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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sustaining beer that is brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March and welcome in a wealth of warmer weather.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2006 Poured a muddy brown with an off white to no head at all. Aroma is earhty mostly dirt and some atic must. Flavor is very little... some cardboard, some nothing, some its own mix. No sour at all here, possibly vanilla and possibly oak since it has some earth, but more like dirt. Ridic smooth like I know some top quals are, but still just eh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 12, 2010
Brown/black color with off white head. Sour, yeasty nose, sour palate with a red wine finish. Nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Hazy amber/orange with a huge head. Very good lacing. Good retention, with interesting foamy shapes. Aroma is brett, caramel malt and oak. Taste was brett and tropical fruits with sweet malt. More sweet than many of their other brews. But it still has the tangy texture. Another fine brew from JP.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Amber pour big white head. Sour aroma with oak, cherries, and just a gueze like scent. Flavor is sour yeast, a lot of oak, some smoke even, but basically a big sourness with light notes of fruit and oak. This is funk at it’s finest and with the classic JP sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (1045) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2005
From BA TheBlackMallard, this 750 ml bomber was quite exotic looking, especially considering the fact that it originated in Michigan. The reddish amber colored beer that resided in it came out bubbly and foamy, and looked quite at home in a tulip. The aroma was mild but complex, evoking soured cherries, plums, freshly cut oak logs, and oranges. The taste was tart and dry with loads of oak tannins. A flash of lemon sourness mixed with some brown sugar was apparent as well. Balanced delicately between all the flavors so none was dominant, which made it very easy to drink, despite the sawdust dry mouthfeel. In the words of Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld, “Wood is Good”.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Bottle. Aroma is mildly funky with strong fruit tones. Amber with a medium head. Flavor is simple, very much subdued barnyard character. Fairly thick and engulfing palate. This lacks the depth expected from JP, but is nonetheless highly enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Oakey, cider aroma, bubbly, brown and cloudy in apearance, nice head. Flat, but tingly mouthfeel. Lots of of sour apple in the flavor, some sweet caramel malts. Very refreshing. Thanks Brad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle. Darker than expected. A little watered down. Less flavor than expected, especially given the darker color.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (1035) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Tap @ Fools Gold NYC. Pours a darkish amber with a very thin tan head. Aroma is oak, sour cherries, acidic wine, brett, funky must. Taste is full of funky granny smith apple, white wine / oak barrel, sour grapes, barnyard brett. Really delicious, great balance.. nice tart sour taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (1035) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste slightly sour, fruity, citrus. I thought this was pretty good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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