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RATINGS: 251   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jweiss (17) - Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2012 vintage drunk on 11/22/13. A nice Flanders Red but didn’t blow me away like I had hoped it would. Has a typical Brett nose but lacks strong sour notes. The flavor also lacks in the sour department but does have noticeable barrel aged oakiness to it that isn’t overwhelming. Overall a pleasant wild but not a sour that can be compared to their neighbors at Cascade.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demmbonz (590) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salmoniform (1001) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper hue with no head. Aroma is toffee, oak, cherry, sugar. Mouthfeel is decent with a full body and no head. Taste is sweet with a tart following. Overall this is a decent beer but is still.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle to snifter (2012 vintage). Looks good; a very cloudy amber with thin lacing that is a very light caramel. Smells good too; vinous, oaky, and mildly tart with a bit of funk. Some cherry too. Tastes like it smells, but more malty than vinous. A light candied presence. Solid on the palate with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable, but smells better than it tastes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle, shared by TvM at game night. Two epic American Flanders style in one night! This one followed Deschutes Planete Rouge, and I must say that this brew was the runner-up, although still distinctly excellent. Lovely rich sweet malt character married to gentle lactic sourness, sherry notes are here along with subtle oak. Very nicely done, perhaps a bit mellow with respect yo sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
symmetric (65) - - 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 (2330) - 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 (3896) - 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 (6088) - 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 (1328) - 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 (2506) - 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


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