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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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
dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Don’t know how I haven’t rated this, but here goes. Pours a deep dark amber brown with thick tan head, lots of lacing. Aroma is tart from the go, with a nice roasted malt backbone, floral yeast, and dried dark and tart fruits. Flavor matches well and takes it home. Never disappointed with JP.


3.4
Palme (4780) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2017
On tap @ the Gingerman. This is a slightly cloudy looking one, reddish amber in the color and a small sidesticking head on the sides. Smells like a Jolly creation. Slightly wood tart, dryish yet berry fruity. Some white sugar hints. Mild but still quite nice. Thin and almost a little watery in the mouth while it’s soft on the prickling bubbles. Lots of tart wood in here. Red lingon berries, some salt. There’s a little bit of plum wine in this also. Decent and typically Jolly flavors, but a bit too anonymous to make it really interesting. 09.06.2015

4.2
ebone1988 (1856) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Aroma is tart, caramel, citrus, barnyard, dusty, good. Appearance is copper, off white head, mostly hazy. Taste is tart, caramel, sour, woody, good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, dry tart aftertaste. Overall, this one is quite good.

4
luttonm (6166) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Huge thanks to Julie who picked this up at JP when she was recently in Ann Arbor. Creamy lingering foam ring on a pretty rosy brown, rich malty body. Looks great. Dark cherry skin nose, with some developed funk and depth. Fairly sweet on nose too. Body is delicious and subtle, done with a great hand. Smooth character but flavors are wonderfully ruddy malt. Deep malt character leavened by a modest funk. Fantastic Flanders red. Wine grape and yeast finish. Light tannin. I really enjoy this.

4
Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Very dark brown, with thin white foam. Lots of cherry and red wine aromas, plus some oak. Flavor is more of the same, plus some balsamic vinegar. I enjoyed putting this into me.

3.1
adamnase (632) - Kronoby, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle from boxbeers.dk. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small slightly offwhite bubbly head. Aromas of caramel, rainsins, cherries, oak, leather, funk, light vinegary notes. Taste is oaky, tannic, cherries, caramel, raisins, vinegary. Quite nice!

3.7
Hermod (7694) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2017 375ml bottle. Tack Adam! Poured cloudy amber color with a thin white head. Sourish, funky aroma, some mild vinegar, green apples. Flavor has green apples, vinegar, tartness, red berries. Dry, sour finish. Interesting, flanders style.

3.9
Olo13 (224) - POLAND - MAR 3, 2017
No idea how it is Biere de Garde here, since it is really nice Flanders. Not very extreme in any side, but really well done.

4
tmzl (317) - SLOVENIA - FEB 14, 2017
Salty brett, light smoke, spicy, lactic and vinegar - medium intensity, caramel, toffee, dry white wine.

3.8
Klimaet (2539) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle thanks to busprak mule service <3 Pours hazy reddish brown with a small slightly offwhite bubbly head. Aromas of caramel, rainsins, cherries, oak, leather, funk, light vinegary notes. Taste is oaky, tannic, cherries, caramel, raisins, vinegary. Quite nice!

3.4
bigtaster (970) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2017
From a bomber into snifter. Light brown, almost no head, clear. Nose is mild with a hint of funk, some caramel malt. Body is smooth, very little carbonation. I think the bottle was past prime but interesting none the less.


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