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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 ’the Jaspers’ you ask? Check out Frank Herberts novel ’The Santaroga Barrier’ and find out.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle at an epic sour tasting. Pours dark cherry red with a wispy tan head. Nose is sour with black cherries, a bit of red wine vinegar, oak, and a touch of brett. Distinctively Bullfrog throughout and most akin to Beekeeper if I had to choose. A bit herbal. Really soft in the mouth, as another reviewer said "delightfully restrained" really does it justice. Oak, sour black cherries, currants. Very short and dry finish, which is a refreshing quality for this style. Only a very mild vinegar presence. Dry oak and wild brett round it out. I loved this one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8443) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s RBSG 2010. Pours a nice dark red. Nose is sour apples, sour cherry skin and light vinous oak. Taste is much the same, but very well balanced and smooth. A little tart, but not over the top. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2010
askofficerfriendly hooks it up! Reddish brown pour, small tan head. Vinegar, sour cherries, wet oak, chianti wine and some light tart lemony notes. Flavor is sour and acidic but also malty and fruity throughout. Sour cherries, red wine notes, red wine vinegar and some cheesy flavors. Very very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Shared by Dasilky1 at Sourfest. Thanks Todd. Wonderfully tart/sour spicy nose. Fruitiness. Taste is nice even sweetness and spice. Fun funkiness. Lovely grape finish. Oak. Liked this one a bunch despite the worry it was going to be one of those overhyped brews. I’ve hit or missed on the Bullfrog brews, but this one was a hit!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kbutler1 (1351) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3437) - 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.

4.2
   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. 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of gn0sis. Pours a clear deep amber with a rough beige head. Tart nose, some sweet vanilla and wood. Medium body, tart fruit, Bretty and again lots of sweetish oak and vanilla. Ends dry and tart but not overly so. Amazing balance. 290311

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Hazy reddish color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wild yeast, cherries, leather, and wood. Taste of light vanilla, sour cherries, bretty, wild yeast, and a sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (739) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Aroma is moderately acidic with some nice complexity and a bit of acetic character. Moderate oak notes. Quite a bit of fruit character - cherries and berries. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with some light brown hues. Small thin tan head that recedes fairly quickly. Medium leaving and small legs. Flavor has a medium light acidity with a medium oak character. Lots of fruit notes, especially cherries but also berries and cassis. Light sweetness with some light caramel and toffee with faint chocolate. Light alcohol spice and faint acetic. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a really nice sour with a lot of fruit character. Complimentary oak notes really add some nice complexity. Very impressively clean sour.


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