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Bullfrog The Jaspers

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammer (1081) - 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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   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 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Aroma is nice and sour, tart, fruity and lots of red wine and wood. Pretty smooth sour on the mouthfeel and gret flavor. Lots of wood and tart citrus and red wine flavor.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
750ml bottle, # 37 / 378. Poured a deeper amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of wood, some vinegar, fruity, and vinous. Tastes of wood, fruity, vinous, citrus, and vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2015 Bottle #150 A: Dark brown with a slight reddish hue. Slightly transparent around the edges when held to the light. Some yeast in suspension with quite a bit of debris settling in the bottom. Moderate sized off-white head forms with a vigorous pour before forming a nice skim with 80+% coverage. Nice bubbly ring. Spotty lacing. S: First blast is of slightly sour cherries. The fruit is followed by a nice earthy oak character along with hints of vinegar, red wine, and some brett to round things out. Suggestive of a moderately sour and tart flavor to come. T: The cherries fade a bit to the back as the red wine, vinegar and oak move toward the forefront. Nice level of acidity and tartness lifts the flavors to the tip of the tongue. The dark cherries lend some sourness toward the tail end of each sip. M: Smooth, medium bodied. Acidity, tartness and sourness are all present without being too punishing. All in all the beer is delightfully restrained in all aspects. A nice lingering funk is pleasant as well. O: A top notch flanders red. A great release with a great beer. Will savor my remaining bottles over the next few years.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle shared at Tower of Sour Power, I think this was DarkGuardian again. Bullfrog doesn’t make a bad beer. Sort of a cocky statement but everything I’ve had from them is just superb. Good sour aroma and flavor with a nice balance of fruit and sour tartness.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle with james and pat. Pour is a murky purple brown. Small head, dct lacing. Aromas of lactic acid, curants, sour grapes. Taste is dark grapes, sour funk, lactic, cherries, currant, sour vinegar, and oak. Awsome beer. Cheese and teriyaki.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14702) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle 87/378 @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown with a ruby hue. Aroma and taste are brett, fruits, caramel, malt, and vinegar. Nice and sour with a good amount of aciditiy.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3233) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle at Maltzillas World Cup 2010 tasting. Pours cloudy brownish color with off white head. Aromas of sour cherries and oak. Flavors of tart cherries, vinegar and wood. Meium body with moderate carbonation. Very nice. Thanks Diego.


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