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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Hand-crafted Pale Ale aged in French Oak Barrels. Our Petoskey Pale ale is aged in custom made, over-sized French oak vats with Petoskey stones.

A Grand Cru pale ale by The Leelanau Brewing Company. Created Exclusively for the Leelanau Brewing Company by Captain Ron Jeffries at Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
hazy orange, nice off white head, some lace. nose floral and citrus hops. lots of oak barrel in the taste, touch of citrus hops, touch of floral hops. medium bodied, floral finish. ultimately, a touch too sweet for me. sampled at a LoSBD tasting. i think rayboy01 provided the sample.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pours orange/amber pour with big rocky white head. Oaky head and some funk; maybe a bit too much tannic barrel/vanilla for me. Some hops as well. Quite good, but for me, it paled next to the superior Good Harbor Golden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy pale amber with a one finger offwhite head. The nose is tart and yeasty, oaky, tannic, mild vanilla. The flavor is tannic and oaky, nice vanilla, tart, yeasty, acidic. Tannic/acidic palate. Very tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle from coyotehunter. Thanks Matt! Shiiiiiiiiiiiiit. This beer is fucking delicious. Deep, hazy orange amber with a huge, pillowy white head. Nose is very clean, yet dank. Oak, some bugs, great farmhouse character. Flavor is delicately dry and beautifully bitter. Earthy, oaky, slightly bretty and hoppy flavor. Wow. This is an amazing american pale ale. Ron Jeffries does it again. This beer rivals orval. Itís that good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4835) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Iíve been avoiding this beer for a while due to the cost, but I must say Iím glad I finally dropped the cash - first, this is a beautiful beer - cloudy orange, with a frothy, lasting head, that leaves a sticky, thick lace - a slight leathery brett character in the nose, damp oak, bitter orange and peach pits - the flavor is dry and flinty, with a barky, quinine-like bitterness - some dry, crackery malts, hay - earthy, musty, lightly bretty/barnyardy - a bit of citrus fruit tartness on the back - the oak is a little too potent in the finish, but I canít complain that much, because otherwise this is a great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4787) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle from Beermerchants. Hazy copper with a huge rocky tan head. Lemony aroma with hints of oak and brettanomyces. Acidic tastes combining with solid bitterness makes a very dry finish. Lemons and barnyard notes. A very unusual pale ale with Orvalesque character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belgo (154) - KÝge, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
Bottle. Perfectly crystal clear amber color (the bottle had been stored upright in the beer fridge for about a month, so....) with a nice, lasting white head. The aroma is clearly one, where the maturation in oak casks as well as something else than just brewers yeast has a play ;-) A lot of grainy maltiness, complemented by fresh, flowery hops, notes of newly cut grass and some barnyard, horsy aromas. Very complex. The flavour goes along the same lines. Very lean on the palate with a nice bitterness and just a hint of sourness at the end. An unusual and truly great pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2009
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is acidic with notes of oak and brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of wood, medium notes of brettanomyces, and light notes of fruit and vanilla, leading to a dry and tart finish. The brettanomyces scratches the tongue. Thanks yespr for sharing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
God damn delicious beer! Absolutely beautiful pour, cloudy brownish pink with a perfect, dense, huge head, just like in the picture. Very dry and bretty, farmhousey without any sour, a touch of dry lime in the aroma, light oak, and unfortunately a little soap. Lovely dry flavor, very bretty again with a nice touch of fruits as well. I am loviní this. Delicious orval clone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2009
bottle, pours hazy orange with foamy white head. nose is okay, vanilla, funk, flavors vanilla, oak, funky, dry, pale malts. very nice mouthfeel, smooth and vibrant. refreshing funky brew.


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