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RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2006
12 oz bottle, via MikeMac. Pours a hazy gold with a large fizzy white head that faded quickly. Aroma is tart and crisp with some fruitiness, especially tangerine. A nice funky undertone with some brett and dry sugary notes akin to a gueuze. Nice dry, crisp, and slightly tart flavor up front with a finish laced with brett and soft malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively pinpoint carbonation. Finish is crisp and sharp. Just a great refreshing beer. Has some gueuze like aspects, but much more approachable for many folks. Id drink this alot if it were available to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2006
12 oz bottle, fairly fresh: easily half of my pour is a wonderful, Duvel-like, fluffy, cloud-esk foam, that grows right out of the glass into a plateau. Sweet and lightly sour grapefruit aroma, laced with all sorts of floral notes alongside Belgian candi sugar, fresh grass, lemon zest and funky-tart yeast. Flavours match the beautiful aroma perfectly: rustic yeast elements, notes of iron, brett and bitter orange zest. A fantastic effort and one that I would happily drink all night longso seemingly simple, but wonderfully complex!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2006
12oz. bottle thanks to Mullman. Hazy golden color with a large white head. Yeasty, citrusy aroma with some fresh cut grass thrown in as well. Flavor pretty much mirrored the aroma but was much drier than expected. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Hazy pilsener golden with a huge and frothy, white head - shaving foam style. Marked sourish nose. Rather light body with a vague accent. Fruity accent of Brett - perhaps even some banana. Extremely dry. 220406

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1390) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Pours a golden color with thick white head. Aroma is of citrus, earthy and sour notes. Slight hops on the nose as well. Flavor is strong of earthy tones and citrus. Finishes with a slightly sour taste. Better then I was expecting on this one, not my favorite but a decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Well carbonated with a very lightly hazy straw color. Funky sour fruit aroma with musty yeast. Crisp overall, with light grass/straw hints. The flavor has a light sourness and a light hop bitterness underneath. Funky farmhouse yeastiness. I wonder if that flavor Im getting is horse blanket. Lightly bitter/crisp and refreshing mouth feel. Not too bad, but nothing Ill be having again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2006
I dont remember who brought this to the Pre-Tap gathering, but thanks. Poured a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of orange and lemon citrus with a nice spiciness to it. Taset is somewhat thin compared to the aroma, with mostly a dry spicy character. Straight-forward and pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 28, 2006
beer decants a hazy gold with a fairly small white head that retains well and leaves a lot of lace. fairly tart nose with smells of sour grain, barnyard funk and a bit of plain yogurt. perhaps some wet goat. flavor is sour but not vinegar-y, with lots of grassy/hay notes and a fairly firm bitterness at the end. very dry and tangy beer. stays fizzy the whole time you are drinking. very good and very refreshing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 Thanks to OhioDad for this one. First of all, let me say that I consider Ron Jeffries to be a visionary . He is to beer what Da Vinci was to science. Secondly, let me say that I am Goddamned sick and tired of certain people downgrading great beers such as this. In fact, the ratings given by certain people to this one cause me to lose absolutely all credibility for those certain people. I wont call people out, but they know who they are, and it seems funny that the beers that get screwed are all American beers on the brink of greatness. To give a beer as good as this a below average score is inconscionable to me; a travesty of this site, and Id like to see it investigated. Perhaps we need Olympic scoring, with a sliding scale based on # of ratings and the top and bottom few scores are thrown out. If this was an isolated incident it would be fine, but the same 3 or 4 guys keep preventing great beers from getting a fair statistical rating, downgrading good beers like a pack of hyenas ambushing and downgrading the lifespan of a limping antelope. Enough is enough! On to my rating. The pour is hazy dark straw colored, with a 3-finger foamy white head. The aroma is heavily citric, with a great lemon/orange/grapefruit trifecta coupled with tropical fruit, floral notes, and some funky, cobwebby malt. The taste is citric and hoppy and floral, with some candi sugar, pineapple, mangoes, papaya, and apricots. The palate is extremely complex, with a lively density and very intense flavor components. The dry floral elements come out a bit more as it warms, and the substantial malt base reasserts itself. This beer is awesome. Period.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
Bottle. Light hazy yellow colour with a big white head. Discusting, earthy, fruity aroma and taste. Medium body with a light dry finish.

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