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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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March 15, 2012 a tornado tore through Dexter, missing the brewery, but not all of our neighbors. What could we do to help? Hmmm. We do know how to make beer. So make a beer is what we did. This beer. Teaming up with co-conspirators Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, Schera’s and the Abu Nawas Beverage Company to create a collaborative beer like noneother.

A dark and smoky sour Saison full of rich aromatic coffee and the spicy heat of a secret Algerian spice blend. Proceeds go to the Dexter Relief Fund.


AGAquino's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 19, 2013
Dark brown colour, tall, foamy head, somewhat of a gusher. Aroma is coffee w. notes of spice. Flavour is smoky coffee, somewhat oily mouthfeel, spices. Saison flavours comeout in the lingering aftertaste.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle courtesy Patrick. Batch 1068/1069 Bottled 04-25-2012. Pours a translucent reddish brown, little bit of off-white head. Aroma cherries, plums, oak. Body lively and arch, finish is amazing, lots of cocoa, chocolate, cherries, well balanced and complex. Lingering spice and smoke character. Top notch, really.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ICEatALAMO (1037) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle 4/12 dating. The pour is a darker brown with a full thick head. The aroma is some sour funk and very light coffee. The taste is a cluster F. A bunch of bland flavors. A can't even describe the flavor anything more than dirty dishwater. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2519) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Swampy & mucky, opaque brown trudge water. Slow gusher. Enormous beige head piles up & lasts for years. Annoyingly long actually. Chunky lace all over the glass; the only savior for this poopy looking brew. Nose is a mix of dusty, roasted, old coffee beans & slightly tart fruit with undertones of citrus peel, oak, & mild tannins. Hints of leafy spice & some seemingly yeast heavy esters in the periphery. Strange, different, but not bad. Despite the tartness presence in the aroma, there is almost none in the flavor. Flavor is mostly murky, oily coffee beans with a moderately heavy roast. Hops are more vibrant with semi-floral undertones, along with a hint of cola, tannin, & musty oak. Allowing this to warm brings out even more complexity; toasty yeast, earthy esters, dirt, mild smoke, sweet lemon & apple, & vague spiciness. I guess that MAYBE there’s a SLIGHT hint of tartness way in the back. But this is far from the "sour" saison that it’s labeled. Either way, a super unique brew. Not as dry as many JP offerings, but still in the sub 1.005 FG range. Different, pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1215) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle at a recent tasting, thanks to ferris. Dark brown pour, offwhite head, some lacing. Aroma is huge on the peppers/hot sauce. More chili spice than smoke, chocolate. Taste is more muted. Dry, malty, almost leathery. Medium- body, lively carb. Overall: not my favorite of these guys, but fun to try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1999) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
March is early for a tornado in Dexter. I remember them coming in the late spring and summer. Dang.

As a JP fanboy I was quite happy to get to try this at a Seattle tasting. Was it Ferris that brought it? In any case, thanks!

Pours very dark with a nice tan head. The aroma is super-spicy. I get a blast of hot sauce with some underlying hints of sourness. It’s certainly baffling and hard to know what to expect from the flavor. The first sip is a bit of a surprise. It’s another blend of gently tart Jolly Pumpkin character, but with that comes some drying coffee (nowhere to be found in the aroma) through the background. As I drink more of the beer and as it warms, the intensity of the pepper / hot sauce character wanes and the beer gets considerably better. It’s not my favorite Jolly Pumpkin but I’m very glad to have tried it.

tl;dr summary: Look out, Dany, this is one weird farmhouse ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2571) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Dark brown, small tan foam. strong tobasco aroma, quite spicy and smoky body, chipotle maybe. Sweet note, some crushed coffee bean. Creamy carbonation. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out smoke, spiciness, leather, and oak. Flavour is unusual, with lots of leather, smoke, and spices upfront. Extremely odd notes, but it all works together somehow. Very nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (5279) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle - Peppery, spice and perfumy. Deep clear brown with a light beige head. Spicy, peppery, grassy and a tart dry finish. Complex and odd.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9276) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a hazy copper with a thin fizzy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roast, pepper, smoke. The taste is tart fruits, pepper, vegetal and herbal notes, smoke. Medium bodied, lingering spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750ml bottle - pours a light amber color , some malt sweet notes upfront followed by hints of tart fruit . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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