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RATINGS: 260   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sarro (125) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle of older vintage. Will definitely re-review the new batch if given the chance. Michael pours a burnt orange with little heading. Smell is caramel, sweet & salty, light cherries plus an old ale? taste is overwhelming with bitter cherries and finishes dry. Something seemed a bit off about this one. It wasn’t very enjoyable for the 5 of us who sampled it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (2452) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2012 bottle. Cloudy reddish orange pour with very little head. Aroma is apple and cherry skins, lots of oak, some vanilla, and red wine. Tastes like cherry skins and oak mostly. Some sherry, vinegar and light brett funk. Just a hint of sourness. Moderately acidic. Decent but surprisingly boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhgrantjr (439) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Poured from bottle, dark red color with no head. I actually think this one lost its carbonation. The aroma is a funky/tart smell, but not strong enough. Taste is flat. I'll have to try this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (4034) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 2012 vintage. Slightly dirty amber color, no head. Aroma is sharp vinager and sour oak. Well let me say that I really hate this style as a whole I don’t know why people enjoy drinking vinager and dirty butthole but I guess if that is your thing...... Enjoy. Thankfully this is mild on the vinager with a lightly oaky finish. I’m sure this is good for the style bit its not something I would ever reach for, especially for the price. Thanks for sharing Brian... I guess?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (199) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Poured from bottle orange brown color with no head. Aromas of tart berries and oak with funky yeast. Taste is slightly sweet with a lingering bitter sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (1127) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2012 12oz bottle. Pours cloudy amber with an off white head. Pungent aroma of tart cherry, acetic. Flavor is caramel sweet, tart cherry, cherry skin bitterness. Oak and oxidation in the finish. There’s a lot going on here, but it just doesn’t wow me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart berry fruit and sour yeast aroma. Copious body and a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tart flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6549) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2015
12 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a large off white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma and flavor have tart/sour dark fruit, cherry, quite a bit of wood, Brett funk, some acidity, sherry notes, interesting interactions, seems smoothed out, this was an 09 vintage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
poured an orange brown in color with a covering of white foam. aroma has barrel wood, medium funkiness, cherry, some acidity, and an interesting sweet fruity/citrus thing. mouth feel is light and the carbonation is real light. flavor gets a bit more acidity going, brett, sherry, oak, vanilla, cherry, and a dry citrus rind. lots of yeasty stuff going on but the barrel medley keeps pace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1045) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2009 vintage bottle from the brewery. Pours a blood orange color with a short patch head. Really light aroma with slightly sour cherry. Slightly tart flavor with a really woody, slightly dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demmbonz (631) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
12oz bottle from 2012 to snifter. Aroma of tart oakiness. Creamy mouthfeel. Plenty of head with good retention. Tart flavor with lots of oak and cherry.

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