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Bullfrog The Jaspers

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RATINGS: 104   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 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Murky Rust pour with a slight offwhite head. Aroma is sour cherry, acetic acid, some funky leather and a bit of light light horsiness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit prickly from carbonation. Flavor is nicely soured, acetic, a bti funky, mostly cherry fruit and skins. A really nice flemish red.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle at Beerwarming Party. Pours a cloudy, dark maroon with a light, filmy head. Lots of funk and leather in the aroma with some tart strawberry. Flavor is sweet, tart, fruity, lightly acidic with some dirt. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes sour, light, dry and clean. Interesting and pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3237) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle from Jay. Acetic acid, cheesy aluminum, mud Slightly harsh vodka, mud components to the flavor, peach, plum, old socks, oud bruin like with a bit more acidity, less complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a somewhat minimal off-white/khaki head. S: The nose is sour cherries, vinegar, and a bit of oak. The lactic acidity is there but not the primary aroma and only a bit of funk. T: Quite a bit of cherries to the flavor, which is nice. A fair amount of acetic and lactic acids, and a light funk that is somewhat wet oak/hay in nature. M: The body is medium with a decent level of carbonation and a dry, slightly tart, finish. D: A good barrel aged beer from Bullfrog. Not quite as good as Black Cherry Bomb, for example, but still a pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2010
(750ml bottle #370/378 thanks to ericandersnavy) rich deep red/brown pour with light white bubbles. Nose of sweet cherries, pipe tobacco, lightly tart, fruity, wet wood, and raspberry puree. Taste of sweet raspberry and other stone fruit pits, cherry, pipe tobacco, a little too sweet, wet barrel. Not lactic, but wish it was. Linger is sweet and reminiscent of the pipe tobacco throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2010
In a snifter. Very hazy amber leaving a bit of sediment. Nice woody sour oakish aroma. Puckers my mouth just to sniff it. Medium plus body. It’s sort of sour/oak/plum. Nicely sour/puckerish. But far, far from vinegar. An ale to savor. It is excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2010
(750ml, bottle # 370/378, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of cherry, oak, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and horseblanket. Flavor of cherry, earthiness, light oak, caramel, and grass with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
ericandersnavy - gracias. Smells so good. Super tart. Tastes like a strawberry hookah. Love it!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle shared by ericandersnavy. Brownish pour from bottle with small, fading head. Nose is musty. Taste is sour fruits and woody, with hints of vinegar. Dry, slightly sour finish. Excellent!


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