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RATINGS: 235   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


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - JAN 6, 2013
Can. Orange-gold colour, hazy, medium off-white head. Aroma has a bretty funkiness and an earthy maltiness with background orchard fruits. Earthy caramel malts, tart cherry, light bretty funk, tart finish. Initially this came across as a little muddy, but I warmed up to it considerably as I drank it. Certainly interesting, but it won’t appeal to everyone.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1470) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2014
THOUGHTS: The aroma was a little weak. I could taste and smell the cherries, but I couldn’t seem to find the passion fruit in the flavor until the bottom of the can was poured into the glass. That action also made it more sour. TECHNICAL: Drank 3/23/2013. Can. Poured a dark, copper that was slightly reddish in the right light with a small to average, tan head. The last pour from the can was more of a muddy, light brown. The aroma was nice but weak and contained light caramel malt, both sweet and sour cherries, passion fruit, tropical fruit and other sour fruit. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and acidic and lightly sour; while the finish was moderately sweet and sour, lightly acidic and slightly acetic. There was caramel, cherry, sour cherry. other sour fruit, some citrus once the bottom of the can was poured and some sour orange juice. The medium body was a little dry with quite fizzy carbonation and a dry and moderately astringent finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Unclear brown nice hoppy pale ale from Hawaii. Slightly hoppy bogwater. A little thin.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (714) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Red-brown with a tan head. Fruity aromas with cherries showing through. Light malt and hops, but a refreshing brew. Just a little hint of tartness. Refreshing summer brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4652) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
Can from beer-shop.gr, Athens, June 2014. Hazy amber/brownish with a small head. Aroma and taste of light berries, some oak, biscuits and some apples. Some tartness in the finish. Quite refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3382) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
0.355l can from what has to be Mikkeller & Friends. A cloudy kinda light bronze dark orange colored thing this with a big lasting and lacing off-white head. On the nose it’s both hoppy and fruity. I get red plums, sweet malty caramel, candied sweet sugar, some red berries like wild strawberries and sweet cherries in addition to lemonade. Interesting aroma, and it tastes even more interesting. Soft gliding oily mouthfeel with a really soft carbonation level. Quite red berry infused in the taste as well. Both strawberries, grass and more lemonade. Not lemons but more wet lemon zest. Mild muddy in a way also. Doesn’t taste bad in any way, but it’s quite a strange fruity a tad to sweet beer this. AH! It was cherries in this one! Knew it! It’s turning super muddy and murky in the last 1/3 of the can. Almost as much that I’m having issues drinking it, but tasting it it just tastes even better than it did initially. 31.01.2014

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrFecesious (962) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
355mL can. Cloudy burnt orange with a bubbly white cap that vanishes quickly. Aroma is metallic, funky yeast, tart berries. Taste is tart and slightly sweet. Medium-low carbonation, clean mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1802) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Can at the Exmouth Arms, London on 12 April 2014. Poured orange, with a thin, white head. Aroma of grain, cherries and candy sugar. Sour fruit flavours, with some acidic tones and pastry. Finish was caramel, cereal and pine needles.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ShivanDragon (1590) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
landjetik bij de Bierkoning in Amsterdam, schenkt amber/caramelbruin, wazig met een ietwat bruinige kraag die al snel totaal verdwijnt. aroma is redelijk fruitig van kers, citrus en passievrucht (meer naar de overrijpe kant). smaken zijn matig/redelijk zoet, matig bitter, zwak zuurtje van de fruiten, zwakke body, dun van textuur, lage co2, en fruitzurige afdronk. eigenlijk is het een stevig fruitsap met bier en een bittertje.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - APR 2, 2014
Coloured like peaches marnelade with just the right medium to full body. Aroma of cherry and passion.fruit fills the nose. Fruity taste, sweet. Leaves the mouth acrid and wanting for more. There is a hint of alcohol after some time.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2625) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Can. Pours a hazy amber with a small white head. Fruity aroma. Flavor of sweet malts, tart cherries, passion fruit, a bit of caramel and had a touch of hops with a crisp dry finish.


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