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RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sustaining beer that is brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March and welcome in a wealth of warmer weather.

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4.1
Enniskillen (2058) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is very fruity, maltiness, alcohol, oak. Taste is a light tartness, with a peach and berry fruit background, with a high oakiness to it.

3.7
bb (9525) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a light tan head. Tart aroma with fruit and oak. Tart, fruity (apple, berry) flavor with lots of oak and vanilla. Lingering oaky tartness. Medium body. Very dry. Nice tartness, but too much oak and a bit too dry.

3.8
MartinT (9961) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
My Bottom Line:
That intrinsic Jolly Pumpkin wooden barrel character brings along its usual wild citrusy twang to broaden the fruity yeast signature and caramel malt apport. Brett is admirably balanced even in the finish as its dry, piney spontaneity splashes the back of the tongue.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A bubbly sheet of foam covers the cloudy orange.
-The carbonation is lively and frothy, definitely of Belgian lineage.
-I don’t feel like this one’s as cohesive in its flavor deployment as Luciernaga or Bam Biere (for example), but I can’t really complain with such quality and originality.
-The fruitiness is akin to that of plums, prunes, some fieldberries.

Bottle. Thx Paul and Dave!

4
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Pours amber with a thick off-white head. Very malty aroma with some spice. Good malt flavor with nice oak characters. Alcohol is present throughout.

3.9
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Thanks to SoLan for sharing this beer that we can’t get for almost another year. Pours amber with a half-inch of off-white head. Foamy, cloying lace. Nose is dark fruits, some yeast, and spice. I found the taste to be somewhat subtle for a J.P. brew. Usually there’s a pronounced farmhouse sour yeast kick upfront, but not here. Almost feels like a barleywine. Tastes include fired oak, caramel, subtle yeast, plum, and dark fruit. High carbonation, full body. A great change from the other-more available-beers by this fantastic brewery. Probably one of the coolest beer labels ever printed as well. Captain Ron must REALLY like pirates.

3.6
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Beer de Mars
Date: 01/27/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cask Eve, 2006

clear amber, whispy white head, sweet malt aroma with some hot alcoholic spices, sweet malt flavor, a touch of oaky character, slight sourness, balanced by some nice spices,
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Date: 04/27/2006
Mode: cask
Source: brewery

big tart and spicy aroma, creamy body, big rich malt flavor with plenty of tartness, lots of complex character, a very nice smooth cask character,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.1
DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
Light aroma of fruit, pears,white plums, ruby,with a small tan head. Taste at first is bitter almond then the aforementioned fruit, balanced,light bodied, sweet yet also bitter. Very good. Thanks mr_kimchee!

3.6
marcus (10354) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
This copper ale poued with a massive fluffy beige head, eliciting a citrus aroma. There is a sour barnyard flavor with hints of raisin, citrus and spices and a long dry finish. This is not an everyday drink, but is unique and interesting enough for an occasional try.

4.2
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Birchbeer in color, slightly opaque with a huge light tan head. It smells doughy, and like sweet woody port and raisins and spice. Lively on the palate with medium body. The flavor is sour lemon, then bursts to minimally sweet cherry with snappy hops on the finish. Dry and slightly sour throughout. The most balanced beer from them I’ve had. It’s not terribly complex, but everything is just right, something few beers do well.

3.4
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Sampled during the First Annual Stone Sour Fest. Earthy aromas. Some tartness on the nose as well. Flavors were citrusy with some spice. Some Alcohol flavors on the finish. Just OK.


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