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Old 12-11-2007, 11:00 PM   #1
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The Farmhouse Ale is exceptional. Bold, yet not pretentious.


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Old 12-11-2007, 11:55 PM   #2
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Everything from JP is awesome. At the Michigan Summer Beer Fest I had a single barrel La Roja that is in my top 5 beers of all time.


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Old 12-13-2007, 02:13 AM   #3
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I misjudged them at first. I thought all their beers we're going to be really sour and they're not. Also, I had them at the brewery and I guess they were still 'green' because I bought a bunch and a few weeks/months later they were much better. Case in point was their Rioja Reserve, which is unblended Rioja. At the brewery it was uncarbed and had a HUGE bourbon character from the bourbon barrels they use. I opened another bottle a couple weeks ago and it had a nice low carb level and the bourbon had mellowed considerably while the sourness had increased. It really reminded me of homebrew....just needs a few weeks to condition.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
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I have sampled the Madrugada Obscura & Bam Biere. Both were very tasty and unique brews. My local bottle shop has been stocking more of their produce lately and I am going to definitely work my way through the line up available. Ron Jeffries posts over on probrewer quite a bit and has some rather informative posts.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:38 PM   #5
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JP is becoming one of my favorites. I've purchased:

Oro de Calabaza
La Roja
Bam Bière
Bam Noire

Plan on taking a drive over to Dexter before Christmas. I would encourage all to give this beer a try....
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:53 PM   #6
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Noel de Calabaza, Blend 5

Ruby/Cranberry body with zero foam

Nose is sharp, funky & musty with a distinct "goaty" influence

Flavor is granny smith apples up front, very dry with a light carb. Tart becomes faintly sweet and spicy that yields to a musty/dusty with some oak, red wine and light peppery notes in the finish. As it warms and you pour though the bottle, the sharpness mellows and the musty/oaky notes become stronger with the spice in the finish. Does not have the depth that previous JP offerings exhibited but very tasty and satisfying.



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