pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2011 Bullfrog jaspers. 750ml bottle (930f 378). Thanks to Adam for sharing... Pours a dark semi-
tranparent reddish toffee brown and a semi-thin barely off-white
pour... Apple-cidery sour cherry pour with a muted level of earthy
acetone... Flavors are a nice subdued apple vinegar and mild cherry
presence. Carbonation was somewhat subdued but giving it a healthy fluffy sensation. Good
body with a nice mild sour profile overall. Solid.
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at sour tasting. slightly darker brown then a normal sour. Flavors seemed blended together well, maybe cherry is standing out a bit. A definite sour, needed a bit more flavor in my opinion.
drewbeerme (3838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. big thanks to adam for sharing. pours murky amber with white head. nose has raspberry sharp vinegar and mild acetone note. flavors are soured
earthy pity cherries, oak, vanilla, vinegar. sort of reminds me of when La Folie first went to those 22oz bottles, tasty still but not special.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml courtesy of TheEpeeist. Bottle 93 of 378. Pours a murly ruby brown pour, well hazed and glowing edges. A decent bright whitish head that dies to a ring, laces small, spotty. Aromas are rich fruit punch, sour cherries and raspberries, touches of mellow sweet malts with lactic acid. Touches of vinegar, wet oak. Rich and sour. Initial is mellow modied, moderate sour cherries, light funk, touches of vinegaratte. Lactic acid, rich caramel and bready malts, touches of biscuits with lingering sour cherries, touches of lactic acid. Not too over the top, highly drinkable with enough vinegar and acidity to make you know it’s a sour, a damn good sour at that, but balanced enough that high acidity doesn’t get in the way. Bullfrog sours are hit and miss.. But this is a definite hit for them in my book.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 57/378. I’ve been sitting on this for awhile and decided to open it today-live review. Although I went to the release this is my first experience with this brew.
A- Body is a translucent medium red/mahogany hue. Fogginess is mild to moderate and slightly dynamic. Pours with a nice 1-2 finger creamy, slightly off white head which fades to and has great retention at 1/2 finger.
S- Nose is complex and colorful. Lots of soaked oak barrel, a hint of vanilla, vinegar, a slightly acidic tartness, sour apple, brett funk, a hint of cherry and dark fruit in the background. The nose is balanced and moderate to strong.
T- An acidic tartness is first to hit the palate along with impressions of cherry, brett funk and sour apple. This quickly turns as the soaked oak barrel shines through with a sweet vanilla like impression accompanying it-if you let it linger on the palate a fair amount of vinegar comes through and sticks around long after the swallow-if you don’t let it stick around the vinegar goes virtually unnoticed. The barrel and vanilla flavors intensify for the finish as the acidic tartness and cherries come back around but are fairly mild-an overall mild balance between all these components lingers on the palate.
M- Light to medium prickly carbonation. A light to medium weight smooth and creamy body that isn’t quite full.
D- This is a very interesting flanders red-where the nose is bright and exciting-the flavor is much softer-but has the same delicate complexity and balance. Its not heavy on tartness, vinegar, barrel, or fruit-its a nice balance of all of these. Its a great sipper.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-03-2011 00:52:05
vtafro (2341) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brune pour with a light ring of tan head. Funky aroma, brett, cherry, and woody notes. Nice flavored sour, tart enough, light wood and some darker fruit and sweet malt notes.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Paul’s Thanksgiving tasting. Pours orange brown with a thin head. Funky bretty aroma, with some woody and cherry notes. Nice tart bretty flavor with some slightly sweet cherry notes, wood, and a light acidity. Tastey.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to FooFaa from BA. poured deep amber with an off white head. aroma was sour cherry, apple skins, and light tobacco. flavor was sour cherry, caramel, and apple. light body with a dry finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to OSCF for popping this one at the BASC tasting a few months back. Always dig Bullfrog stuff, and I found this to be one of the better wilds they’ve produced. Faintly cloudy reddish pour, liked an aged Flanders spiked with oud bruin. Nose is rich, with not just tart cherry skins and oak but there are some faint malts as well to give this a tart confection character that’s certainly distinctive. It’s almost like 15% fruity malt ale and 85% sour. Prickly mouthfeel, dry finish, and the relatively low acidity lets the yeast and malts blend nicely in an overall nice sour.
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Paul’s Thanksgiving weekend bash. Poured an ugly muddy brown body with a small foamy light beige head. Aroma was very nice with super sour tartness followed up with wood notes, sour cherry and bitter green apples followed up by more wet wood and even a hint of chocolate. Flavor is sour but not as sour as the aroma, notes of rotting lemons, citrus rinds and pulp, wood along with some bad chcocolate. The body is a little thin but what the hell this one is aged for 22 months before release. Very solid aroma and ncie flavor but the aroma is just soo much better then the aroma.