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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This beer is produced in memory of Michael Jackson, the Beer Hunter. It is made with Organic Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts. Michael is fermented with a variety of yeasts and bacteria. It is aged in American oak and Sherry casks for 30 months and released every November from the Brewery only.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
symmetric (62) - - SEP 25, 2014
Light vinegar aroma. Crisp body, gentle acetic sourness, not too tart but enough to round out the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1935) - Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Chris. Murky copper-ish pour, not as red as assumed with only mild translucency at the edges. A small, gray-tinted head bubbles up softly & settles as a weak collar. Slight sourness in the aroma; lactobacillus with mildly tart cherry skins, lactic acid, a big bout of vinegar, & a very small vinous character towards the back-end. A good bit of wet oak throughout, as well. Less sour on the palate than the nose. Notes of Red Delicious apples, cherries, & tart grapes. Vinous & a little booze in a wine-like sort of way; warming, but mellow. Plenty of oak, slightly tannic with a finish of cherry, grape, & lightly acetic lemon-y notes. Creamy mouth feel, kind of unexpected there. A good beer, but I expected just a little more, given the brewer’s pedigree.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3642) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a cloudy copper with no head. The aroma is strong oak, cherry skin, funk. Thin mouth with strong oak, light sourness, good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"A wonderful soft, fruity sour. 2012 bottle smells of oak, funk and leather. Quite wine like in the flavor, and a nice balance between sweet, sour, tannic...just good stuff."

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1231) - SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Murky golden, no head. Punchy crisp apple and sherry and bright nose crashing into the initial taste. Tartness is a cushion for a tingly fading chewy richness. Cursive and backwater bitter towards the finish.

Bottle, Independence Tasting, Cheers Paul for the long haul

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Paul. Reddish amber with off white head. Aroma is nice, spicy, woody, dried fruits. Taste is nice, full of dried fruits, spicy funk, wood. Dry and tart. Delish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2009 12oz at the brewery in 2012 and 2013. Pours a darker orange to mahogany hue. Nose of soured fruit, blasts of oak, sherry, and some cherry. Flavors are similar with elements of sour red funk, barnyard, dark fruit, figs, sweet sherry, and candy. So thick and dank.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3335) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle shared with Belgbeergeek . Pours clear, dark orange . Good white head . Smell is sour, oaky . Taste is dry , sour , very fruity . Intense, but very elegant at the same time . Nice !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5727) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Dark amber pour with a white head. The aroma has some heavy cherry and sherry notes with some toffee thrown in. The flavor is similar, with some acidic cherry character complemented by some sweet toffee malt. There is also a fairly strong vinegar component to the flavor. The mix of sweet and sour is very well done. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1617) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to mora...Pour is caramel with thin fading head..Nose is funk, tart, bugs, oak, spice...Taste is some vinegar, spice, oak, berries, tart, leather..


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