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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Dirty straw, deep, dark, and hazy, large rocky white head, nice lacing.   Bretty nose, bright, tart, and also woody.   Smells pretty damn good!   A little sweet up front, minor chalk, just a minor tart twang, with wooden aspects bringing up the rear.   Can’t really tell that it is a Pale Ale, but with the wood (Oak) and what that I can only assume is Bret, a Pale Ale other than a NW Pale Ale would hardly be noticable.   The balance between the tartness, sweetness, and the Oak is rather pleasing.   This is a pleasure to drink.   Not real big on the backside, but its clean.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Only thing I would say is it could be a little heavier and have a bit more umph on the backside.   It his however fairly tasty and well balanced.   Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2011
22oz bottle split with the DC crew courtesy of Ryan. Hazy orange-brown. Funky sour nuances. Oily beige head. Medium bodied, quite refreshing. Tart, lemony barnyard funk. Mellow and smooth. Perfect session sour. Sour Blonde? Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Very hazy and golden. A tiny off white head. The noseis funky and sour. It has just a bit fruity. The flavor is also sour and fruity. Enough sweetness that I can handle it. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Tastes just like it sounds with the pale ale on oak. Very refreshing and well made beer. Light hops, wood, and some slight funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6781) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish blonde with a thick off-white head and a funky fruit and vegetable aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with lots of oak and a slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours hazy copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is lightly sour and oaky. Med body.Falvor is lightly malty, fruity, slightly sour and oaky. Quite mellow for oak aged. Finishes dry, sour and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle... Poured golden with a white head. Dry, tart, horse blanket and a little bit of brett funk with some woody tones and an earthy grassiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottled. An unclear golden color with a big frothy head. Nice sweet Caramel aroma. Great funky combination of caramel, vanilla, oak and a piney hoppienes. Went great with pizza.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5899) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a slightly hazy darker golden color with a small white head. The aroma has the tell tale JP funk, but with more sweetness, light spicy yeast and earthy. The flavor definitely shows the Belgian character, oak, sweeter notes, JP funk, brett and a light bitterness in the finish. This was the one I was missing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2011
Bottled. RBESG 2010. Pale amber colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma is very subtle, hops seem long gone here, but there are apples around. Cheesy old hops are felt in both aroma and flavour. Light body. Doughy mouthfeel and flavour, with some acidity. Not much liveliness or freshness whatsoever.

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