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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3678) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by BeerGolem, thanks! Golden/orange with a medium white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, funk, Jolly Pumpkin presence here (!), fruits and Belgian yeast. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with citrus, oak, funky notes, slight underlying malt presence and nice fruity notes. Medium body. Drinkable and refreshing, but also quite complex for a low abv Belgian Ale. Loved it!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
750ml bottle at Torst shared with jtclockwork. Batch 996, Bottled 3-12-2012. Pours peachy amber with thin white head. Aroma is terrific; of grapefruit and passionfruit and other tropical fruits. taste is bright, tart and acidic with some hoppiness and notes of wood and oak. Really excellent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
750mL thanks to jtclockwork. Hazy orange pour. Weaker head than expected. Wispy white lacing. Nose is extreme Brett B smackdown. Oval esque with fresh cedar, bright farmhouse hay and leather. Taste is lighter, lemon tea. Refreshing, lactic. Fresh and light bodied. Great Orval clone.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10441) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle at Torst. Pours reddish orange. Nose and taste of oak, wild yeast, tangerine, orange zest, dried citrus and soured malt. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1913) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle at Monks Cafe. Unusual clear pink orange pour with some lasting foam. Bottled Feb-25-2010. Had this before but this feels completely different due to the aging with Brett. Sensing light peach and cherry flavors that were not there in the fresh versions. Delicate yet pronounced. French oak notes. I have had a billion beers yet this one feels completely unique. Like it quite a bit. I Suspect with Jolly Pumpkin involved the variation is such that, even should I have this vintage again, it might taste very different. To this particular bottle, I was most impressed!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4430) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Aroma is Belgian sugar, sharp tartness and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is sour ale-like tart fruit, malts, a hint of bubble gum and a tangy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottled 3-12-2012. Smells and tastes like La Roja. Nice funk and just a touch biscuit. Funky leather. Medium body. Super dry.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle brought over by Todd. This is the only one from them I havent tried. Pours a cloudy orange in color. Not much head on the pour and very minimal lacing. Nose is vegetal and bretty, itís actually pretty gross. Flavor is pretty bland, itís lightly spiced, somewat bretty, and lightly tart. Itís pretty watery and insignficant in flavor. Mouthfeel is light, watery, carbonation is low, and a short finish. This is 2 years old and it definitely tastes like it. I love seeing Good Harbor and thought this was going to be decent, it was pretty awful. Still cool to finally get a chance to try it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lachrymalisis (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 this beer is quintessential of what I perceive to be the defining characteristics of Leelanau Brewing. tart green apple and mineral rain water nose, rounding out to oaky earth and fresh orchard air. Taste is tart, smooth golden fruits, oak, and amazing mineral notes that taste like fresh rain in an orchard. beautiful and memorable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3262) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2012
750ml bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Batch 996 - Bottled 03-12-2012. Murky orange pour with a thin white head and light sheets of lacing. Aroma is wood, apple, funk, spices. Tastes are farmhouse, lightly tart, oak, brett, pepper - floral, herbal hops - apple, little soapy, straw, spruce. Bitter hops come through late (kind of covering some of the flavors) and finishes dry. Itís interesting - though probably not worth 17 quid.


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