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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Pours almost cleardarker amber with red tones eith small beige head. Aroma is sour fruity peachy some sweetness cherries. Flavor is acidy sour a bit lemon juice a bit astringent has some cherries and tropical fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle bough @ Bierkompass.de. Pours murky yellowish red with a frothy pinkish offwhite head that leaves lots of spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and funky with sourdough bread, ripe passionfruit, moist hay, sour cherries, barnyard, unflavored yoghurt, moist wood, leather and hints of red wine vinegar. Taste is sour, fruity and slightly funky with sourdough bread, red wine vinegar, sour cherries, passionfruit, cereal, leather, sour milk, moist hay, barnyard, cherry skins and hints of acetic acid. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, tiny mouth-puckering and medium bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with sourdough bread, red wine vinegar, acetic acid, sour cherris, passionfruit moist hay, leather and hints of barnyard. The slightly acetic character brings this down...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoNo (77) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Flaska på provning hos _angst_ Brunröd dryck med icke vitt skum som snabbt försvinner. Doft av körsbär och dadlar. Sprudlande munkänsla och smak av körsbär.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6691) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Fruits of the foeder @ Alex Slightly hazy, golden with a small head. Slightly sourish aroma with oak. Sour and citric flavour. Some wooden notes. A bit acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5441) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bomber. Thanks Aaron! Pours reddish orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma of tart fruit and funk. Taste is tart cherries, berries, funk, malt, and wood. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3076) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pours out a lightly reddish golden color with not much of an off white head. Aroma is of lots of brett, some lightly medicinal characteristics, plastic, band aid and light funk. Some sweet fruity notes, plastic and some oak. Taste is complex, funky brett with notes of band aid, plastic, medicinal notes and leather. Some tart/sweet fruity notes that linger around with the brett and bring some sweetness to some otherwise tart sour notes. Finishes sour with some light notes of sweetness and mild vinegary/funky/woodsy brett. Solid, but the palate was a bit lighter than I would have liked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2014
Bottle - 2012. Pours clear amber with a small lasting off-white head. Aroma is tart fruit, passion fruit, tropical fruits, caramel, funk, acetone, lactic - mild yoghurt and oak. Taste is light+ sweet, light bitter and tart. Body is near medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes tart and mineral. Great drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Raspberries, cherries, candy-like esters (bubblegum?) and mild earthy funk coalesce in this bright and tart brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy pale red.
-Pediococcus ropiness is felt but thankfully not smelled.
-The fruitiness is well developed and not bothered by the wild yeast.
-This may not be the most accomplished JPumpkin brew, but it is certainly a wonderful summer-y drink for wilderness lovers.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enegaard (68) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle from Fish & Beer (Bottled 04-26-2012) pours reddish, slightly hazy with good, soapy head. Aroma is oak and lots of it, brett, sour berries (red currants, overripe goose berries). Quite big in mouth, fizzes up and sinks smoothly. Taste is sour, oak, same as aroma with a bit of raisins and vanilla. Well worth the money, and way better than the canned version! Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
A cloudy orange pour with pinkish/reddish intonations is quickly left foamless. Juicy, attractive nose with plenty of phenolic wildness, spicy, almost leathery, flowery, very fruity. Cranberries and sour cherry notes are prominent and feeling rather green, not overly ripe and blending well with the oak’s own tannins. I did not like it so much after the first few sips, but going through the 750 ml, I started appreciating its relative drinkability for a wild beer whose flavor profile is fairly impactful. The finish is long, dry and fruity, tasty yet no exagerated, maintaining a sense of composure and humility. It is good stuff, if not particularly complex, but considering the 18$ price tag on my 750 ml, I’m not sure I’d buy again.

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