RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Hand-crafted Pale Ale aged in French Oak Barrels. Our Petoskey Pale ale is aged in custom made, over-sized French oak vats with Petoskey stones.

A Grand Cru pale ale by The Leelanau Brewing Company. Created Exclusively for the Leelanau Brewing Company by Captain Ron Jeffries at Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales.

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DialSquare (5188) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2012
750ml bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Batch 996 - Bottled 03-12-2012. Murky orange pour with a thin white head and light sheets of lacing. Aroma is wood, apple, funk, spices. Tastes are farmhouse, lightly tart, oak, brett, pepper - floral, herbal hops - apple, little soapy, straw, spruce. Bitter hops come through late (kind of covering some of the flavors) and finishes dry. It’s interesting - though probably not worth 17 quid.

Dogbrick (14326) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Sample at the DBLDP on 09/02/2012: Hazy dark golden color with a medium off-white head that evaporates steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Woody brett aroma with some hops behind it. Light-bodied with a funky character and notes of oak, malt and citrusy hops. The finish is tart with an earthy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

CanIHave4Beers (4241) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle at the Beer Hall in Waterloo, IA... that’s right... Waterloo, IA

Pours a blonde color with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is earthy, a little briny, some melon rind, some doughiness, a bit of earthy hop. Some barnyard horse and hay character is going on here as well.

The Flavor is lightly sour, lemony, and quite earthy. The hoppiness is fairly light but ever-present, leafy, earthy, and enjoyable. The beer has a bit of exotic fruitiness and a little bit of light brine.

The palate is lively, but the 750ml bottle goes down way way too fast....

Waterloo, IA

jsquire (4677) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Golden ale with a foamy off white head. Sour funk nose. Some horse blanket, wet oak and warmed orange juice. Not unpleasant but this is still not my favorite style.

Reynolds314 (3472) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Belgian Pale Ales are really becoming a favorite of mine. Great citrus and spicy oak aroma with a slight off note that i couldnt really describe, maybe seafood? but it was very slight. Otherwise great lightly tart funky belgian pale.

MacBoost (1963) - Victor, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of pepsiedcan. Beer aged on stones??? Pours a very cloudy tangerine color with a thick,white head. Aromas of lemon, some light funk, slightly tart. Taste follows suit - no noticeable hops, slightly tart with a dry finish. Very different and interesting.

Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Brined aroma, taste is awesome. Very close to E. Lightly sweet bretty finish.

mikem409 (2032) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2012
bottle from dutchs thanks beau! poured crisp clear yellow with good white head. aroma was a mix of hop pale and a little sour funk. taste was similar to smell with some belgian spice

b3shine (9271) - Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2012
750 ml to snifter (Batch 996). Looks good; orange with white lacing. Smells good too; tart, dry, and hoppy with oak notes. Tastes good, but surprisingly tart. Nice on the palate. Very good; flavor reminds me of Jolly Pumpkin.

madmitch76 (26440) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
18th August 2009
Cloudy orange brown beer. Thin white head. Palate starts crisp but turns softer. Starts spicy and a little sour. Quickly overwhelmed by hop bitterness. Finishes crisp and dry with some sour oak. Unfortunately the hops impart little but bitterness which overwhelms the other things going on.

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