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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A sustaining beer that is brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March and welcome in a wealth of warmer weather.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle... DLD06... Lightly hazy amber ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Woodsy, earthy nose with light whisky. Tangy, woodsy flavor. Tart and lightly bitter. Bourbon. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes astringent, lightly bitter and dry. Thanks go out to TAR for sharing the bottle!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle @ Steve’s Foco. 2011 bottle thanks to Dave! Gusher. Pours a cloudy, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Prickly spicy, highly carbonated, bretty, dark citrusy, orange fruity, fairly funky, tasty aroma. Tangy, dark grape, plum, funky pineapple, light barnyard, mildly tart flavor. Nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (9001) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Served on draft at the Michigan Summer Beerfest, 2010, as part of RBSG festivities. Pours a hazy dark orange amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Tart aroma of cherries, peaches and an earthy funkiness. The taste is very tart cherries, apples, a bit of vinegar and lemon. Thin-medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8962) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber gold with white head. Nose and taste of oak, citrus funk, yeast and earthy malt. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
cloudy amber colour, lots of lace. Sourness in nose.Wheaty, biere de garde, aggressively carbonated, making for full mouthfeel Well malted more than Jenlain. Bitterness at end.Woodiness. aftertaste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 29, 2010
750mL at Redlight Redlight. Poured an opaque-ish mahogany with a thin, creme tan head leaving nice lacing behind. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, Rodenbach reminiscent oak and dark cherries, Flemish red characters all the way: spicy oak, spicy balsamic, sweet cherries, and even a few funky notes that remind me of framboise lambic and raspberry seeds. Taste is beautiful, sourness in check, no Rodenbach sweetness or heavy acetic sourness. Some cinnamon spice, spicy vinegar, spicy oak, lemon, tart citrus, black cherries, pinot grape skins come to balance. Extremely soft mouthfeel. Lots of vinous qualities abounding. What an accomplishment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
This beer pours a hazy brownish-red color with a medium light beige head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma of apples and cherries. Medium body with flavors of tart cherry, yeast and wood. The finish is fruity with a lingering funky aftertaste. Good beer all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 Trade from jasonmech77. Deep amber beer with a light haziness. Aroma is just incredible, earthy funkiness with a soft leathery dustiness. There is a surprisingly prominent red grape sweetness. Much less of the lemony citrus that I normally asociate with Jolly Pumpkin, but still maintaining a distinct house character. The acidity is quite restrained here, letting the soft earthy malts come through. Definitely more balanced than other JP beers. Softly bready but also insistently fruity. Red wine with soft spiciness on the back. Really nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle, batch 346/348, bought at Ølbutikken and shared with Skinnyviking. Dark amber hue with a filmy layer. Tart aroma with notes of yeast. Rounded flavour of fruity tartness, caramel malts and spices. Quite lively carbonation. Slow building and a bit heavy to drink. Average to my palate and rating (Copenhagen, 17.05.2009).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 750ml bottle, batch 256. Purple brown colored body, mostly clear but still has little light penetration. Nose is wondrous... there considerable dried fruit in the nose and flavor: dates, raisins, apricots, black cherries... it’s nutty and pitty and woody throughout... there’s a mild acidity (resembles oud bruin) and a light lactic tartness as well, and the dryness of the oak is easily evident. Rich and tangy tobacco and dried apricots, turns more towards prickly yeast and oak on the back. The recent batch of the grand reserve remains one of the best beers I’ve ever had, and this batch of regular Biere de Mars is also amazing, no surprise. Seems like it’s something with cellar potential as long as it doesn’t get to lactic.


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