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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Bog Beast (contract brewed by JP for Tortuga Ale Company), Fuego del Otono (Autumn Fire), Bam Noire and Berserker (contract brewed by JP for North Peak Brewing). This beer is available in draft format only at Jolly Pumpkin Cafe and Brewery Ann Arbor.

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3.9
50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Growler. Reddish brown in color with no head. Wonderful tart cherries and funk aromas. A very mild sourness with all kinds of tart stone fruits, caramel, and acidic flavors.

3.7
aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
This is a slightly hazed brown. Nice funk in the aroma. This is early in the souring process because it’s not exactly tart, but there’s an excellent quirkiness from the wild yeast. Good intro into sours.

3.8
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
From a growler. Tangy, herbaceous aroma with a slight hint of acetic. Flavors are rich and broad. There’s a great combination of acidity and toast. Great dark, roasted touches in the finish. A slight funky bitterness over the top. Complex.

4.1
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Growler via mattmc1973. Pours a mostly clear deep amber with some reddish highlights and a small bubbly off white head. Nose was tart dark fruits, dry oak and a touch of vinegar. Flavor held a bit of acetone but not too bad, medium tart on the palate.

4
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Multiple samples from the Growler graciously shared @ the Jackie O’s release. THANKS!!! Apparently this growler sat in a refridgerator since the release and It really held up well. Clear amber por with a thin off white head. Aroma is lactic acid, lemon, green apple and brett. Nice acidity and fairly complex showcasing JP’s house character. Well Done

4.3
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Draft. Aroma has notes of sour brett, cherry, citrus and leather. Great nose. Deep red hue with a large lasting head that left wonderful lace. Gorgeous. Flavor is medium/heavy sour and medium sweet. Palate is medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth to drink with a sharp acidic finish. I lost myself just looking at this beer; beautiful. I loved the nose as well. Would love to try this again. A good one.

4.1
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Growler poured into a tulip. Pours a clear orange/brown with thin tan head and lively carbonation shooting up the sides of the glass. Wonderful aroma of apple cider vinegar, cherries, grapes, caramel, oak, and the typical JP funk. Taste is quite tart and moderately sweet, with crisp and smooth carbonation. Finishes very dry. This is a really tasty beer.

3.9
sarro (134) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Was able to enjoy this one a few times over the course of some weeks. I’ve heard two different lists of Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak beers blended into Spring Sour, but it’s basically composed of Humongous Imperial Red Ale, Bam Bière Farmhouse Ale, Berserker Strong Ale, Noel de Calabaza Special Holiday Ale, and some spoiled, year-old aged Bog Beast Porter all thrown into a sour barrel. Pours a dark hazy red with a small head. Smell is full of dark fruit and lots of classic JP funk. Taste is very similar to the nose with plum, fig, and dark fruits dominating alongside a nice malty background. It’s probably pretty accurate to call this a Flanders Red. Finishes pretty acidic, but not too heavy as it’s definitely a good beer to enjoy during the hotter months.


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