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Paw Paw Wheat - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: xdefeatsy on 12-09-2013)
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Reviews by WoodBrew:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Paw Paw Wheat is a much bigger beer than I expected when I opened it. The beer poured a cloudy golden with 1/2 finger thick white head that is not lacing much. The scent has a scent grain base with mellow fruit tinge. The taste definitely has wheat with mild apricot flare. The mouthfeel is full body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a good beer but at 9% abv it would be a tough session. I was impressed that there was not much abv punch that some big beers contain.

WoodBrew, Jul 16, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I love the fact that you can buy these now around the state in a 375 ml bottle, a paw paw fruit spiked imperial wheat ale weighs in at 9% abv. Poured into my new Weyerbacher chalice, hazy golden orange glowing bright body with a pristine finely carbonated white head. Aromatics offer up tart citrus, mango like notes, wild tropical fruit notes with the sharp wheat additions weighing in as well. As it warms up a bit it really weighs in with more tropical fruits like pineapple, ripened banana, and more mango notes even a bit of passionfruit. Flavors are juicy ripened fruits across the board a bit of honeydew melon, mango, citrus fruits, and more tart pineapple the yeast provides minimal spiciness a bit of bready yeast notes with some dryness and alcohol just slightly leaves it's mark on the palate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied a touch of residual sugars left on the palate post fermentation, even carbonation carries it all pretty well. Overall a very sweet beer that highlights the paw paw fruit quite nicely I'd like to track some down to see what it tastes like unadulterated by any booze that this big wheat beer provides.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml Bottle, 2014, poured into a tulip

A- pours a thick, slightly hazy golden yellow color with a small creamy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some nice lacing behind

S- the paw paw fruit gives aromas of honey-dew mellon, mango & guava. Also picking up a sugary banana custard-like sweetness with some herbal and floral hop notes, very sweet and fruity overall

T- concentrated fruity flavors up front with a big emphasis on fresh melon and guava nectar, a hint of banana mixes with some lemony tartness, crisp grainy wheat kicks in with a malty sweet finish, a hint of lemon-grass on the finish

M- medium-thick body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a smooth and thick finish, abv is hidden very well

O- an awesome take on a fruit beer that is loaded with flavor and hides the alcohol pretty well

Treyliff, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Living in Ohio I will be first to admit that I have never had a paw paw, after this drink I can say I do not know if I really want to try one. Beer pours a beautiful cloudy golden like a Belgian triple. Nice thick foam that dies down and leaves nice light lacing. Smell od apricot's, pears, green apples, and cantaloupe. Taste is far from what I expected. A melon like flavor comes up front with an odd bitterness on the side and back, some acidic notes with light bittering hops keep coming through. Some light caramel taste there too with a very light banana flavor. While this is not really my cup of tea, or beer for that matter, I will re-try this at later time. It is very complex, yet it really does not give me the WOW I was looking for from a very good brewery I would love to visit.

As a side note, the brewery would benefit from the idea of a paw paw Belgian triple so the Belgian candy could aid in the complexity with a nice yeast strain.

Brutaltruth, Jun 22, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375 ml bottle, 2014 vintage. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch off-white head that sticked around a little while. Not much lacing at all. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like wheat, melons, mango, and some white grapes. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some clove-like spice, banana, and a bit of apricot. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating with moderate carbonation. It's also smooth and easy enough to drink. I liked this brew, I'd pick this up again in the future. $5.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, May 23, 2014
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Paw Paw Wheat from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.