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RATINGS: 274   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
pintbypint (3515) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 5, 2012
Rating #1800. 750ml brown bottle. Blend 1, bottled 04-26-2012. Glowing orangey pour with reddish hints. Hazy. Small off white head, creamy and tight bubbled. Long lasting large patchy lace patterns in the glass. Cherry nose with citrus, and decent sourness. Taste has tart cherries, sharp lemon, tropical fruits and wild yeast notes. Finish is quite dry with lots of wood and some lingering funk. Light to medium bodied, lots of carbonation. The intensity of the sourness isn’t extreme and works well with the cherries and fruit notes. Great drinkability, don’t think I’ve gone through a sour 750 as easily as I did with this one.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (2499) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle Aroma-barnyard, fruits Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sourness, light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate-medium body, sticky, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (3184) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Poured a yellow from church key. Big sour notes. Some citrus. Funk. Really excellent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (6293) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2017
On tap at Hops & Pie. Light amber and clear appearance with a beige head. Aroma of tart cherries, grains, light barnyard funk and a light earthiness. Similar flavor, adding a mild tartness. Light to medium body with a light puckering feel, soft carbonation and a smooth oaky finish. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (3096) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2017
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (17093) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2017
Draught @ Pine Box. Amber with some haze and thin head. Aroma is classic jp barrel, brett, quite tart, lots of barrel, brett. Fairly dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (3136) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Bottle. Dark ruby red in color... Aroma of cherries, dark malts, berries... Flavor is tart cherries, berries, light floral notes... delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (9155) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Hazy dark copper hue with a thin light ivory head. Brisk sour wild funky nose with some gentle Amber malt and a bit of cherries and guava. Smooth flavor with a nice sour pop, gently acidic with some cherries and red malt, and a little tropical funk. Wonderful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5394) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/21/2016. Pours slightly hazy light reddish orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart cherry, passion fruit, mango, strawberry, melon, pear, lemon, green apple, grapefruit, red grape, oak, pepper, hay, straw, and grass; with light leathery funk, red wine vinegar, wheat, bread, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit juice, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart cherry, passion fruit, mango, strawberry, melon, pear, lemon, green apple, grapefruit, red grape, oak, pepper, hay, straw, and grass; with light leathery funk, red wine vinegar, wheat, bread, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness and yeast/tannic oak spiciness; with lingering notes of tart cherry, passion fruit, mango, strawberry, melon, pear, lemon, green apple, grapefruit, red grape, oak, pepper, hay, straw, grass, light leather/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit juice, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance. Slightly puckering, but never astringent on tartness. Light-moderate dryness from tart/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/acidic/tannic, and lightly grainy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an awesome fruited wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit juice, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the modest acidity/tannins. A really enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msdrbeat (733) - East Lansing, USA - FEB 11, 2017
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin. Delicious. Pours brownish red. Tart and smooth. Cherry and passion fruit are well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3194) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle thanks to Niels ! Pours a rusty crimson color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is musty passionfruit, juicy cherry, some aceto character and soft toasted grain. Palate follows with lots of juicy cherry mingling with nuances of tropical fruit and composted earthy cranberry, grape must and lots of old wet wood barrel character. Acid level in high but the round malt sweetness keeps it in check like a flanders style red. Fun to try !


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