared at Tower of Sour Power, I think this was DarkGuardian again. Bullfrog doesn’t make a bad beer. Sort of a cocky statement but everything I’ve had from them is just superb. Good sour aroma and flavor with a nice balance of fruit and sour tartness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (2485) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Bottle #150 A: Dark brown with a slight reddish hue. Slightly transparent around the edges when held to the light. Some yeast in suspension with quite a bit of debris settling in the bottom. Moderate sized off-white head forms with a vigorous pour before forming a nice skim with 80+% coverage. Nice bubbly ring. Spotty lacing. S: First blast is of slightly sour cherries. The fruit is followed by a nice earthy oak character along with hints of vinegar, red wine, and some brett to round things out. Suggestive of a moderately sour and tart flavor to come. T: The cherries fade a bit to the back as the red wine, vinegar and oak move toward the forefront. Nice level of acidity and tartness lifts the flavors to the tip of the tongue. The dark cherries lend some sourness toward the tail end of each sip. M: Smooth, medium bodied. Acidity, tartness and sourness are all present without being too punishing. All in all the beer is delightfully restrained in all aspects. A nice lingering funk is pleasant as well. O: A top notch flanders red. A great release with a great beer. Will savor my remaining bottles over the next few years.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3148) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 28, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 750mL Bottle. Thanks Sean for sharing! A wafting, gentle soft creamy soured malt. This is delicate Hawbaker work at it’s finest. You’ve got to have a quiet mind to appreciate this. Soft, soft delicate ruby red malt with a well defined sour strain running through. Honey like sweetness leaves this one full of texture to play off the acidity. Good, good beer. These sours take focus, because if you’re quiet they’ll unleash a world of nuance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer iwth a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of straw, vinegar, and terpentine. The flavor is sweet and sour with notes of malt, caramel, vinegar, and terpentine, leading to a tart finish.


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