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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle shared by Turdferguson at the CC gathering - thanks, Sam! Very inviting pale orange pour, yeasty but somehow bright and alive with carbonation. Big bottle-conditioned head releases a bad-ass aroma of brett, hops, and subtle oak. Abundant mouthfeel, and a fantastic flavor, a well-hopped Belgian pale, with tons of yeast and funk, almost like a more dry Wild Devil. Delish!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Thanks to Sam for sharing this! I’ve been wanting to try this for some time and It didn’t disappoint! Bright orange pour with a slight haze. Fluff white head and spotty lace. Grass, oak, orange zest, toast and leather aroma. Nice floral notes accompanied by a perfect balance of acidity. Dry leathery finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009

Name: Petoskey Pale Ale
Date: August 14, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Words: aged in french oak barrels
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma enhanced by a touch of vanilla, floral hops along with the oak, nice spicyness
Body: highly carbonated body
Flavor: lots of oak flavor, touch of vanilla and malt sweetness but otherwise very dry, plenty of balancing bitterness follows the oak, light oaky tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle: Effervescent copper with a hug frothy light tan head that retains the entire time. Crisp and dry aroma- bright orange peel, brett, haystack rusticness, mild leather and lemon rind. Nice rustic Orval like character. Crisp and fluffy body. Very dry flavor. Dry woody oak at the fore with some mildly hempy resins, a touch of old orange peel with a long bitter and minerally finish with evident leathery brett character throughout. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle… Murky orange/copper ale with a large, fluffy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is very fruity, acidic and funky with bugs galore. Granny Smith apple stands out. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with spritzy carbonation. Tart, yet well-bittered. Woody and citric. Finishes tangy and mildly bitter. Thanks go out to northernbrews for shipping the bottle to me!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle. Aroma is of a JP barrel with bright citrus notes added on. Flavor quite sour and bretty with just those citrus notes to differentiate it from other JP beers. Decently tasty and all, but I still don’t get it. Also a bitch to chug even a few ounces of it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Aroma is sour, with not many of distinct notes. Flavor is sour with possibly some fruits in there. Nothing great

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sour oak. Flavor is more sour, some lemon, dry hops, and oak. Of course, tastes very similar to all the other Jolly Pumpkin Belgian ales. It is a decent beer with a nice dry finish. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2009
Bottled (somewhere during Copenhagen pubbing). Hazy deep orangeish coppery colour with mediumsized foamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is lots of fruityness, some burnt sugar, mild oaked notes. Flavour is quite much the same along with some mild sourness lurking as well. Quite interesting brew, and surprisingly "thick and fullpalated" for being 5.5%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Put it off long enough. Bought it and traded it a few times, but never coughed up the money for myself. Pours a murky amber with an enormous fluffy head. Nose is big on Apples, coriander, wood, sour funk, and a touch of old dusty barn funk. Flavor is similar, the brett shows itself quite well...but as it gets warmer the strong flavors fade making it less enjoyable. Has a definite sour edge to it. Has a tart sour apple in the finish. Good stuff.


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