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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour, barrel-aged version of the beer by the same name. Brewed in collaboration with Maui brewing.

Yes, Michigan and Hawaii are connected. It should be obvious to you now, as you hold this beer, and read this label. John and I designed this beer with two noble fruits from two noble states, Michigan & Hawaii. Cherries and liliko’i. Starting to see the connection? I feel it. So does John. 4391 miles may separate our breweries, but no our thirst for the exquisite. Hipa! -Ron

Working with Ron is something I’ve always want to do since I had my first Jolly Pumpkin beer. Years later, it’s a reality. Being involved on this project was an honor and a privilege. Mahalo to my MBC crew and to you, fans of craft beer! -John

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Blend 7 bottled 5/16/2012. Poured a cloudy light amber with a small frothy off-white head, and notable lacing. Aroma of tart cherries and liliko’i fill the room upon opening the bottle and some Brett is evident as well. Taste represents a perfectly balanced sour with notes of tart cherry, liliko’i, and yeast. Wonderfully drinkable, nice mouthfeel, and generally a great sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
750 ml botte. Pours a redish olor with an off white head. Aroma of barrel, mild sourneess. Strong passion fruit. Some funk, some fruit, otherwise pretty nice aroma. Flavor of funk and fruity bugs, which is typical of the jolly pumpkin crews. Nice. Slick body, yeah, I’m digging this. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25101) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour berry aroma. Fruity malty sour tart peachy flavor. Has a fruity malty sour tart berry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2330) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle blend 7 to my Duvel glass. Pours hazy murky brown amber with a thin creamy off white head that dissipates to a foamy collar. Aroma has an awesome fruitiness with funky sour notes all around. Taste is sour bitterness and rotting fruit with wet corks and wine notes with wood in the finish. Palate has a soft carbonation and a drying finish. Very tasty and mild sourness with an awesome nose.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Murky grapefruit with large-bubbled white head reduces to a ring. Nose is heavy cherry with very light acetic, dark berries and wood add rounded complexity before a whack of grapefruit rind that emerges with heavy warmth. Flavor shows huge grapefruit and passion fruit at front and mid, so powerful, fantome 14 like without sharpness, rounded by JP character, doughy finish, zesty carbonation, long incredibly juicy fruit finish, very soft sourness from fruit and yeast. Nicely complex, incredibly subdued, so well rounded.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Blend 4, bottled 5/8/12. Hazy amber, thin white head. Aroma of the expected funk, basement aromas, an identifiable mild leafy/floral. Flavor is a pleasant moderate sourness throughout the flavor profile, with slight initial sweetness, carbonation kicking in briefly with faint tart and fruity characteristics. Very balanced and pleasant sour. Enough but not too much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6276) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
On draft at the Trappist. It pours an orange/red color with a frothy khaki head. The aroma is very fruity with equal parts cherry and passion fruit. Very tropical. There’s also some nice hints of acid and wood. Mouthwatering. The flavor is a bit watery and funky with mild tartness on the palate and a crackery malt in the finish. Very fruit forward with some wood. Light mouthfeel. Nicely balanced as an easy drinking sour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11746) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
Doug’s bottle. . Tart cherry supported by sweet yet slightly acidic passion fruit. A good changeup on the sours, initially very good drinking, though a few ounces was enough. not our favourite wild/sour of the day as not true to the style, more of a fruit beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1528) - - AUG 6, 2012
Red/amber pour, puffy white head. Sour aroma, cherry, oak, lots of belgian yeast, barnyard funk. Some passionfruit in the taste, slight orange, oak, wild yeast, slight sweet vinegar. Lighter body. Lots of lace.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5453) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2012
750ml bottle poured a cloudy red color with aromas of light funk, tart cherries, some dragonfruit, and some light lactic acid. Flavors are the same, tartness up front but not much in the end, light and refreshing.


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