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RATINGS: 1132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This delicious farmhouse ale is named for our Jack Russell, who struck by a car, bounced back in fine tenacious Jack Russell fashion, and is brewed for those of us who knocked down, have picked up, dusted off and carried on undaunted. Golden, naturally cloudy, bottle conditioned and dry hopped for a perfectly refreshing balance of spicy malts, hops and yeast. Please enjoy our beers in good health, And look both ways when crossing the street!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2006
I hope this will break the string of brews that have been less than appealing to me tonight. Lightly hazed straw color with a foamy off white head that settles to a centimeter of foam and leases one large ring of lace. Light grapes, lemon zest, hints of horseblanket, wild flowers and weeds, light anise and mild melon swim through the nasal cavities. Somewhat watery in feel, but i would guess that there should be some airiness to this one. A delicate balance of pale malts and a floral hops existence. Light lemony finish that keeps things crisp and clean. A summers evening or even a bright spring day type brew. Enjoy the warmth of the breeze or buds sprouting. This one seeks the soul and drives out the bad spirits. Thanks Michael and Jason.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Beautiful golden color with a huge chunky white head that slowly receeds, leaving a very nice lace on the glass. The aroma is a little sour with floral and hop notes. There is also yeast and some of that funk. The flavor is different. Upfront it is rough hopiness and then it fads to a sour funkiness and the finish is actually slightly toasted sweetness. I can definitely understand the attraction. For a beer with only 4.5% alcohol there is an amazing level of complexity here. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 Well... aren’t you wild?<P> Beer is hazy medium yellow-gold. Head is larger-than-average, white, frothy, mostly and quickly diminishing but lasting head. Light bubbly lacing.<P> Nose is earthy and optimistic: Malty with light notes of lean toasted grain/cracker; Hoppy with moderate resinous herb, moderate/heavy lemon zest; Complex, funky yeast notes of moderate barnyard, horseblanket, band-aid, light flicker of cellar.<P>The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter/dry and moderately acidic with a longish, lightly/moderately bitter, lightly sweet, lightly acidic finish. Touch astringent on the gums. Honeysuckle abundent in retros.<P> The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.<P>Long, lean, dry, earthy. Gloriously accurate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (barnyard, horseblanket), with a strong note of lemon, lesser notes of white pepper, sour apple, band-aid, and clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Like an old school saison, perhaps, back when they were spontaneously fermented (and thus fairly tart). Pretty strong lemon-juicy nose, but otherwise pretty varied and enticing. Kinda like a light modern saison with a dash of lambic. Quite cool, and a great quaffer (should be in 750mL bottles, really). Pretty watery mouthfeel, but that’s the only thing that’s not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2006
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a nice blurb about the ale on the right side of front label, no bottled/freshness date. Made a good appearance, poured cloudy with small bits of sediment, an amber hued golden with a foamy, somewhat billowing white head that slowly settled into a thin, semi-sticky, foamy lacing, decent carbonation. Had a big farmhouse funky nose, spicy, musty, a slightly sour fruitiness and a dry earthiness. A smooth, textured on the tongue, creamy medium bodied mouth feel, very good drinkability. Spicy malty taste at first, followed by a dry hop bitterness, the label wasn’t lying, earthy, a sour fruitiness and a dry yeasty, grainy malty finish, in a word, delicious. A good Farmhouse Ale from Jolly Pumpkin, balanced tasting and highly quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Bottle from Kramer17801. Pours out a hazed up amber/golden color with an eruptive white head that stands a good two inches off the liquid. Fantastic sea foam lacing is left behind. Spiced, funked and lightly flowery nose. Plenty of sour in aroma. Light bodied and just a touch overcarbonated initially, thankfully the carbonation level decreased fairly rapidly. Really nice to sip on, the flavors are a bit sharp and peppery. Quite spicey in a pleasant way. At 4.5% this would make a great session beer paired up with some funky cheese and greasy snausage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle: Hazy straw, huge pillowy white head, sticky lacing.   Spicy nose, citrus, pixie stix, slight floral aspect.   Whoa, getting all sorts of goodies on this one, corriander, ginger, subtle apricot, peach, and some flora.   Semi-dry, a bit chalky, remaining lightly tart throughout.   Full bodied, moderate to full mouthfeel.   Pepper and sweet mustard seeds linger.   Not as sharp or floral as other examples, but this one is definitely unique and very tasty!   Thanks to jtw and SuIIy for the bottles!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2006 The aroma is really complex with an emphasis on yeast. There is citrus, malt, grass, flowers, herbs, and of course the barnyard. But, it is not overpowering. The flavor is just as complex as aroma with many of the same characteristics. It has much lower alcohol content than I was expecting but in the case of this beer that’s a good thing because it has such a delicate flavor. It is a little sour but it seems to work well with the moderate bitterness and the yeasty thing it has going on. The palate is light and the finish is drier than expected. This is my second time trying this beer and I liked it better the first time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2006
On draft at Dilly Deli. Bright, pleasant aroma - light citrus, floral hops, perfumy brett funk. Hazy golden color, medium-sized white head. Very easy drinking, bright flavors, moderate bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. A really nice saison - would make a great summer beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2006
A mostly lasting small frothy white vieil tops up a hazy medium yellow body. Moderate lacing. Few average size particles. No bubbles. Aroma presents malt being moderate hay ..barnyard, funky, and a little nutty. Very complex and pleasant nose. Hops are light leafy ... soften by barrel aging and very well balance overall. Yeast character is moderate barnyard. Also, there are . Initial flavor is medium sour while development is moderate acetic and sour plus some meaty and salty ovetones. Finish is medium . medium body... oily texture... Lively carbonation...
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