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RATINGS: 1180   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Pours very cloudy gold with thick, uneven white head. Aroma is heavy with yeast, grass, and fruit (lemon and orange zest) with some sweet malt aromas, too. The flavor starts mostly yeasty. The middle of the beer has some malts and some aromatic and bitter hop flavors. There is a grassy astringency, too. The finish has some citrus fruit - mild sour and bitter flavors. The finish is very crisp and dry with a long after-taste.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danimal34 (41) - Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Very good beer. Hoppy, slighlty malty. Beautiful head. A touch of spice and yet goes down smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2006
12 oz. bottle from Merchants in Dearborn. hazy yellow with a big frothy white head and lace that lasts and lasts. a lemony floral aroma with some coriander and banana notes. a yeasty musty sour funk permeates from the middle to the finish. sourness is a bit overpowering at first but tends to grow on you. the dry tart finish leaves you wanting more. an interesting well crafted brew, just not a style I have grown fond of yet.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere 12 oz bottle Recent bottling (?), puckered 10/06 Slow pour in a tulip glass Poured murky pale orange with a huge rocky fully lasting white head with good lacing. Smelt of strong sour apples, fresh lemons, soap, cloves or coriander. Taste was upfront harsh green apple sourness with faint bitter grassiness and spice and faint sweet lemon followed by a perfectly blended albeit light bitter sweet and sour modly taste that dies on a fairly short citrusy finish. Mouthfeel was light bodied, watery then dry, lively fluffy carbonation, with a strong chalky finish. Overall, a saison that looks and smells wonderful, but attacks the palate and tastebuds too aggressively to achieve a balance.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3836) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Moderately hazy yellow with massive head, long lasting. Dry, yeasty aroma, citric, fruity, and a hint of Juicy Fruit chewing gum. A little bit o’ lambic there too. Very dry in the mouth with an astringency at the end that I don’t enjoy much. Interesting front flavors of citrus and orange peel, which enhances that bitterness effect. A bit flat on the palate, even though it doesn’t lack for carbonation; just could be a bit more robust. Has a lot of potential, but drinking enough issues of dry, bitter, sour (in a bad way), and flat come up to knock it down for me. Thanks to Bu11zeye for giving this to me!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
A brightly smushed and super hazed lemon gold thats a wonderful color not seen very often. A bit like lemon meringue filling lit from within. Up to bright light, its just awesome to watch the fevered carbonation turn and churn as its highlights are bright yet jello-ed in cast of a unique translucent quality. A tall one inch plus cap sits forever and a day with a white blanket of thick fluffed bubbly froth. It hardly ever moves. It slowly fades down to keep a plump half inch always present and the lacing completely covers the glass in a curtain of stained, tiny bubbles. The pinnacle of an exceptionally beautiful appearance for any beer. I almost don’t want to drink it. Also, once poured, besides the lovely appearance, the aroma nearly bust out of the bottle to make its way in filling the surrounding air with a magnificant odor of drying citrus peels. Upon closer inspection the nose mandates itself into a relam of heavily floured breads and a yeasty dryness. Quite dry overall. But this all about the lemon peel and pithy parchness with some lime and mandorine orange peels adding a bit of extra complexity. Taste is mostly gathering in dryness of some of that farmhouse yeast and floured breads. Not too much beyond that really. The aromatic citruc is all but flights of fancy here. Hard to pin down the actual flavors but its a dry woody, musty, fairly parching taste with a slight chalky residue sticking around into the finish. Gains a very slight sweetness in a hint to malts as it warms up some. Not all that tasty really. A bit disappointing after the lead ins. Feel is active and dry with a solid medium body and lots of carbonation grab and tone to it. Stays subtle and dry with a quick ride through and not much finish. Only a very late return within some tiny warmth is some citrusy sweetness with hints to the lemon and orange. Stays a little too dry for my tastes. A run of the mill Saison in taste and feel, but the appearance and aroma had me excited...until I started drinking it of course.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Pours a cloudy orange color with a huge sudsy white head. Noticeable spice in the aroma along with a faint hint of floral hops. Interesting flavor. Full of spices with some pleasant fruity banana like flavors and a nice citrusy finish. Extremely fizzy stuff. Very enjoyable stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
12 oz bottle courtesy of OhioDad. Cloudy orange-yellow beer, massive pillowy white head that grew out of my goblet like some sort of alien life form. Aroma of leather, horseblanket, orange pith, cologne with earthy/woody hop aroma and some heavy cologne aromatics as well. Flavour is light and effervescent. Bone dry but also a bit disappontingly thin. Flavour is more subtle than the aroma would suggest. Earthy malt, soft leathery Brett character and some soft spicy notes. Beautiful aroma but the flavour needs a bit of a kick in the pants. Very tasty nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 (bottle) hazy gold with fluffy white head. Fruity/spicy aroma. Flavor is yeast, spice, hints of citrus, a bit acid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4828) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Pours a hazy light gold into a tulip. Lasting fluffy white micro head. Orange aspergum aromas. Fizzy and dry with bitter fruit aspirin flavors and a lasting bitter finish.


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