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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 íthe Jaspersí you ask? Check out Frank Herberts novel íThe Santaroga Barrierí and find out.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Sweet tart, cider and vinegar nose with cherry. Taste is moderately set, moderately tart, mostly acetic acid, lots of cherry, lots of caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Huge thanks to Todd for popping this one at the BASC tasting! Brown pour with underlining garnet hues. Aroma is cherries, acetone and lacto. Flavor is full of oaky tannins, dark fruit and vinegar. Dry finish. Nice and tart but far from being overly sour. Refreshing in the summer humidity

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2011
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 itís a sour, a damn good sour at that, but balanced enough that high acidity doesnít get in the way. Bullfrog sours are hit and miss.. But this is a definite hit for them in my book.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle 57/378. Iíve 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 donít 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 isnít 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (2801) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (5842) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle shared at Paulís 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
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.


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