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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle at a tasting thanks to Rciesla.
Aroma : Vinous with some oak. Medium sourness. Quite woody.
Taste : Medium sourness, vinous and a bit acidic. Nice sourness while not very powerful.
Overall : Nice brew but nothing really remarkable about it. Nice sour beer. Thanks for sharing this rare one with us Ryan !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle shared at Glouglouburps after Mondial tasting 2010. Bottle thanks to Rciesla for sharing! Pours a hazy deep brown with a thinning film of a head. Aroma is caramel sweet, light burnt toffee, crystal malts, fruity light cherry and rasp mix, pedio cherry pie and mineral kick with some medium but not overpowery aceto cider vinegar which was actually nice- as it warms some oak comes through a bit. Flavor has more oaky character, but still a decent amount of malt leftover- still mostly fresh overall some cherry pie, pitty, flemish sour like for the most part, some modest acetic acid and some slight paint thinner as it warms a bit. Decent modest sour finish and overall fairly drinkable. Light carbonation and yeastiness suggests the yeast is still working- may take another year or 2 to get better.

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, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (3989) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Huge thanks to Todd for popping this one at the BASC tasting! Brown pour with underlining garnet hues. Aroma is cherries, acetone and lacto. Flavor is full of oaky tannins, dark fruit and vinegar. Dry finish. Nice and tart but far from being overly sour. Refreshing in the summer humidity

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10766) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
clear amber. small white head. mild berryish aroma, acid and sour notes. flavor is fruity, acid, sour, tart, well blended, mild. fruit peel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6587) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a hazy deep red with white head head that started and remained at the edges. Aroma had a good amount of tart red and stone fruits with a hint of backing funk and oak. Flavor started with red and stone fruits that grew in tartness to a sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ TFODRBSG12
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, vineous, vinegar, tart and oak. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with a long dry sour finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft. to flat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (10549) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Murky amber brown color, white head. Aroma of plums, red wine. Taste is plums, cherries, and a bit of vinegar. Has weathered pretty well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Rating #6700! 750mL from a trade on BA. Pours a full haze, muddy brune with fizzing out grayish foam. Nose is acetic impending, salty, red wine vinous. Taste is lighter than expected, minerally from the yeast agitation, mix of chocolate and cranberry like any good sour brown. There is an acetic bite in there but it isn’t as intense as the nose would hint. Palate is cranberry tannic, minerally, dusty. Still, pretty nice. The Oud 15 next to it was a bit better, but the alcohol content of the Oud 15 made it less approachable.


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