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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7912) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Draft at Capone’s. Pours slight hazy ruby with nose of tart cherry, berry. Tastes funky tart cherry, with earthy notes, mild vanilla and wood, and a crisp, is somewhat flat, finish, with little carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured dark amber with a khaki head. Quite sour with oak and yeast funk be ing prominent. Acidic, with dark fruits and black cherries. Candied sweetness with some puckering heat towards the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sarro (122) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle # 36 of 378 & shared by Shane, thanks! Pours a dark amber with a thin head. Smell is similar to a flanders red with notes of sweet cherries and some dark malt. Taste was pretty acidic and dry. Overall, not amazing in any way, but definitely an enjoyable dark, wild ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
bottle shared at 5000 tasting - really tasty! sour, caramel notes, some sweet candy, berries.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a hazy deep red with white head head that started and remained at the edges. Aroma had a good amount of tart red and stone fruits with a hint of backing funk and oak. Flavor started with red and stone fruits that grew in tartness to a sour finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
750ml bottle, # 37 / 378. Poured a deeper amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of wood, some vinegar, fruity, and vinous. Tastes of wood, fruity, vinous, citrus, and vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Aroma is nice and sour, tart, fruity and lots of red wine and wood. Pretty smooth sour on the mouthfeel and gret flavor. Lots of wood and tart citrus and red wine flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. #58/328. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart aroma. Slightly sweetish sour tart citrus flavor with weak acidic hints. Has a fruity sour tart citrus finish with hints of wood.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13536) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle (#58/378) at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear brown - white bubbles. Roasted, oakey, fruity, acid, spicy, dryness, raisins, vanilla, nice sourness. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 3, 2011
Botella. Amber brown colour. Spiced malty tart aroma. Spiced and tart malty flavour with fruits. Tart fruity malty finish. Quite nice.


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