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Bullfrog The Jaspers

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (6682) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2010
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5603) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2010
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Big thanks to mday for opening up a bottle of this. A: Pours a nice dark crimson with hints of some brown murkiness going on. Nice tan head with a bit of lacing. S: Loads of cherry aromas come alongside some nice tart characteristics along with a bit of acetic acid and hints of oak. T: The cherries come through again alongside lactic and acetic acid. Some oak and vanilla make their way in as well. M: This is where the beer really stands out. The creaminess of this was really nice all around, and the balance between the creamy nature of the brew, the acidity, and the sweetness really made for a pleasurable experience. D: One of the best things I’ve had from Bullfrog to date, which is saying something as I’m a huge fan of almost everything they do. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-23-2010

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Tiny bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy and bu11zeyes fridge. Clear orange color with no carbonation. Aroma of big sour notes, nail polish remover and sweet malt. Taste is very tart. Nail polish carries through to the finish. Peanutty ending though. How odd.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Courtesy of ericandersnavy(?). Poured a hazy, light brown body that was still. Aromas of sour apples, cherries, oaky, tart/sweet (opposite of sweet tarts), red wine and overall, effin’ great!! Flavor is tart, oaky, ash, lightly acid and not acetic at all. Think to medium mouthfeel. I’ll seek this one out in a much larger format.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Backlog from sour fest. I think that this came from Dasilky, but I’m not sure. Pours orange with a nice tan head. Nose is sweet. Taste is rich, tart and funky with some sour cherry notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (3202) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle 151/378 from hbmason...thanks Tim! - Pours rosy amber with a small bubbly tan head around the ring of the glass. Lightly bretty on the nose, nice oak notes, light fruit and a bit of citrus sour. Not terribly pungent, and a bit disappointing. The beer makes up for the aroma on the first sip. A creamy, light brett funk is overlaid over a velvety cherry base. Sour, but not terribly tart with a bit of vinegar funk. Really, really smooth in the mouth, with little bubbles that give it a nice creaminess. If this was a little more funky on the nose this would be out of this world.

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