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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JarredWFM (5) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2009 does not count
dank, woody, not your typical pale ale. made to be enjoyed in the woods. tall, rocky head, beautiful lacing.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lachrymalisis (394) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Translucent orange-gold, thin bubbly beige head. Nose is amazing, soft lemon and pear, some dust and bread and buttery dough, light hop bitterness imparting a faintly but well controlled medicinal note. Flavor a bit of a letdown, more grainy and dusty, particularly through the finish, lightly citric sticking in the finish with a return of the herbal hop. Sublime nose, other aspects simply good, but so easy to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Finally Finally get to try this beer. Bottles from Fiver29, and MrBunn. Shared with Dalekliz, michigan native and the one who got me to try the other 2 Leelanau beers. Gotta keep up my rep as a top rater of JP also. Bottle popped with some gush. Pours orange with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is tart funky and super appealing. Really damn nice nose. Taste is bittered and sour and funky, canít tell if its because of the carbonation or what, the taste is a little off but the aroma is so welcoming. Super tasty and interesting. 24th JP Rating.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Brined aroma, taste is awesome. Very close to E. Lightly sweet bretty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy coppery color with a dense pillowy white head. Aroma is oak, yeast, grapefruit, light funk. Flavor is citrusy, light caramel notes, light perfume. Palate is medium to light bodied, medium to high carbonation, finished tart and bitter. Great stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2009
Beautiful deep clear orange amber body, yellowish creamy lasting head; Excellent.....Perfect....nose, super mellow layed back incredibly complex and super balanced, tons of complex ripe sweet tangerine/orange aromas, AMAZING; Near perfect body which only flaw is a little to much oak tannins, possibly from staying a little to long in to young barrels, very pleasant and with a depth and complexity you almost forget in its drinkability; Incredibly apparent and full finish, again a little to much oak tannins, amazing aromas lightly minty and tons of ripe citrus fruits. One of the finest beers there is!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3254) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Bottle. Unfiltered hazed light chestnut brown body with a finely bubbled off-white head. Exquisite texture, inviting cloudiness, refreshing softness. House yeast from Jolly Pumpkin instantly noticed in the nose: cobwebs, oak, brettanomyces, all blended richly with a soft but minerally noble hop character and a dried bread crust malt note. Unbelievably satisfying aroma. Soft, natural carbonation, fine bubbles cover the tongue and prick the palate, with a full, chewy and frothy body. The Orval-like comparisons continue as a natural/minerally/earthy bandaid and wood note comes forth across the back of the tongue. Lovely in every respect.


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