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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Original batch aged 14 months in bourbon. Recent batch (65) aged 27 months.

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Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Such a nice boubon oak aroma from this dark orange brew with little head. Some lemon tarness came throgh as you bring it closer. Dried fruits in the falvor with musty basment and funk. Drier finish tahn most bourbon brews...I consider that a plus...Great brew

4.8
EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Hazy dark red-orange pour with a nice tan head. Intense sour aroma. Lots of funk with some grape and apple. Woody and musty. Very sour flavor with intense fruitiness. Creamy finish with some spicy bite and funk. A little bit of sweetness to it. Fantastic! Thanks Ryan!

4.8
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Aroma: earthiness, woodiness, sour, some dark fruits
Appearance: muddy brown, very small head
Flavor: oak barrels, wood, minerals, lactic, sourness, sour cherries, dark fruits
Palate: very tart, very sour, prickley at back of throat
Overall: Probably the best beer they make by far!

4.7
Dough77 (822) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2008
What an amazing treat. This beeris delcious!!! Pours a deep auburn color with small fizzy headup top. Nose breaths bourbon, sourness, cider like notes, cherry, just fantastic. Flavors are dominated by the sour funk, cherry, light fruitiness. And it certainly goes down really easy. A damn fine brew.

4.7
mwsf (361) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Thanks to Schroppfy for the gift. This beer is amazing. Beautiful red color, quickly dissipating small head. Fruity, acetic aroma with some oak and vanilla in the background. Excellent intense sourness and touch of oak balanced by a firm malt presence. Great mouthfeel. Some similarities to La Folie, primarily in the acetic qualities. This beer is just plain amazing. The only thing that would make this beer better would be a touch more carbonation and a longer lasting head. Who cares though?! It’s incredible as it is!

4.6
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Bottle from Styles. Thanks VERY much. The beer wanted very much to come out of the bottle. I had to put my thumb over the top. Fortunately, it was just a little extra carbonation and had no trouble after 10 seconds. The beer pours to a red-hued brownish body that’s hazy, carbonated, and has a dense off-white head. It irradiates a glowing feel. The aroma is lemons, cherries, brettanomyces, pie. Interesting and nicely balanced. I wouldn’t say Bière de Garde at all. More of a Flemish Sour mixed with an Old Ale given the aroma. Either way, it’s really good. The flavor is oak, dry leather, very-light bourbon, orange peel, pepper, tart cherries, floral hops. I sampled this at room temperature. Thank goodness too. So many components of this might have been muddled by coldness. I agree with Mike, this is perfect. The palate is tart, medium-bodied, very easy drinking. Warming feel even at only 7%. Yet again, Jolly Pumpkin makes me a very happy person.


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