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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This red ale, brewed with Liliko’l and Michigan cherries is ruby red in color, tart and refershing in flavor. Working with Ron is something I’ve wanted to do since I had my first Jolly Pumpkin Beer. Years later its a reality. Being involved on this project was an honor and a privilege. Mahalo to my MBC crew and to you, fans of craft beer. Aloha, John Walsh.
Yes, Michigan and Hawai’i are connected. It should be obvious to you know, as you hold this beer, and read this label. John and I designed this beer with two noble fruits from two noble states. Michigan & Hawaii. Cherries & Lilko’i. Starting to see the connection? I feel it. So does John. 4391 miles may separate our breweries, but not our thirst for the exquisite. Hipa! - Ron Jeffries


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
smell is dry sweet fruit and malt pours a murky brown red with a huge tan head flavour is a very dry mild tart fruit flavour almost like a cider not to bad pretty refreshing probaly just the beer you want in maui

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (2330) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2013
From a can into a pint glass. Huge foamy head. Nearly a gusher. Murky brown orange papery stale malt aroma. Fruity and slightly tart. Cherries I guess and I suppose passion fruit. Muddy and bizzare.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salmoniform (469) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Poured from can to glass. Hazy amber with fizzy white head. Aroma is sugar, yeasty, cherry, orange, peppercorn. Body is nice with medium light body and good carbonation. Taste is initially sweet with an astringent bitterness following. Overall, this is nice with a bitter cherry essence.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vanbrewver (9) - - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
6 pack. Nice beer. Tartness of the cherries and passion fruit comes through clearly, however not much else follows. Good for what it is, but lacking in complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
17/XI/13 - 12Fl. Oz. can from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - date: 6/8/13 (maybe canned on VI/8/13? Would surprise me as the can was in the shop on VI/17/13, but it’s not impossible) (2013-1085)

Very cloudy dark beige to muddy brown beer, creamy small off-white head, unstable, dissipates immediately. Aroma: lots of caramel malts, bit chocolatey, vanilla, sweet impression, bit piny, some citrus, hint of exotic fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish start, lemony, bit funky, bitter hops, spices, some cinnamon, bit of caramel. Aftertaste: piny hops, bit resinous, caramel and malts, some citrus, bitter ending, agrum fruits, some pineapple.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (509) - POLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Can Aroma-fruits,cherries, caramel, Appearance-amber, cloudy, tan head Taste-medium sourness, light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, sour finish Overall-very interesting taste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2161) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
10/24/2012. From can. Red-brown with a tan head. Fruity aromas with cherries showing through. Light malt and hops, but a refreshing brew. A little tart, but very good. Definitely unique.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3134) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Can at Hawthorne with Al, pours hazy red brown with small head and light lacing. Notes are very Belgian dubbel forward with cherries, plum, and sweet malt taking over the scent and flavor. Some passionfrui is present in aftertaste but not enough. Light to medium body. Just ok

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (1497) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pour is redish pink...Nose is fruit punch, juice, floral, cherries...Taste is juice, strawberry, fruits, spices,

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
CAN at Delirium Brussels, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clouded red beer, little to no white foam. NOSE: red fruits, coulis, little bitter. TASTE: red fruits, coulis, sweet, little sour, little earthy. Expected this to be worse, but was OK


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