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RATINGS: 1277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This delicious farmhouse ale is named for our Jack Russell, who struck by a car, bounced back in fine tenacious Jack Russell fashion, and is brewed for those of us who knocked down, have picked up, dusted off and carried on undaunted. Golden, naturally cloudy, bottle conditioned and dry hopped for a perfectly refreshing balance of spicy malts, hops and yeast. Please enjoy our beers in good health, And look both ways when crossing the street!

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3.3
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 17, 2006
cloudy gold with a large foamy white head. hoppy, wood(oak), marshmallow aroma. very carbonated. oak, lemon, and hop flavors. very nice.

4.2
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 12oz bottle. the aroma is amazing, so funky and delicate. love it. big fluffy head and cloudy blonde appearance looks tasty to me. incredibly dry and brilliantly so. it’s mildly tart, funky and yet simple. to me it’s perfect. nothing over the top but happens to be what i want to drink all the time. citrus, slight pepper, yeasty, and crisp. palate is light and highly refreshing

12oz bottle cellar aged 1 year. nose is still wonderfully funky, oaky, and sour. wow this thing is still going strong, funky, still subtle yet complex, some sourness. after a year it’s a bit more funky and everything seems in perfect balance. i bet this could keep going 2+ years. i can understand why people dont get this beer and i feel sorry for them. it always reminds me a gueuze blended with a saison, but that’s just me. at 1 year this beer is awesome.

12/22/07. 12oz bottle, aged 14-16 months. the brett has taken over and tried this thing out. it is almost bone dry now. still bretty and tasty but a bit too dry. either have bam fresh or within the first 10months. 4.0.

sampled a small vertical of a 14 month old bottle (approx. 10/2006, 4.1.), 7 month old bottle (approx. 6/2007, 3.4.), and a somewhat recent bottle (3.3).. At 14 months it was wonderful, tart sour, lots of brett, and good body, not too dry. The other two were not good batches, very very watery, not that funky, and pretty bland. not sure what happened but this isn’t as good as it once was.

3.9
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Bottle. Pours a cloudy straw color with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pepper, floral, yeast. Flavor is sour lemon, yeast, malt. Plate is light, highly carbonated, lingering sour, tart finish. Very good.

2
Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Maybe its just me, If this is what Saison are then I should care much for them in the future. its an unpleasant string of spices, malts that just don’t taste very good.

3.9
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Light and cloudy golden appearance. Smells of hops and yeast with a little spice. Taste is very unique. Tingly on the tongue, similar to their other brews. Had a viney grape taste to go along with the hops. Nice Brew. Like it a lot.

3.1
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Nothing too impressive here. Actually a bit dissapointed considering the brewer. Too dry and yeasty, with some odd spicing as well. Solid malts, but where are my hops?

3.7
thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Very light cloudy gold appearance. The aroma is of yeast and light grapes and lemon. Palate is medium with high carbonation. The taste is very lemony and slightly sour. Light yeast and spices can be faintly detected in the finish.

3.8
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Pours a hazy straw color with a small fizzy white head and little lacing. Aroma is a touch sour and semi sweet malts with some grassiness / hay and a delicate fruitiness. Tastes of lightly sweet malts with a nice sour balance, spice, and a light dry citrus hop finish. Body is light to medium with an effervescent carbonation.

4.1
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Minor gush upon opening. Pours a huge, spumous white head with a deep-golden straw body. Great refined nose with notes of grapefruit, pepper, flowers, brett, and fresh grain. Nice yeast signatures in the flavor with moderate tartness and some drying, herbal bitterness. Somewhat numbing due to the dryness. Light bodied, but palatable. Very nice, crisp, dry, and tantalizing all around. A great little table beer with lots of subtleties. This is the real deal.

3.7
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 13, 2006
(Bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>kramer17801), thanks Jason!, cellared for 6 mos. after trade) Pretty nice, reminded me of an Abbey Trippel but without the alcohol...Pour is cloudy amber with about two fingers of soft bubbly white head that recedes to about 1/8". Aroma is slightly sour citrus, yeast and candy malt. Mouthfeel soft and light. Flavor is mostly the slightly sour lemony citrus along with some yeastiness. A little plainer than I expected.


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