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Jasper Murdocks Oh Be Joyful

Jasper Murdocks Oh Be Joyful
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Vermont's soldiers in the Civil War used this name for the often frightful concoctions they fermented from hardtack and other camp supplies. We use the moniker as an invitation. Despite its earlier incarnation, we think you'll like this, a classic English Mild Ale. Light and refeshing with very little bittering hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at the brewpub in Norwich, VT. Pours a crystal clear, pale yellow colored body with a thin, fizzy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is light and crisp citrus notes with some florals, grass, and grainy pale malts. A touch of bread and a few fruity yeast esters. Flavor is thinner, grainy pale malts with a light grassy citrus hopping. A few floral notes towards the end as this finishes clean, dry, and somewhat crisp with a very light bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a fairly simple, light, and crisp mild ale. Not a whole lot going on, but a light grassy citrus and thinner grainy malt backing keeps this decent enough. Eh...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Light brownish color with a white head. Light hops.m light nuttiness. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11280) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
on tap-pours a few bubbles and cloudy orange color. Aroma is soft orange, medium malt. Taste is soft orange/floral hops, medium malt. Soft/minimal carbonation. Easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3349) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2010
From a bottle; mild in every way, but quite pleasant. Bready and a touch of sweetness. I don’t know what else to write.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
Cask (handpump) at NERAX North, Haverhill MA, 7 November 2009 @ 4.7%. Very murky orange colour. No condition. Fruity but estery aroma - slightly gluey. Better flavour. Cleaner fruit. Light, sweetish mouthfeel. Not great condition. Marked for re-rate when the opportunity arises. Didn’t realise this was supposed to be a mild, but the festival programme described it as an English Pale Ale (which seems nearer the mark) so perhaps the recipe has been changed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
Finally... I’ve missed this one for two years now, but finally I get a chance to rate it. Tap at the Inn. Pale amber beer with a thin white head. Lovely aroma with pale UK malts, sweet berryish esters and a touch of Fuggles-like woody/spicy hops. Very soft bitterness on the back that just plays off of the fruity yeast and crisp clean malts. Tasty balanced brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2785) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Sampled at 08 vt brewers fest. Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Aroma of light malts, caramel and a touch of hops. Flavor is similar to aroma with a smooth and round finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Biscuity pale maltiness builds a most comfortable body within which delicate fruity hops dally, creating tangerine honey allusions. This poundable Blonde Ale offers the purest delight that is well-extracted base maltiness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim veil of foam covers the hazy bronzed golden.
-The aroma is not its best feature, sadly.
-A second pint of this one is hard to avoid.
-As for most of their beers that day, the head dies a tad too quickly.
-Supporting hop bitterness is light and cannot quite achieve balance. This is a malt lover’s quencher.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2006
(Draught) Pours a highly carbonated, light amber body with a thin, white head. Nose of mild nail polish, caramel malt and ginger ale. Nice oily texture, bitter hops and balance almost like a peanut butter malt. Average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 10, 2005
From notes dated June 15, 2005: Pours amber with a thin head. Smells of sugar, citrus, and grassy. Taste was very sweet with a light peppery note. Tim ’s talents as a brewer really shine through on all his brews.

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