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Bullfrog The Jaspers

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RATINGS: 103   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , 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 Iíve had from Bullfrog to date, which is saying something as Iím a huge fan of almost everything they do. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-23-2010

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (3671) - Fort Worth, 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.

3.8
   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, effiní great!! Flavor is tart, oaky, ash, lightly acid and not acetic at all. Think to medium mouthfeel. Iíll seek this one out in a much larger format.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Backlog from sour fest. I think that this came from Dasilky, but Iím not sure. Pours orange with a nice tan head. Nose is sweet. Taste is rich, tart and funky with some sour cherry notes.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2581) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Sample thanks to Madvike!! Clear light brown pour, very little carbonation and fruity sour cherry nose. Flavor is sour cherry, decent amount funk and mildly sour with a woody and very dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2353) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2012 Thank you Tom L. The aroma of a sweet Flemish sour ale. The color is bright brown amber with a creamy head. The flavors of a wild Flemish sour settles with light berry notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2010
brown/red/mohogany colored. slightly hazy. I can see the Funk havin a party in here, i just know its in there. smells of delciously sour cherry slightly funky lemon tart bretty land in here. oakiness about. lactic acid and acedic acid swirling in here like a tiger waiting to pounce. Iím gonna drink me some of this oaky sour cherry, acetic acid/vinegar of a more red wine style. slight funk notes, a great punch of sourness almost to the lemon side but more cherry sour kind. deep deep inside lies a touch of medicinal brett, but not enough to fight off the sour tiger that mauled my face when i drank this. I got a severe case of the Jaspers after drinking this. I think its contageous. light carbonation, some pucker, but refreshing. yup, i could drink a lot of this especially now that i have a case of the jaspers. the only cure is to drink more of it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle. Very, very excited to try this one. A rust copper mahogany color with not a whole lot if head. Strong sour cherry notes with some slight acetone notes. Some funk as well. Malty, sour and tart with some fruit type taste. No medicinal flavors at all. Subtle Brett flavors as well. Pretty well balanced. Some oak notes. More tart fruit and sour than anything else and in that sense it is really good. Light mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
750ml bottle thanks to soulforpeanuts. Pours a dark hazy reddish color with a small off-white head leaving nice foam. The aroma has lots of good cherry aspects, maybe some other red berries. Pretty good flavor. Starts with big sour cherry and raspberry, but ends with a slight dirty note and little bleu cheese, which is rather. Still pretty tasty but not great. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Fairly refreshing for the style actually. A good but not outstanding wild ale.


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