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RATINGS: 861   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9824) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 31, 2007
This amber ale poured with a decent beige head and a sour funky aroma. The flavor is sour and spicy malt with a lot of citrus. There is a carbonated mouthfeel and a long dry finish. This is a complex brew that makes for an interesting drinking session.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Bottle share courtesy of Patrick767. A dark, crystal brown colored brew with a small cream head. Roasted malt aroma, notes of boysenberry, strawberry, wet grass and a bit of a spiced candied sugar aspect. Heavily carbonated, dry, sour malt flavor. Some apple flavors came out as it warmed along with a few other fruits. Good stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2007
I could tell as soon as I popped the cap that I was in for something special. There is a wonderful nose on this beer. Plenty of spice, tartness and funk. The taste is incredible. The taste has a nice dose of cacao. The mouthfeel is full and creamy and just the perfect amount of carbonation. This beer is a real treat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4162) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 17, 2007
750 from pantanap last Feb.; nose has chocolate, caramel, and some light funkiness; Clear honey-brown (color of a cinnamon grizzly bear for you hunters) with a big beige glass-lacing head; flavor of tart dark fruit, berries, and caramel; finish is peppery spices and tartness!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2007
This special brown ale is a new definition of the genre. Sour and sweet notes ping-pong off one another. Cacao and chocolate comes into the mix as the sour element rounds out the complexity. A damn tasty beer that must be tasted to be explained.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
juiceisloose (1351) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Poured a light brown color with a thin white head. The aroma was of citrus fruits, some spices, a little hops, and some sour notes as well. That taste was very good of sourness, citrus fruits, and sweet malts. The sourness didnt overpower tohugh, which was nice. I got a little caramel in there too that added to the sweet taste. The finish was nice and smooth with some spices left behind that elft you wanting more. Another good brew from the JP crew. These guys are one of my favorites. A big thanks to mgumby10 for sharing this one with me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Pours light brown with a small off white head. Smells slightly acidic, with some citrus fruits, and some spices. Smells like your typical JP brew. The taste was everything Id expect from these guys. Big, sour character, with some citrus, and malts. The acidity wasnt too overpowering, but it was there, like almost every other JP brew. A little caramel sweetness, but mostly masked. Solid as usual from these guys.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 7, 2007
750 ml bottle. Hazy copper brown with a fizzy tan head. Over-ripe fruit and cinnamon aroma. Slightly sour caramel, citrus, brown sugar, molassess taste with chocolate notes to the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown copper in color with a nice fluffy off white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Chocolatey caramel sour aroma. Chocolatety caramel notes. Dry Vineous tasting. Sour. Decent. Interesting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2007
The bottles from this brewery are fantastic. Beer looks pretty good too - a lovely red with light haze and decent head. Again theres a stark aroma of apple cores and pepper with sultanas, cloves, cherries, chocolate and spices like cinnamon and anise. The house style which really ruined La Roja for me works a lot better in this beer, but I still dont love it. Theres a vague hint of the Rodenbachs about it... but its nowhere near that good. In the mouth its dry, tart and grainy with chocolaty malt and noticeable roastiness and the associated astringency. The malt character is actually quite rich whilst the beer is extremely dry, which actually works well. But there are weird harsh phenols, rotting fruit character and an astringent woodiness to it too. The weird fermentation stuff actually works a lot better in this one, but it doesnt necessarily make it good. The tartness is the most enjoyable aspect, but theres too much other stuff clanging around for me to really like it. That said, it was interesting - if not that enjoyable - to drink. Many thanks (again) to Linc.


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