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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Sour, barrel-aged version of the beer by the same name. Brewed in collaboration with Maui brewing.

Yes, Michigan and Hawaii are connected. It should be obvious to you now, as you hold this beer, and read this label. John and I designed this beer with two noble fruits from two noble states, Michigan & Hawaii. Cherries and liliko’i. Starting to see the connection? I feel it. So does John. 4391 miles may separate our breweries, but no our thirst for the exquisite. Hipa! -Ron

Working with Ron is something I’ve always want to do since I had my first Jolly Pumpkin beer. Years later, it’s a reality. Being involved on this project was an honor and a privilege. Mahalo to my MBC crew and to you, fans of craft beer! -John


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle blend 7 to my Duvel glass. Pours hazy murky brown amber with a thin creamy off white head that dissipates to a foamy collar. Aroma has an awesome fruitiness with funky sour notes all around. Taste is sour bitterness and rotting fruit with wet corks and wine notes with wood in the finish. Palate has a soft carbonation and a drying finish. Very tasty and mild sourness with an awesome nose.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Murky grapefruit with large-bubbled white head reduces to a ring. Nose is heavy cherry with very light acetic, dark berries and wood add rounded complexity before a whack of grapefruit rind that emerges with heavy warmth. Flavor shows huge grapefruit and passion fruit at front and mid, so powerful, fantome 14 like without sharpness, rounded by JP character, doughy finish, zesty carbonation, long incredibly juicy fruit finish, very soft sourness from fruit and yeast. Nicely complex, incredibly subdued, so well rounded.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Blend 4, bottled 5/8/12. Hazy amber, thin white head. Aroma of the expected funk, basement aromas, an identifiable mild leafy/floral. Flavor is a pleasant moderate sourness throughout the flavor profile, with slight initial sweetness, carbonation kicking in briefly with faint tart and fruity characteristics. Very balanced and pleasant sour. Enough but not too much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5756) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
On draft at the Trappist. It pours an orange/red color with a frothy khaki head. The aroma is very fruity with equal parts cherry and passion fruit. Very tropical. There’s also some nice hints of acid and wood. Mouthwatering. The flavor is a bit watery and funky with mild tartness on the palate and a crackery malt in the finish. Very fruit forward with some wood. Light mouthfeel. Nicely balanced as an easy drinking sour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
Doug’s bottle. . Tart cherry supported by sweet yet slightly acidic passion fruit. A good changeup on the sours, initially very good drinking, though a few ounces was enough. not our favourite wild/sour of the day as not true to the style, more of a fruit beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1352) - - AUG 6, 2012
Red/amber pour, puffy white head. Sour aroma, cherry, oak, lots of belgian yeast, barnyard funk. Some passionfruit in the taste, slight orange, oak, wild yeast, slight sweet vinegar. Lighter body. Lots of lace.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5370) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2012
750ml bottle poured a cloudy red color with aromas of light funk, tart cherries, some dragonfruit, and some light lactic acid. Flavors are the same, tartness up front but not much in the end, light and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1649) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2012
750 ml bottle, blend 5 bottled 5/9/12. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a small off white head that quickly goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is cherries and tropical fruit with some musty yeast and brett. Yum.

The flavor is tart acidic fruits (cherry, tropical fruit), some wood and some brett and sourness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, wow! Completely different and so much better than the Maui version. Love the sourness and brett and it brings out more fruits and complements them. A bit pricey at $20 a bottle though.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (638) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Very pleasing fruity sour aroma with strawberry and orange notes. A never-ending effervescent head ad a cloudy amber color. Very nice sour. Not as much body as I would expect, but the flavor/sour/tartness is awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Crushed with TheRon and Hey-Zeus. 750 mL bottle pours a hazy, opaque pink/ruby with a fizzy head. Carbonation tickles the tongue. Acidic aroma adds to the tart cherries and passion fruit. Flavor has plenty of funk complementing the fruits. As a session beer I prefer the original, but for a serious beer drinking experience, I go with this one. Both are fantastic in their own right. Great collaboration. Cheers!


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